Thursday, January 1, 2009
Once again, at the gates of another year.
In this endless desert
The New Year sits like a façade,
On the other side of which
The endless desert continues.
We will go through the rituals
Of living, loving, playing and crying
Bringing and burying lives-
The perfunctory calls and messages
‘Happy New Year’-
We will go on with the play-acting,
Feigning interests new
Bidding farewells to old.
We conjure up illusions of oases
When all around the desert spreads.
Perhaps we have to,
Lest mirages turn into nightmares.
************ Balachandran, Trivandrum 31.12.2008
Posted by Balachandran V at Thursday, January 01, 2009