Straighter and Narrower: A poem on Life

How inclusive is the narrow coarse road to our destination? How straight is the straight and narrow to lead a gratifying life? Photo: stevenjcamp.blogspot.com

CALICUT, January 20, 2013- How inclusive is the narrow coarse road to our destination? How straight is the straight and narrow to lead a gratifying life?

 

If might has its slithery way, failure ploughs along,

As one gets mightier, the coarse road gets narrower,

Crafting an oblique path while gathering the sand,

Provoking the sight to fill in the shady grooves,

While askance is built around the pervasive vision.

Clouds bearing rain, rains showering shifty seed,

Supplanting today by uprooting a misplaced today,

The rotting glory of callow soil whines in disharmony,

Verdant remains unseasoned with time frankly recall,

Recall the dynamics with a cyclical urge to splurge,

Surge ahead in traces, hidden paces and dark spaces,

Grazing in the background of reels and wheels,

When the ball is hit into courts of departed Chance,

It accidentally bounces off into courtyards of Adventure,

As it’s hit to miss in a tangential frame of eclipsing Hope,

Gravity comes to the rescue as it parks its sudden weight,

And we’re brought down to earth in hues and cries,

As the straight and narrow beckons us again into Succor

 

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer.His poems have been published in anthologies: Brush Strokes and Ink Spots, Aquillrelle; in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author.

His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  

 


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Vishwas Anand

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer. A student at IIM-Kozhikode, Vishwas muses upon life and the little details that make people and the world around him tick. He believes that life charts its course as a product of one’s actions and feels that the human mind can be hypnotized into seeking what is good for it, regardless of the concomitant desires. Poems are a way of taking one on a path of solace where journeys are sketched to bridge the conflicting gaps in society.

His poems have been published in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He was awarded ‘Poem of the Week’ at Jingle Poetry for his poem: Stilling Journey. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author. His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  

 

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