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Life Slips Away…

Life Slips Away…

written by: Dr. Molly Joseph

 

Behind the
polished
panelling
silently,
slowly
white ants
eat away
the wood…

life slips
away….

what can
linger
after
you are
gone?

a thought
a thing
or
an idea
of a thing?

Who cares?

live
while
you live.

make a
wee bit
difference..

isn’t there
a middle
world
between
all fears
and hates?

how we
allow
fear
to feed
hate..

can’t
we foster
a level
ground
where
humans
turn
humane,
haves,
have nots
hold hands
hug each..

yes,
the teeming
contours
though
disparate
hold promise…

the black
clouds
holding
promise..

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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