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The Pause

The Pause

written by: Vidya Venkataramanan


Riding out the waves
Of the storms of life,
My little weather beaten
Boat slips into a tired cove,
At Twilight.
Journey’s end?
I wonder?
Or further to go?

The blinding light,
Of the sun,
Blinks and
On jagged mountainsides,
That stand between me
And the light!
I figure!

I desperately hold up my hands in surrender
After a tear-jerker of a ride!
The shimmering light
Smudges the ripples,
Highlighting the shadow
That I have become!

The Master steadies
the boat,
And grasps my uplifted
“So, do you see the light
Streaming on you,
illumines you,
He demands,
Do you feel the Bliss?”

A reluctant No
Escapes my lips!

Is the light coming from you,
He prods,
Shinning on the objects
Outside of you?
Or is the light reflecting
The shadow that you think you have become?
More confusions and,
Sheepish smiles later,
The Master illumines
The matter!

Deep within you
Lies the light of
The Self,
Nothing outside
Makes any sense,
Shadows and light,
Are merely signposts
That signal irrational thoughts!

The Bliss you seek
Is the light within.
When you feel
A oneness in
A silence,
In that
Space between thoughts,
You soar on viewless wings,
Tasting the ecstasy
Of being Me.



The journey of the soul

Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan is a homemaker whose dual passions are writing and exploring the finer nuances of self-realisation through philosophy and spirituality. After finishing her post-graduation in English Literature, she opted to get married and be a stay at home mom to her only daughter. While juggling the various duties of wife and mother, her first love, writing, was never far from her mind. She indulged this passion by writing short stories and a huge treasure trove of poems. Many of her poems have been published on various online forums apart from a book of published poems, co-authored by 2 like-minded poets. Apart from her passion for writing, she also nurtures her spiritual side by practising reikii and meditation.
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