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Waiting...

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

Is it
becoming
a myth
the river
flowing
peacefully...
the mornings
dawning
delicate
fresh...

gone
are the days
we rowed
our canoes
that danced
on waves..
our small
nets
teeming
with throbbing
fish...

on our
shores serene
fond faces
waiting,
life floating
in content...

no torrent
turned things
topsy turvy..

no frenetic
jostlings
to out smart...

the river
now
a whirlpool
muddied,
sucking in
life,
its anchors
that once
stood firm....

can we
ever
retrieve
those days
when
sleep came
soft, sweet,
to wake up
on morns
to run life
on grooves
smooth, clear...

waiting..
waiting,
for those
days to dawn...

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.
Dr Molly Joseph

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