Earthly Life

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Life has been likened with journeys. Here Shalini compares the voyage of life with a train journey, in Truths.

Who is the engine driver?
Have you seen him?
I visit the seven compartments
where passengers reside
Some compartments big, some small
every passenger unique
they are diverse yet unified
Wars come and go
Jealousies and pride burns the seats
Peace and colours decorate the
They keep moving tirelessly
Ah what these watery compartments are for?
I count them one, two three….
Ah they are seven too
Where are they going, nonstop?
Why do they keep circling?
Where is the engine hidden?
I search in vain
Before I could decipher
I am of the train.

©Shalini Samuel

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Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
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