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April 29, 2015 | By

Through the metaphor of a train journey, the author in this poem depicts the emotional odyssey of life itself in various different hues of revelations, temporal, spatial and universal.

Poetry Month Special

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The silence of the journey speaks
In loud echoes through epochs

There is nothing else but miles of darkness
And the train runs nonchalantly
Like a serpentine river in the death of desert.
All aboard are asleep except a few
Who stare at the darkness through their windows
And watch their life stare back
In one long film of moving monotony.
Small stations pass by every now and then
With their kerosene lamps flickering
And glowing with the silent wind
Which at another time and space
Was a tornado – mighty and invincible.
The silence of the journey speaks
In loud echoes through epochs
This is what life is, this is what life is.

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Anisha Singh holds a Masters in English literature and is an aspiring writer. She has published short stories and a few poems in different anthologies. She has loved reading since she learned her alphabets and believes that time spent reading is time spent in heaven. She has a desire to travel and when she can't travel she quenches the thirst by still more reading. Having a positive outlook to life she believes that no hurdle is unconquerable. Writing is a passion for her and she finds a voice in writing which is often not available to women. Through her writing she wishes to question the labels that the world puts around indiscriminately on women and men. She blogs at: thebrokeninkpot.wordpress.com
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