Sea brige

Naran By Naran, 11th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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it is the Venice of the east. the blue sea adorned the land and lull it always in its passionate waves. in my childhood the sea was honoured with a bridge made of cast iron. but now it is ruined and decanted a painful memory

Sea bridge


We are standing on the bridge.
It was of thick good woods and steel
The iron reapers, sliding were
Leading the way;
Rusted old lamp posts
Cast its shadow on us.

In this dusk, it is seeing
The gray sea moves-
In its wrinkles!
Little lamps wave some far.
They were small boats.
Netting fishes

It was an old port
Ships sailed day by day.
Carried wheat and rice- a lot!
Workers lived here in group

Rails crossed the main roads
Reached the tall ware house!
Barges start from the foot
Of the bridge to the sea!
It was a shallow coast.

Ships anchored a little far.
As a floating palace there!
At night we seen it shined.
In dimming, dashing lights.

Barges carried full of load
Cranes pick it up
As a seagull catch a fish,
Put the sacks on the trolleys well.

We were children
Not allowed to climb the bridge.
Guards in their twisted
Moustache, we fear them.

Municipal siren warns time always.
The officers changed many times.
Elections passed many
We expect every time.
We dream the olden days.
Nothing happened yet at all.
Ha! We lost.
All are a wish.

At now we are grown up.
But there is no ship in the sea.
No crowd of people here.

No light is shining it.
No one waiting for a job!
They put a board on it
Caution! Bridge is in danger!

In this dusk, in my loneliness!
I can see the revolving light,
From the tallest light house!
It remember again me,
“You lost your dreams and days”


Bridges, Elections, Sea, Seagull, Ships, Shore, Siren

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author avatar Naran
Fond of writing in Malayalam and English. Poems and Short stories. Also works on sociology and social Psychology as the Social Scientist to Medical Education Department

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author avatar LOVERME
3rd Oct 2013 (#)

sad none read this yet

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author avatar Nima
15th Sep 2017 (#)

Its just another way of expressing our soul..the missing of ' Those Old Good Days'....!

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