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(Kerala Palakkad)

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Layer of Coatings!

Many painful memories, kept deep hidden down her heart,
Like a secret it lay deep down since years.
Many colors of happiness she painted on top of it, to make it beautiful!
Each time she gave a layer of coating,
Whenever it was trying to show the base color.

With a mask of smile, she laughed enjoying singing merrily,
And danced with others,
Never let the world know of it,
But today her coating got faded, started disappearing.
And base colors hidden behind it became visible to all.
Any way one or the other day, truth hidden was to come out.
But she think....
It was too early it came out,
As she wanted the autumns to shed, leaves for few more years,
For a few more could have left her old and grey,
It's still ok,
The time wanted to tell the stories untold.
Better late than never, to be on positive side.
else
It would have been buried along with her death so uncertain.
Then no one will recite the stories untold.

She has to coat again, to make her refresh.
No choice left to her.
She has to move on with same layer of coatings.
Life has tested her enough patience to all that she stood successful,
People are looking to be young, but
She is the one who would be happy when she is old and grey!
As then she can remove her coating and have a heart full laugh!
Just waiting for that shiny day!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013


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By my dear friend and neighbour!

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  • Shahzia Batool (12/9/2013 1:19:00 PM)

    The original self and the real being is rarely beheld, but under the multiple layers of coatings...sometimes hypocrisy, sometimes compulsion and sometimes the need of the hour! ! !

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  • Valsa George (11/29/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    Painful secrets waiting to be divulged! Once the mind is bared, the weight is lifted! A beautiful poem with an element of pathos, arresting and impressive!

  • Kanav Justa (11/21/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    This was a great great poem.... the meaning lay hidden very deep.. and loved it completely...

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/26/2013 10:30:00 PM)

    Self always knows what is behind the coatings. Beautiful poem.

  • Geetha Jayakumar (10/24/2013 11:56:00 AM)

    Thank you Heather...

    Thank you my dear Soul..

  • Heather Wilkins (10/23/2013 6:00:00 AM)

    life as tested all our patience to the max. wearing our mask of time. good imagery.

  • Unwritten Soul (10/22/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    I like this idea, it sounds original and beautifully written...with sweet taste_Soul

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