Chandra sekharan

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My Birthday


Birthdays are unwanted milestones
To unknown destination
Today is my another birthday
I am alone
Stood erect with folded palms
In front of sanctum sanctorum
Within the closed chamber
My deity illuminated and garlanded with flowers
Remains silently listening to
Chanting of mantras and ringing of bell
By holy priest
I anxiously awaited opening of door
To have a glimpse of my goddess – my savior
Tiny temple with red tiled
Gable roof was facing adjacent rail tracks
Sound of fast trains running to and fro
Used to disrupt our silent prayers
Trains were carrying passengers and goods
To Megha super cities and ports
Here I am praying alone
Chill dawn of winter and drops of mists
Made my bare upper body shiver
Here my mother, grandmother and great grand mother
And several thousands of relatives
Used to pray for several centuries
I prayed “ Oh Goddess let all of us in the Universe
Including invisible creatures
Live ageless and agile “
My prayer was unheard by
Cracking sound of super fast trains
Running like mad dogs.

Submitted: Thursday, December 12, 2013

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