And then there was Solace by Shobana Gomes

And then there was solace, Here where the sun’s light trail, Between trees, On the fallen leaves, Caressing my uplifted face, Seeking silence, Of the quieted woods. I have watched its touch, heal the wounds, of tree barks, of the surviving leaves, that lay un-crumbled  upon the ground, where I sit, unperturbed by the, undisturbed….

The Beautiful Woman by Shobana Gomes

I know that I am a wonder to you, Hailing from someplace unknown, I stand on beaches that seas rush to, With sand on my feet to show. O hail the sky, That measures up to me, And treats me as the beautiful one, A woman am I, Distrusting you see, Of the camouflage that…

Far Too Late I Realized by Shobana Gomes

Once when there was life in me,I took it for granted,I waited far too long, thinking I had timeMaybe to say “I Love You” or just to be aroundTo light up someone’s life and maybe even mine I put off the day and then realized far too soon it was nightTime had passed through my…

What’s in a Name by Shobana Gomes

Knitted in the document of names, the journey beginsOf what do you see the traits begin or howHow does the trail reveal its rootsA name stands to gain footage on scrollsLike a mushrooming tree, it gains its footholdA surname likened to a familyThe name that catapults the flames of identityTo know the branches that hold…

Argentina by Shobana Gomes

Argentina, I have heard about you… You were of days gone old, Sultry looks, pouty lips, a sculptured face, Your sensuousness redeemed a nation’s creed. Argentina, the crops once grew wild, Where the wars ravaged the gardens that thrived, I often thought about the way The Americas shook with rage, At the wickedness that besieged…

Of Lipsticks, Little Girls, and Big Dreams by Shobana Gomes

She was about five or six With lovely piercing eyes Not one to miss out on details She looks around. She caught my eye No smile but look again she did My look warm, my eyes smiling, She turns away Was that look one of beguile? Her little barbie doll clasped in her arms, Her…

On a Starlit Night by Shobana Gomes

O that the intrigue is undiminished, Upon Earth’s darkened skies, Breathing fires bequeathing, Of a silent worshiper, Of hopeful anointing. Tiny sprinkles fill the dusted exterior, Wherein deeply lies, The clouds that creep in the hours for sleeping. We walk under the starlit night, Not wanting to escape, A universe’s exhibition. In chastened colors do…

The Bells Are Tolling by Shobana Gomes

The bells are a tolling, A little babe is brought into this world, In a celebration, Amidst the haystack, And, The animals grazing. A child born to poverty, Risen to lead the world as a King, The King of Nazareth is He. A tale of when Christmas was born, An intrigue every year-round, Wide eyed…

When Your Cup Runneth Over by Shobana Gomes

I was thinking the other day about how long it took me to be bold enough to showcase my writing to the literary world. I had always kept it private, not wanting anyone to know that I had this knack of writing down my thoughts or delving into the deepest part of my soul to…

Those Shimmering Tides by Shobana Gomes

Those shimmering tides bring back memories, Of some past, reminiscent of a bygone era when time stands still, An everlasting. I have stepped on pebbles small and large, Tread on sun-dried leaves, Sidestepped tracks that sea-crabs built, Walked soundless on a cradled beach, Barefoot – silkiness adorning my tender feet. Those shimmering tides, though exultant,…