Author: Sarala Balachandran

International Day of the Girl Child

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative and poignant verse by Sarala on International Girl Child’s Day, exclusively in Different Truths. She is a precious stone Value unknown She is a bundle of joy Smiling away happily She is daddy’s little girl Mamma’s heartbeat Curling up her little toes Playing with her own Li’l fingers getting knotted Sweet nectar […]

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My Silence/ I Cherish a Leap of Love

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere are two poems by Sarala, in Different Truths. The first poem is inward-looking, a tribute to a mother. The second verse is an outward journey, where the poet expresses her love to people around her, including the poor and needy. My Silence… In my silent hours  Sitting on the floor cool  Inside the four […]

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Pain

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe agony of an aged mother being sent to an old age home has been poignantly captured in verse, by Sarala, in Different Truths. Oh God how I cried to see that old lady being pushed into the old age home by her own children five She cried and pleased please have a heart I […]

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The Young Widow of Benaras

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a heart-wrenching tale of a young widow of Benaras by Sarala, in Different Truths.   The young widow in white attire Wrapped around carelessly hardly married for six months Sitting under the shade of a banyan tree In the most sacred place of Benaras Lost in her own little world of no hope Tears […]

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Tranquillity / Life is an Ordeal

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere are two poems by Sarala, in Different Truths. The first poem, Tranquility, is about seeking and attaining. The second poem, Life is an Ordeal, shows what poverty and sufferings are. Those who haven’t experienced hunger and poverty shed crocodile’s tears. Tranquillity    Peace is the cradle of tranquillity  If your mind is at peace […]

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Save the Women…

Reading Time: 1 minuteA woman-centric poem where a hapless rape victim becomes a saviour of the weak and the feeble, by Sarala, in Different Truths. Far away in that distant valley A feeble cry of a young girl heard The beautiful valley has witnessed A lovely petite looking girl being raped By an uncouth merciless gang No one […]

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Poverty

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a powerful poem by Sarala that exposes how men exploit his fellow beings, keeping them poor and hungry, in Different Truths. Let our pens speak to the world To get rid of the poverty All are busy filling up their pockets With that dirty money they earned By hoarding and crooking all and sundry […]

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Alone

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn inward looking poem by Sarala, where she talks of loneliness and meeting the her creator, in Different Truths. Alone I walked throughout my life With no one to be by my lonely side! I sobbed and wept years together But wanted to reach my destination Where flowers bloom! I got hurt many a time […]

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Two Cups of Grain…

Reading Time: 1 minuteA powerful poem from Sarala, which depicts the trials, tribulations and the joy of farmers, who starve to feed millions, in Different Truths. Let me write a poem gathering verses from the fragrant breeze wafting Let my quill be dipped in my tears of love for all holding it tight lest it may slip and […]

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Those Blessed Urns…

Reading Time: 1 minuteA river has always been likened to journey. Sarala talks of the urns (with the mortal remains) floating in Sangam calmly. An evocative and poignant verse of the final journey, in Different Truths.   See that urn floating in Sangam  With so much of calm! Many people are waiting in line with more urns to […]

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