Author: Sarala Balachandran

Her Shattered Dreams

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative woman-centric poem by Sarala that exposes the brutality of traditions, the patriarchal system, for Different Truths. She dreamt of a Beautiful life But all she got was Threats n beatings Kicked till she bled Her face disfigured Her vermilion smudged In her own tears She bled, yes she bled No one to care […]

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She Walks Tall

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poem of hope and courage that Sarala had penned keeping in mind the World Disability Day on December 3, earlier this month, in Different Truths.  She is all of four feet ten  But walks tall at six feet ten  Holding her head high  With a twinkle in her eyes  She fears none and  She […]

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She

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Sarala that celebrates the innocence of a girl-child within an old woman, in Different Truths. Behind her silvery threads  Creaking bones  Wrinkled face Lifeless eyes  Still, there is an innocent Child  Wanting to fly kites Cutting her friend’s kite And holding her tight  Saying sorry, I will buy you more!  Her bare […]

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Dementia, the Demon

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense, social awareness poem on dementia by Sarala, in Different Truths. He was the much sought after engineer in a well-known firm  With foreign trips plenty  A man with wit and brains  And a good dress sense!   I have been watching him for about five years now with the slow degeneration of brain  […]

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Masquerade

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a ballad from Sarala about the sensuousness of a woman, ready to unmask and take revenge, in Different Truths. Don’t take me for granted  She swayed her curvaceous body  Among the crowded audience  Teasing the young and old alike  With her touch, they were waiting for  Her sensual pouting lips  They dreamt of kissing  […]

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Great Expectations

Reading Time: 1 minuteSarala talks of her dreams of better India, in this poignant verse, in Different Truths. I have a dream  I have a dream  To see my motherland bloom  With vibrant colours of love and care  A government to organise the flow  The smooth flow of the nation To see the poor are fed and clothed  […]

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Never give up…

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn invigorating poem of hope by Sarala, in Different Truths. When you start loving someone  Never give up love for the sake of others criticisms  The world moves on criticism on its own axis  But never give up on your love  It will be a loss to your heart  Never give up! When you start […]

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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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