Churned in the Soul

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An intense, inward looking by Elsy, in Different Truths.

The ache that burnt

into conscience

grew into a blaze.


It was doused,

but then the

went up in flames!


Which is more agonizing?

muffling the conscience

or mashing the soul?


Unheeding the guilty prick,

or neglecting the call of soul?


Is it not more benign

to be to oneself,

than to another’s self?


What if it calls for

the sagacity of a sage

or the forbearance of a stoic!

©Elsy Satheesan

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Elsy Satheesan is a retired Professor of English. She had been teaching in colleges under the Govt. of Kerala, India. Currently, she resides in Virginia, USA. ‘Random Musings’ is her first volume of poems. ‘Summer Snow’, is the forthcoming one. Her poems have been published in national and international anthologies. Short stories in Malayalam have been published in weekly and fortnightly, in Kerala. Humanity is her religion, and poetry, her passion.