Life has been likened with journeys. Here Shalini compares the voyage of life with a train journey, in Different Truths.
Who is the engine driver? Have you seen him? I visit the seven compartments where passengers reside Some compartments big, some small every passenger unique they are diverse yet unified Wars come and go Jealousies and pride burns the seats Peace and colours decorate the windows They keep moving tirelessly
Ah what these watery compartments are for? I count them one, two three…. Ah they are seven too Where are they going, nonstop? Why do they keep circling? Where is the engine hidden? I search in vain Before I could decipher I am thrown out of the train.
Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.