Author: Sarala Balachandran

The Forgotten Melodies…

An evocative poem by Sarala about the curse of dementia, exclusively for Different Truths. He sits alone on a chair  Looking lost in his own world  He does not know his mind well A confused mind for years  Covered with grey and dark clouds  He has forgotten how to smile  Only a blank look on his […]

When Death Knocked at my Door…

An evocative poem about the final journey, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. When death knocked at my door I got dressed very fast In my finest attire Wearing beautiful fragrant flowers in my hair and splashed lovely perfume on my body Which is going to be ashes in a while! I coyed I smiled […]

Alienation

An evocative poem from Sarala wherein she describes the dark, gloomy world of depression and alienation, exclusively for Different Truths. Why was Sheila alienated From the society? Give me an answer! This mental health disorder Is gripping children to Youth to old age! Ever since she has been Diagnosed for depression She is mocked at […]

Alienation

A poem about depression among women by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Why was Sheila alienated From the society? Give me an answer! This mental health disorder Are gripping children to Youth to old age! Ever since she has been Diagnosed with depression She is mocked at And not allowed to attend Any celebrations as […]

Oh Woman!

A woman-centric and a protest poem by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Your eyes  Vast Blue River  Full of sweet dreams! Your eyebrows  Arched like a soft bow! Your glance  Full of grace and compassion! Your cheeks  Glowing like a lotus in bloom  Your pink moist lips  Speak volumes of your desires! Your youthful bosom  […]

Break Those Shackles

A protest poem where there is liberation in death, where one breaks the shackles of caste and colour, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Oh! Let me break those shackles  Put on me years ago  Keeping me away from my love  I broke them with my will  Now I am free to enjoy  The paradise and  […]

Her Burning Heart…

The pain and agony of a mother in an old age home has been evocatively portrayed, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Behind that burning candle  There stands a heart  That weeps quietly  A rejected mother at  Old age home Drowning in sorrow! She starts chanting the  Beads for the safety of her child! Nonstop […]

Creation of God…

In this verse, Sarala sings the praise of God’s creation, exclusively for Different Truths. Blooming buds  Tiny and cute  Colourful fragrant flowers   Spreading aroma everywhere  Mighty mountains  High and brown  Verdant meadows  Green and lush  Singing brooks  Swaying streams  Rubbing pebbles  Sweet sounds creating Twilight dusk  Lovers hand in hand  Sparkling stars  Winking at all  […]

Child Labour

A poem about social awareness and a protest against employing a child as a labour, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Carrying heavy loads on their tender heads going through unbearable pains on their weak shoulders and necks stooping down, bent, disfigured with hardly anything to eat except the throwaway by the rich aside   These […]

Cry of Little Asifa…

An evocative protest poem by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths Paint me and my sorrow  In black and grey In your hearts  I live  In the darkness, I cry  I am floating  In dark clouds  Above you  In you, I live  In you, I died  A thousand times  But I am awake  In the dark […]