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An evocative poem about various aspects and attributes of life, by Elsy, in Different Truths.


bane and boon:

this hyper



The bane is

when even

a word wounds,

a smile deceives

a silence kills!


The boon is

when a word ignites,

a silence inspires

a smile impels.


For the hypersensitive

words compensate fears,

verses recompense tears!

©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.