Poems by Syam Madappattu

Leaf

a poem by

Syam Madappattu

Frozen leaves
Bear the marks
Of betrayal

A toss
Between
Heaven and earth
Counts down
An oscillated life

Tonight
At my doorsteps
Frayed and frozen
A leaf takes its last breath
‘Dear, forgive me’

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Tribute

a poem by

Syam Madappattu

Belated confession
Won’t heal your wounds
I know

My heart beats
Won’t smooth the harp in heaven
I know

Yet
At your feet
Trampled flowers
Bleeding
Worm eaten leaves
Wavering

A crow opens the burning beaks
Gulps a full moon

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Paths

a poem by

Syam Madappattu

Striven feet are
Stumbled on this river bank
Cold and slender fingers
Wading through the rapture of ripples
Reminding
Dying
Dying forever

Eclipsed were the ways

Pain strewn thorns
Anguished astray
Wavering wilderness
Pensive plodding paths

Wither
Wither forever

After
Light years
I know
You will map us
On the palm of a miser

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Wreath

a poem by

Syam Madappattu

I lie on a mound earth
Ebb of agony swells my consciousness

In the mist of farce
figures fade out

Innocence of paper boats
drowns in the floods of tears

A rainbow ascends mourning
the lost kiss of little feet on its hunch

Butterflies flutter into the crevices of oblivion
ignoring the touch of little fingers

Forlorn and forsaken
I lie on a mound of earth

Rain seeks pores on my body

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