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On Predictions 1

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On Predictions 1

                      ON  PREDICTIONS
        ( by  S.Jagathsimhan  Nair)
What  paths and brambled brooks I passed to halt
In this corny beat, to question my salt
What transcends this sum and what spills over
This reminder as scowling recompense
What more in an uneven air that chafes
At its own breath. What questions after such
Unmixed wisdom come of unspoken word.

Read my palm and the tangle of lines in unsuspected stir
Read my planets making planned mystery in motion overhead
And tell your considered surmise of my roller-coaster drive
And tell if it’s right that mine is just another clueless tale

Don’t keep staring in my eyes and telling all mumbo-jumbo stuff
Unravel you can’t even the contents of a grain of sand
You can tell of goals to aim at but not the sights I lose
You can tell of failures gone through but not what I failed.

Here lies the burden there lies the dream but where is the promise
Where lives the omniscient sage the old truant sobered with age
You and I are making journeys to the death-holes of prophets
Who dies after who dies after who dies after who and when.

Try  gather  my  conscience encapsuled in unearthy voices
Try equal my inkling into the insides of a riddle
What hoodoos what predictions what jinxes and sordid warnings
After all that and what not of just a peep into one’s life.

S.Jagathsimhan Nair

For Skat's 5th poem on soup contest


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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:04:00 AM
    JAG -CONGRATULATIONS!!! with your 5th poem theme contest. always & forever * Linda

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 2:27:00 PM
    This is fabulous. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 4:45:00 PM
    I offer my congratulations for this winning entry....Great writing, my friend....Jake

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:27:00 PM
    JAG, Congratulations, <3:-) A wonderful 5th poem. thank you for choosing my contest........ ............. LOVE * SKAT

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:50:00 PM
    The second to the last stanza is my favorite with its excellent usage of repetition...tis a true beauty, Jag...having popcorn, coffee, and reading my fav friends' poetry this evening...so fun! gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 6:02:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win S. in ^Rick Parise's "Oracle" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 12:29:00 PM
    My congratulations on the this win in the contest, S. Nair

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your HM in Oracle.. an exciting entry and extraordinary write luv..enjoy special honor..

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 12:18:00 PM
    An absorbing poem, with very good use of language. Interesting stuff!

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 3:27:00 AM
    This poem really made me think, thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 1:27:00 AM
    Would be prophets are a dime a dozen, witches canter bout the coven, some get more or less the loving, the important thing old mate. interesting poem mate, Don

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 6:29:00 PM
    Feel you with this piece... I think some are able to tell what is going on if you get the right one. The less expensive the more truthful I think; Opinion with no facts. Enjoyed and have a great one.

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 12:23:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your fasinating poetry today S. Wishing you a beautiful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol