Silent and Crowded Sanctuary

by Meena Krish   Apr 11, 2017

From wall to wall without space to breathe
we are cramped to fill each page,
our names have given various meanings
each of which remains;
with pain and sorrow, smiles and joys
we've shared and birthed various rage,
fixed and bound with a colorful outlook
from A to Z we fill the cage;
for the world we come in all size and shape
and named - dictionary,
but for us its the thickest prison...
a silent and crowded sanctuary!


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  • 2 years ago

    by Sampreeth kotian

    Hi Meena.... Silent, killer nailed it !

  • 2 years ago

    by Sai

    I enjoy reading poems like this. Very clever! How you suggest an image to the reader right at the beginning, with the title. I was thinking of a mosque/church/some other holy place, and then slowly comes the switch at the end.

  • 2 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    What an insightful read, Meena. Took me to some silent sanctuary. This is beautiful.

  • 2 years ago

    by ddavidd

    Very interesting insight and easy to read. Well penned dear Meena.

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A well written and well rhymed poem, Meena; cleverly done. I like your use of half rhymes.

    Take care,


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