Poems for Valentine’s Day. God Bless You by Indian poet Yamuna Venugopal

Poems for Valentine’s Day. God Bless You by Indian poet Yamuna Venugopal

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Poems for Valentine’s Day. God Bless You by Indian poet Yamuna Venugopal. Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you.

God bless you

He sits across the mall

And cranes his neck sometimes

To see how the sun hugs the cloud

Across the mall that is sky high


He sits on a board

With four wheels replacing his two legs

On a board steered by his hands like an oar for a boat

Only there’s no water but concrete road


He sits with hunger written all over his thin sagging frame

A light brown vest that may well have been white

Hair thick as a bush and beard long enough to hide his neck

Both knotted and white, years of not washing or dy(e)ing


At times he begs At times he laughs

Only the mad and the wise laugh on their own

Other times he observes: the coming and going of people

From across the mall


What does god mean to him?

Someone unjust? Someone cruel?

Someone who messes up the things?

Someone who means nothing?


I walk across to him

And give him a dime

He looks at me and nods

He mutters “God bless you!”

View Comments (3)
  • Yukesh

    Good start Yamuna!!!! Way to go!!

  • Ashish

    Good one Yamuna!.
    Keep writing…… 🙂

  • Kalpana

    Nice one:)

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