I wander in search of my beloved pearl
Lost somewhere in the lonely shores
Vigour completely lost
Like one ordained
To a solitary confinement in some lonely cave.
The wails dash against me like echoes in
Wilderness, encircle me and pitch me
Yearning to find my pearl in these whirlpools
I roam about
Am highly wonderstruck to see
Many mothers of pearl around me.
My pearl may be safe with one of these mothers.
I open them up
One by one.
They are all dispossessed
Sobbing with me
They seem to echo me
Where are our pearls ?
Still in the dark depths.
In silent devotion
We continue our search
For our beloved pearls.
P. SYAMALA DEVI . Retired Administrative Officer of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chennai. Interested in religious studies and creative writing.