A Poem by Uday Kanungo

A journey that takes me back to my home, and the excitement that follows alongside. Its all about that.

The exhilaration  grew day by day
   Till I reached the vessel that was destined
To end my pain and take me home
   So much so that I never looked behind.

The sky grew dark when I went aboard
       So pale was the sun that I could see
The vessel moved as the engine roared
        And such started my Odyssey

The night passed and the sun appeared
     I  could see trees and pastures green
Sweet feelings of my return I reared
     lest old memories would lose their sheen

But then in weather came such a change
   The sunlight was nowhere to be found
The rain splashed with a speed so strange
    The thunder created the only sound

Still then I hoped; against hope although
  That I could finally find some cheer
I did everything to avoid gruesome sorrow
   And wiped my mind completely of fear.

At last I saw temples, and buildings tall
   And knew I was close to familiar ground
I leapt with joy and made a hearty call
    For I realised I was no more homebound.

© 2013 Uday Kanungo

Author's Note

Uday  Kanungo
I wrote this while on my actual journey back home. Please review this, and be very, very critical.

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I loved the detail you put into this, especially considering it's based on personal experience. Although the 4th stanza was confuzzling, it felt like it didn't really have a place in this poem. Otherwise an entertaining poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Uday  Kanungo

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and analyzing the poem. The fourth stanza was really meant to show the change .. read more
You write with an amazing depth of feeling. Although my home is not so far away, I do love going back there. You wonderfully expressed your pain in being away from home and your joy in returning. Nicely done!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Uday  Kanungo

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much Sharon. Glad to see you back after a long time. I am working hard on my poems righ.. read more

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Added on October 2, 2013
Last Updated on October 2, 2013
Tags: Home, return, journey, odyssey


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Bhubaneswar, India

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