Author: Saranya Francis

Saranya Francis is a poet, content writer, free-lance language and life skills trainer with over 10 years of experience in the field of teaching and training. She has 3 published study guides and 2 creative anthologies to her credit. She has worked as an English Lecturer at leading institutions in Bangalore and has hundreds of hours of free lance training experience with teachers and students around the country. She is a multilingual poet with published poems in English, Hindi and Tamil. She has to her credit two anthologies of poetry titled Ambedo and Being Purple. Her poetry is featured in reputed anthologies in India and abroad. She is the recipient of the Bharat Award for Literature (2018), Rabindranath Tagore Award (2017), and National Chanting Bards Award (2017). Saranya is also the Secretary of ZAV Foundation, an NGO working for the cause of education and women empowerment. She has represented the country at various conferences abroad particularly The World Youth Day, Toronto Canada and has rich experience in the field of content creation, design and delivery.

That 90’s Place

Do you remember those days when time was slower, everything was judicious , except love, and there was no urgency for validation? Everything had a meaning, the world was people centric and there was abundance of kindness and precious little imitation? Do you remember the lasting memories we made in that era? With thirty six […]

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Shall we?

So the count of democracy has its mandate made clearLet’s take in reality shall we?Five years since the last time it did the same in a different veneer The road ahead has to be walked, shall we? Enough has been spoken on what was, but mighty little on what could be… Get started already shall […]

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Someday

And someday, when all this fussing is over you’ll see,That jasmines and jaguars are made of the same elements of matter and that the blood that flows in the veins of the hunter is ruled by the same laws of flowing and bleeding as the hunted and both will one day become the medium for […]

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I Bleed

Don’t you see how I could, if I choose to, put an end to this bloodshed that repeats itself month on month and lasts for three, five, seven sometimes even nine days? But I don’t, out of sheer respect for the laws of nature and my choice to endure what ought to be… I Bleed […]

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Don’t Foot My BILL

Don’t care to pull me a chair, Don’t help open my kitchenware.Don’t think my time is always spare,Don’t say I’m born only to cook n care. Don’t believe it is okay to stareTouch me at whim – don’t you dare!Don’t decide it’s okay to tell me what to wear,Don’t clothe me and let your thoughts […]

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Go Vote

Vote? What’s the point it’s the same old trashThat was churned and dumped five years ago?What has changed for the street dweller,Who still dwells in his habitat all-time lowWhy should I waste my time and temper,On choosing the next wanton first fellow? Vote?Why should I hope and despair again,For what’s democracy but a lost war’s […]

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Heave

Have you felt that burden?The one of having to carry too much love?The same burden that looms large in past pages and nags hurting your present fortitude far below? Don’t get me wrong I ain’t no atheist who wouldn’t believe in favors of the heavens and the wisdom of the good sieve…But often I wonder […]

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I am WOMAN

I am a seed… The same one you buried in a hurry to kill the voice you didn’t want anyone to heed to or hearI am that bolt of lightning intensifying the darkness of the ages then igniting that cleansing forest fire. I am a vessel that fills, empties, overflows in its emptiness then fills […]

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Be Kind

In joy, you may seek blissful solitude but trials may require friendly banterBe kind… Prosperity has many companions adversity may not extend you that favorBe kind Love in its youthful radiance will indulge you But old age may test your resolveBe kindVanity will have its listeners sometimes but poverty may force you to plead aloneBe kindIn words and simple deeds, in […]

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In the Stillness of the Forest

In the stillness of the forest… Purpose and promise flirt with the breeze,Wild and tame coexist with ease,Croaking and crooning beasts at peace,A distant hymn beckons, nightly passions cease, In the stillness of the forest… The fawn hops by merrily, unmindful of the snake,Mighty oaks greet lean bamboos by the lake,Tree spirits hasten to nudge […]

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Don’t go back to sleep yet

Don’t go back to sleep yet; see! We’re beckoned by shores of love’s sweet mystery, We ought to let our feet witness this ecstasy;Of waves that know how to simply be… Watch how the sea’s favored stars shimmer in an unending reverie,Let’s not in hurried pursuit of a distant dream forego this waking moment’s reality.  Don’t go back […]

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