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Shobana Gomes

Shobana Gomes

Poet and Writer
Nationality: Malasia
Email: shobanagomes@gmail.com


Shobana Gomes is a poet, essayist, novelist, lyricist, and translator.  Her poems and stories have appeared in the International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC), E.C.Magazine, The Winning Writers, Subtledge-Indus India, ArtHut, MasticadoresIndia, among others. She has translated the legendary poet and freedom fighter, Jose Marti’s Golden Tales from English to the Malay Language for the Cuban Embassy in Malaysia. She is the contributing writer for Masticadores.com.

Her recent venture is a free and discounted book blog, Shobana's Book Station, https://shobanabookstaion.blogspot.com, where she has published short stories and poetry for avid readers.

Her book, As Delicate as Snow, has been nominated for the 2021 Reader's Choice Award Contest by TCK Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D749VM6

Her website address is https://simplyshobana.net.  When she is not writing, Shobana creates beautiful poetic memorabilia for special occasions. She is married and currently resides in Malaysia.

A Flowered Pawn


I knew it as the beauty meant to be,
I watched it bloom into the beauty it is today,
On some days. when you think of life as unbearable,
Just close your eyes,
And, Remember,
Life is meant to be lived like the rose,
From the seed into a plant,
A rosebud and then a flowered pawn.
Then when its time is over, no matter what temperament the weather,
It will wither away, taking its fragrance with it,
However, you, its admirer,
will remember that it perfumed your garden, once,
And bloomed as if it would remain a young rose forever.
Life is meant to be lived as if you will be young forever!
On the 1st of October


It is the 1st of October,

Autumn is in full bloom,

I am treading on wonder,

Of still calm lakes and the nights of the carousing moon.


I see the world waltz through many dangers,

Some stay alive to write of man’s blunders,

Not in shaded hues or vague images,

In bold and in statements of visceral languages,

I stare at them in stark awareness.


My wonder ceases when the first light of dawn does enter,

Another day of the month to believe that I matter,

In this life that isn’t really filled with laughter,

In this age where I would rather forget than remember.


O October, may thy name be remembered,

Be on tongues spoken of with much tender,

For, be not it be full of distraught and anger,

May it be as peaceful as a baby in slumber.


Of Distance and Friendship

In the distance I see summer,

While the world was winter ridden,

I walked along the ridges of borders,

Not singled out by man nor beast.

In the distance, I see the face of sorrow,

While everywhere happiness reigned,

I hear not the cries of hunger,

I see not the face of pain.

Where do I begin,

To trace the beginning,

When care was forsaken

and neglect 

laid claim to a man's fate,

While someone somewhere hungered for a friend.

I said to him, I can be a friend,

From across the oceans, and seas,

I can be your friend,

For I have never been blind,

Or denied a hand stretched out in friendship.

He says to me, Not the distance nor the hour can deny a man his freedom;

The freedom of speech,

The freedom to live,

The freedom to friendship,

The freedom to love,

The freedom to gain the world's wisdom,

The freedom TO BE.


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Hello Everyone, It is the first of October, and I wish you all a great month ahead. I have a written a poem titled, On the 1st of October for you. I hope you enjoy reading it. - shobana

Hello everyone, I am really excited to be part of this prestigious lineup of poets and writers. I hope to share some of my work with you and would definitely love to read you as well as learn of the various programs here. Wishing you the best - shobana

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