YELLOW-STREET-LIGHT

My first memory

Of that yellow light 

On the street, is of years ago;

When I walked half-miles

through that dark

Clutching my mother on the

Left and Papa on my right.


Nor were there hundred-homes

Then, neither the Cackling kids

I now hear on the lane outside.


Today, when I click,

And stop mid-way on feeling

Again the yellow around,

Often I am asked, why this 

‘Love’ ( if you agree).


No, I don’t know, why 

Your ‘LED’ hurts me, yes,I hear 

your issues with

The hundred-Watts. I know

When you say it is hot today,

I see my aunt lying sick

Next-room, ‘It is the heat’, they 

say. Your concerns for the

green, I know.


While we walked through

The dark, there was 

This yellow-street light,

Only one, which

We met always. In that

Quiet there, were three more

With us. Laughs and Smiles

Took shapes.



Years piled, and I saw more 

Of her, loving a little more 

Of that shadowy-bright.


Today,She leaves the trails for her 

Young whites,Vacating all slow.

Maybe these Nights are

her last.

MRINALINI RAJ








25 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    REMINDS ME OF GROWING UP ON THE CAMPUS OF A PSYCHIATRIC CENTER—AS THE CHAPLAIN’S SON, NOT A PATIENT! 😀

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  2. Latourte says:

    Superbe et magnifique traitement.

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  3. सचमुच काव्यात्मक वर्णन किया है आपने

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    1. Thank You So much for going through Vaibhaw.

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    1. Thank you for going through. 🙂

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  4. Wish it never ended. awesome work.

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    1. Thank You so much for giving your time 🙂

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  5. Boss luffy says:

    Very nice and warm…loved it.

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  6. Akuokuo says:

    Love your name!

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    1. That’s a Lovely Compliment!

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  7. This is lovely, Mrinalina. I’m very affected by light. I enjoyed the imagery.

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    1. Thanks Evelyn! ☺

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