FNS: A Love Affair In Central Park from Anthony Mondal

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Every Friday night we will feature a short story, essay, personal narrative,
poem, spoken word, or short film for your enjoyment.

Helen Presents: a poem from Anthony Mondal


The soft whisperings of sweet nothings & lullaby’s into her ear
The gentle brushing of her unruly mane
And he cleans her hooves with his very own hands
While she protests mildly like a child
Then he held her head in his hands
And showered kisses on her lips
She responds by nodding her head in approval.
And the old man passes for nothing
Dressed in shabby clothes with an awkward gait
But if only our eyes could see,
The love of the old man for his horse
Exceeds eight (8) millions in the city.


Anthony Mondal is a poet and actor. He considers himself simply as an artist beyond the narrow confines of nationality and religion. His most recent book of poems was titled A Burst of Sunshine which is his second published book. He lived in New York City for almost ten years pursuing writing, acting and song writing. Now he resides in Michigan, USA. As an actor he has appeared in the film “Sabrina” and the TV show “Strangers with Candy” (2000). He received his BA from Calvin College in geology in 1995. He worked in World Trade Centre, Building One in 2001 and has survived. Currently he is working on an existential novel tentatively named “In Search Of”… and other writing projects.

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