Why do I feel the world so dark
The sky so cloudy and sea so stormy
Why do I sit to think of life
As one big journey, laden with thorns..
I walk through these roads now just with scuff
Bidding my scuffle a fair goodbye.
Ere I leave, let memories come
Touch my eyes and to soul let hum;
Let loose those moments, sweet & sour
Unraveling details from my memoir.
On this road I stand to look forward
And see pitch darkness awaiting me.
Once I had stood on the same pathway
Staring the narrowing road before me-
Stretched endless & wondering then -
"How long is this journey, and
When does it end?"
Treading the path was fun to me
With fulfilling dreams; like trees beside
And joyful mind, like of singing birds.
Time rolled by and showed me days
When spirit rose up and did fall too
But nothing seemed to stop me then
Even when things went wrong in life
What gave strength in adversities
Were the love I earned from kith n kin
Which bonded us like flesh and skin.
Nothing could shake me, I thought with pride
And went on to rule the path of my life
With head rising high, and levitating feet.
Then one fine day, did I set out
To join back with gifts in gay
Who then knew that was the day
The Craftsman had kept for my feet to touch ground
Rose from the sea, waves violent & rash
Splashing on land, and lives on earth
He strigiled away the pride of my life,
Throttling them with the hands of sea
The birds stopped singing, that perched the trees-
That had stood as a shelter beside my path.
From then till now, I have not seen
A singing bird, nor a fulfilling tree
That borders my path and gives me joy.
I treaded the path of life before me
Scuffing and scuffling up till now
Pride had slid earth beneath my feet
And taught me the lesson, I have now learned.
My pathway had to seek its end;
And then came the moment to reunite
With the joy of my life, once stolen off..