Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The warm merry weather
The sweet smell of heather;
Children playing in the courtyard
Sacred Vows taken in the churchyard;
Paradise Islands burgeoning with 'mooners
Nightly promises made in whispers;
Are all like dawn and dusk
Two parts of the coin
Not hanging on till the last
Become memories of the past
We would be wise
to realize;
Sooner than later
Nothing lasts forever

Not laughter and merriment
No, not even excitement;
Worry not with tears and sorrow,
Even they be gone the morrow;
The dictator’s rules
Even the radical fools;
Wealth and land
Must also be left behind;
Ashes to dust
With time they must;
Everything today
Is momentary;
Like the fading of the light
Not always there to delight;
Nothing lasts forever

Nothing is permanent
Nobody is indispensable;
We all better learn
Our lives are but a sojourn;
Mere speck in the horizon
One in a legion;
Accept, adapt and acquiesce
Forgiveness is the key to success;
Toleration, moderation
Everything is not about possession;
Vanity, greed in check
World will not be in a wreck;
Let’s leave something for the next
Something good and hope for the best
Nothing lasts forever…..
But still, let’s do our bit to make things better…


I have never attempted to pen anything of this sort before...I suppose the past 2 years of being alone in a foreign land, away from family and friends...viewing the world with a detachment that comes while recuperating from some sort of personal trauma ( I use this example for the lack of a better one), one could sort of become delusional to the extent to hope for some semblance of peace and harmony in the world....there are worse things lurking around and humans needn't help by contributing more.......just one of those days where you feel...in the long run it doesn't matter...nothing matters...everything in temporary so at least let's try to leave good memories for those we leave behind when its our time to go....


Vidya said...

it definately takes more than 1 or 2 reads to even try to understand......

Lankesh Devalapura said...

wah wah cool ri.. nivu ee tara baritira antha gotirllilla.. good one..

Prasidhya Sridhar said...

I love this one Ko!