Deepak Sawhney (10 Dec 50 / DehraDun, India)
A Requiem To Life
The gentle, cool breeze caressed past
Aromas of a thousand flowers tantalising thick and fast.
Frozen - I stood rooted, overwhelmed - aghast
Unable to perceive right from wrong
Oh! How long – Oh! How long
Whence the time would be forever lost.
Heavens came my way
But tides kept me astray
Alas! Such was their power.
A deluge, not a trickle or a shower.
How I now wish
The clock had stood still
I could’ve clasped those precious moments
Before my life just withered & ebbed away.
Now I stand far from myself
Look back and say
Where was I?
Where was my soul?
That beautiful, blessed day
When Heavens came my way.
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