Ravinder Kumar Soni
A Humble Request - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni
Why utter words which do always discourage
My obtuse intention of taking the final plunge
To land on the other side of the unseen nowhere
That has no gleam and therefore never shines at all
But where stationed I can by simply closing my eyes
And thinking about the three phases of time all at once
Be everywhere and roam anywhere near and far.
Lest I decide to forego the riches that have come my way
In exchange of my many pains and shattered dreams, when across
The trundling stream of fate I had chosen to wade
Dragging my sodden feet clutched by mud and sand
I have found the evidence which suggests the hidden truth
Wrapped in deep faith and open beliefs of present and past,
Pay no heed to suggestions that brook infallible revolts, I ask.
Here I am not to make the fish, the birds and the animals talk incessantly
Nor the herbs, bush and trees or even this earth and the twinkling stars
Here I am accepting the favours of love and facing odds which are factually right
For I do not weave dreams to deceive myself or the world I price
I do not aspire to swallow the Sun, the donor guardian of my soul,
Nor the Moon, my nightly faithful guide, whom I cherish and praise
So do away with the rotten feel that mistrust has often enraged.
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