Ravinder Kumar Soni
A Passage Of Time - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni
I know I have not been discreet at all;
But need I be reminded about my numerous acts,
Mainly about those that were committed gleefully
And, about the good and the bad of things I continue to suffer?
I need not.
I need not bother about the past meant to be forgotten
Or even attempt the long ago given-up impossible tasks.
My mind is the cause of my bondage this much I know
The same mind which also frees me allowing me to roam and probe;
Therefore, I ask -
Have I not in my wisdom chosen to ignore
In preference of the on-going present
My ignorable past?
The present prevailing I have no intentions to dig up the past which has no role to play;
I have no intentions in making the past spread itself darkness-wise condescendingly;
I have no intentions of re-igniting the blown-out dry wicks of my uncared bed-side lamps
Especially when the sun is still burning bright and the day is young.
Instead, I shall let the muslin stay where it has always remained
The same muslin that has not for a single moment left uncovered
The numerous visible and invisible stains left behind by roving time
Upon the shiny multi-faceted inviting surface of my restless mind
Beneath which lie uneasily my vibrant brilliant ideas and imaginations
All of them unbound and unexplored but seeking a virtual audience nevertheless
And which I intend to engage no sooner I regain
My long lost wakefulness with the coming of dawn.
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