Shanika marini Paul
Infinity - Poem by Shanika marini Paul
Infinity, perpetuity, Time with no end,
May I rest in solace;
when age denies me-
of beauty, strength, and wisdom
which soon deceives me.
Ay! If only time could stop aging,
If only THE MINUTES STOP SPEEDING,
If only my body doth remain the way it used to in my youth
with wisdom's grains in root.
Ay! tis would be my boon and gift to be-store
upon thy Face oh mother Earth,
The glory of the almighty
and reflect thy beauty's flow
Nai! tis but a waste,
FOR SUCH LOVE TO BE WASTED,
SUCH KNOWLEDGE TO BE RUSTED,
SUCH UNDERSTANDING TO BE DUSTED
Doth not a soul thath find a day
That speeded age sends in thy way?
Ay! Tell me oh might brother
Hath thou prepared to feast in it’s honor?
Why? Doth thou ponder upon the time;
When the spring of youth sat upon thou kind.
Oh! But my heart doth cry in vein
Or no fountain of youth, hath powers divine.
Magic portions great Merlin pondered;
As the knell of Camelot pondered,
Upon the love so eternally young
Stung in the heart of launcelots run
I must depart as the time must come.
And store my memories in the young
Poets and lovers my apostles
Remember me I pray when my work tis done
Time thou art devouring,
Crackling in thy cheap jester,
Swooping youth’s victor;
CALCINED OF LIFE,
Hark! Hail! I must strive!
For tis one moment I should not pine;
Life is at times preposterous;
Yet tis benumbed its very seductress
Benighted me upon thy mercy tomb
Darkness invades my womb
Which saw the delight of giving life;
T my children with sweet delight
I must abate the joy of life,
And linger upon memories delight,
Poet Shanika Paul
U/graduate BA English(OUSL) , ADIE(UK) , ACIE(OUSL) , DIP; AMI/PSY(CAMBRIDGE) Trained Teacher(IMSD)
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