lalitha iyer

Freshman - 810 Points (7.6.1967 / Kochi, India)

Just When I Slept - Poem by lalitha iyer

Just when I slept
a music floated
I thought it a dream
and slept away
oh no, it was the call of heavens
but I slept away
and when I awoke
my life's labour I missed
Just when I slept
the painting crept
I took it for a dream
and slept away
yet it was my life drawing
and sobbing I woke up
in the morning
I lost it so close
just when i stood
at the door
half closing
you came, oh lord
you came in the form of a beggar
to give me your holy alms
I closed the door and said no
no more coins to begging ones
I beg you mercy
mercy to cling unto you
you asked me to be merciful
to learn the art of mercy
I asked for somelove
u asked me to love
i wished to sing
you told me to enjoy the songs
things has to come from within
how can i ask without doing.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 22, 2009



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