Left Behind... Poem by Meena Mustafa

Left Behind...

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Leaves may wither, flowers may die,
seasons may change and time may fly.
The clouds I see up in the sky,
brings the rain and miseries -why?
I tried my best as a child at play
No worries did I have- enjoyed each day.
I could run my fastest but still get beat.
At times I would land on my head, not feet.
But what is it that was stuck in my mind?
The wish-to never be left behind.

Time flew by in the blink of an eye.
Mysteries unfolded...there's nothing to lie;
The harder I was thrown, the higher I bounced.
Nothing came easy as had been pronounced.
Name it as destiny or the state of mind
I tried my best never to be left behind.

Now after all these years I see the grey
Wrinkled skin...no child at play...
My frail body and humbled soul...
A life where time has taken it's toll.
My existence slowly fades away.
In the growing darkness, I kneel and pray:
I pray for strength...I pray for life...
I pray for my loved ones to be by my side,
For I fear being left alone or behind.

Gerry Legister 10 January 2021

A very good write, we can trust in God to help our lives provide something inspiring

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Patricia Grantham 03 March 2014

This is a very good write. No one wants to be left behind. The longer we live and dwell on this earth we eventually show signs of aging and frailty. Our only hope is to trust in God who will provide for us doing this time in our life. Inspiring.

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Mohammed Abdel-mohsen 03 October 2013

Lovely piece and hopeful one

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Valerie Dohren 04 January 2013

I think we are all afraid of being alone in old age, but you have a long time to go yet Meena before you arrive there. An excellent poem, very well written.

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Payal Parande 09 December 2012

oh! mam how incredible poem of yours on this canvas of poetry..each word shows the color of pain, joy and the hardship you did...it is a piece of a lifetime that i will never forget....and just so you know great people like you are never left behind..... thank so much for sharing this wonderful piece love payal

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