joyjit sengupta

Life Goes By - Poem by joyjit sengupta

All rivers run into the sea
The desert was once a Sea
When life was young
and you were stronger
Did you not enjoy
the falling rain?
The singing birds
the gentle breeze?

Or the winter afternoons
Of clear blue skies
As you watched
A stream of white jet smoke
Like a foam of clouds
Running for miles
across the sky?

The first glimpse
of the rising Sun
Street lights
still burning
People waking up
to their dreams

Soft whispers, gentle murmurs
Friends gathered
smiling, Sipping
steaming hot coffee
That joy ride to the zoo
Where you watched
the animals. birds and reptiles
They watched you too
Each so unique
to the other.

You watched
the flowers bloom
The Caterpillar
turn to butterfly
And fly by

Life was so absorbing
so enriching, so fulfilling

Suddenly you changed
And your World changed too

The joys of simple observation
Was replaced with the passion
For possession.
That flashy car, the big house
And the charming girl
of amazing grace

Time moved fast
You left it all far behind
To tell the world
Who's who in business.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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