Life Is Just A Time Pass
After so many years of strife-filled
and real hard and difficult life
all of a sudden the reality dawned
on my mind -
That Life is just a Time Pass.
How well and intelligent ways you can do
That is what ultimately makes
your soul happy - that is the secret
Society tries to put you into a grove,
Pushes you towards so many goals-
Education, Training, higher degrees,
Marriage and getting children,
see them married and others.
Too many ways to choose-
Leave aside this path and look
at the wold around!
There are people doing many
other jobs and pursuing different goals.
Some are becoming saints and evangelists,
Some are drinking and making merry all the time.
Umpteen ways of passing time
and making and spending money
on the way!
At birth I was a nude have no clothes
No property, no property worth the name.
Same is the case when my life
comes to an end.
Every thing on my body will be removed,
All my property given away to others,
Even my body is not with me at the end,
It gets into ashes and withers away!
That is the magic in life,
The sum total remains zero in the end.
Life is therefore like
driving on a winding road to nowhere!
Many a time when ever we visit
a place like historical Valley or a museum,
walking up and down the steps and floors,
around hanging and still rocky serpents-
we fell like we are ancient pythons
crawling and giggling on the floor.
Fleeting the boring world
being seen again and again-
always bothered about earning and eating,
bullying others and enjoying
the fruits of jealousy and revenge!
I realized for myself that all my life
at different levels of mis-undestanding
I went in hunting for the dreamy queens
and wet lands of hunger and lust
and drenched myself in pure fire
with ghee and honey temporarily
and later literally killed my soul
in utter shame and and self disgust-
They did not give my soul
even a pinch of joy or happiness.
Variety of activities I used to do
having no time for reflection!
Running from pillar to another pillar-
Not knowing what I am gaining
as asset for my soul.
Yes. I now strongly believe
Life is just a way of Time Pass!
We have to ultimately bury the time behind
and reach our end, that is it.
And nothing else.
To make the sum total zero!
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: satire,soul
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Wrote the Poem after visiting Luray Caverns near Virginia, USA on July 1,2017