Sudharson Ravi Shankar
The Mirror That Didn'T Reflect - Poem by Sudharson Ravi Shankar
I was on the beach the other night,
and I found a mirror.
Not a scratch, did it have.
Perfect in every respect, but with one major defect,
Not a reflection, was to be seen.
A happening which swept me of my feet clean,
A picture covered the glass,
A picture of the sea, blue and bare.
Flicked it upwards hoping for more,
There I saw a scene from yore,
Large, pale and smiling down,
Was if I might say the nature’s crown.
The moon in its most magnificent self,
Looked upon me like a little elf.
And smile a big smile it did,
Giving away all the secrets it hid.
Lost in this vision for quite a while,
Sprang back to my senses for another mile,
Traveled along the welcoming sea,
Only to turn back and revisit glee.
Ran back to the spot as fast as I could,
Took the mirror and like it was food,
Devoured the scenes it had to offer,
Fragments from nature’s limitless coffer.
The moon covered by mist,
Gave way to another tryst,
This time with the sun-bright proud and fierce.
All these scenes happy, none with tears..
I wanted to relish,
What this mirror offered till I perished,
It was the candle that lit life,
Where despair and despondency were rife …
So I decided to leave it where ‘t was,
Hoping it’d serve another’s cause.
But since that day, hope and love have been superfluous,
How I regret walking back that mile, asking God for more such treasure troves.
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