THE IRONY

1237127_434474459994748_597966010_nThere are times
When you have fought 
—-and lost
You believe in this game
You believe strongly
That this was not meant to be
That the Sun does always hurt……
 
Then arrives a cloudy morn
When your eyes trace
The flight of every bird
There is so much grace 
In all you see
And  oh! so intriguingly
The Sun peeps out
As if asking
If he could as much as look at you
With promises to give you warmth;
To be at your beck and call……..
 
There are times
when we have fought
And lost
And there are times like this 
When we have lost all
And have known the irony of it all………
 
That its only when you lose;
You find hope to survive
That its only when you are dumped upon a haystack;
The sun begins to shine
That only when the forest is dense
A beautiful patch; a clearing
Welcomes you……
And its oh! so divine
 
What lies beyond that horizon 
Is not for us to see;
Yet for miles at a stretch
We have millions of worlds to fetch…..
Interstices to fill….
 
Why is it then…….
we have to fail?
 
It suffices though, to say
That we have fought
Ceaselessly;
And just when we think it was not meant to be…..
We see the leaves smiling on every single tree……
 
 

My birdie…..

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Wherein you draw

So much grace,

Restless for more

In this endless maze……..

Everyday you depart

From my threshold

To perch atop heights unknown……

You have no fear

Unbiased, you bring cheer

To my heart

And every heart that comprehends……

You chirp and sing;

and when eve falls….

To my birdhouse you descend;

We speak in similar tones

You and I

You speak of love

And so do I……..

Undaunted, you have been

To far off lands,

Hills and seas

Yet you declare not the wisdom

Garnered in your heart

O! where on earth could I find solace

If not for your chirping

I couldn’t trace

A single joy to behold……

Chirp away to your delight

Peck into the woods with all your might

Purge the air with your bedlam

Pour love into hearts;

Compassion in every man……….

Our souls are one

We fly in unison……

Unhindered is our flight…..

In my dreams

You enter my being;

To steal my thoughts,

To whisper of realms,

Of untold histories

Of unrequited love ……

I know it now,

When I hear you chirping

Telling to the Sun

My secrets, dear bird

I’m listening……..

LET ME RISE…

“Its been many sunsets

Its been many dawns

Eternities stretched and

Endless morns…….

A vision you transpired

A thought that inspired

Many dreams that lay

Lazily cushioned………

You treasured it all

And whilst you tread

You rise and fall…

And overcome each dread….

And when you ask the sky

You want to know the reasons why…….

So many dreams went astray

While silence is all that comes your way……

Every dawn a promise holds

Every sunset a secret unfolds

Clutching yourself tightly in a warm embrace……

You aver that its time to face……

To gather all the broken dreams……

To venture into the wildest realms…..

To harness every wild desire

To set every rising wave to fire…….”

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