A poignant poem by Shernaz.
During the passage from birth to date
I once encountered Life on the way
She beckoned. Urged me to engage in the moment
I ignored. Hummed and traipsed to my whiny tune,
dreamt and rued, planned and failed, sought and lost.
I darted around in the wings; left now, then to the right
Through one door that said ‘Past’; to another
that opened into a void I could not fathom…
unborn, unmanifest, uncertain ‘Future’
Steadfast, compassionate, she lets her gifts flow to me…
A bit of pain, some sorrow, heartbreaks and betrayals
Joys and opportunities, laughter and friendship
Seemingly impervious to my see-saw antics
She waits. Endlessly. In the ‘Here and Now’
I sidestepped, hungry for eternity, as she waited.
I met Life but did not heed her wise counsel
I let her pass me by while I am still alive!
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