POETRY: EERIE WAYS OF TIME

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TIME 2 TIME 3 TIME

 

EERIE WAYS OF TIME

 

In the spate of times,

It was always a mix of good and bad times,

but all of it was time’s time,

For I never owned an iota of time,

And time appeared to me like a borrowed rhyme.

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And in this erratic world of mine,

No one could rule over time,

And having conquered the world,

One still lost to time.

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While I cursed bad times,

I longed for good times,

But this eerie family of time,

Never gave me a steady time.

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In certain moments aeons happened,

And in certain aeons, only moments could happen,

But in the graph of time,

Everywhere every time something always happened.

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 It never let me rest,

As it never rested itself,

Always kept me on my toes,

Even when it had no toes.

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Ageless, speechless, soundless,

Colourless, odourless, shapeless, stareless,

Yet it combats the mightiest,

and saves the daintiest.

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It has no religion,

No place of worship,

No country it belongs to,

And no planet it comes from.

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Yet when I look back,

I find I was never without time,

Whether good or bad,

Nevertheless, I was always in the company of time.

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And then one day it smiled and said,

I am your friend, your mentor and your mirror of life,

For when you do good to others I make you smile,

And when you hurt I make you cry.

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And in times of crisis,

I am the biggest healer,

And as you tread your journey,

I follow you as your healer.

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So learn to respect thy time,

As you won’t go far if you waste time,

For good time is scarce,

In this world of crime.

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And whether this way or that way,

Time will take care of you either way,

And as time says,

Those are my eerie ways.

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By Kamlesh Tripathi

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https://kamleshsujata.wordpress.com

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