POETRY: EERIE WAYS OF TIME

Copyright@shravancharitymission

By Kamlesh Tripathi

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 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 HAPPENED,

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,

THAT’S MY EERIE WAYS.

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