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.
And in this erratic world of mine,
No one could rule over time,
And having conquered the world,
One still lost to time.
While I cursed bad times,
I longed for good times,
But this eerie family of time,
Never gave me a steady time.
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.
It never let me rest,
As it never rested itself,
Always kept me on my toes,
Even when it had no toes.
Ageless, speechless, soundless,
Colourless, odourless, shapeless, stareless,
Yet it combats the mightiest,
and saves the daintiest.
It has no religion,
No place of worship,
No country it belongs to,
And no planet it comes from.
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.
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.
And in times of crisis,
I am the biggest healer,
And as you tread your journey,
I follow you as your healer.
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.
And whether this way or that way,
Time will take care of you either way,
And as time says,
Those are my eerie ways.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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