POEM: I & U

Copyright@shravancharitymission

By Kamlesh Tripathi

I & U

I was right and U were wrong,

And that brought about the storm,

Where U were the cacophony, but I was the song,

And my song alone,

Made our lives, float in the storm.

*

  But what had floated and what had drowned,

No one had any count,

For it had only become a one way war of ego,

Where I had won,

But humble U had drowned.

*

In the March-past of life,

I … was like fire and U … like water,

Where fire kept burning,

And water kept dousing.

*

And in the meanderings of a long life,

I kept insinuating,

Where U kept giving,

Which, I kept loving.

*

Until one day,

When I thought it had outflanked U,

And with that it had turned the tables,

And won the bastion,

But in all of this,

Fairness had drowned.

*

I said, U gave on your own—the riches,

And I never asked for it,

Where U felt,

To save the embarrassment,

 I needn’t ask for it.

*

U was hurt,

But I was rejoicing,

For I thought it had won,

When U had not even lost.

*

And all along in the toppings of life,

U couldn’t learn,

What it had learnt,

At the decline of life.

*

But now there wasn’t any choice,

Thought U,

At the twilight of life,

As U walked away from I,

Into the setting sun,

Is when I rejoices to its wayward life.

*****

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