(Shravan Tripathi 23.1.1993 — 24.2.2009)
I see you here and I see you there,
Even when I know,
All very well,
You aren’t … really there.
And every year on this very day,
You do send me to despair,
But when I reflect,
I still can recollect.
Those lovely moments,
When you were born,
When I had thought,
We’ll be together … life long,
But that was not to be.
In your fight for life,
I remember with gripe,
Seasons had come, and seasons had gone,
Where time was kind, but destiny was strong.
Though time fought well,
Yet destiny won,
As it snatched you away,
With its divine intent.
Now that you’re gone,
There isn’t too much of a song,
Except for the noble mission,
That you had brought along.
You often come in my dreams,
That brings me loads of serene,
Is when, I wilfully dream,
To serve those sick umpteen.
It is said,
Life is a mystery,
Is another name of cruelty?
But where God is kind,
But time is like a serpentine.
And when I bring it upon myself,
Your short life span was indeed the mystery,
Where destiny pulled off the grim cruelty,
And between the mystery and the cruelty,
Was God’s beauty?
But where time still meanders,
Like the serpentine’s ferocity.
And in this windswept life of mine,
One more year, goes by,
But I’m happy to tell you,
I’ve kept your mission alive.
So rest in peace,
For you have achieved,
What you came for, in discreet.
Only the luckiest of the lucky don’t encounter the agony of losing their child
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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