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Two poems on a bleak world

  • Published at 07:01 pm September 9th, 2020
Two poems on a bleak world
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Poetry

The Road Forsaken

There’s no going back

To the road not taken.

You leave it like the world

That at death is left for ever.

Like dead leaves of a tree

Regrets continue to linger,

And are dragged along

As you walk on all alone

Till the road leads nowhere

And lonely you’re at its end.

Once the road not taken

Fades into memory lane

It grays out in the brain

And belongs to no land.

Ghost leaves rustle there,

And sighs moan with them

On the rosary of regrets

The road not taken hangs.

 

The Killer at Large

This killer is deaf, dumb and blind 

Invisible at all hours of day and night

Your senses are of no real use

If you’re to face him without choice,

You go deaf, dumb and blind too

When pinned down with its spikes.

Like a ghost he casts no shadow

And comes at you out of the blue;

Before you can guess or presume

He lays you flat on the ground.

Death slowly ruminates on life and time

Like a beast in midday meditation.

Life would go along a separate path

If the path did not lie across its fate.

But our biology has a fatal urge

Compelling life towards its ultimate.

It shapes up as pangs of hunger

And drives victims out of home

And slowly herd them into its snare.

You blindly go to death to live further

Deaf, dumb and blind you both are.

 

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