The road seems long
With clouds of dust around
I thirst for haven
But to this place I am bound
My heart wants to sing
But the words are all lost
Voices of distant times
Seem blurred in the frost
I run and run and run
But get lost in the fog
With no one ‘round to help
I finally start to slog
I turn all around
To find people, I knew
But the fog gets deeper
And things get askew
In the white frosty blanket
I thought of promises made
Made to be broken
In this thick, dull glade
I looked up for the last time
And tears flooded my eyes
The sight of people leaving me alone
Revealed all their true lies
I stand as a silent spectator and observe the ever-changing dynamics around.
Circumstances and people, both, can change at a pace faster than you can sometimes keep up to.
New faces replace the old ones, ditto with relationships.
A faint memory still tries to keep alive the blissful moments, in times of desperate redresses.
The definitions of friendships are re-written and the endearments no longer stand for affection.
Awkwardness looms large in the company of same people with whom you might have shared some zillion smiles.
Familiarity has become a breeding ground of discords.
The non-stop flow of words is being superseded with silence.
The once non-calculable distances are now being measured in miles and hours.
No more are there the proximities that secured the strings of fondness and associations of complete strangers.
Forced into oblivion, the heart at times yearns for the same familiar grounds.
A thought overshadows this mindful rambling, that maybe it is good in a way, as it assures that life is not stagnant, but evolving – although on its own terms.
The soft glow of ember, still has the hints
Of the gashing fire it once was
The cold ash lies damp with the soul of the dying flame
I once created a universe which lies today with hopes
Of resurrecting again like a phoenix
I have the serenity of the zephyr
And the rage of the waters
I am the creator
I am the destroyer, too
I am filled with light
I am also the dark moon
I learn and unlearn
I die again today
So, I may live another day