Sunday, August 12, 2012


Of all the questions
That life throws at you,
And vice versa,

There is one that’s
Irreversible as time,
Cruel as boredom,
Sharp as tongue,
Helpless as lost love,
Lost as loveless marriage,
Flawless as  child’s smile,
Cavernous as a concealed tear,
Tardy as the yearly monsoon,
Clear as a drop of rain,
Misty as a cascade,
Painful as gangrene,
Numbing as rime,
Redundant as rhyme....

When at the twilight of life,
You look back a few decades
and reflect, 

“If it were a mistake?”