– Gauri Shankar Prasad
I looked at her, I craved for her,
She was so appealing, I even prayed for her,
I could feel her need, I begged for her.
Not even a glance and she went on her way,
As if I was some toddler, whom she sees everyday.
I was determined, I didn’t give up.
I ran , I walked, I even crawled half dead,
Just to find out that she was yet ahead.
When I couldn’t take more, I cried from behind,
“Dear, Oh Dear! Do you take me for a crook?
Am I that unpleasant, unworthy of your look?”
Off on her way,she replied faintly,
“O traveller!, you must have mistaken me for someone,
I won’t pause for you as I have paused for none.
Many have come and many have gone,
‘Time’, they call me, I don’t belong to any one.”
With a heavy heart, I had to return,
Cruel, she was, she couldn’t even turn.
Ah, time, she was and she belonged to none.
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