Sunset and Music – Elated Feelings
Like shards of a crystal, I once broke,
Is the peril that haunts me.
Oh, how the blood oozed across my skin;
‘Red’ was all I did see.
Suffocated by the sound of voices
That keep speaking from my mind,
I’m afraid I’d forget to breathe
Before any solace that I find.
“It won’t end like this!” I say
And subject me do penance.
“It won’t be long; I must!” I say,
Hoping to end all the nuisance.
Days pass by,
Each moment felt like a lifetime tenure
Like bitter medicine,
Necessary, but the only cure.
At last, I felt it;
My time was done.
The clouds had cleared
And I saw the sun.
Each breath, so forth
Drew me closer and closer
To all, I was made for.
I triumphed in all I did, over and over.
Then I said to all,
“It is not how often you fall,
But how often you push the earth
To make the world know your worth.”
The past is gone, the future’s here;
As I live this moment, another seems to appear.
Time is like the waters flowing downstream,
We drink only a portion of it at a time.
We don’t dwell in the waters that flow further down;
We do not dwell in the waters that approach us.
We focus on the water that can be cupped by our hands
As that is what that quenches thirst.
Why then do we dwell in our past?
Why are we anxious about our future?
When we know that the present will matter the most,
Why do we let go of our grasp?
Life at this juncture,
Whispers in my ear;
Tells me a story I didn’t expect,
Fills me up with fear.
Little did I know,
Life would be this way.
Dark and cold, like Blizzard,
No sun, no ray, no hope.
But then I felt a tap
On my shoulder, it was.
Be gentle she told me.
This too shall pass, just because
It has to.
Destiny does not speak
But comes whenever unasked.
Your life’s not a tale of doom,
You just need it unmasked.
I lay there with my thoughts,
My mind alights like the stars.
It was an elixir, it was her-
She healed me from all my scars.
When we’re both ready,
Sufficiently, for each other,
Heavens would think it’s time
Like there couldn’t be another.
A time to let their story for us
Be declared complete;
A time they think it’s right
To watch it all happen;
Take a backseat.
A story I may not be able to enunciate,
But feel every moment like the last.
You are someone I never lost hope for,
Though terrifying in the past.
My fingers tuck the streaks of hair
That fall over your eyes, right behind your ears.
Your eyes would smile at me,
In a way that wasn’t meant just for your peers.
You understand me even before I say a word,
But you hear me out.
(It’s as if you could read my mind.)
Overwhelmed I am,
There’s nothing we couldn’t talk about.
I play your tunes on my strings;
How attentively you listen!
As if each song was your favourite;
You couldn’t think of another, then.
Your companionship sets me free
From all that I thought was once impossible.
It’s Just You I want,
I could never find anyone more loveable.
The Heavens are happy with what they created
When they see us looking up at the starlit sky.
It’s Just You I need,
Today, tomorrow and any day that could ever pass by.