A Deserved Sleep
You will surely wake me up, O Deathless Tide, if you were to break against the rocks comforting me,
by Ravinder Kumar Soni
Then the noise of the soaring cracking waves will not allow me to sleep till you recede;
I have just gone to sleep to forget my world that has pricked and teased me for a very long time,
It is the same world that includes you and me.
You know my plight, O Tide!
I cannot ask the wind to calm the sea opposing my efforts to touch the other side,
I cannot even stall a transfer of the stir raised by any living group;
The amity that once existed between roaming warring hordes did not last,
My falling asleep in the rocky cove is my eager search for the same endearing peace.
It is known you cannot guide me or relieve my pain,
But you can spare my perch and let me be in the dreamless sleep of my design;
You too are unable to wish away the generating forces that make you move and contribute
And keep the vast sea, your support, and mine, alive, simmering and vigilant;
You do deserve a break,
Maybe you need to sleep more than I do.