A Way Out

I am languishing in the today that is not of my choice;
I am made to wait for the dawn of a new bright day
That will certainly rise only to remind me of this day spent
Not learning the lessons that make up my past,
The past made up of yesterdays that can never return.

Sitting at the edge of the fluid freely flowing time
I am left to dip in its depth my right-hand forefinger
And without raising any ripples on its surface
Try to trace
Impermanent patterns that I alone can read
No meaning derived can be ignored
The future holds new meanings and a firm resort
And therefore, by itself validates my wait.

by Ravinder Kumar Soni

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We do not realise how precious time is until we feel we are running out of it.
Sitting at the edge of the fluid freely flowing time I am left to dip in its depth my right-hand forefinger....wonderful poetic expression! A beautiful poem (10)
The two stanzas are beautiful in two different ways; the first one introduces the thoughts spiraling in the poet's mind about the present and the past, the second validates the poet's conviction that it is worth to wait patiently for the future which 'holds new meanings and a firm resort'. Congratulations on this wonderful poem being selected the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
An excellent write, Ravinder. Congratulations.
Excellent poem Ravinder..congratulations for poem of the day..
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