Time

How enigmatic you are!
You can't be touched
But can be sensed,
As if a phantom existence.
You flow like a river
And we are supposed to swim
In the name of survival.
Your journey began
Long before all the creations,
With a destiny to move ahead
Without any halt.
You put me
In absolute bewilderment
When I think about you!
Are you a creator's creation?
Or you created yourself!

How powerful you are!
Being a sole witness
Of all the rise and fall,
You control
Every thought and action.
You can turn
The truth into lie;
We address it - 'situation demands',
But you are the situation maker.
You force the life
To be ever changing and dynamic.
Even some eternal values
Are fighting a lost battle
With you, to protect their eternity.
To me, you are the most
Awe inspiring entity ever.

How contrasting you are!
With fierce cruelty
You inflict wounds;
With gentle serenity
You heal those wounds.
Sometimes you are remembered
As the sweetest memory,
Sometimes you offer us
Distasteful reality.
Sometimes you put us
In a mournful aura;
Sometimes you offer us
Delight in plethora.
To me, you are
The archetype
Of any capricious entity.

Very often in vacant mood,
I wish if I could
Maneuver your motion;
Then I could have edited
My life.
Yet I owe you my existence.

by Samya Bose

Comments (1)

Seeing last stanza, it seems that you have added some magical pearls to your thoughts........and welcome to the eternal platform of POETRY..