Time / Poem by Sunita Paul

Poem by Sunita Paul
 
 
Time
 
I watch time pass like
The dying one on the deathbed
For whom all hopes of life are dead
Counting the last leaf from the tree
Waiting for his soul to be free.
 
I watch time pass like
A pregnant mother counting days
When will her newborn make it’s way
The wait is meaningful and has it’s own worth
For there’s nothing more precious than the baby’s birth .
 
I watch time pass like
A soldier’s wife waiting for the homecoming of her husband
Here time stands still as uncertainty is at every end
She doesn’t even know whether he will come alive or frozen to death
But she waits untill her last breath .
 
I watch time pass like
The wrinkles on the skin
The weary smiles, the fine lines on the neck or the crooked chin
Each one has a story untold
The time machine takes us to memories precious than gold .
 
I watch time pass like
This quarantine
When will I again smile and shine
Is the dead end a dream or is it’s rushing close
Time seems to standstill and our heartbeat slows .
 
©®Sunita

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