So much at Stake!A Poem by Nayan
When to listen, and not to react? How to relish, and not be pained? That I learn by my mistake! Keeping so much at the stake!
When they laughed, with me aloud,
I lagged to infer, in a shade of hate!
‘That they care’ - knocked not the door of my cloud,
As I grieve and lament the path of my fate!
When they talked loud or low,
The ears to my brain tried catching the flow,
Suspicious of the noises that talked of the self!
Disguised my ego! And mistook as my help!
But I never got it so much right
And allowed never, an indication, ever so slight!
That they laughed and shouted for joy to be
They were happy and excited - for me! And for me!
Slightest of fun, in their jokes to see
That they longed for joining, for me to be
And made life lighter, to float and fly!
Alas! (was) always found wanting, to look up the sky!
I love to talk, and I love to play -
For people to mingle, do I need to harden the clay?
When the lenses of my heart, show a blurry haze -
At the footsteps of future, should I brighten my page?
When to listen, and not to react?
How to relish, and not be pained?
That I learn by my mistake!
Keeping so much at the stake!
Sat, 13th Nov, 2010
Early morning 3:50 am
© 2010 Nayan
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
AboutHello, I am Nayan from India. I love Poetry, Philosophy, Photography and Music; and want Goodwill to mankind! I get astonished every moment at the marvels of science and space... Let me travel.. more..
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