Saturday, May 24, 2008

When You and I...

(Written on May 22nd, 2008. )

A bright sunny day, the gentle breeze brings
Me the scent of summer flowers from those far away hills
I remember those days when you and I
Lazed on those hills, just soaking up sunlight....

The whiny black clouds begin to weep
I smell the first drops touch the sunbaked street
I remember those days when you and I
Danced in the rain, all drunk and wild....

Fluffy white snowflakes fill my window sill
The kettle makes me coffee to keep away the chill
I remember those days when you and I
Drank jugs of coffee and talked through the night....

Everything I see, everything I do,
Always brings me back to thoughts of you,
For the times that we shared, you and I,
Are by far the best I've seen of life.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Greatest Thing Man Ever Made

(May 3rd, 2008.)

Mighty big pyramids, long great walls,
And bombs that can in a minute ground them all,
Rockets to the moon and far far beyond,
But he made the greatest of them all when he made God.

In his mind and in his shape
Man made God, in many a name.
Hail the genius, for no one doubts
The story man made that God made us!

The bitterest of hatred, the noblest of deeds,
The most baseless of fears, the most hopeful of dreams,
If, are all inspired by just God's name,
Is He then not the greatest thing made?

I apologize if this poem hurts anyone's sensibilities. I am not an atheist, but I strongly suspect that the concept of religion as it is today is completely made up, for man's convenience. In any case, resolving the debate about the existence or non-existence of God is beyond the scope of this blog post.

This post also reminds me of another poem from a long time ago, that, surprisingly, takes the exact opposite stand. Suffices to say that my views on life have changed drastically since then. While I do not subscribe to what is said below anymore, I thought it'd be a good idea to archive another old poem on this blog.

The Play
(August 6th, 2006.)

I knew not why the precious things of life
For no good reason were taken away
I knew not when in utter despair
How a stroke of luck came my way

I wondered how two strangers sometimes
Fit each other perfectly like a jigsaw
Or how two people, brothers for years
Killed each other one fine day in a war

Flustered by the mysteries of life
And brooding over these questions one day
I remembered what I should never have forgotten:
We are all just actors in a play!

Our Master essayed a complex plot
And picked actors for each role
He gave each one their part of the script
But how it all fits, He alone knows

I trust He knows what's best for me
So I question not why the play this way goes
All I must do is play my role
As best as I can, because my Master willed so.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Last Goodbye

Completed on April 30th, 2008.

We said goodbye one last time.
My eyes, that once spoke out loud
Better than any word or rhyme
How deep and tender her I loved,
Today are just mute and cold
In her a stranger they behold.

For, brave is my girl, strong is her heart
But not strong enough to see mine writhe.
Slaves of fate, as we for ever part,
For another day I shall save my cry.
Oh, love her I did, as true as I could,
But part we must, as strangers would.