Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Last Days

Walking down memory lane one day

Since I know my days are numbers,

I asked myself if the balance sheet

Satisfied me.

No, it didn't give me contentment,

As we are trained to look only for joy

Forgetting to accept the fact that

Sorrow is a part of this life.

Today, as I am nearer the exit,

I understand that even the rude balance sheet does not matter.

Battle-weary was I, but am so no longer

As all battles are now over.

Standing quietly in the twilight,

After giving up all that is meant to go

Sooner or later,

I am waiting to embrace rest

Without the terror of battles anymore.

Call me an escapist, if you so wish;

But I am what I am, and my life and my death

Are my very own.


KParthasarathi said...

Excellent.It is applicable for one and all.Happiness and sorrows are the two sides of balance sheet.If at the end of the day, we have a surplus of good deeds to our account, our life is well spent

A New Beginning said...

Beautifully written Ayesha!! Totally amazing :)

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks a lot, Parthasarathi and Sana. Have a nice day :)

Whirlwind said...

Very well expressed!!

Cyrus Rumi said...

Enjoyed reading this post!!!!

Have a great day, sister!


Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks, Swetha and Cyrus. Have a nice day :)

Aparna V.S said...

beautiful ayesha