Why is it so?

I feel so lost

Thinking about the future

And mulling the past!


Thoughts go back

To the child I was

Is it really me?

Or a shadow of course


Is it me who loved?

Is it me who lost?

Recalling memories

To quench my thirst


Does my Present

Give me Hope

Do I have the strength?

That I need to cope


There have been setbacks

And also the lone winning

But why do setbacks haunt

And winnings lose meaning


Sometimes the heart wonders

Why am I alive?

What’s the essence of being?

Why do I still strive?


Do the one’s that give up

Go to God’s Heaven

Or is there another Hell

Waiting for them to cave in


Is it easier to combat?

Battles that we understand

Or to fight the unknown

Without anyone to give a Hand


Where will I find me?

In this wide, wide world

Sometimes I don’t know myself

Even when I am mirrored!!


So many pathways beckon me

How do I know where they lead

Mirages galore in this journey

Life leads me, where? Let’s see


Do the one’s that keep the Faith

Meet You on yonder side of Death?

Does Death clear their name

Though Life had been full of hate?


Don’t ever stand in church

With your head bowed down

Nor you ever seek Peace

In any Bible Psalm


Raise your eyes to them

Who lend the weak a hand

More important than pity

Is dignity and encouragement


The world holds them in high regard

Who leave footprints in the sand

Who move away from the beaten path

Testing their strength against the wind


You don’t smoke

You don’t drink

Even if you are

On the brink


Head held high

Maybe you could fly

Putting heroes to shame

Bringing Heaven nigh


Difficulties exist

Why do you resist?

They make you strong

Teaching you to persist


Man, a mere speck

Fate has him by the neck

His sheer Courage invincible

And Will impossible to break!!


Seconds tick by without any meaning

Become minutes stretching into hours

Light goes out and darkness looms

Living seems like an excruciating farce


What does a long day award us

Hours of misplaced efforts wasted

What do we accomplish everyday

Only regret and eyes tired and misted


In our time here do we touch hearts

How many eyes look up to us with hope

Do we appear to them humane enough

Or does our mien shout “he’s a rogue”


Do we give back to time its due

The return gift of every second fulfilled

Does time not feel the emptiness

Of relationships sordid and long dead


Pray, leave me time to find myself

To learn and clear my mirror first

To dig into the depths of my soul

To fathom what is right and just


Forever & Through Eternity!!

You broke my heart, but it was no longer mine                                                                  

It was pledged to you always through time

Your fears drove you away, my destiny

I am still waiting – Forever and through Eternity


Your dreams are mine, to cherish and realize

My aspirations I live only through your eyes

I hope to quell your frustrations, my destiny

I will soothe you – Forever and through Eternity


Everything is fair in love and war

You might have heard the saying, my star

I will abide by you in failure, my destiny

I will make you win – Forever and through Eternity


If you save your love and not give it me

Then the lack would be greater to me

When you consult your heart and mind, my destiny

I will be patient – Forever and through Eternity


I love you with all for and against you

Whatever you offer is a gift and not my due

When your mirth fails to amaze, my destiny

I will still laugh – Forever and through Eternity


When with time you wither and gray

When time hides the radiance of May

When the mood tempest reigns, my destiny

I will pine for you – Forever and through Eternity


All fairytales have happy endings I agree

But the protagonists have to fight to a degree

Why expect our spirits to always win, my destiny

Our love will live – Forever and through Eternity


You talk of tomorrow, even today is uncertain

If we have to drown, let sorrow not be a burden

Let love help us reach the shore, my destiny

I will face storms with you – forever and through Eternity


Those in love never needed the world’s mercy

Their strength was love’s sweet ecstasy

With unspoken words do they talk, my destiny

I will hear you – Forever and through Eternity


If fate took you away from me tomorrow

When you are lost in the maze of sorrow

When you have no one to find, my destiny

I will find you – Forever and through Eternity


I have saved all my love for you dearest

You can have all of it and also my heart

I will embrace death and welcome, my destiny

Knowing you are mine – Forever and through Eternity

By the sweat of my brow!

Hands are all I got

Education I do not know

Pulling hard on the hand cart

By the sweat of my brow


Vehicles racing by

All around me a row

Laying the tar on the road

By the sweat of my brow


Education I do have

But circumstances shallow

Distributing mailers

By the sweat of my brow


How many of us are there

Living our pain in the raw

Are those tears in our eyes?

Or just the sweat of our brow