Wednesday 27 November 2013

Forever and a Day

Sitting here, infinitesimal
Speck of life in the void of time and space
Less than significant, less than a breath
Now here, now gone –

How easy it is to think oneself
The centre of everything –
Of one’s hopes and desires
As meaning anything at all.

Like statues in the desert worn
To dust by wind and sun
Like conquerors and poets whose work
Crumbled away with the centuries

One day this will end
And all those hopes and wishes and desires
All achievement, will not even be a memory.

                       And yet I remember your kisses,                                           
I feel your embraces
And I will love you
Forever and a day,

When the seasons die and the shades go down
On the years that have passed
Still I will wait to hear your voice
And I will wake in the night
From dreams of you
Crying your name.

Till the last star burns out
Till the end of space and time
I will wait for you
And I will love you
Forever and a day.

Copyright B Purkayastha 2013

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Copyright B Purkayastha 2013