Saturday, 2 January 2016

Musings over a Passing Day

            It's the new year eve again
            And I am happy
            But a little pensive too.
               Silently I hear the clock tick
              And watch the tiny moments
              slip from my hands
               Like grains of sand
                In the hourglass.

               Time ---the mightiest of the mighty
               The subject of  eternal wonder
                wrapped in folds of mystery
                 Defying all human wisdom
                 At defining its peculiar history

                    I, too, often wonder
                    As to how its unseen hands
                     manage this vast universe
                     Its myriad life forms
                     And even insensate things

                     Like a traveller ever on move
                     It goes on forging ahead
                     Turning days into months and years-
                     Centuries and millennia.

                      On what fateful day of yore
                      Did it set out on this unique voyage
                      What undiscovered  continent
                      Is it headed forever to ?

                      And here we are trying
                      To bound its eternal run
                      Into the frames called tenses
                       Past, Present and Future.

                        But where are the lines of  divide
                        or do they at all exist?
                        My mind is dwelling again
                        on this perpetual riddle -

                               About the  nature  of  Time
                               That always seems  beyond
                               The knowledge of human races
                                Through all the ages  gone by

                                As to how its magic wheel
                                carries us always forward
                                Through the cycle of  past and present
                                Onto the ever unknown  future  !


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