A Ship On The Sand

I bought a perfect picture
A ship sailing on the sand
Surely safe and had lustre
Cannot be sunk or wrecked

It was nicely placed on a spot
From where it can be seen clearly
For as long as one wishes to see
From all sides, that too, closely

But, when I took notice of it
It wasn’t at its right place
Wasn’t a perfect picture, either
It was an illusion and a disgrace

This marvel had to be in the sea
Drifting, tossing on watery waves
Facing tempest, facing calmness
Decoding sea’s fury and its joys

I want my ship on water again
Navigating along in all weather
Braving rough sea, finding direction
Let it reach a trench or a harbour

When I know my limits….
When destiny plays its part…..
For how long can I deceive myself?
For how long a myth will be a reality?

Copyright (c): Nikhat Bano
New Delhi, India. November 14, 2016.
Image Credit: FB

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About Nikhat Bano

I am an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Instructor by profession. I love to write romantic and spiritual poems and I find a great sense of relief after penning down my thoughts on paper. It has now become a passion for me and will continue as long as I live.

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