I need time

I need time
To heal, to dream,
To ponder, to contemplate
And to bid my soul to dance
To the many wicked beats
Of my broken heart!


I need time,
To hide my smiles,
And the twinkling stars
That glitter in my eyes
When the magic of this world
Tickles my senses
To the extent of having me
Run urgently for cover
Towards the darkest cover of my room;
There where nothing and no one
Can come to see me gasp
For fresh air in a world
Polluted by karmic cycles!

I need time,
To shed tears
While regretting all the goodness that I missed in life
And all those to whom I could not bid goodbye
As well as for every harm that I caused to others!

I need time
To breathe
And to learn to smile again
As genuinely as would babies upon gazing at
Their zealous mother’s gaze upon them!

I need time
To piece the broken pieces of my heart together
Into a dazzling and mystifying puzzle
Which shall remain unsolved
For as long as I would want it be so!

I need time,
And for now,
I can only remove the batteries
From my wall clock
To allow myself
An eternal dive into the sea
Of contemplations!

1 thought on “I need time

  1. Amita Paul

    A profound reflection on the messy nature of real life where the poet sees the mere availability of more time to process the complexities of reality as a panacea for all the ills that beset her , which is a questionable assertion . Some of the lines and phrases are memorable :
    There where nothing and no one
    Can come to see me gasp
    For fresh air in a world
    Polluted by karmic cycles!

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