Some left me for I no longer had wealth
And some saw me as a burden
With my shrivelling health
Few who remained a little longer with me
Left for no use was I to them
Finally the caravan left
Leaving me stranded in the path of life.
Yet I did not feel scared.
I felt a veil of darkness being lifted from my eyes
Illuminating the dark caves of the heart with real colours of life, bereft of any pigments.
While a sheet of cool calmness
Descended over me, healing the wounds that expectations had gifted.
One has to finally exit the gates of life alone, I realised
Even though surrounded in life
With people and things galore.
Thankful was I that the
Doors of truth had opened much before my end
Giving me enough time to shed off the
Ephemaral,the artificial and
the insanity that had clouded my vision for a lifetime.
That is when I felt
I had encountered my soul
As I prostrated before the Almighty
for making me aware of what really mattered in me,
Much before the doors start closing upon me.