I say ; this is my house ,
I say ; this is my car ,
I say ; this is my farm ,
and so much wide and far ……
I am a rich man !
my house painted in zinc
silver bronze and gold ,
every inch of my ceiling and
every inch of my wall ,
mysteries unfold , 
of exotic collections
of lamps and barks
antiques and jewellery
and stories untold !
I have earned a fortune
and want more money ,
for people to envy
my belongings so many !
my achievements multifarous
I certainly stand apart !
but I am not a snob
I mingle a lot …..
yet I love to cry foul
to save my gold pot ,
deep in my heart
I boast and am uncanny ,
as I count my earnings
in bills and penny ,
I met God one day
on my way to work ,
He asked me
what I value the most ?
what I would love to keep
and forgo the rest ?
I replied in haste ,
I want my villas
and cars and riches
name and fame
and golden beaches ,
He blessed me with all ,….
but took away my sleep ,
my peace and my health ,
all in one sweep ……!
He took all of it away ,
gifted it to a worthy
who had just a penny !
God had asked this mortal
who had just a penny ,
what does he value ?
and regrets , if any ?
he had replied ,
” I treasure the green grass
and clear blue sky ,
which make my bed post
beautiful and high ,
studded with stars
and round silver moon
the morning alarm
with heavenly tune ,
of chirping birds
and leaves pruned ,
beating heart
One with you !
as you are the conductor
you are the musician
you are the percussionist and
You are my obsession ! ”

(© Dr. Swati A Gadgil , All Rights Reserved .)

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About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

3 thoughts on “Obsession

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The author renders a vibrant helter-skelter ride with customary inimitable poetic elan. A work that leaves the reader gasping for philosophical air at the end,though this reader is left feeling that the final four lines over egg the proverbial pudding.

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