…And the Life Goes On

Days and nights 

hours, minutes and seconds, 

time ticks on, and 

the life goes on. 

 

Each day unfolds 

one moment after the other, bearing 

this joy or that sorrow, 

we live each one, happily or unhappily.

One moment, we rejoice 

about what we get, 

and grumble at the other

over what we don’t. 

This moment or that, 

joy or sorrow,    

time moves on, and 

the life goes on.

 

Disappointment and frustration, 

stress and anger 

don’t seem to leave us alone, 

driving us  rather, to go into frenzy 

round and round, like a dog in his whim, 

chasing its own tail, never getting it, 

just exhausting himself out 

for nothing but frustration and peevishness, as 

the time ticks on,

leaving behind some blank moments, and 

the life goes on.

 

Moving on forward…ahead in life, or 

round and round in circle, 

We strive hard to match

our own heart-beat with that of the time,

tick- tock…tick- tock, and 

the life goes on.

*************

Ashok Misra

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