Sunday, September 25, 2011


A very old poem. Had lost it and found it thanks to my friend Soujanya Mandadi who preserved it somehow.. :).. An honest effort at overcoming the inner darkness and shining in the basking glory that the almighty showers upon us. Have fun reading it :)

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It was a drastic and catastrophic sight,
The darkest of all nights.

I thought I was going to die of fright,
I believed this was the last time I would see the light.

I was broken from within. Bitterly disappointed again,
Why from my mistakes could I have never gained?

I thought frantically and came with no reply,
I willed to end it all in one final try.

One jump from the top was all it would take,
To end this infinitive misery for heaven's sake.

I took the jump in submission, losing all alternatives in sight,
The jump took all my remaining courage and might.

I had given up to the life I once adored setting any disappointment apart,
All the sweet memories of life flashed past me like little treasures that depart.

But when I thought life was about to fade,
I thought I saw a hazy jade.

I felt the tight grip of a luminescent hand,
A force so strong that helped me land.

I felt like God had embraced me,
And shown me the way to be.

His words filled me with hope and delight,
My worries and apprehensions were out of sight.

I got up startled; gasping for breath; it was a dream,
But it showed me what God was trying to mean,

The value of my life was highly justified,
I thought I should never have given up and cried,

The hope that filled me was comparable to none,
I felt within me, a latent rising sun.

His unparalleled divinity put me on the right way,
And now I'll go on happily till I finally fade away...



Atul said...

depth n maturity....

Sahil Kaul said...

I'm happy you could perceive it that way :)