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I am a Mute Witness to the Passage of Age and Time

by Dipak Himatsingka

I am a mute witness to the passage of age and timesilhouette
Witness to the changing colours and hues of life
I have seen the thumping strides of the victorious
Now reduced to seeking help to even take a step.

I have seen those eyes that shine with power, which once
stunned onlookers
Now shed tears of helplessness and fear.
I have seen those hands of steel, which broke boulders
with just a twitch
Now tremble like the leaves of an aspen tree in a storm.

Those lips and the voices I have heard, which echoed the lightning in the sky
Now dulled to silence forever and shut
With all in his lap, the youth, the strength and wealth
bestowed on one by the maker.

Even then I have been witness to a man so lifeless, so dull.
Do not, my friends, feel proud and vain on date
As I have also witnessed helplessness with the passage of time and fate

My friends heed my advice and seek solace
In helping those in need, if you can
For I have seen so many inflict pain
Which doesn’t help but goes in vain

Dipak Himatsingka
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    Sudhir Sharma September 8, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Enjoyed your philosophical poem!!

    Aren’t we all “a Mute Witness to the Passage of Age and Time” ? I could have added “helpless” in the line as we have really no control on passage of age and time!! Your last couplet is a great advice but how many will listen??

    Dwarika Agarwal October 18, 2015 - 8:48 am

    Enjoyed your poem very much. You have probably written some more. I would love to read them.


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