Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Race


I ve been running a long time
A race of whether its yours or mine
It did not matter if my legs were shaking
Or if my mind was numb with all the thinking
I had to run, lest I should be left behind
But I knew not for whom or what to find

I passed by green meadows of fragrant flowers
But I could not pause, nor did I have such powers
I felt myself grow older with each lap I ran
But I could not stop to think why it all began
I had to run, lest I should be left behind
But I knew not for whom or what to find

I heard a few voices, familiar they did sound
I glimpsed a few faces, cheerful and round
Stop and talk whispered my racing heart
No ! shrieked my mind, just run, jump and dart
I had to run, lest I should be left behind
But I knew not for whom or what to find

Another runner passed me, and another followed
Everyone was running, run faster my mind bellowed
It was a race where everyone was running
A little faster, a little further, I had to keep going
I had to run, lest I should be left behind
But I knew not for whom or what to find

The birds stopped chirping, the sun was down
The stars twinkled above me, but I had to look down
The night was silent, no familiar voice, no cheerful face
I paused for a moment reminiscing old days
I had to run, lest I should be left behind
But I knew not for whom or what to find

Perhaps I should stop, and look how far I have come
Perhaps I should walk back to where I started from
The voices, the faces , the reminiscences, make me think
The sun broke through the clouds, my eyes shut and I forced a blink
Another day had dawned , another race had begun..
Stop whispered my heart.. You ‘ve come too far now, cautioned my mind
I had to run, lest I should be left behind, But I knew not for whom or what to find


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