Tuesday, 15 March 2011

To Meet and Depart...

Have you ever wondered
how strangely beautiful it is-
the way people meet and depart?

It’s like little soap bubbles- hundreds and thousands of them-
forming and disappearing like they never existed-
leaving behind their soft wetness on your palms
to remind you that yes! They did exist!
And it’s like those millions of stars in the night sky-
each one far away from the other-
and yet-
each one so near to the other…
popping into our vision somewhere between their beginning and end…
lighting up the black void, if only for a while…
and deftly merging into the sunlight- tip-toeing out of your lives-
only to subsist somewhere else in someone else’s sight.
And people are like the roads that we travel upon-
helping us move from one point in time and place to another-
giving us company for that particular distance in our life for which they were destined
and then leaving us behind or being left behind-
whatever be the case-
to show some others their way through life-
while we move on with our journey- travelling on yet other roads.
Some that we walk upon everyday…
some once in a while …
and some….once in a lifetime…
some with pits and manholes…
some with trees shading the sides….
some busy with traffic..
some solitary for life..

And isn’t it beautifully strange how people meet and depart? ?.....

~Almas Shamim


shshshsh said...

The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Turns Ashes--or it prospers; and anon,
Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face,
Lighting a little hour or two--is gone.

Rubaiyat - Omar Khayyam.

When i read your post these are the lines that came into my mind. Keep writing...

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

wow.. the words are so nice...
i havent yet read rubaiyat...
hope i get the time to read it.. :P

Now reading ... "Adultery" by 'Paulo Coelho'.



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