"True Life" 10th May' 2000
(Published in my book 'From the Silence Within' available in Crossword and via Amazon, uRead websites.
Will I mark my time unheard, unwept, unsung?
Will I like all the others before me, simply be washed ashore?
Or will I ride over the currents; and the striking waves.
Plummeting, pummeling against jarring rocks.
Reach out onto distant lands and shores.
I can feel the tide sweeping over the sand.
Dragging me, drowning me at times.
Will I manage to get a foothold?
Fleeting thoughts of rest and heavens beckon me.
But how can I lie down, while so much is yet to be accomplished ?
And those deep blue seas no longer fill me with awe.
For I know I have to dive deep down below.
Swimming, diving, searching the yawning depths.
I am sure one day I’ll find those precious quaint pearls.
And living, swimming; managing to keep afloat.
I realize what this means to be of True Life …
© Madhavi Sood alias Madhavi Mohandas 2012.
Published in my book ‘From the Silence Within’
Available via Amazon, uRead, Bookchums sites and in Oxford and Crossword book stores PAN India.