Thursday, May 4, 2017

Why this dichotomy?

It’s late evening
The body is tired, the joints ache
He’s in no mood for more
He’s had enough
His eyelids droop

How has his day been?
He reflects and nods with satisfaction
Not spectacular, not uneventful
Could have been better
But for things beyond his control

He is ready to sleep
As the birds head home
As darkness envelopes the sky
Nothing more to do
Nothing more to look forward to

He looks around him
People are still in their mornings
Or afternoons
With lots more to do
With lots to look forward to

Why then has night fallen?
Why then is it time to sleep?
Isn’t there an answer?
Will someone not question?
Why this unfair ending to the day?

Life is not fair, not just
Not equal to all
Some have bright days
Others have clouds
Why this difference, why this dichotomy?

2 comments:

Kartik said...

You should write a book Kamal - may be an auto-biography? I mean it, seriously! But of course these things are best done when you feel like doing it, so if there is such a desire, please do it! :)

Kamal Shah said...

Thanks for the kind words Kartik! Will definitely give it a think.