It has been raining for three straight days now It has something to do with the constant sound Of rain falling on the windows and ledges On drooping leaves And tin roofs That springs forth sudden bouts of existential sadness From the very dungeons of my being It is almost as if I have lived many lifetimes And yet There are seeds in me that are yet to sprout And await the causality of death To cure this cycle of inconsequential living! ---- Readers: This is not a poem on Depression. As per Indian scriptures the life that we live is an illusion and full of existential strife. Spiritual journey begins with the appreciation of existential sadness beyond temporal joys and sorrows.
I visit her chat window now and then And it feels like an ode to a Tombstone And as I walk among the dead lines That were once alive with our love I can feel the grass of time grow Steadily, under my very feet. Maybe next year, on her birthday I shall scroll through here again And until then I will leave these lines here As an elegy To what was once living And breathing But is now very dead.