Dad I had Great Desires
Dad, I had Great Desires
Dad, I had great desires:
Traveling Nanjing and Sanmachi Suji.
Stonehenge , Historic Yorkshire and Lake District .
Morocco and Istanbul .
African wilderness in winters .
Pacific and Atlantic , in a giant Titanic-like ship .
Caribbean islands , and Chicago's glimmering nights.
Alexandria , Athens and Rome .
Building big farms :
Cultivating vegetables , growing chicken , cattle , sheep and goats and duck.
Employing poor countrymen , shepherds.
Watched by bear-like dogs
In moonlit and gloomy nights .
That Editor may call it to be like Dr Faustus ;
And you utter madness .
Oh God! I would call these failures as lessons ,
Stepping stones but
This long life seems to me so short --
Slippery as fishes in a hillside stream .
As a hanging icicle melting
In continual drops in sun.
And my beard has begun to grow grey ....
They say it's an indication of age!
Copyright © fayaz bhat | Year Posted 2017
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