The death-bed of a day
As I try to remember my only love
When the sunset of life is not far now
Wild, bright, the colors blended in row
Forming a magical hue, fading now.
Darkness closing, now time to go home
Resting in the darkened room quite warm
Lying in the bed with eyes closed to form
Images of love residing in mind’s dorm.
All in the waning light she stood there
A perfect beauty with smile sweet and fair
With her in sight, the life was much fairer
But the time came to bid her farewell forever.
As my summer eve was to wed another man
Many a sunset came and faded in life’s span
After many years an evening came again
In a glance saw her once, there with her man.
That was the last but one sunset of life
The last being in the offing nearly rife.
September 24, 2014
Form: Free verse
First Place win
Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2014