Drained mind like a tired ballet dancer stood, No more steps can be taken, no more moves to show, Still deep inside amid the shallow paths of mind, That once with brighter glow of romance filled, Ah’ a stranger played hide and seek in a maze.
Turn, turn and turn and a dead end she found, Where she hid and as my mind’s eyes reached, She moved and moved and moved beyond sight, Ah’ my own maze through which she moved, Mind’s eyes fell apart as another turn I know not she found.
Took the lesson that mind in whole I know not, Then I looked and I found a way out of the maze, Stepped out and away from the maze walked, Then I remembered ah’ I remembered I never seen, The face of her, the stranger who played hide and seek.
Drained mind for a way ahead looked but only mirages seen, When looked back I saw, she running away from the maze.
Days of every kind I walked through, As fast as they could light took away the days, Oh’ spring, summer, fall and winter, The days carried me too along, The life that perplexed me as usual, Always changed with the changing days.
From youth to middle age I rebelled with “My ladies”, Images of them in my mind they left, For me to see and cherish, Even when in the darkness they hide. In my mind every one with a name I kept, But many I forgot as ‘much older’ I became, But some from the long lost memories filled in, When a beautiful lady pass me by who bears that name.
The world passed by that bit of time, When images and omens drawn paths, Then deliberately a path I have drawn, Love is the omen through every sense I felt, Only one image in my senses filled, That image I vow to carry the rest of my time.
The image of you that erased every sin of mine, With the purity of love deep in your heart you forged, Just with my image that never stopped smiling.
In circles and cycles time traveled, As morning mist tried hard not to fall, From the blooming trees that danced in morn, Of a new birthed spring where to bind I tried, Hopes buried in the winter frost of youth.
Ah’ life through cycles in circles unraveled, Fortunes and misfortunes, ah’ wilder rides, Eyes always felt as if to stained-glasses glued, As beyond moved the puzzles of romance, For reasons unknown cycles and circles they never felt.
The world around, oh’ the critics and mockers, Gossips and laughs about the loveless life felt, The buried talks and the whispers they know I heard too, Ah’ none carried a spear or a dagger with them, Still all pierced with looks and words that hurts worse.
Circles and cycles oh’ they bent time as one moved, From thoughts to dreams and dreams to reality, Ah’ as along space bent Oh’ nothing stayed same. Dragged along the gossip lines the truth of loveless life, Love, a wonder never ever felt as it lost me to loneliness.
Then the story I turned backwards and sideways to see, As reality has many different faces than one knows, The fortunate and unfortunate buried lot many tears, Oh’ how lucky and peaceful I feel when I know I loved, And how lucky I know you are, when I know you are loved.
The brush into the depth of paints dipped, The palette the symbol of mind’s chaos became, One by one colors mixed and merged on a canvas, Oh’ the sanctity of the painted known, When I saw the loved filled eyes of mine, Perfectly portrayed by her passions.
Silent stayed the light with her image Bound by the flow of our love Love that failed to reach our souls In ripples of the world, Away and away they sailed.
Haven’t you heard the cry from your heart? Haven’t you felt the touch of your own soul? Oh’ how can you hear those cries as lost they are, In the blabbering of the minds around you, Who all in ordurous machinations into your ears, screamed.
Oh’ how many veils you may wear? To hide the love upon your skin glow. How many times away from my eyes you will look? To hide from happiness you and I can have, Then kneel and pray to all doors of heaven to keep our love.
My dear, my dearest the world ah’ just an apparel, Fight not a demon I never was nor a man of material exploitation. As, though from far I hear, the whispers of your soul, A soul that spoke the story of our love that let, Let the ripples of the world sail away and away and away.
Invisible became the brush that painted, Colors once bulked the tubes now part of a masterpiece, The poetry of the poet a million images portrayed, Ah’ all the verses and colors meant a meaning, Meaning of a promise like a jasmin fresh bloomed. Ah’ forget I never will to leave a smile upon your face.