Saturday, November 19, 2011

THIS VERY LIFE...


Yes, I wish I had a life of no worries…

I wish I had rich parents, great mansions…

And a hundred servants to serve…

I wish I had half-a-dozen young and beautiful wives…

And scores of children from them…

I wish I remained forever young… forever lucky…

Forever on my golden throne,

Right under the canopy of an everlasting full moon…

I wish there was snow in the bright summer…

And drizzle in the cold winter…

I wish I had friends who never deserted,

Neighbors who never argued,

And children who never disobeyed…

I wish I had strength of an Achilles...

The looks of a Cleopatra …

And grace of an Eklavya…

I wish I were born in another planet…

Under another star…

For another purpose…

I wish I had wings of a Falcon…

The heart of an antelope…

And smile of a lovely Saturn.

My planet is this. Earth!

My star is this. Sun.

My life is this. Of joys and sorrows…Of flights and fears…

Of love and desertions… Of scorching heat and biting snow.

I have one wife. Enough!

One son. Enough!

One heart which knows how to love… and love truly. Enough!

I wish I didn’t know how to wish for

A life that was not supposed to be…

This very life, this very life…

Yes, this is enough!


GERALD D'CUNHA

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and yes sir, "I WISH I COULD EXPRESS LIKE YOU DO IN UR POEMS!"

very soothing... very dreamy!

Thank u, sir.

- VINITA DESAI

Gerald D'Cunha said...

This very life... this very life... Yes, this is enough, Vinita.

You DO express the way i DO. That's enough.

Thanks,

Love, GERRY

Yash Sharma said...

You dont want car sir.............

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Oh Yash I forgot that...

I have NO car. Enough!

Love, Sir

AKILESH said...

Sir, Reality is reality. Our miseries come from not being able to see and accept the reality in our life. 'WHAT IS'... is 'WHAT IS'!

Loved the poem. Thanks.

Akil

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Yes Akil, when we are able to see the reality 'What Is" the silence of acceptance falls on our hearts.

Thanks for ur thoughful comment.

Love, Sir

Yash Sharma said...

You Should have atleast one ROLLS ROYCE SIR....none the less....

Gerald D'Cunha said...

One of my very dear students will become very, very wealthy, one day. He has promised to to 'gift' one, the latest...

You know, his name is YASH. YASH SHARMA!!!!

Yash Sharma said...

Thats a Promise Sir.....I hav Promised my DAD one Car to.....