BY THE TIME
-by Anshul Gandhi
This was the first
ever poem I ever wrote.
Though I mentioned before that The Force was my first poem, it
was actually the first poem I ever composed on the computer. From then
on all of my poems till date have been composed on the computer.
But the force was my first ever
poem anywhere. It was written in a more traditional way, on
paper. I guess I was in class 9th or 10th when I wrote this down.
It was definitely done before The Force.
Sure it isn't half as good as the
other poems but then this was the first and hence I won't go
into negating on it :D
It actually represents a lesson
saying that one mustn't sleep through opportunities, like I do.
I have this thing that whenever an opportunity comes up, I take too
long to decide on it and usually end up losing the opportunity due to
timimng-out of the opportunity window. It has happened far too often
now and sometimes I just unconsciously pass out on opportunities.
It's basically because I spend far too much time thinking. Well, it has
its pros and cons :)
So, back to the poem, well,
there isn't much to say other than the fact that it again comes in a
pattern of repetition i.e. it is a collection of 4 phrases. It's
basically 4 X 2 in format.
The even lines represent the
aftermath of delaying a decision based on the previous odd munbered
Nothing much and nothing great,
but yes, it was the first.
time I decided to step on the land below. .
time I decided to flow with the wind. .
decided to finally swim in the seas. .
the time I opened my eyes. .
life passed away.