Thursday, June 13, 2013

Little Green Wings

So fragile and feeble it looked
The little black head,
And the petite green wings
which sustained its existence

It just sat there motionless
Rooted to its spot,
As I tried to capture it live
With my camera’s lenses

A nudge and a gust of air
Weren't enough to make it sway,
It just stood there, proud
And made me sit and ponder.

I thought of its life span
The very little time it had,
And how it remained unperturbed
Unlike countless others I knew

There was no haste
It had nowhere to go visit,
No commitments to be kept
Or desires to be met

It was content and so at ease
Sitting there awaiting its destiny,
Never will I know if it had been told
That it was to perish, but in a day

The sun went down and rose again
The green wings stayed,
Serene and unruffled, in a form so lifeless
But you would never know the difference

It had passed on
Without much ado,
Whether anyone cared
I guess we will never know.

I talked to someone recently who told me death freaks him out. He who thinks there is so much to lose in death; people you love, ambitions, things you haven't seen, you haven't done, places you haven’t gone to. Thought of you while writing this :)
Shot at SBT, NIT C a couple of weeks back :)


Manish Muralidharan said...

I like I like! :)

Death has always been a fascination to me. But the only perseverance is that I should die without any regrets!

Lakshmi said...

@ Manish : So glad you liked it.
There was a point I was trying to make. I'm not scared of dying. I am making sure I am living life to the fullest, so that if I die this minute, I will have no regrets.

Manish Muralidharan said...

How much ever we try to deny it, we still are humans. Our bucket-list is never exhausted. There would always be something that we still yearn to try or do or experience! Everyone has some bungee jumping or deep sea diving or rafting to do! That's what I believe.

Lakshmi said...

@ Manish : Of course, we still have our bucket list. But then if you have no clue when you are about to die, it wont make much difference would it? How much you still want to accomplish?
I m not saying one should sit still waiting for the D-day, I meant one should make use of the present in doing what one wants, rather than keeping it for later. Who knows if there is a later?