What have you done!

Hell found me dead,
While I was asleep in my bed,
They came to pick me up in a group of four,
Told I am not allowed to live any more…

Their faces – black, teeth- red in blood,
Dragged me through a path full of dirt and mud,
Shocked, confused, taken aback, I started to scream,
Couldn’t think if it was a reality or a dream…

I was only told that I am being taken to a place so creepy,
Skeletons would be hanging and vampires would be greedy,
“What have I done”, I dared to ask,
Pleaded to remove the death mask…

Look at me – I am just a 33 year old, begging you,
Please let me go back to my wife and a son of two,
Never have I cheated, lied or committed a sin,
What have I done to deserve this brutal thrashing..!!

Neither did I smoke or drank too much,
Nor do I remember having met with an accident as such,
Can’t even recall being diagnosed with a major medical problem,
What else could be the reason for an end so random..?

I tried convincing them, that I have to return to my world,
Need to do a lot of stuff before I am buried or burned,
There is so much pending on my bucket list,
Always postponed those tasks, thinking I am here to exist…

To all those people who I have taken for granted,
Need to tell how much they were loved & wanted,
Then there are those, who I have hurt and made them cry,
Need to say, ‘I am sorry’ and a final goodbye…

So many things to try, tons of books to read,
Hundreds of places to travel, so many hapless to feed,
Wondering what was I doing all this while,
Looks like those days and years were a sheer waste of time…

Suddenly, all four of them, together, started to speak,
Disrupting my thoughts, tears flowing down my cheeks,
They had a different style of saying things in their own way,
Only in whispers I could hear – life gave you a second chance everyday…

Other than that, they didn’t mention anything,
Left me pondering, crying and tormenting,
I was busy planning my life, as if; it was just the beginning,
Unaware of the fact that time had come for happy ending…

When death comes, it doesn’t display a statutory warning,
Neither does it give an explanation nor justified reasoning,
Dare, dance, love, forgive, fly, go out in the sun,
Before you are compelled to think, “What have I done?”.


Of kept & broken Promises.

Life never promised you anything, but people did
Day after day, ever since you were a kid
Some said they will never leave you
No matter what, they will always believe you

Some said they will always be around
From ‘reaching for stars’ to ‘touching the ground’
What happened to ‘Till death do us part’
Sharing secrets, acting crazy, mending broken heart

Some said they won’t ever cheat you
Won’t lie, won’t forget, won’t ever mistreat you
Those promises of being in touch
Teary-eyed goodbyes saying “Don’t miss me too much”

Some said they will see you once in a while
That they will walk with you for thousand miles
Blame it on people, distance, destiny or time
Not every story has a happy ending, not every poem rhymes

I don’t say they were all sweet lies
Because things change and time flies
Accept that you haven’t always been on the receiving end
You’ve made your share of mistakes without having much to defend

People come and people go, leaving behind stories,
It’s important what you do with those random memories
You can either cry over it & feel bad,
Or simply say “It was nice what we once had”

Everyone is bound by their own limits
Not everything remains forever, you have to admit
Least you can do is be thankful for those beautiful rides
And value them who never left your side

Because there are people, who never judged or put a label,
When almost everything else was unstable
There are people who will always love you unconditionally
Whether you are broke, sick, unreasonable or just plain silly.