Halo


 

I wanted to bask in such a light

That I knew would leave me blind

Selfish wasn't I to set my sight

On the 'selfless halo' nobody could find

Infected I might have been a slight

But infectious - no, don't be so kind

Looking forward to a memory or two of twilight

Knowing there was nothing to lose till I lost so much behind

Hello and Goodbye!
I already lost my way, sigh,
Curse the one who taught me stars!
I can't even look up to say 'why these scars?'.
Time can't fly back to the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot,
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each prayer accepted and each wish resigned.

- Subodh

(sorry, the first two lines are from a friend's work and the
last three are from Alexander Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard')