Not This Time



Similar has happened before.
Please! Not again I cry.

I have seen dear ones leave.
Fate, don't be so cruel! I cry.

Cruel, more to me or them?
Not me, I know! Still I cry.

As each one of them went away, I died in part.
Why do they have to go? I cry.

A sun that rises will set I know.
But please no eclipse! I cry.

I look at her smile.
I know I am blessed to know her! I cry.

I need a lot of time to know her well.
Please don't end this before me! I cry.

But give her time to know life well,
I beg and force a smile, I don't cry!

- Subodh