Theme: Mirror

I Look At Myself

I look at myself

In the mirror

Is it with a sense of pity

Or some kind of horror?

Is it my obsession 

With the self?

Is it looking for appreciation

Or is it some attempt to accept?

I look at myself in the mirror

I see the wrinkles gaining prominence

Do I see my youth slowly waning away?

Am I crossing over to the other side of fence

Where death closes in with life giving way?

I look at myself in the mirror

Am I trying to hold on?

Will I still get my chances

Or is it that my time is gone?

I look at myself in the mirror

I wonder if I have ever known

Was I supposed to have all my limbs intact?

Was I supposed to have a hairful of a head?

Is it not enough and a miraculous act

That all my veins still have in them flowing blood red?


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More By  :  Arup Ganguly

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