hope

July 3, 2008
By mriganka panjwani, Vizag, ZZ

The dark shadows of sorrow crept in my mind
Cold disappointment sliding through
Defeat and tears turn me blind
And every step in my journey i rue.

Failures overshadow my travelled path
Conscience begs me to relinquish
Somewhere deep inside my heart
I hope and pray and cry and wish

If only i could taste the sweetness
of victory i deserve
If only life hadn't witnessed
Such unpleasant a swerve

Then again a flame comes alive somewhere within
Feeble, timid and yet it burns
Under uncertainity it remains hidden
And faint hope it discerns.


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