Tuesday, April 06, 2021

E - An Epilogue


And one fine morning, there it was
Standing outside the Witch's door
With a promise yet again
To befriend till eternity 
A familiar echo of words
Reverberating from the days foregone
That had once ended
Without an epilogue 
Or maybe this too was kind of a sign
Another moment of epiphany possibly 
That to hope for an everlasting vow
Could only but be a bait for the heart
To be trapped again in that labyrinth of hope
But, alas for that stubborn heart's belief 
In all that was infinite or tilted towards it
Like that of eternity and that of hope
And, come to think of it
What if, hope was all but finite
Or even for that matter 
All those promises of eternity
Would life still have turned out to be the same
So, just for that devil called hope
Only for its sole sake
The Witch decided to play host again
To the promise of that thing
Hoping that its wooden bark
Atleast this time, yielded greenery
And if not for eternity 
This one time, maybe 
Whenever that mirage ended
It will end with an epilogue 

PS : This post is posted as part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge for the letter E. 
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April #NaPoWriMo2021 and #ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour


Freshdaisiesdotme said...

Lovely poem of Hope and promises of eternity. The mirage will end with an epilogue! Wow!! The thoughts conditioned me for more reading! Bravo!

Purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful poem. Wonderful imagery.Loved reading it.

Arti said...

Hope is all we have.
Beautifully crafted Ira. Love the light that you shed on the dark, i.e. that which we refer to as the Witch in popular literature.

Srivalli Rekha said...

So beautiful! The flow is perfect with a blend of sadness and hope. What's life without hope, and id we can bring some greenery and delight when hoping, why not ask for it?

Durga Prasad Dash said...

Hope is so illusory. Yet we latch on to it.
Another beautiful composition.

my space said...

You weave magic with your words!

Harshita Nanda said...

love how your poetry ebbs and flows!

Anita Sabat said...

Well expressed, Ira.
Reminded me of a fairy tale- Hansel & Gretel!

Suchita said...

It will end with an epilogue - what a beautiful way to end the poem.

Sonia Dogra said...

Hope and pain...How beautifully you craft them together.

Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu said...

This evoked so many emotions. Loved it.