LIFE … another poem in the same series

I am posting another poem by Dad … it’s in the same series as my earlier post of Dad’s poem on Life … you will find similarities in the writing and the thoughts … the beauty is that these 2 poems were written at least 10 years apart !


By Ramesh D. Garg
(sometime between 1975 – 1979)

Life is a long awaitment
Waiting to be born
Through painful ordeal.

A seedling ready to burst,
A tender plant,
Needing to be nurtured.

An unfolding of unknown
In infinite shapes and shades.

It is a hope
For the night to pass
And day to break.
For the clouds to burst
Into the thirsty earth.

Life is a long scroll,
Rolling out of the mill of nature,
Waiting to be marked,
Inscribed and painted.

An empty container,
Waiting to be filled
And given colour.

A plastic clay
to be moulded,
Shaped and sculptured.

A continuum of movement,
In space and time,
A formless flow of water,
In waves of changing colour.

A sheet of simmering silver,
Like an eternal river
Moving to merge into her lover
The fathomless, the boundless sea.

Life is a long struggle.
An ever-expanding ripple
An existence, striving for essence.

A spark that aflames
Everything into fire.
And burns,
All that is dead.

A current that charges
Everything that it touches.

A ray of light,
Glowing everything that is dark.

A rhythm of movement,
A symphony of sounds.

A smile on rosy lips,
A flower with sweet fragrance.

About Neeraj Garg

Business builder, Change agent, Entrepreneurial professional, Growth seeker .... describe what I do at work. Personally, sometimes talkative and sometimes silent, sometimes completely engaged and sometimes completely detached. Observe and absorb at all times. Write infrequently, but write straight from the heart. Write spontaneously. Write on all things that peek my interest.
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6 Responses to LIFE … another poem in the same series

  1. sanjiv garg says:

    It feels great to belong to thiS great man , my chacHa .there was so much to learn from him,miSsing him


  2. Prakash Gupta says:

    Very inspiring. Am forunate to have memories of him as a kid; mom always talked about his values, determination and intellect. True maverick for his generation.


  3. Ajit says:

    Neeraj – beautiful set of poems and even more beautiful that something as life-affirming as these poems are kept alive by you remembering them in this way…


  4. Kamal Gandhi says:

    Very touched to read these poems and more so by the fact that you have preserved them to be shared with all.


  5. lOKESH gUPTA says:

    Sir- This is really a very Nice poem….


  6. ” Lost memories, Lost forever. But left behind the mark of its presence.. Presence which was there in my past..” Mr. Garg, I felt your pride. Thanks for sharing the mark of his presence in you 🙂


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