a poem by Rohit Verma

Nostalgic by choice
Looking back on vista of ‘Rising Sun’
Life was verdant
Love sacrosanct
Unable to win in scrimmage-
Between soul and mind
Sanguinary battle
Heart wins – as always
Feigning happiness
Inordinate passion insatiable-
Grows with time
Raison D’etre not in sight
Resurge to requite-
But eon tempest stretches
Decimated by regnant passion
Fantasizing what could never be born!
But must you ostracize
From pallid culture
The self imposed shackles-
Must break
And fly you
To the boundless sky
To mark your love
On marble of time.