Time and Mind

a poem by Gaurishankar Chemudupati

The screen of time shall hang ever
Between morning and evening,
One side white and black on the other!
The mind of man is akin to it
In appearance clean and polluted within!
A book or mind, by their appearance
Cannot be judged good or worthy!
Gauge not the mind by words spoken in gaiety
But by the deeds that speak of piety!
With time the mind may change,
With change of mind, time not derange,
But follows the rotation of day and night!
For the mankind it is to decide
Changes in mind as with changing events coincide!