Where is My Strength?
Where is my strength? Where is it?
In the flowing waters of the holy river, in the gilded pillars of eternity
Or the buried bones of the long dead?
Oh the name engraved on my soul! the age old sagas of courage and battle fierce told and retold;
The heroic wars and bloody trails;
Towns plundered , thousands slaughtered,
The golden crown dazzled with honour?
Or the words of wisdom ,the verbal fencing matches that chastised and subdued many a victims…
Hurts and humiliations hurled at them, through nasty abuses and newly found slang.
With books and pen, tools of learning and temples of education
The bridges I made, the hurdles I laid
And forgot the ingredients of which I was made
The chains of civilization…where are they?
The tools of modern technology,
the Googles, the Twitters and Facebook
Millions sharing the common platform
Or being an island with ocean all around?
The armors of gold, the palatial chambers,
Is it the number of cards I hold, the My possessions,
My luxuries, indulgence as never foretold…
Or the shallow praises and false applause
As I drive across those barren fields;
I dash, I dive, I jump , I glide,
I fall, I rise…
The speed is my strength
If I could bridge the rift and prevent the conflict
Relive my journey, trod the path and miss the goal
Behold ! what I see, the blossoms in my hand
grief in theirs…
The hunger-stricken children, the ailing millions
the disillusioned youth, the ailing generation,
Empty vessels, Extinguished hearths
Unfinished dreams, uninspired wings!
But to me , my glory, my life , my desire
Ah ! victory, I am the emperor
Rest is a lost Empire.