Monday, January 6, 2014

Before she sleeps forever...

What she has given,
she hasn't taken in lieu..
the canvas of our existence,
she's filled with her ashen hue..

From the crests of life,
to the troughs of death..
she remains the same forever,
changing the pace of her breath..

Mild gasps at first,
panting deep as we move on..
she breathes life into us,
through the journey and then gone..

Through the chasms of our spirits,
into the crevasses of our hearts..
she starts at the darkest ends,
ends with the brightest starts..

She's spent teary nights,
tiring days living like a blur..
all she wants is to smile once,
before she sleeps forever.

Ashay Abbhi is currently based out of Chennai, India. Enjoying good literature, Sufism and music, Ashay works as an analyst in the field of energy studies, with a specialisation in Oil and Gas. He wields the pen every now and then when his muse visits him, dabbling with writing out a bit of poetry and prose. Ashay is a volunteer with the Red Elephant Foundation, and writes op-ed styled articles for many international outlets on contemporary energy issues and surrounding geopolitical angles, besides also writing poetry and short stories that have been published in many outlets.