By Aparna Bandyopadhyay
Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds
Now that I am four scores and two
All that I had thrust in my locker,
Were withered and had meaning no more.
Those pearls and ruby chockers
The emeralds and diamonds all,
Were only there to win and score.
Those paintings on my walls,
The bone china and silver ware,
Have all lost their shine and glitter.
When I wheel in my chair these days
And glance out of the window,
All that is in the room, is now worthless fritter.
The precious cars and branded watches,
Sit now as worthless junk at home.
My man has left with only his skin.
Left all those prized possessions
That wealth and fortune in liu of time,
Alas! A race that no man can ever win.
Today I am so rich with wealth of giving,
To homes of old and orphans there.
They will thrive and grow when I am gone.
My Locker is filled with laughter and joy,
My prized possession is peace today,
I can gladly say, my duty is done.
About the Author
Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.
She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.