Present Is Present

Present Is Present short poem

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Past, past and gone past
Do they ever anything cast?
They do. They mould.
They shape, they truly cast
The actions of present
And advent future
To be or not to be
To abide or glide.

Comers will be coming
Goers will be going
Men will be living
Living and dying
Dying on bed
Living being fed
They will be lying
Lying on earth
Spying on grave
Fighting like brave
Laughing their mirth
Pleasure to unearth
And glory to crave.

All will then
Inseparably remain
With them to retain
Their sorrow and moan
Moan and grief
The knotted tale warrants so brief.

All are friends
Of men in silence
Who is dumb pretending
And deaf withstanding
Deaf not to hear
And dumb not to bear
The cracks of stone
Which grieves its groan.

The wolves in men
Now live in present
And leave their past
Past to die
And present to belie.
Lo! One more moment is gone
Present is present and past forlorn
On the perrenial path of eternity
Where there is no life nor death.

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Manoj Mishra has been writing in English and Hindi since he was young........the journey still continues. He writes poems, short stories, articles. He is a teacher of English language in a central govt. organisation. He loves appreciating other's creative genius.......लिखना अच्छा लगता है. मन के अंदर उठ रहे तूफ़ानों को "तिनके का सहारा" जैसा. भावों की अभिव्यक्ति को मैं अपना कर्म मानता हूँ. मैं आंग्ल भाषा का शिक्षक हूँ, और बच्चों को अँग्रेज़ी भाषा का सही प्रयोग सीखाना मेरा धर्म. लेकिन कभी-कभी धर्म और कर्म के चक्कर में उलझा हुआ-सा महसुस करता हूँ, "जस क़ुरंग अकुलात" सा. बहरहाल, जीवन क्रम चलता जा रहा है. किसी सकारात्मक बदलाव के इंतज़ार में कभी खुश होकर बच्चों की मानिंद नाचने लगता हूँ, तो कभी मायूस निगाहों से आने वाले कल की दहलीज़ लाँघता हूँ. वक़्त गुजरता जा रहा है. ये कभी रुकता नहीं किसी के लिए. मेरे लिए भी नहीं रुकेगा, मैं जानता हूँ. मैं कोई वख्त का रिश्तेदार थोड़े ही हूँ. बस चलते जाना है इन सब के बीच. और इसीलिए चलते जा रहा हूँ............
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