THIS LIFE

(villanelle poem)
Zindagi aur kuch bhi nahin, teri meri kahaani hai
(Life is nothing more but the story of you and me.)

This life is a story of you and me:
What’s in it that makes it so difficult
For us to sever bond of harmony.

In the beginning it wasn’t easy
How we dated each other as adult;
This life is a story of you and me.

Sometimes we talked about dreams endlessly
Of places, and then suddenly find fault
For us to sever bond of harmony.

Fantasies were beyond what we could see -
No turning back, only a somersault;
This life is a story of you and me.

When an empty dish would share our pity
We plaited our hopes, dreams not by default
For us to sever bond of harmony.

Oft times we toured the world, city by city
Not knowing we’d come to an abrupt halt
This life is a story of you and me
For us to sever bond of harmony.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
Our world

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