A Teaser

Life’s neither a poem nor a tale

Yet the main theme in all.

Breathing alone is not it

Thoughts and feelings count.

If life is a wonder, full of effulgence

It is also a blunder yielding to ignorance.

Some live each day with perceptive ease,

For some it is a wasteful exercise.

Its beginning and end mysterious

Yet to go after it is man’s aim pernicious.

The foiled effort makes his life amuck

To get the impossible is his hallmark.

Elixir and the philosopher’s stone

Ever teasing and tempting him alone.

Shattering his stability and silence

Making harmony a rare essence,

Till finally breath like a candle snuffed

And the rest again in mystery shrouded.

A Poem by Jaya Lakshmi Rao V.