Oh! Is it really that the sun is setting?

Or I am imagining the play of colours?

I can see the yellow turn orange and orange, red

And I join the wagon of mullers


Someone! Stop the sun, No, don’t go

I am not quite ready for the sunset

I have things to do and say and see

My cup of sunshine isn’t brimming yet


I haven’t yet rocked the cradles

Held the tiny fingers, sung lullabies

I haven’t yet put my head in Mom’s lap

And said my teary Goodbyes


I haven’t gazed at the raindrops

Haven’t heard the whispers of the breeze

Haven’t seen flowers unfold

Haven’t marvelled at the humming bees


Oh there’s so much to be done

To be seen and felt and adored

I don’t want a sunset full of regrets

I want to do now, all that I ignored


This poem formed in my mind when I once had a conversation about what my regrets are in life. Knowing how fragile life is (I am not sure I’ll be alive next instant), regrets aren’t something I would like to carry with me! Live life this instant, who knows something you don’t do today will be a regret forever………….

(My thanks to Ananth and Laasya for being of tremendous help while I was thinking up metaphors for this post)



  1. Tata said,

    March 16, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Good – Good

  2. Ananth said,

    March 16, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Great Effort! You have used the metaphors rather well! The best one is the ‘cup of sunshine’ Absolutely beautiful!

  3. SHAMIT said,

    March 16, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Havent read a poem like this – the verses are still sinking in , very ‘unique’ and of course good is a constant comment! It is also reminiscent of Kabir’s doha: ‘Kal Kare So Aaj Kar…’ and yes it portrays hope that often is the only thing that man clings to.

  4. Prajna said,

    March 17, 2008 at 9:50 am

    wow very good. Pritesh di I like u.

  5. Pritesh said,

    March 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Once again, Karthik’s not able to post comments, so here goes his…..

    Good poem Pritesh ! nice thoughts. Though I did feel one stanza was rather cliched/inappropriate – ‘haven’t gazed at the raindrops’ one.
    Live life this instant – COMPLETELY agree with that !

  6. Pritesh said,

    March 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks everyone, for dropping by and commenting! 🙂 It means a great deal…….

  7. laasya said,

    March 17, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    You know, just as a poem I would say you can do way better, but seen as communicating a message its completely succesful! I liked the cradle verse best :> touched me.

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