Time's Bane!

"Arushi Ahuja"
Image Credit: Magpie Tales: Mag #228
The pointy turrets, the mossy towers,
The arched windows, the doors carved,
The gargoyles standing guard for long
Perched atop the golden gong-
That was struck upon for many a years,
By slaves and servants when master nears,
After a battle or a victory or loss 
from enemy's clutches for no apparent cause!

The silken red carpets thread bare and worn,
The wooden floorboards of teak adorn,
Staled by age and many a footsteps,
some in hurry, others in fest,
Of little children and servants and princes,
Of master himself, his wife or mistress,
All climbing to the splendid halls above 
Of glory, riches, royalty yet no love!

I walk the same stairs today 
where many a Kings walked some day,
In the hackneyed castle of years ago,
The gargoyles failed to save the slow
Rusting of its bejewelled rails,
The cracked and broken chandeliers,
The fine cashmere worn out curtains,
From the evil clutches of Time's Bane!


Written for Magpie Tale : Mag 228!


31 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem about the passage of time!

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  2. I like the history of the place you evoke here.

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  3. I wish to witness the grandeur of the bygone era.

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  4. I loved the history of this - very engaging indeed!

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  5. REALLY beauiful and nicely done. You wove that so well, like the carpet on the stairs itself.

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  6. This feels vividly alive, excellent magpie!

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  7. Obviously the place had seen better days which now lies derelict! Wonderful write Arushi!

    Hank

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  8. A nice story poem, I enjoyed it.

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  9. Time's a bitch. I need it and I hate it too.

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  10. Thats one strong statement to make cosmo for something that you need...

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  11. You stormed this Bastille in style !

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  12. Time does bad things to everything and everyone. Great write!

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  13. I like the exotic you felt in the steps...

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    1. Yes... I rrmember I wwnt to a 50's fort once and it was the most royal feeling ever...

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  14. liked it so much...........I do think this way sometimes when we go on trips to such places....wonderful!!

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So much time I spent writing this... Leave me here the words on your lips!!