Youth Voices

Curvature of Life

Curvature of Life, a poem by Muhamamd Shahrukh Khan

Source: amazedio.com

Source: amazedio.com

At 16, she smiled,
I was a bud of shyness,
Exceptional was reply as I turned away my face,
What was I thinking?
At 25, she kissed her groom.
I was a stud of failure,
Exceptional stare with a squint face
And I knew what was I thinking!
At 34, she walked in the park with her two kids
I was a man of utter silence,
Exceptional sigh and a head down,
Yes! I know what you are thinking.
At 43, she cried; divorced,
I was a man of shock!
Exceptional heart of mine with a pity.
Where did it all go wrong?
At 52, I never saw her,
I was man of concern/no concern,
Exceptional was my curiosity,
Where did she go?
At 61, she sits in dismay
I was an old pa of three.
Exceptional was my courage,
As I finally smiled back and said, “Hey!”
(MS Khan)