A poem on how it feels when you understand the value of something you took for granted; but that thing is slipping away from you.
The subject here is a dying person, who finally realises the value of the precious life he had. He merely existed, never lived.
I’m tired, not with fatigue
But with life in general.
I can gather not what I do
Or where I am.
Asphyxia is killing me, for I
Am out of breath, waiting for
Death to come and take me away
To an uncharted destination.
Keep me awake for I feel
As though I am slipping away
Into the vast realm of sleep
I’m too tired to get up and fight
My way back into the world.
The world with all its beauties
Keep me awake because I want
To live. My thirst for life is still
Not quenched. I want to live
Free like a bird in the vast blue sky.
Life is slipping away right under
My very nose. And I can feel the
Aura dimming. Weakening. Keep me awake.
So that I don’t die. So that I can
See. The beauty of the world. The
Dawns and dusks that I never
Cared of. The rivers which flow
With a peculiar harmony. Oh!
I want to see. I want to live.
Keep me awake. Don’t let me die.
For I want to live.
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