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Wonder Time

Updated on April 3, 2016

I can't see all that
With my mortal senses
Maybe someday
We could travel
Back to ages
Hear sounds in the air
That could tell the tales
Of people and things
Remained mute in time
Never written about
Never talked about
Like that forlorn tree
That I saw
That I thought about
In the moments
Swept away
With the winds of time
We call all that mundane
Never care about
Things and guys
Why do I think then
About things, about trees
Such trifle thoughts
Like some dross
Each triumph 'll turn into trash
Till the heart throbs in the bosom
Things and guys 'll be loved
No one cares when withered
Plants, trees and guys
Wonder in my mind
Keeps my sight galloping
From moment to moment
One thing to the other
One guy to the other
Many questions arise
Alas ! silence is the answer



Wonder Time

On the way
A glimpse of a huge tree
Now almost dead
Wilted wood
Trunk hollow like a cave
As an ancient building
About to collapse
I wonder what life it lived
How it faced onslaughts of time
Sapling till it turned senile
Who tended it, who climbed it
Who with swings swayed it
Who plucked and ate the fruits
Serene shadows who savored
Wish it were a guy
Like you and me
Would talk to me for awhile
And tell the tale whole any day
The guys, men and women
All it saw in it's lifetime
Their joys, sorrows, suspicions
Failures and successes
What they whispered
What they went through
This tree is dead
To all voices it heard
The scenes it watched
The laughter it loved
The whole wood will wither
And merge into the earth
And with it the moments
I saw it, I thought about it
I wondered about it
Would vanish into nothing
There was a time
When it was so young
Guys were young too

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 13 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Ah yes Hari, time takes it's toll. We have much to remember as well as the tree. When I see a tree with carved words, I wonder who and what happened? Loved this time of wondering...

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      Hari Prasad S 13 months ago from Bangalore

      Very imaginative and well expressed about attachment to trees.

      Most who are on move or have moved out of places of their growing up, do cherish old emotions towards things like a seat or a playground, or a pool and feel nostalgic when we see them again after many years.

      - hari

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      Harish Mamgain 13 months ago from India

      This craving is great and delights no end. I often think of my school classmates what would they be doing now. Ruby, being nostalgic sometimes is so soothing ! Thanks for presenting such lovely comments.

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      Harish Mamgain 13 months ago from India

      Yes Hari , you are right. I often indulge in such sorties in the past. Isn't it so interesting and enchanting ? Thanks for your kind visit and appreciation.

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      Venkatachari M 13 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very emotional and sensitive lines. Your reflections about the tree and comparing it to the guys is much meaningful. People should observe things and learn from their old experiences and try to be more wise in their indulgences. Live a life which shall be remembered by your neighbours even after you wither out and leave this earth.

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      Harish Mamgain 13 months ago from India

      Venkatachari M, you're such a great supporter. I love your very cordial comments. Trees are very lovely beings and need our love and attention. Peepal, Mango,jamun, gulmohar, amaltas, semal, bargad and neem are such trees that one can't ignore their presence. Thanks for taking time for reading the hub and commenting so nicely.

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      Devika Primić 13 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful trees to keep memories in a great way. You shared with a great mind.

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      Harish Mamgain 13 months ago from India

      Thanks Devika, it was a very huge dead tree I saw on the way. Just out of curiosity,these words arose in my mind.

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