Read Poem: Bend Eternity, by Raj Viswanadha

When all dust and talk has settled down
Smoke and smokescreens withered away;
When passions and tempers have waned (somewhat)
And shields and swords stand no more in way;
Search deep within your soul then –
And find the steel to ink another way.

When tide and hunger have both been quelled
Grief and anger hold no more sway;
When joy and pain bring equal solace
And the wheel of fate toils your way;
Search deep within your soul then –
And find the clay to mould another way.

When you find yourself at crossroads
And care neither for the trail nor how you fare;
When fame and fortune smile upon you,
And blades of grass to serrated peaks, all
Bask contended in your caressing care;
Search deep within your soul then –
And find the whim to color another way.

When searing melody has vented notes,
How littlest levity is with irony fraught
And the gladdened beauty of the lonesome heart;
When lilting verses tell not just your tale
But hoary tomes in the Story of Man;
When gasping breath has not just laurels wrought
But sprung hope in the Song of Life;
Search deep within your soul then –
And find the fire to sing another way.

But whilst you delve into the yawning chasm,
And be you of great humility and gentler cheer
Profound revelations become yours to keep;
Reach into the world far and wide then –
And bend eternity to your humble way ….

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