My evanescent footprints on the shore of time

Aziz Haq By Aziz Haq, 27th Jul 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry>Death

Your achievements in this life, however extraordinary they may be, will not last the inescapable ravages of eternity. Everything is destined to be destroyed in a manner as if those never existed.

My evanescent footprints on the shore of time

I had a short stroll on the sandy shore of time
That looked so long wide and welcoming
My stroll left there a few footprints of mine.

I gazed at and was stupefied by the awesome
Vastness of the roaring crushing ocean
Of eternal time before me.

I saw the waves come and break on the shore;
And my humble footprints were wiped out
In a moment by the ruthless and scorning waves.

I left the shore, like billions of others before me;
Leaving not even the slightest vestige of my
Chance existence that has seemingly served no purpose.


Death, Eternity, Evanescence, Footprints, Life, Ocean, Shore, Time, Waves

Meet the author

author avatar Aziz Haq
A civil servant by profession, I endeavour to express through my writings how I view life.
Human sufferings, the transient nature of life and profound love for the world are my dominant themes.

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