With remorseful eyes I gaze at the orange glow which fades in the horizon
A decrepit frail soul deflated and rusted tormented by conflicting passion
A tenebrous silhouette a mere shadow darkened to obsidian closer to death
With a cumbersome burden of unresolved concerns to rectify before final breath
The dying embers in the distance brighten the Stygian sky before the final call
It enkindles embers within momentarily emblazing the soul with the forbidden haul.
Brother dear! You were my guide my anchor my pride
Together we shared common passions with nothing to hide
Our hearts did rejoice with common goals carefree laughter and a fierce fraternal tug
We swam across the river to secret haunts and scaled mountains with many a hug
The heartbreaks the secrets of adolescence the unrequited fancies to you did I disclose
The turbulence of youth the restlessness and recklessness you did bridle and dispose.
Fraternal rivalries a common phenomenon with myriad instances of honest reconciliation
That we have erred I do agree let sagacity prevail to shed rabid barriers and revive reparation
You were my keeper and Kane and Abel we were not, let’s compromise and bury the separation
We are the warriors the comrades of yester years reminiscences of childhood escapades craving reunion
Let us ignite the dormant love and stamp out the smoldering hate and simmering wrath
Vanquish the malice and untrod the perfidious treacherous war-path.
The frailty of time and in judiciousness I implore to bury grievous wrongs and restore the fall
To embrace on familiar grounds and mitigate the past before the heavens call.
By: Veena Umesh Sood