At Long last
Gaping, unblinking, at the screen-
Rinse and repeat, this trite routine;
It glowers at me, the forsaken machine,
This grim moment – how truly unforeseen.
Several tedious clicks of a button-
Another meeting, and then a few dozen
An abrupt shift – for all of a sudden;
High school just saw its conclusion.
Go forth, an untrodden path awaits-
One with novel onsets, and new mates.
A balloon of hope, it hastily inflates-
and just as quickly, miserably deflates.
The world rushes on, just as planned;
Dejected, here I am, left to stand.
Will I venture into the promised land?
No, not yet, there is more to withstand.
I dreamt a dream of bewitching delights-
Of college days, followed by joyous nights.
But the year has fled, there is no respite-
A myriad possibilities, all stand denied.
Those dearest to me, oh so far away-
For the latest chapter is now underway.
My life stands still – a perpetual delay;
No, not yet, for there is more at play.
The clock ticks, incessant and unending
What if -? No, there is no use in pretending-
This yearning is bittersweet and unrelenting;
Alas! Nothing ever did result from lamenting.
A year we have lost now, gone forever;
Robbed of unique adventures – however,
Yesterday is heavy, let us endeavor-
To put it down, these ties we shall sever.
A sublime future beckons you, fresher-
I reckon it was about time you met Her.
Each passing second, I’ve come to treasure;
For at long last we stand here, all together.