I still remember the walk I took,
After my school, towards the forest.
The magnificent beauty in every nook,
Mesmerised me like a song to chorist.
The trees, the grass and the flowers
Were looking so beautiful.
Seemed like blissful showers,
Under which hours could be delightful.
Under the spell of bountiful nature,
I got disturbed by the ring of my duties,
Telling me to watch my time and be mature,
Confronted by real life cruelties.
At that point, the bitter dogma was realised,
Life is a race and many are to be beaten.
There is no time for things to be relished,
Save yourselves from being eaten.