Published On: Sun, Jun 16th, 2013

POEM: Marathon in circles

 POEM: Marathon in circles

This is the race for mutual glory

A race to cast our names progressively

On the golden records of world giants.

Our sprint began on equal footing.

As the others are inching in unison

Closer to the ultimate prize,

We stagger spirally in stagnancy

Without recourse to selfless ardour.

My kind have taken a rigid stance

Our strides exude content with crumbs,

A choice relegating us to the margins.

Now we are rational clowns to the others.

Mediocrity shrinks our fortitude to gallop.

As apathy douses our surge to glory,

Selective justice also blurs our vision.

Wherever our acumen flew to

Wherever we lost our bearing,

We must find our divine stamina

To outsprint our competitors

Or we perish under their dictates.

We need not shred our fronts

As the others race on undivided.

Failure to mend our tainted ways

Shall our progressive backwardness

Nip us in the realm mockery.