look! do you not see it?
one after another
moments bid farewell
departing from the threshold of time
leaving behind the unknown few.
soon they too will follow
pilgrimage to embrace of past
a destination that allows no return
as only loyal memories remain
in the courtyard of the present
burns with pomp fire of life
dancing with winds of future
shadowed by clouds of fate
of irrelevance intent of mortality
in the pursuit to keep its flames ablaze
decree thunders towards the realization
rain of demise extinguishes life’s flames
— Shah Asad Rizvi.