Monday, 1 July 2013

You Can’t Ask…

You can’t ask
A blooming rose
To cease its growth
You can’t ask
The morning sun
To hide its glow
You can’t ask
The soft sea breeze
It cannot blow
You can’t ask
My bleeding heart
It cannot flow

You can’t ask
A surging river
To change its course
You can’t ask
The angry ocean
To grip its force
You can’t ask
The burdened clouds
To keep its source
You can’t ask
My tired eyes
To hold remorse  

You can’t ask
A waterfall
To rest midway
You can’t ask
A hungry lion
To free its prey
You can’t ask
A running horse
To kindly stay
You can’t ask
My unruly thoughts
They keep at bay

You can’t ask
The dark of night
To turn to light
You can’t ask
The shade of black
To pose as white
You can’t ask
Cold winter blights
For warmth so bright
You can’t ask
My wounded soul
Stay out of sight

© Kamalika Jayathilaka