To be or not to be

T’was said a long while ago,

“You come alone, you go alone”,

We see some as friends, others,

Well! as foes,

Stopping for a moment to think,

It dawns,

Neither is a friend nor a foe,

Times change, people change, circumstances change,

A friend becoming distant,

A so called enemy becoming near,

If only I could understand it’s only circumstances that’s played all along,

And not people,

Like two sides of the same coin,

Like on two different parts of the Earth,

You see daylight,

And I see night,

I neither wanted to be good or bad,

And I suppose, neither do you,

If only I could understand,

Every time I try to shower you with blames,

Every time I try to garland you with praises,

It was neither you nor me,

After all,

“You come alone, you go alone”,

Neither is a friend nor a foe.

147 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Grace for hosting Poetics at dVerse. Thank you Dora for choosing the prompt subject :- Epiphany. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

17 thoughts on “To be or not to be

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  1. Aishwarya,
    Loved reading this. “Neither is a friend nor a foe,/Times change, people change, circumstances change”: In such a way you bring us to a new way of seeing each other, full of wisdom born of experience. And isn’t it true that when we adjust to such an acceptance, we deal with each other more sincerely, and ourselves more kindly, as the old saying takes on more meaning by the end. Thanks so much for joining in the prompt.
    pax,
    dora

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  2. What a blessing to finally behold the world and others in such a light. People change and time gives us many opportunities to get to know others who are different yet the same as us. I say be kind to others and to yourself.

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