STEPS/STAIRS (A Symbolic Journey of Life)
The First Step:
Here you begin your trail,
Through the flight of ‘Life’s-stairs’,
A life consecrated to search and acquaint-
An unknown, unmet figure,
‘Success’-at the pinnacle.
Here, you stand midway-
between- success and downfall,
life and death,
obscurity and explanandum,
aspiration and persuasion.
If you are able to retrace-
The ‘steps’ which caused your ascent,
The ‘steps’ which elevated-
‘You’ into the ‘Conqueror at midway’,
then, you are worthy enough
to resume your journey.
Retreat, but remain unabashed,
Go, join the severed fragments of bricks,
And wait, until loyalty,
Has crept in on thee.
The Final Step:
Here, you stand,
on the ‘final stepping stone’,
‘Success’ awaiting you with his presents
The quintessential charm of life’s cycle,
Unravelling itself before you.
Glimpses from the past-
A scratch conqueror, A life’s journey,
A fruitful finale-Glorifying thy discretion.
But it’s not the ‘paradigm’,
‘Thou has set’, which makes you unique,
It is the elevation, which is the chief factor,
Your amelioration, on the primitive tools,
Of humility, loyalty, faith and prudence,
which thou were provided, before thee began.
Remember, Albeit, you are a winner,
Without these steps,
Without their contribution,
You might’ve remained a dross.