Menolyrical; Words for Words' Sake

In Final Days...
Dharamshala Cemetery, Himachal Pradesh.

...Are there things we will remember
of time well spent
together on sojourns o'er hill and dale?
Shall we sigh at bright chances missed
and laughter shared
at risky behaviours - beyond the pale?

Youthful arrogant hours unseen;
can it be said
the oil was burned till t'was bittered and brown?
Will we chatter and reminisce
without regret
before, in final days, lay we heads down?

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean 2014

Another from the TOO archives. Recycling is good...heh na?


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We should all try to live so that there are no regrets... or at least as Few as Possible. RIGHT?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...just so!!! Yxx

Joanne Noragon said...

Don't regret, just improve.

Murphy said...

That was beautiful! Yes, we need to remember to live our lives, not just go through them!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Charliedownunder said...

Beautiful Aunty .... just beautiful!! I must say I regret peeing on that headstone at the cemetry the other day though. I shouldn't have done it ..... should I??

Merlesworld said...

Often I regret what I didn't do.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
You were just enriching the surrounding grass Charlie mate. As are those who lie beneath.... Yxx

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is gorgeous. We have no regrets, despite meeting only in 1999! We live each day as it is. I try not to anticipate his prostate cancer returning. The appointments, we're up to #33, are terribly draining. We live in the present. I try not to horriblize.