Wednesday, 19 June 2013


The short athlete
Sprints down the track
to pole-vault 
over the bar.

Lands down in rhythmic motion
to a standing ovation
of the packed stadium.

The athlete refers to the short life of a human on this planet. The track is symbolic of the path assigned to him. The athlete has to jump high over the bar, overcoming the negative human emotions of anger, jealousy, anger , hate  and fragile ego. On conquering these long demons of evils, man is at peace and hence the thunderous applause.

The long and short of it.