MAN AND MIRROR
O Mirror! Proudly you adorn the wall
And reflect the outward image of all.
Be it a crowned head or slave you don’t mind
But show their fading visage as designed.
O Mirror! The most fragile of all,
You are sure to sever when you fall.
Man handles you with utmost care
Once broken there’s nothing to spare.
You are sharp enough to slay a man
And put an end to his brief life span.
Similar to your nature is man’s heart
That can either be sturdy or torn apart.
When it’s strong, man withstands any storm
And reigns the entire world in the best form.
With a broken heart he staggers in each phase
Hindered and trapped in the life’s long race
Life shatters for those with broken hearts
So it’s wise to act smart before one departs.
Triumph or disaster is never fixed to anyone
If man gets to know this, life is always fun.
BY VASANTHI PAPU