If I could operate the Time machine


#If I could operate the time machine…

If sobs could build a bridge over my eye pearls

And memories could become the torch

Then, even in vagueness, I would go to heaven above,

And snatch you from him and bring you back

I would learn to operate the time machine to rewind

And I would stop-break the cruel button on the day

When your golden heart had stopped beating,

When you left us without a sign.

The day you last breathed,

All my veins trembled in its breeze

I got fragmented and sat with a void in my soul

Now I’m lost in the labyrinth of the daily grind

Still, the clouds of pain hover deep below

I wish I could bring you back,

Could rewind the time machine

And wish I could stop-break the cruel button,

On the day you left us, oh dear Papa!

Pooja Mandla

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Written by Pooja Mandla

 Pooja is an educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She has a BSc in Medical, an M.Phil. in English literature and, a B.Ed. degree from Punjab(Chandigarh) University.

She loves to read, write, draw and travel. She finds inspiration from nature and the surrounding people. She is passionate about writing poems and is a regular contributor to several online platforms, where she has won many prizes. 

Her poems have been published in  11 anthologies so far by the various Publishing house and, a few are in process.  Two of her poems have recently been selected for two different anthologies by an International press called Sweetycatpress. Her poems have also been published in International magazines like Literoma and Innsaei Journals.

She has recently been awarded with the award of appreciation for the ANNUAL WORDSMITH AWARD 2021 by ASIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.

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