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

An educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She likes to enjoy little things in life, not waiting for the bigger ones to come her way.  She had done her graduation in the medical stream but often was lost in the literal beauty of words. So after graduation, she studied literature and did her MPhil in English. She believes that the secret ingredient for spreading happiness is writing. So, whenever her energetic kids permit, she expresses her thoughts in words. Writing keeps her going and has given a new shape to her life.


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