today we promote two talented story writers, who write
with love and care
anjum wasim dar
pageants of multi colored circles
continuously mixing separating forming
eternal orbiting rainbows
like multifarious lens opening in the sky
up high,round and round they move
was the sky ever dark or blue
incredible miraculous amazing hue
Divine Power manifest unimaginable
mesmerized I gaze and try to comprehend
Love is Supreme in colors and scheme
in a flash…all was glowing -the evening sun
shone ,I saw it smile,coming closer …closer
dancing with joy, whirling twirling…fading down
I waved farewell… and heard ‘the predawn prayer’
Many eons ago, humans and Gods lived together. It was a
time of abundance and joy. Thirst or hunger were unknown and the
slightest flicker of a desire was fulfilled. Into this world of bounty
tiptoed Love in her chariot of flowers and myrrh, not to forget her
gifts of passion and lust.
With Love visiting them, the humans and Gods were put in a
state of disarray. Suddenly, desires were not crystal clear as before.
Their minds were often in the throes of passion, love and lust to think
without pause. They were like leaves on waves, tossed about
For the first time in history, a conference was called.
Humans and Gods and animals and plants and insects and birds – they
wondered how they could address this strange yet seemingly
unsurmountable problem. Love was an extremely powerful force and they
couldn’t stand up to her. They had never seen someone like her.
Love attended the conference in her robe of jasmine
flowers and lotus leaves. She heard them speak and listened. And then,
she listened some more. Finally, she told them they had a choice.
Yes, she said , in her strong, clear voice. It can help
you stay calm and yet seat me on your mantle, worshipped with incense
and doused in perfume.
Time is the choice, she continued. You have been living a
timeless existence. But just a little distance away, unknown to any of
you, lies the eternal dark. A darkness that can be transcended only by
me. An obscure land wherein lies the most beautiful thing in the world :
death. When life can begin again. Where we can begin, again and again.
And that is my choice.
You can live timelessly without me . Or you can choose
to step over into the dark, where time can heal and soothe your soul.
Over this wondrous thing called Time, you can become one with me and we
can flow seamlessly over time (again), beginning again and yet again. It
is your chance to be as powerful as I am. The creatures of the world
were perplexed. Love spoke again,
When you choose Time, you also choose me for but a short
while. For I cannot fly but on her arms. And my charms are powerless
before her magnetic, radiant smile.
It is decided then, said everyone. We, the creatures of the universe, choose Time. We welcome her into our world.
And that is how Time, Death and therefore Life, came to be.
This story has been submitted to the Bluebell Books Short Story Slam at :