Time to arrive

It’s not the time yet,
The sky is very dark,
The stars twinkle,
Light is far away.

It’s not the time yet –
In the half darkness
Cruel wolves roam,
Venomous snakes
move around
In search of prey.
Unhappy ghosts
breathe out
The fire of lust.

It’s not the time yet
For the morning birds
to call,
The lotus to bloom,
The flute to play on
The tune of love.

It’s not the time yet,
Wait for the moment
When light comes
In the middle of darkness,
With the rise of the sun
The flood of light
Will wash away all
darkness.
Wait for the moment
When you and I,
All will be one
In the light of wisdom.

Shila Neogi
(Courtesy: Ode To A Poetess,www.odetoapoetess.com)