Can We Ever Have It All

Far away, in a land so alien, as I dwell in my terrestrial nest
With a labyrinth of thoughts, melancholic heartache, I mull at my gains
Cakes and ale, I have them all, schleps along a nebulous unrest

The mother, who birthed me, nurtured me, her entire life in me, did she invest
Now pines to embrace me, anguished I am, by the thought of her absinthal pains
Far away, in a land so alien, as I dwell in my terrestrial nest

The father, who laboured, to provide for me, never halted to rest
Longing to have a glimpse of me, spends the life that remains
Cakes and ale, I have them all, schleps along a nebulous unrest

Achieved I have, what I aspired for, reached the pinnacle of my quest
Jubilant I should be, but imprisoned I feel in contrite’s veiled chains
Far away in a land so alien, as I dwell in my terrestrial nest

Have I failed as their child, the dilemma weighs profoundly on my chest
To run amok in my childhood home, dreams the blob of my ephemeral grains
Cakes and ale, I have them all, schleps along a nebulous unrest

But then, I tranquilize myself, for everything happens at destiny’s behest
Can we ever have it all, nay, to my heart, my intellect explains
Far away in a land so alien, as I dwell in my terrestrial nest
Cakes and ale, I have them all, shleps along a nebulous unrest

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Maneet Gulati

Maneet Gulati is an avid reader, a bibliophile, a nature lover, a ponderer, a blogger, a mother, and ateacher. She has recently dived into the world of poetry, thanks to her fellow bloggers and poets who are constantly motivating and encouraging her to participate in writing events.

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