I am a mystery of all mysteries, marvellous and majestic.
If you leave me enshrouded in the past,
I will be an untold history.
If unveiled and unfolded there will be alluring stories.
Decoding me isn’t Duck soup.
Nights would be spent unslept,
for lifetime like a nightbird.
Don’t touch me I am a firebolt.
Its compelling and gruelling,
enthralling and perplexing,
implausible and incredible.
Although exists, remains unseen.
Like a ship without captain
sailing in no direction,
in the storm,
You may be lost, in my search.
At last, you would be exasperated,
exhausted and frustrated,
for the outcome being paradoxical.
Leave me in the abyss, encrusted in shatterproof shell.
I am a mystery unsolvable, unbelievable, unthinkable,
leave me or lock me up.
Don’t run after, unleash me not;
let me be lost in the mystery, being an untold history.
-ISWAR PRASAD KAR
Iswar Prasad Kar lives in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is a Geologist working as a Manager at CMPDI Ltd., a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd.. Iswar loves music, playing badminton, and strumming his guitar. He also loves to read and write. Read more of his writing at Journey called life and Iswar Prasad Kar.
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