The pleasant smell of fresh paint
The bright colors; the warm curtains
Framed to perfection
Filled with joy; full of smiles!
One happy family!
But life is no snapshot!
A raging river it is !
Swept away by its turbulent currents
A sudden twist it was !
Torn apart by its bare elements
Through the rapids of prolonged uncertainty
And the torrent of unforeseen death
Emerging one less
Love lost; a family shattered!
Alas now ! Back home !
The walls and curtains are the same
A lot has changed since!
Now left alone in my couch of misery
Life relentlessly flows on !
But the picture still perfect; stands still and silent !