I thought I was dreaming; but no it was true
My most expensive spent was staring at me; with rue.
What kind of spent is this; comes with no receipt,
A guarantee nor a warranty; nothing which I receive.
User own discretion, it said. Once used no return
No repair when damage is done, and surely no refund
And there was more in the instructions, I wish I had read
Use it wisely you mortal, it’s a powerful wizard you will dread
For it comes with a mind of its own; and naughty it is
How well you treat and use it; it treats you back with added fizz,
It likes to give you the taste of your own medicine
So be careful; and don’t make it all bleak
You better be good, and be the nicest nice
Use it with lot of wisdom; grow up; be wise!
It has the power to change your destiny
Make sure you use it with all the scrutiny.
Alas the instructions came in too late,
I had already used a lot of it till date!
Oh regret! I wish I had been more careful,
My most expensive spent was looking very scornful.
Little did I realise, I had it now for a while
Like a naïve, not reading between the lines.
The name by which the world calls it is “Time”;
Something no way could I ever rewind
A poetry written as a new year gift for my son – Nikunj Verma
– Heena Verma