I am ready and dressed up for life’s short comedy,
I have to play my role, can’t escape with an apology,
Many times it conflicts with my personal ideology,
Playing diversified roles of peculiarity and oddity.
The earth is my stage and God is the jury,
His eyes are glued to all my acts that form my story,
Occasional display of passion, valor and glory,
But mostly performing acts of buffoonery.
Like an acrobat, I waltz between mirth and melancholy,
Wisdom buried in the depths of frantic folly,
I wear a mask trying to be bright and jolly,
Even when I am pensive wholly.
A twist, a waltz and a deadly somersault,
Sometimes I do with perfection and many times with faults,
Trying to race against time that never halts,
Nearing the end of the comedy and my last waltz.
Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is a underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. He writes in English. Though started writing poetry only from February 2016, the poet has wrritten over 600 poems which have been highly acclaimed all over the globe. The poet has won many poetry contests and have about 50 certificates awarded by many international facebook poetry groups.