Meenakshi Goswami pays tribute to academic Dr Parag Moni Sarma of Tezpur University. Dr Sarma died in a tragic road accident last year
Something has ceased to come along with us
Why are you silent today?
I wish I had never come across a day
When you had to leave us and go away
Everything seems so empty without your name
Under this strange Sun
Never will life be the same again
As grief conquers
Unimaginable thoughts pierce my mind
Thoughts unexpected, thoughts undesired
Is it all over?
Parag, aren’t you coming back to us any more?
Is this all a part of life?
You grew up under the watchful eyes
and care of mortals and angels
Blossomed into maturity
Competed with the crowding masses
To achieve a dream
Reached the epitome of success
Grew wise with the fragrance of experience
Managed new responsibilities
But alas! You fell into the pit of harsh side of well- being
Speeding flashbacks of events
Innumerable memories contained in a composed soul
You are now merged into the Brown Earth
As ashes after the flame
Lonely…..where the light and twilight abandon themselves.
With dewy eyes and quivering lips
Folded hands and trembling feet
We all can pray that May you rest in eternal peace…….