Zig-Zaw Puzzle Called Life

Life, all say. is like a jigsaw puzzle
To piece it together, we endlessly wrestle
It is composed of many intricate pieces,
All the best laid plans may break in to pieces

I meticulously arrange and rearrange,
Did I solve the puzzle, or it is just a mirage,
Undaunted, I redo them with patience and courage,
But hurricanes of life disarrange them in rage. 

Even if I manage to withstand gales and blizzards,
Waiting to back-stab are witches and wizards,
Crawling and creeping are snakes, rats and lizards,
Wagging tongues to lacerate the soul like scissors.

Some pieces of life are missing or got destroyed,
But those pieces are essential to fill up the void,
Raped by fate, I can't help but get annoyed,
Unsolved puzzle of life will surely make me a paranoid.

© K.Radhakrishnan



Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. 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 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.