On a quiet night,
Suddenly I woke up.
A thunderstorm soundless
to others but not to me,
goes through inside.
I can see the lightning and
hear the sound of it within me.
Many questions cloud my mind –
Who am I? Why am I living?
What is the truth? What is karma?
Does God exist? If so, then does
S/He even care about me?
I stay up all night seeking for
My life seems meaningless
I am living the same life everyday.
It’s like I have been making a sand castle,
breaking it afterwards and starting
over again for eternity.
The night ends.
I find myself lost.
In the morning, I suddenly see
a golden bird flying away with
a silver cloud above it.
Suddenly in a flash of a moment,
I find back my long lost hope.
I am starting to make The Sand Castle
again because now I know that
to make failed attempts to make
the meaningless life meaningful –
is the true beauty of life.
Now I know who I am, now I know,
what is my purpose, now I know,
Wasim Hasan Mahmud
Wasim Hasan Mahmud is a Comics freak, who has written plenty of Comic Book reviews, book reviews. He has translated some brief comic issues but Comics is not the only genre of his writing prowess. He has written non-fiction columns on National Dailys, writing reviews on books of different genre is his passion. Once, he used to be a copywriter. The writer loves to explore different types of writing through his crafts. He is more of a reader though.