How Eternal?


I brood over the fact,
Eternity to be precise,
If eternity accompanies,
In life and demise.

Death doesn’t wait for any,
Nor the infant in the womb,
How long can eternity stand itself,
In its eternal tomb.

If it exists it always does,
The most precious all around,
Timelessness might be radiating wisdom,
Waiting to be found.

If eternity doesn’t stick to time,
How long has it been there,
Trapped in its perpetuity,
With eternity to bear?

‘Forever’ translates to eternity,
‘Love you forever’ we say,
Is eternity locked in death,
For it comes by anyway.

Eternity could be light years far,
In the endless sky,
It’s likely daunting upon us,
Or a complete lie!

Time hasn’t caused any trouble,
At least hasn’t taken away the glee,
But it certainly is perplexing how eternal,
Eternity can be!

© Shanyu Bihani 2019

~ Today, Sui Generis turns two. I thank you all for your constant support and appreciation. I am very grateful for your kind words that have helped me grow. Have a wonderful rest of the day. Sharing with you one of my very first poems, the first one to be published on this blog.

47 Comments Add yours

  1. Kunaal Peety says:

    Hey there, Shanyu! Great job mate. Keep it up and running for as long as you can.

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  2. Pankaj Bihani says:

    Amazing words…boded together!!

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  3. Sandeep Pise says:

    Congratulations for the blog. I liked both of your poems. May you write poems till eternity.

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    1. Thank you so much Sir.

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  4. Sushant Soni says:

    Fabulous job beta.. It is hard to comprehend that a boy of your age could right such a beautiful and meaningful poem. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Sushant chacha!

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  5. Parmeshwar Sarate says:

    This is really amazing, coming from someone who’s just 13. Thoughts seems to glide swiftly . Vocabulary is beyond age. Keep it up. Really proud. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you very much Sir

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  6. Anuradha Bihani says:

    Shanyu the gr8!👍👍👍

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  7. Shivaji Mante says:

    Very well written (expressed will be more appropriate….i think) Shanyu!!! Keep writing….

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  8. Beautifully thoughtful Shanyu, as you ask the age old question..”How long is eternity”? I love how you did this in an easy rhyming style, that felt flowing and not forced, but very natural… In this time in the world, I think many of us are pondering eternity in all its mysteries.. Your poem has done that so well..!.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi. That is one of the best things I’ve read today. I am more than grateful. I have to say, I love rhyme and I’m so glad it seems to work here. It is an age old question (or should I say eternal?). Have a fantastic day.

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  9. hgamma says:

    Good day, Mr. Shanyu Bihani
    thank you for your poem.

    My answer:

    The eternity
    it becomes apparent
    in every breath
    it lies in the subjective moment

    death has what is alive
    not in his grip

    that die and will
    the resurrection
    at the moment of awakening
    in every child
    after his birth

    wisdom is theirs
    who are looking for it
    but life
    is really
    a gift to all of us

    when consciousness dies
    still before
    it in its fabric
    back expires

    I’m back there
    before the great mother
    in a cry of blood
    put me on earth

    the time in being
    before and after
    the darkness
    in nothing

    the cosmos is not eternal
    like man himself
    the universe dies
    long after
    if it’s man
    no longer exists

    the most precious is the memory
    in bodily experience
    the event
    inside and outside
    the one world

    forever
    is a blink of an eye
    the grief
    of joy
    his own being
    that of the other
    in this wonderful world

    the truth
    we all don’t know them

    the lie is the detour
    yourself about
    what one is
    his destiny
    become unaware
    to want

    Light years are the soul
    before the beginning
    and to the end
    her a moment

    Best regards
    Hans Gamma

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Hans. This is a wonderful way to look at it. I certainly understand where you’re going with this. Interesting.
      Thanks once again. I hope we figure out this eternity some day.

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  10. A very impressive beginning to your blog, Shanyu! Congratulations on your first two years! I wish you much success and happiness in your future. ❤

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Cheryl. It means so much to have you here. I’m so glad to know you liked it. I wish you a wonderful day. Cheers.

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  11. Very beautiful indeed…

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate!

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  12. vintageblack says:

    Beautiful. Happy anniversary. I have jst noticed i also started posting Feb 2019. Funny coincidences. 🙂

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I am so glad you like it. It’s a wonderful coincidence, isn’t it?

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much.

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      1. Nelson says:

        You are Welcome

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  13. vaniheart says:

    Wonderful 💟💟💟
    Congrats on completing 2 years here👏👏

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so glad. Your presence means a lot. Have a fantastic day.

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  14. Loku says:

    🎈🎈 congratulations👍

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  15. Well, well, aren’t we writing superbly? I must say philosophical too.
    Great piece, my dear friend.
    Sending plenty of love.
    G.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Ha ha. Thank you so very much friend. It means so much to know that you like it. I am more than grateful.
      Have a fantastic day. Cheers.

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      1. My pleasure, Shanyu. Have a great rest of the week.

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  16. Lovely! It does make my mind reel to contemplate eternity, though in some ways, I find the concept reassuring. Eternity provides a balance to the cycle of creation and decay that leads to many mortal anxieties.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much! I am very glad to know you liked it. Eternity is certainly very perplexing. I don’t know if it provides any reassurance to me, becuase everything seems to spiral into a great mess of things up there. What I do agree with is that eternity certainly provides a wonderful balance in the great design.

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  17. Great beginning of your blog and congratulations for the first two years! Beautiful poems , dear 💕

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. I am sorry to only reply now. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. No problems, dear! Thanks for your nice wishes 💕

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      2. Shanyu says:

        My pleasure.

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  18. Woody says:

    Great post mate, I won’t pretend I know when time may have started, or will end (if either can be defined). I have noticed in expression and creative writing that the time-line of eternity is often connected with our mortal lifespans.
    Like:
    ‘I will love you forever’
    ‘I will always stand up for you’
    ‘If you’ve got my back in the darkest hours, I’ve got yours for the rest of your life’
    And so on and so forth, a wonderful tool of expression and referring to our personal eternity. Such a cool subject for posting or just consideration, based upon scientific ideas or personal views or anything in between.
    Thanks mate!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so very much mate. Some of the things you’ve said are truly ones to think about.
      In fact there is such great material that delves into the subject of timelessness. I wonder it comes into being, since we can hardly make sense of time to delve into timelessness!
      It is a clearly perplexing topic, I can say. While we might not be actually anywhere near the truth, discussions never hurt.
      Well, wishing you eternal joy! Cheers.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

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  19. From what I gather, eternity, or consciousness if you will, is not alone. It has created us to experience itself. And ultimately, our job is to realize consciousness.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      That is certainly a wonderful way to look at eternity/consciousness. We can only limit ourselves to the fact that we are asking questions to which we might never an answer. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Have an eternally wonderful day.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. It means so much.

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