Away from the busy world,
In a land of eternal peace,
Everything looks calm and serene,
This is the state I want to be in.
Nobody to bother, none to disturb,
Just me and my solitude,
Enough time to think and weigh things,
With only myself to carry on.
No responsibilities, no promises,
No questions, no directions,
No judging, no arguing,
Whatever I do, I do my own way.
This is the life I love to live.
(Wrote while in Aligarh Muslim University, 16th Nov 1994)