Poems about hope - A Futile Hope

A Futile Hope - Poem by K. V. Venkataramana

Sometimes, I wish that
Life should come to a grinding halt,
But it hardly does;
For the wheel of life
Keeps moving,
With its momentum,
Derived from its previous birth.
No power on earth can stop it,
Nor accelerate its speed;
And the wheel of life
Moves on and on,
Riding roughshod over my will.