Image Maker

A man while entering heaven was stopped at the gate.

The gate keeper was an image maker.

He asked the man to stand in front of a mirror.

The man stood. It was a strange mirror.

The moment he saw the image, he developed

a strong dislike for the image, and said, I hate this man.

The image maker said, but it is you, the person you love the most.

The man said, whosoever he may be, I don't like him.

How can the image maker in your world be so irrational?

After a few moments silence the man said,

I am an object, not an image.

I can’t remain in a cage like an image.

Take your time. I am not in a hurry. I shall wait.

It is for you to send me in, or send me back to, where I belong.

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© 2017 by Dr Purnendu Ghosh