Monday, August 16, 2010

No Half Measures

Life is full of choices and compromises. It is, however, very important to accept that you can't walk alone always. There are moments when you need to hold hands with the people you love and who love you. The rest of the time is yours to live fully. The definition of a full life? There are as many as there are stars in the sky!

Life had a dream for us
but has she her promise kept?
Her path strewn with thorns
and she has failed us so.

I’d rather die than live a life
of efforts of half measure,
But is it for us to pick and choose
a life of lucid dreams?

Another life, another time
that’s the promise given,
but how can I trust and comply
when this too precious to set free?

Walk along with me,
stay close and hold my hand,
Let us wander among the star
our paths littered with stardust.

But on earth this life must live
till we have enough in time,
Measures of joy and sorrow
our cups burst forth to spill.

Stay and smile, grin and bear
stay close and hold my hand
Our promise is for good
for only in death do we part.

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magiceye said...

loved this..
so beautiful....!!!!

Karan Agrawal said...

Promises are to keep and I have a long way to go... no matter the sun sets or the wind blows hard... i will keep moving...till I achieve my dreams... Lovely poem :)

arpana said...

Rightly said,"we do need some one in the life." Beautifully depicted!

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The begining of the poem shows dejection towards life.
Hmm, i am more on the positive side and love to live life as it comes.

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Tavish{Sensible Bakwas} said...

beautifully written... i find it hard to get the desired effect when i dont use the rhyming scheme... but u have done it amazingly well. I am visitng after a very long time and I am glad to be back :)

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

such beautiful expression! loved it! surely life doesnot fulfil all its promises, but we got to move on.


Nalini Hebbar said...


@ Tavish...if you have done a syllable count, you will notice that most lines have 5,6 or 7 syllables...that gives the rhythm as you read...if you try maintain syllable count, your poems read better.

Rajendra Raikwar said...

good one