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ramesh rai

(13.12.1955 / howrah)

13th December - My Birth day

On this day, I came to this world
I cried for, where I came and with
What destiny of my life
What my mother would have thought
About her newly born baby, she might
have kissed my head with so many wishes.

My all well wishers and family members
might have enjoyed
But none had imagined about
the future struggle of my life.

My Dad had said, forehead of his son
is high so as to sky, he will blossom
and fragrance of his son will
enchant all the passers –by.

Five decades of my life is passed
still the achievement of my life
appears to be zero by zero.

Yet hopeful for my life with gross achievement
as the resonance of all hope and belief
of my parents and all well wishers
are still ALIVE.

Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 12, 2011

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/17/2014 12:25:00 AM)

    Every new born child comes in this world with a message that God is not yet dejected with the human beings(Tagore) A nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/27/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    You have expressed nice thoughts on your birthday. You have remembered your parents, and family members. You have looked back at the last five decades of your life and felt reassured:
    'Yet hopeful for my life with gross achievement
    as the resonance of all hope and belief
    of my parents and all well wishers
    are still ALIVE.' - Very well done! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/17/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    Many many Happy returns of the day. Please do accept my belated wishes. Superb write. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (12/13/2013 12:50:00 AM)

    Hopes and beliefs of well-wishers, and Dad's expectations can never be wrong...the first cry of a baby proclaims his arrival and substantial existence in the world, not any sadness... Happy Birthday! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (11/17/2013 12:53:00 PM)

    Look at this way: You went through many many tribulation in your life, however you should be happy, because you became better, wiser and stronger. Anyway, you will have problems, until you get to the point, that you cannot take anymore, that will be the time you will calm down, turn away from the problems, still do your best to solve them, but the more you turn away and do not let it bother you, your life will became better and better. It did for me. Now I am living in the 23rd Psalm. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/21/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    I happened to see your Birthday poem just now. Anyway the coming birthday I will definitely wish you..Beautiful day to born with. Especially parents are so happy to have you.. Life can never be zero... Your poems definitely works wonders..Your knowledge is your power....Keeping parents and family happy is very important. friends may be feeling good about you..So how can a life be zero...It is filled with treasures of happiness.

    Very lovely poem..But I will wish you on coming Dec 13th. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (2/8/2012 5:58:00 AM)

    Oh i am sure after 5decades you go through no not have 0 anymore but just you dont know how to count them.. :) , Ramesh i hope you still accept my wish Happy belated birthday i missed almost about a month...but the wish is eternal green...with the life you have now i hope you make all around happy with your presence...Your mom wish still true, and your dad said nothing less than to be real for you..keep it up, nice writing, that''s how 5decades work...polishing your talent.._Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Neetha Sasidharan (12/31/2011 10:13:00 PM)

    be positive..hv faith in ur talents..
    u r a grt poet..ur poems says dat...
    ur dad was correct....
    nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Sajna Kailas (12/19/2011 5:20:00 AM)

    Five decades of my life is passed
    still the achievement of my life
    appears to be zero by this stanza you showed that how humble you are! ! !

    As a person you are a great man, very clever and Intelligent.
    and a nice human being, a citizen of the world!
    I miss to read this in dec 13th but happy to read this! ! !
    God bless you! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (12/18/2011 8:14:00 AM)

    just still being alive at your age is alone quite an achievement, , , , your poetry is known all over the world now, , , that too is another achievement...great write Ramesh... (Report) Reply

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