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Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

A Thought


In the saddened light, beamed by the descending sun
Don’t make your heart heavy and moan.
Don’t even feel to be faded and decayed -
At this mid – way of your mortal life.

Better, you fill your mind and soul –
With simplicity in the serenity of dawn.

May your fatigued and the aging mind -
Get back your merry childhood,
With all the laughter and freedom you had -
Very tender, sinless and pretty juvenile.

May the sail of your life’s boat –
Get a strong wind from the nor-wester,
To move ahead to a place of light
with your knowledge and wisdom for delight.

May your mortal and short lived life –
Get back that delightful heart-
A heart of an innocent holy child –
With no fear and head held high.

May this life discover the priceless jewel–
A greed-less, sinless, and a pious holy life.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 07, 2013

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This is a thought given to a middle aged person who is very apprehensive about the life in this mid -way as to what is to be still achieved which has not been done yet and thus remains in a dilemma and gets fatigued.
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Amitava (12.11.2013)

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  • Brian Johnston (2/19/2014 8:02:00 PM)

    There is indeed much to be envied in the simplicity of a child's life when that child is living in a loving environment. But what misery for the child that lives in an abusive home or whose parents are unable to provide a safe environment. I think, even with the responsibilities and problems of adulthood, it is much better to be adult. An adult has many more options in life than the child. Still a nice read. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (12/25/2013 8:51:00 AM)

    This is a sagacious thought on life and its priorities! Instead of losing oneself in gloomy thoughts, find out where real beauty and peace lie! Our excessive preoccupation with hoarding of wealth and power cannot give us lasting happiness! What is needed is a sinless, greedless life! ! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (12/4/2013 7:39:00 PM)

    Bravo! A highly positive and spiritually touching write that is inspiring and well crafted! Sorry for my late response to your invitation which I find very honorable! Judging from this thought provoking write, I can see the great quality and talented poetic approach you take when it comes to life! 10+++ I am very impressed and speechless with this amazing work! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! Regards from New York City (Report) Reply

  • Damian Cranney (11/28/2013 3:58:00 AM)

    A poignant thought, if only we could retrieve our lost innocence. But being human, we would then be yearning to repeat those moment which originally created the loss. well expressed Amitava. (Report) Reply

  • Suman Kumar Das (11/25/2013 10:52:00 AM)

    a great idea.....beautifully expressed. i get inspired. Sir...................

    welcome to my page! (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (11/24/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    Cherish the child that is still within us and look at this world with wonder always, to allow the sun to light our way paved with love and joy, may our light never fade! !
    Captivating write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (11/21/2013 7:03:00 AM)

    A lovely uplifting write Honorable Poet. Many good wishes for a
    person traveling through their journey of life. The mind should be
    filled with the innocence of childhood. We would all like to go back
    in time. Healthy words for a good life. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (11/16/2013 1:00:00 PM)

    may this life discover the priceless jewel a sinless pure and a pious ho; y life. a good thought (Report) Reply

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