Treasure Island

Dr Hitesh Sheth

(Birth Place: Earth)

A Train of Stress

The rats’ adept in a rat race
Buy the tickets from a shrink,
And board a train of mental stress,
Hurriedly in a wink.
The ticket checker is death
Keeping tab on passenger’s breath.

They board in a hurry
And munch the fast foods of worry:
To reach a cemetery of success-
Which treats all with its
deadly gaze

The train driven by a crazy driver ego
Loves to keep greedy rats on their toes:
While rushing on a track of woes
It crushes alike, friends and foes.

Some jump on glitzy stations
And befriend fat diabetes and
Melancholic passions.
Some alight on illnesses' stop
And are destined to
Slip on life's slopes.

But some wise ones- known as
Crackpots- luckily win jackpots
They choose to alight at sylvan place
Solely relying on God’s grace.
They stay in a mansion of health
Store peace and bliss as a wealth.
They sleep with longevity-
An ever youthful mate-
And accompany her through
heavenly gate.

Dr Hitesh C Sheth


Submitted: Friday, April 10, 2009
Edited: Saturday, May 28, 2011

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (4/8/2010 12:10:00 PM)

    Undo overdo unlearn relearn …is the bottom line of this poem…again Maestro-Master-Stroke…
    Voted 10++
    Ms. Nivedita

    PS Sir clicked as my favorite poem…
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  • Lost Skiing (5/10/2009 1:21:00 AM)

    Awesome poem! You know sometimes we just get into a habit of rushing toward, what we think is success, and forget to enjoy life in the moment! ! ! I especially like the part where you say, ' some wise ones know as crack pots.' Great poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • James Nall (4/22/2009 8:15:00 AM)

    so easy, the words come to you, so hsrd for us not to understand. strees in todays world, has proven to be our quickest killer and we let it. thanx (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (4/18/2009 6:09:00 AM)

    excellent thoughts...very dignified...striking....
    flowing with depth
    10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/16/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    From : Mary Spain (United Kingdom ;)
    To : Dr Hitesh Sheth
    Date Time : 4/16/2009 11: 56: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject : Re: A Train of Stress

    Oh dear, you paint a very accurate and disturbing picture of our modern lives! We can only hope that reading your poem will encourage pople to get off the train!
    Mary (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (4/15/2009 10:59:00 PM)

    We all are part of this rat race which is a dilemma of modern life. A wonderful poem Dr. Sheth, another outcome of your wisdom........10/10.

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