Treasure Island

hasmukh amathalal

(17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

All hopes against hope


All hopes dash against hopes
It is like tight walking on simple ropes
We may counter stiff resistance at high slope
Bonding may not be possible even if you elope

Power suddenly may fail and hopes may dash
Life too can end if you make driving rash
Business too may fail with crunch in cash
Credit may be lost even if you attempt fresh

With slow rising of Sun dark clouds may go
Money lenders may relent and make debt to forgo
All good sign and luck may be smiling again
Life should start fresh with little gain,

Nothing goes wrong with smooth sailing,
Sentence may not be severe even fail in bailing
Failure in vigilance may result in trailing,
Gain will be more with best opportunity availing,

Future may be disappointing and chances fade away
Life is live game and not as children play
Things may turn wrong even with trying of best efforts
Luck will not smile even when you have good rapports

Sun may go up with its destined time
Target we should set as our object prime
Luck may not favor but not let us down,
Plant will come up when seeds are sown

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 15, 2010

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  • Bri Edwards (8/16/2014 2:42:00 PM)

    Life is live game and not as children play..........truly, though adults can play some games also without dire consequences. the ups and downs of life are presented, in part at least, in this interesting poem.

    thanks for sharing. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Aira Olayvar (1/7/2010 2:08:00 AM)

    In actual world, the following words are true…
    “Things may turn wrong even with best effort;
    Luck will not smile even with good rapport.”
    Though:
    “Sun may go up with its destined time,
    target we should set as our object prime,
    luck may not favour but not let us down,
    plant will come up when seeds are sown.”

    Good hope, where there is life, there’s hope. (Report) Reply

  • bye bye... bye bye (12/15/2009 3:43:00 PM)

    I like this hopeful poem! As long as we can feel the least hope - there is life! As long as we can feel the least life - there is hope! It works both ways...

    It´s important to accept that life can be bad even if we do our very best.

    This poem is written in a easy-to-read, very gentle way. Please, read my WISDOM... (Report) Reply

  • Gracey Newman (10/28/2009 7:50:00 PM)

    AHH...the ending is soo powerfull
    'Sun may go up with its destined time,
    target we should set as our object prime,
    luck may not favour but not let us down,
    plant will come up when seeds are sown '
    - beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Philip Winchester (9/30/2009 8:35:00 PM)

    You have a fine way with words my 'Friend'
    Our generation must have had something!
    Spice in the food or Nectar in the water.
    Guides of a similar ilke at our shoulders.
    Anyway, I shall read more and not forget
    your kind comments to my 'Imagine Mrs Shakespeare' (Report) Reply

  • warner treuter (9/22/2009 6:24:00 PM)

    Life is not child's game to play - well emphasized in tone at this point. And in last line you seem to believe more than a little in the influence of destiny or karma. If so, I concur, though the actual truth must be beyond our capability of understanding. Good listing. (Report) Reply

  • Noel Horlanda (9/18/2009 12:31:00 AM)

    the strong rhyming is carefully chosen and perfect. Never lose hope for there are lots of them beyond the horizon or at the end of a rainbow there's pot of gold.. Keep moving on for hope is just around the corner. As long as you live, as long as there's life, there's hope. Well done, mate. (Report) Reply

  • Swatimalya Chattopadhyay (9/7/2009 1:29:00 PM)

    The poem shows path how to be optimistic under trying circumstances.It is very important to always derive some gleams of hope irrespective of the criticality of the situation.Nicely written. (Report) Reply

  • Twinkle Vohra (9/3/2009 6:52:00 AM)

    All hopes against hopes,
    tight walking on ropes, ....................and thus life goes on...beautiful poem....10 (Report) Reply

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