Piyush Dey

Veteran Poet - 1,251 Points (India)

Dear Life! I'M Not Mad At You - Poem by Piyush Dey

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Dear Life! I'm not mad at you,
just a little weary...
Stumped by the seemingly innocent
questions you keep throwing at me
Somehow I never thought that
I'll have to handle pains in order to live happily
Never realized that I'll
have to pay a debt for each smile
Now every time I smile,
I am reminded of the debt
that's weighing on my lips.

Dear Life! But it's not as if
these pains are without purpose...
Because each pain makes me aware of
things I never noticed before...
It is only in the scorching heat that
we come to know of the relief a cool shade brings.

So today, if my eyes well up,
I'll cry as long as I want to
Because who knows,
tomorrow I may long for these very tears
And then, where will I look for this lone tear drop,
That I had hidden away for so long?


Comments about Dear Life! I'M Not Mad At You by Piyush Dey

  • Gold Star - 8,016 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/14/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    Fantastic write and I loved the positive flow of poem. Your poems are optimistic. Beautiful flow of words......
    So today, if my eyes well up,
    I'll cry as long as I want to
    Because who knows,
    tomorrow I may long for these very tears
    And then, where will I look for this lone tear drop,
    That I had hidden away for so long?
    Very true said. Tears are precious never waste it or drain it.

    I loved the lines.....
    It is only in the scorching heat that
    we come to know of the relief a cool shade brings.
    Very true said in few lines. I loved the positive message, where life is to be lived with positivity and accept the challenges as and when it comes.....Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 15,962 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/5/2014 12:53:00 PM)

    A very poignant poem nicely penned with a lot of feelings...........Piyush.......I loved it (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,799 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/30/2014 4:20:00 AM)

    One who believes in another life after death is not mad for this life. It's a great write and very impressive poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,480 Points Valsa George (7/30/2014 12:39:00 AM)

    It is through adversities that we become more sober and mature! Life cannot always serve sweet wine in a goblet, occasionally we have to drink life's bitter juice too! A very contemplative write on the ups and downs of life. Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,245 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/29/2014 1:14:00 AM)

    a wonderful poem, deeply contemplative. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (7/29/2014 12:08:00 AM)

    A deep philosophical write that questions the pains
    and promise of life and to rejoice and value what life actually is,
    a classroom of experience. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,658 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/28/2014 10:32:00 PM)

    If my eyes well up, meaningful, my dear poet Piyush. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014



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