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Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

I love to try to be creative

I love to try to be creative
In thought about all I do
To create is to take something
That is nothing on its own
And change it to an object
Or idea or sound or word
Which is pleasing, and arresting

I have adapted from other ideas
And philosophies
A way to look at life
And to use time in a positive
And constructive way
A person who creates environment
Can be enormously creative person
If you watch children play
In a most creative way
They use their imagination
The unique ability of humans
Is their capacity and power to create
So I look at life creatively

I am reawakened
To many conveniences
And marvels of our technology
Often hiding the inner vacuum of loneliness
I have great fun
In wandering in my mind
In quiet moments
And am often amazed
To find solutions to problems
I thought were unsolvable
Accept problems and want to solve
That is your challenge
Problems are the spice of the life

Submitted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/9/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    The last stanza did it for me. 'Problems are the spice of life'. Getting through life is difficult as there are always problems and this is what life is! To solve these problems, and as you say Ahmad in a creative way, is the spice of life. I liked how you mentioned having time to oneself and I think this is a special time to even create poetry! So many words of wisdom here Ahmad. 10
    love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Christina Phan (9/4/2009 7:07:00 PM)

    i love to creative when i write, draw or anythihng
    its so fun and exciting to do
    its takes pratice and time
    great title (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Obinna Eruchie (9/1/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    This wonderful piece is true, especially these lines. 'A person who creates environment/ Can be enormously creative person/ If you watch children play/ In a most creative way/ They use their imagination/ The unique ability of humans/ Is their capacity and power to create/ So I look at life creatively...'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 213 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (9/1/2009 10:26:00 AM)

    Keep spilling out your creative muse.this is a truthful poem about ones creative abilities...well written. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (9/1/2009 1:43:00 AM)

    The result of your creative thinking is so many books to your credit and so many poems flooding the poemhunter pages. (Report) Reply

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