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Pradip Chattopadhyay

Veteran Poet - 3,048 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

It Pays To Be Hurt


Sometimes it pays to be hurt,
To suffer a broken heart
To be shut out of light
To cry through a long night.
Sometimes it pays to fail,
To suffer the ignominy of defeat
To be left with a broken sail
To make a glorious retreat.
Sometimes it pays to know,
From the endless race you ran,
Though suffering many a blow,
You emerged a stronger man.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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