Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

Keep the Fire burning within!


Its my thirst for knowledge
Ignited the fire within.
I will keep this fire burning
As long as my thirst for learning is not quenched
I dont want to leave anything incomplete.
If I have been asked to
Cross a lonely road
All alone
No passerby
In the midnight
Within the deep forest
Making a way to the
Top of the hill
Where lies my target.
My thirst for knowledge will reach me there.
I will keep this fire burning
And will continue to burn.

Knowledge is such a vast ocean
A dip on it is nothing
My thirst for knowledge will not quench in dips
Even if I have to drown in the
Ocean of knowledge
I will do it
Its so vast and deep that
After taking a dip in it
There is no one
Who has ever said that
I am happy and my quest for knowledge is quenched...
Keep the fire burning...
Till the end...

There is no one who can stop us doing anything
Especially something constructive
But we ourselves are the barriers
Which stop ourselves from going forward.

Keep the Fire burning Within!

Submitted: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • Rajendran Muthiah (8/2/2013 5:00:00 AM)

    If one keeps the fire burning within, one can't quench one's thirst for knowledge with just dips in the ocean of knowledge. Getting drowned will not help. So one should sink deep to bring out pearls. The theme of the poem is wonderful. Wavering while elaborating the theme is not found anywhere. Best wishes! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/1/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    Knowledge is power! The more we know, the more we come to learn that there is yet so much more to know!
    So keep the fire burning! ! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/1/2013 8:33:00 AM)

    Your thirst for knowledge will take you there. Knowledge is ever increasing. The more you know, the more there is to know. Keep the fire burning. Great write. (Report) Reply

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