Treasure Island

Arti Chopra

(16 Nov 1953 / Jammu)

MAN STRIVES


MAN STRIVES


From the miracle of conception
Till birth
He strives
In a childhood filled with sadness or mirth
He strives
In the youth of a promising dawn
To achieve something
He strives
Emerging from the veils of annoymity
recognising his identity
He strives
Struggling to earn a livelihood
In the maze of humanity
He strives
Maturing
Experiencing the many vagaries of life
He strives
Whether towards excellence
Or content to reside
within mediocricity
He strives
Towards just existing
or shining in his chosen field
He strives
And as he trods wearily
On the jagged rocks of the path called life
The human spirit
Lives on
The flame of life
Spluttering, flickering
Nearly extinguishing
But spurned on
By the hidden reserves
of strength and endurance
He raises himself
And continues
Lifelong
To strive....
The human being
The marvel of God's creation
How tirelessly
He strives!

Submitted: Sunday, January 19, 2014

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  • Tanya Gupta (4/22/2014 9:47:00 AM)

    you made me know again how wonderfull and inspiring poetry could be.........thanks a lot for this wonderfull write.

    please come and read my poems, they may not be as wonderfull as you wite but they are from my heart! (Report) Reply

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