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TEARS AND LAUGHTER

TEARS AND LAUGHTER

Our life gets ensconced between our
laughter and tears,
With sunshine and rain, between our
joys and fears!
This life is a filigree of light and shadow
play,
While with our laughter we try to drive
our fears away!
All our exalted emotions, bring tears to our
eyes,
But tears can flow freely, while laughter
needs tears to survive!
Laugh and the world laughs with you,
But when you weep, you weep alone!
The world has no time for your sorrow, -
it remains as your very own!
Life’s music is composed with our happiness
and pain,
Tears provide the somber background notes,
And laughter the lilting cadence of summer’s rain!
But in this single life, if we can wipe our brother's
tears,
Happiness will follow, to drive away our tears!

- Raj Nandy
- New Delhi
- 27 Nov 08

Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2008


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  • Mamta Agarwal (12/9/2008 2:31:00 AM)

    life has seasons, rhythms - Raj you have touched on every thing here- joy, pain, laughter, tears, loneliness, truth and the need to look beyond ourselves. very wise and realistic.10 this is life- you said it all in these poetic lines

    Mamta

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  • Rey Benipayo (11/27/2008 6:25:00 AM)

    i like it!

  • Is It Poetry (11/27/2008 6:19:00 AM)

    You are so right.... :)

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