Treasure Island

sreelekha premjit

(26-12-73 / india)

the agony of success


he rushed to me
to share his joy
his new found achievement

glowing eyes,
pride-coated
confessed with gay abandon

the elation of success
the pains unlimited
the adulation received


endless his talk
painful for me to endure
my eyes twinged with jealousy

how could i tell him
what pinched me
is his success
the fact that i had no share in it
the pain of standing aloof

time shall tell him
i am no fiend
just an unhappy friend

But yes, congrats
keep it up.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Edited: Thursday, February 07, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (the agony of success by sreelekha premjit )

Enter the verification code :

  • Preeti - is here! (2/8/2008 5:00:00 AM)

    is it jealousy of someone elses success? or is it sorro that success away a friend? ! I liek how you've left the interpretation upto the reader! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. حديث النفس, قسطاكي الحمصي
  2. A fox in Leeds with unusual needs., Stephen Katona
  3. Concepts 27, Somanathan Iyer
  4. More Time, Babatunde Aremu
  5. The Daughter of the Earth - 30, gajanan mishra
  6. Last Farewell, Mark Nixon Legaspi
  7. Travel China Haiku - Chengdu spices, john tiong chunghoo
  8. Travel China Haiku - - A wealthy China, john tiong chunghoo
  9. Autumnal, Lawrence Beck
  10. Blinding Trust, Nick Kler

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Len Webster's 'Happiness', Len Webster
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  9. The Lesson, Roger McGough
  10. A Devoted Teacher, Joseph T. Renaldi

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]