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

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  • 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

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