DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK


The Old Man


Lovely old man he is;
Age no bar for his dream plan
Faced all weathers
And in them seen
and lived life full of sheen
Termed as old as erosions
In any fishing mission
But his eyes resemble
The same colour as the sea
Cheerful and undefeated
As bright as the sun
Never mind quivering leaves of autumn
Weak may be his flesh
But ever young is his spirit
Sets out alone with his skiff
Far onto the Gulf Stream
To catch a fish, a big fish
He is old but fishes alone
Has caught none
And 90 days gone
Undeterred he goes on
Patience climbs on
Nature in dilemma gives in
And on the ninety-first day
His unlucky streak comes to an end
Finally a big fish takes his bait
Making his dreams fulfilled to the fullest
Faced all adversaries
Kept faith, courage and cool
And finally reached his goal
And age is no bar
Once he sets his goal......

Submitted: Saturday, February 01, 2014
Edited: Saturday, February 01, 2014

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A poem on patience, faith and courage............

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