DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK


The Sequence - Poem by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

The sequence
- - - - - - - - - - -
Begins a sentence;
Follows paragraph
With comma, colon
Question mark, then
Full stop and life goes on
With events one another
In melodious action
To be born helpless
Greet the light of morn
With a sharp wail
And then lost in dreams of heaven
An infant to a laughing, puling child
Now with mirth and mischief
Transformed by time’s magic wand
Into coat and trousers clad lad
Youthful and ambitious, at last a man
To devise scheme and plan
For gold or for bread
And fall in love and wed
And then grow
Gray and withered
To bud, bloom, and pass away
Life like a flower
Doomed to swift decay
Years speed by
The flower fares and fades
But its fragrance stays……………


Comments about The Sequence by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

  • Gold Star - 20,480 Points Valsa George (2/18/2014 11:39:00 PM)

    This reminds me of William Shakespeare's poem.... All the World is a Stage! Life like a flower though may fade is supposed to retain fragrance..... Enjoyed much! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 8,107 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/18/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Very true said life fades away but fragrance stays....... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 18, 2014


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