Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

Why? ? ?

Why you gave me wings to fly
While you kept me caged ever!

Why you tempted me with dreams
While you caged all my desires.

Why you kept me in light
While you made me walk through dark tunnels!

Why you gave me boat to sail
While took away my rowing oar

Why you gave me the beauty
While you took away the mirror from me.

Why you gave me freedom
While you fenced me with wall of thorns.

Why you gave me a beautiful life
While you bounded me with many restrictions.

Why you gave me blackboard to write
While you took away the chalk to write.

Why you gave me mouth to speak
While you kept my voice dumb forever.

Why you showed me the forbidden apple
While you gave me strict warning never to have!

Why you gave me so many questions to answer
I searched here and there but I couldn't find none!

Still You whisper in my ears
Life is Beautiful dear!
If you question me too much
I will take away your life!
So keep quiet and enjoy the life!

So sing along with me...
Life is Beautiful!
Life is wonderful!

© 2014

Submitted: Saturday, August 02, 2014

Topic(s): questionku

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  • Gold Star - 13,183 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/1/2014 9:44:00 AM)

    Contradiction of mind..thoughts hunt in own mirror.....of course life is beautiful...who care for rebirth..will we get this life..Questions of is so be cool and calm don't allow ripples to exist.. I don't allow whorl to form in my mind...just take out a l l is well (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,074 Points Hazel Durham (8/10/2014 1:58:00 PM)

    So many questions that remain unanswered but we always seek to find the answers and life is beautiful and wonderful!
    Beautiful, insightful write Geetha! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,231 Points Amitava Sur (8/10/2014 1:49:00 AM)

    Because you like or not... You are a slave of mine! ! ! !
    sing along with me...Life is Beautiful...
    Though worst than that of a Hell ! ! ! !

    Never ask me WHY? ... Be happy with what I give! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,576 Points Ramesh Rai (8/6/2014 8:34:00 PM)

    Whole natural phenomenon carries two aspects and the life revolves within two aspects. Devoid of two aspects enigma of life keeps no bound. It is great secret of the whole creation amongst living and non-living both that the fertility growth as well as existence are confined. A deep spiritual write Geethajee. Thanks for sharing. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 640 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (8/6/2014 12:13:00 PM)

    Restrictions are part of worldly life so the cars of life dont crash yes. Paradise would be restriction free. So i enjoyd yor fantastic questions poem.
    Nice to read u again. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Rajesh Thankappan (8/6/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    Ah what a wonderful thought! Despite all the restrictions and shortcomings life is still worth living. An enchanting poems to say the least. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,792 Points Savita Tyagi (8/5/2014 7:23:00 PM)

    True! No use asking question. Life is beautiful! So sing with me. Lovely poem Geetha! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,587 Points Valsa George (8/4/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    Don't ask too many questions, when we are not likely to get answers! Cast away all gloom,

    And sing along with me...
    Life is Beautiful!

    Life is wonderful!
    The poem too is beautiful, Geetha!

    away all gloom (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,084 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/4/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    Still You whisper in my ears
    Life is Beautiful dear!
    If you question me too much
    I will take away your life!
    So keep quiet and enjoy the life!

    So sing along with me...
    Life is Beautiful!
    Life is wonderful!
    Geetha I was amzed I really loved the poem and specially the quoted lines. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,269 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/3/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Contrasted things of life well depicted very poignantly..........Geetha............tragedy and irony so perfectly
    blended to make it a great piece..... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,519 Points Lyn Paul (8/2/2014 7:32:00 PM)

    TO give with one hand and take with the other.... But...Why? ? ? POWER! I will most certainly sing along with you for... Life Is Beautiful... with just so much to explore. SO let us all follow the beauty and avoid the ugly road. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,474 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/2/2014 7:29:00 PM)

    There are many questions that have no answers and your poem gives many examples. Maybe life is all about finding questions without looking for answers. Beautiful poem giving realities. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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