Abdul Wahab


Wisdom


Let's go to the green steps of the lawn
And do the sums of life there sitting down

If we want only profits and no losses
And all the losses turn into profits
And all the profits turn into losses
Then the scale of life, of course, dis-balances
This leads us not in paradises but, of course, in hells.

It seems to be small whatever things we gained
It seems to be big whatever things we lost
If all the lost things are gained
And all the gained things are lost
Then life is not, at a gain but definitely at a loss.

If the profits are the blissful graces
Then the losses are not less than the spices

Whatever we do on the steps sitting
All these are not sums but a bargaining
This Leads us nowhere but to do mistakes
In this we never do profits but always do losses.

Submitted: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Edited: Saturday, March 17, 2012

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  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/13/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    life is like a bargaining table. there will always be gains and losses. But I have found over the years the gains are much more than the loss (when we lose in return we appreciate the gain) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/13/2013 11:16:00 AM)

    life is like a bargaining table. there will always be gains and losses. But I have found over the years the gains are much more than the loss (when we lose in return we appreciate the gain) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 338 Points Danny Draper (3/19/2012 6:56:00 AM)

    Wise words indeed, and eloquently stated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Salema Khatun (3/19/2012 6:41:00 AM)

    a brilliant piece of poetry, the message is straight forward, logical and very much philosophical, a real wisdom people should ponder on these points, loss and profit, in this time and in this world of selfishness the poem is to much relevant. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Ekaterina M. Polischuk (3/17/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    wonderful poem in its wisdom and soul mystery. i like it very much. this verse is very emotional (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,106 Points Hans Vr (3/17/2012 10:36:00 AM)

    A nice piece of wisdom in melodious verses. (Report) Reply

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