Learn More

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Wisdom by Abdul Wahab )

Enter the verification code :

  • Bronze Star - 7,287 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

  • Bronze Star - 7,287 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 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

Read all 6 comments »

New Poems

  1. Over Time, Fatima Nusairat
  2. Truth is that, gajanan mishra
  3. FUCHSIA, Aminath Neena
  4. love is an 8 ball- it is decidedly so, Mandolyn ...
  5. Rising of a New Day Through Shine, Rohit Sapra
  6. Sad Cloud, ramesh rai
  7. I am carnival, Havilah
  8. Creative Musical Juces, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Finally Found Our Home, Michael McParland
  10. Distance doesn't matter, Antonio Liao

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Dirge, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]