Soumita Sarkar Ray

Gold Star - 6,317 Points (Kolkata)

A Canvas Of Failure - Poem by Soumita Sarkar Ray

My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire

Wings of my dreams they curb
day when I wore geeky glasses
Soul dream to become a doctor
also met an end fatal
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

A bachelors in science
then headed for a masters
You must be thinking
probably in the same stream
no......I earned
in arts- a masters.
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Unfortunately enough
I fell in love
with a person younger
later I realized...a blunder.
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Wishes rose high
when I got distinction
to become a professor
alas! it was a miscalculation
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Those who cant do... teach
chance...not out of choice
I am a simple school teacher
my confidence- I can't voice
My life is a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Today I am out of job
that was not permanent
so I have time to give
to my medical treatment
My life a canvas of failure
never I get what I desire.

You might think
after many defeats
Providence must be a little kind addition I am incapable
to have a child
My life a canvas of failure
never got what I desire.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

no one will read this now an unburdened soul!

Comments about A Canvas Of Failure by Soumita Sarkar Ray

  • (2/28/2017 10:48:00 AM)

    Hi Soumita,

    Unburdened, Sure!

    How do you judge an event as your failure? I would say, it is your deliberate omission to do something, which was within your powers to do.

    None of the events, I presume, could be counted as your failures. They are definitely, catastrophes. Fate has played havoc with your life.

    And life is not about such catastrophes. Nor about lying down, licking your wounds. It is not about dreams burnt to ashes. It is about how you rise from their ashes like a phoenix. You have proved through your poems that you are capable of doing that.

    Just go ahead and prove it to the world. Prove it to yourself. Wish you best!
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mithilesh Yadav (2/9/2016 1:34:00 AM)

    Only the brave and strong pen will be able to be so TRUE..... integrity is a hard training a pen should undergo and you have trained your pen well mam....... liked the innocence way of expression..... thanx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/8/2015 7:39:00 PM)

    I think this is one of the most poignant and frank confessional poems I have read submitted by a member here at Poemhunter... The kind of directness with which the statements are made is very courageous...

    I also loved how you structured the poem, with each stanza talking about a particular 'failure'....

    Thanks for sharing...
    (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (6/24/2015 11:21:00 PM)

    This is really very touching but failure does not mean the end of life. Perhaps God desires you for some other purpose. Keep patience keep writing you are bestowed with unique talent of God that is creative in nature. if you listen my failures you will laugh. Still i think to do best. Wish you all the best. Some day i will tell you about me. Thanks for share. +10 (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (10/12/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    i DON'T agree with sawmitra roy's comment. i think a personal poem about personal trials or triumphs is fine.
    i hope this poem is not based truly on your life. good luck in the future if it is.
    younger/blunder....i like it. i mean i think it is a good rhyme, though not what i would usually think of as one.
    those who can't do....teach. i've heard that before. unfortunately there are teachers who lack a certain competence for teaching. as for teaching instead of doing....teaching is VERY important! of course i have thought, since leaving school, that school, for many, was a babysitting experience for the most part. and that is not to say babysitting kids is bad, especially with so many working moms and single-parent homes etc. i am speaking as an american.
    so, assuming for now that the poem is an accurate picture of your life....or about writing us a poem to tell us what you plan to do to turn your life around......or accept it with less negative feelings?
    thanks for sharing. :)
    (Report) Reply

    Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (5/9/2015 1:11:00 PM)

    I appreciate your suggestion...certainly shall do so.....Thanks...Edwards.

  • The Moody Blue (7/3/2013 12:29:00 PM)

    All mankind love a lover, , , , , , , , , but y did ya stated that u fell in love wid a younger one & it was a blunder? i mean do we really fall in love by seeing age n ol other reasons? ? ? Tis a good poem (Report) Reply

    Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (5/9/2015 1:12:00 PM)

    Just life didnt offer me chance to get mingled with the first mate......

  • (6/8/2013 1:55:00 AM)

    poignant! i love the rhymes, meters and the style. well done dear. (Report) Reply

    Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (5/9/2015 1:12:00 PM)


  • (5/16/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    The relentless adversities in your life gush out in the poignant words of your poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Sawmitra Roy (5/16/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    nice work Soumita...but the poem should be more universal in order to make it more appreciable...this is not a criticism but a idea to make your poems more appealing....some lines are life is a canvas of failure...providance must be little kind

    from universality i mean the subject of your poem should be more common to people and reader should feel as if it is his/her problem...
    (Report) Reply

Read all 12 comments »

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?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013

[Report Error]