A Date With Destiny - Poem by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

In chains, though born free;
Until the day she was set free
Born to a nameless family
Afflicted with abject poverty
Where sunrise a rarity
And sunset always a reality
A bud yet to bloom to a flower
Deserted to doom by her mother
In a station crowded, yet
For her a place desolate
Sobbing, sometimes crying aloud
And people heedless going around
When spotted by a man benevolent
And brought to a place to be a servant
Happy she was serving
For square meals and a place to living
When one day
She was taken away
To a police station by policemen
On allegation of theft by the house woman
She had been serving for a decade
Just to get rid of her, tricks played
Now a caged bird in juvenile cell
Undergoing punishment corporal
Innocent life where dwells love and truth
Now surrounded with hatred and untruth
Supposed to be the morn of life
Became the prey of human strife
Life perched in dull, inert dirt
Now beginning to shake off a bit
Carried many a wound in her breast
To erase them, time getting impatient
A leaf once cast aside on the flowing tide
Now incensed to drift aside
When over the tribulations
A stranger came bringing her guerdon
That she was to be adopted daughter
Of a father deprived of by destiny unfair
Thus ending an event of thorny journey
Of an innocent flower to happy fortuity
Foreordained by the eternity.....

Comments about A Date With Destiny by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

  • (3/8/2014 12:42:00 PM)

    Many many thanks.............Suman................I am humbled............ (Report) Reply

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  • Suman Kumar Das (3/8/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    You made me watch a fantastic movie..................with full of melody and loved lines.........technically scripted with modern touch. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2014 11:48:00 AM)

    Many many thanks.........Simon........I am humbled......... (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2014 11:48:00 AM)

    Many many thanks.........Valsa.........I am humbled......... (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/3/2014 11:50:00 PM)

    The story of an innocent girl's travail through the rugged roads from an orphaned state to finally a haven of love and luxury, so beautifully described in flowing verse and powerful language! ! You deserve a! 0 for this beautiful write! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/24/2014 12:04:00 PM)

    A powerful portrait of life with all it ups and downs. Wonderfully worded my friend! (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2014 11:12:00 AM)

    Many many thanks........Geetha.........I am humbled......... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/24/2014 5:55:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem. Every one has to go on date with destiny. Unsure of which date will be good or worst. No one can escape any dates...lets us take in a positive way, ..A Lucky draw of our life...loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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