Satish Verma

Gold Star - 57,823 Points (5-6-1935)

A Sunny Wait...

Poem by Satish Verma

Young days start with a nostalgia
for a lost freedom
Anxiety was the prime suspect.

As the age moves on,
truth consumes the virtue.
I hold this insult
in the throes of conscience with tears.

The dreams did not last long
in the wild eyes of geniuses.
Grace and dignity fell short of sinners.
The prince of blackness strode
on the white souls.

I could not have been a witness
of paradox.
Lacked in the old books
I still wait on the highway
for a sun to climb the hill.


Comments about A Sunny Wait... by Satish Verma

  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (11/21/2018 5:17:00 AM)

    I still wait on the highway
    for a sun to climb the hill.
    Subtlety is the hallmark of this poem,
    It grows on you as you read on,
    a lovely poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Trupti garg (6/26/2018 6:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem sir...(Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (6/23/2018 9:59:00 PM)

    A creative and compelling composition. Congrats of being chosen today!(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (6/23/2018 7:33:00 PM)

    Congratulations on your posting in this category.

    The poem itself is best explained in the comments.(Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (6/23/2018 5:14:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem.... congrats for being chosen(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/23/2018 11:38:00 AM)

    I still wait on the highway
    for a sun to climb the hill. dreams. disappointments, failures. in spite of all that hoping for a bright future... nice poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (6/23/2018 10:15:00 AM)

    'The dreams did not last long
    in the wild eyes of geniuses.
    Grace and dignity fell short of sinners.
    The prince of blackness strode
    on the white souls.'..is very brilliant. The poet does not lose hope for a better life. Nicely composed. Congrats.(Report)Reply

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  • Bill CantrellBill Cantrell (6/23/2018 9:05:00 AM)

    Absolutely brilliant! ! How the truth of this progression is detailed by you with all emotions, hopes and failings is just a perfect poem(Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (6/23/2018 9:05:00 AM)

    I could not have been a witness
    of paradox.
    Lacked in the old books
    I still wait on the highway
    for a sun to climb the hill.
    - - The idealistic dream did not last long as reality came to the fore.Virtues gave way to vices- - - -But the Poet does not lose hope- - -He still waits for the sun to climb the hill.
    Such a wonderful poem selected as the Poem of the Day.(Report)Reply

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  • Tariq AlTariq Al (6/23/2018 8:49:00 AM)

    Hats off Satish: a great poem showing your indifference to society's vices and the hope you're holding on to.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (6/23/2018 8:42:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful poem! Dreams never last long and paradox is overwhelming.......it’s a p, ensure to read this fine poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Lantz PierreLantz Pierre (6/23/2018 8:14:00 AM)

    What a beautiful, evocative, lyric dance through the world of things and the world of thoughts. I am taken by the °paradox° teetering gently in the morning stillness between old age and youth, innocence and experience. The play between the head and heart, what is graspable and what simply, or possibly all too complexly, is not brings to life the moment when reader meets poem. A spark of light.(Report)Reply

    Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith(6/23/2018 7:27:00 PM)

    Glad to see the master of comment is back.

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (6/23/2018 5:05:00 AM)

    We all search and wait - that is true(Report)Reply

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  • Paul BrookesPaul Brookes (6/23/2018 1:42:00 AM)

    As usual and i am sure you know this is a well crafted poem The universal truth held in this work flow outward and touches i am sure many lives for we all have felt these feeling our selves at different times and in different places The summation and the helplessness expressed in 'I hold this insult
    in the throes of conscience with tears.' but there is hope in the last stanza enjoyed great work on the human condition. Yes there is always hope 10 +++++(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/23/2018 1:32:00 AM)

    I still wait on the highway
    for a sun to climb the hill........impressive lines. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/23/2018 12:59:00 AM)

    The dreams did not last long! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/23/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    Satish, such a well penned poem of the day.... congrats for being chosen....10++++++(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 9, 2008



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