Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,496 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Air Balloon - Poem by Amitava Sur

Life is like an air balloon,
Looks so nice with so many colors on it’s wings.
But it is so greedy and hungry with love, lust and riches
That the more it gathers
The more it’s desires increases with time.

Though this life’s balloon is so colorful and vibrant,
It is backed up with stupidity and ignorance only.

With love, lust and riches it becomes so happy,
With them it inflates and floats merrily high above,
Forgetting mortality, responsibility and it’s limitations.

Suddenly this life finds itself in such a dizzy height
Where there is turbulence only, no way to control.
Love and lust along with riches, they are so cunning a guy,
They just abandon the life, momentarily on spot.

Poor air balloon being shrunk and squeezed
Finds it to be so miserable but none to help at that point.

Shrunken life’s paper balloon floats helplessly then
Where are those love, lust and riches, once who were with him?

Life finds … they all are laughing at from a distant place.

Though this life’s balloon is so colorful and vibrant,
It is backed up with stupidity and ignorance only.
Amitava (29.8.2015)


Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Air Balloon by Amitava Sur

  • Jaishree Nair (8/29/2015 4:26:00 AM)

    Rich in imagery.creates visions vivid. Well articulated. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/11/2015 6:08:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for appreciating my poem

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  • (8/29/2015 2:42:00 AM)

    Fantastic imagery, Amitava! You summed up the stupidity and ignorance of many people in this amazing poem! Lust, money, greed, riches taking over people's lives while they leave morality, ethics and responsibility behind, not wanting any part of these things, just selfishly satisfying themselves only. Great poem of our times, Amitava! Great poem! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/11/2015 6:07:00 AM)

    Thank you RoseAnn for your valued and thoughtful comment

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/29/2015 1:12:00 AM)

    Wonderful imagery. So wisely and nicely depicted with marvellous introduction. thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/11/2015 6:06:00 AM)

    Thank you for appreciating this poem

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 28, 2015

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