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Alas! This Is Not What I Thought Life Was

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Alas! this is not what I thought life was.
I knew that there were crimes and evil men,
Misery and hate; nor did I hope to pass
Untouched by suffering, through the rugged glen.
In mine own heart I saw as in a glass
The hearts of others ... And when
I went among my kind, with triple brass
Of calm endurance my weak breast I armed,
To bear scorn, fear, and hate, a woful mass!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Khairul Ahsan 15 September 2020

'nor did I hope to pass Untouched by suffering' - a realistic approach towards understanding life. Loved it!

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Mahtab Bangalee 15 September 2020

Alas! this is not what I thought life was! ! ! - started this poem with a pessimistic voice! whatever, it's beautiful poem; life is life and the living existence for this world is needful cause of its expeditious presence; this world and life is not harmful to anyone but we, the people when use our brain in the obnoxious ways then this world becomes dangerous to live and this life gives bitter experiences! ! !

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Zuzu Mutairi 15 September 2020

Master poet with his best poem

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S H 15 September 2020

Wise words by wisest poet.

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Andrew Blakemore 15 September 2020

A poem of suffering, great write.

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 September 2020

Endurance! ! ! ! ! Overcoming the odds of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 15 September 2020

this is not what I thought life was. I knew that there were crimes and evil men, Misery and hate; nor did I hope to pass Untouched by suffering, A woful mass. a fine poem. tony

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Deluke Muwanigwa 15 September 2020

Alas even now in the 21st century not much has changed

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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 June 2019

An introspective soliloquy about life and expectations from it and disillusionment.

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T Rajan Evol 20 January 2019

Life is filled with drama, action, comedy, tragedy and what not.

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