shakil ahmed

Gold Star - 16,980 Points (31-01-1969 / Badarpur, Assam, India.)

An Unhappy Life - Poem by shakil ahmed

An Unhappy Life

I was romping and rollicking with fun
Standing on a treacherous bog
My sky was blue and clear
But suddenly it is covered with silent fog.
I could walk miles after miles
Without taking pause or rest
In cricket or football ground
I was considered as best.
Now I can not walk even a furlong
Time has reduced my length
Without gesture or premonition
Now I am a man lack of vigour and strength.
Fleeting time was running hurriedly
Without my knowledge and understanding
I couldn’t even perceive that, very near
The mouth of death, I am lonely standing.
I remember the sunny days
When I was wild and violent
Cruel destiny has stolen these days
In a way, that is terribly silent.
Life is a drama, we play here
And it has a terrible ending
Happiness and sufferings are two sides of life
With a very wonderful blending
Life has snatched joys from me
In a very callous and pathetic way
I am swimming endlessly
In the middle of a violent bay.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about An Unhappy Life by shakil ahmed

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/30/2015 10:44:00 PM)

    A philosophic poem but thinking of death at this stage of life! Anyway a a nice poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/29/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    The mouth of death leads us to the grave. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Afrooz Jafarinoor (11/6/2015 2:27:00 PM)

    Aren't you still too young to see yourself at the mouth of death? I read and enjoyed this sad poem! All this music and all that noise again! It's a pity, though I can understand if life has treated you too badly! But isn't there always a personal choice in how to live? (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (11/4/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    This is life, at some point we all have to face this. Well knitted with nice images. Thank you.10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2015 7:03:00 AM)

    Philosophical. Nice poem.
    I agree life is a drama
    But do we play it? ? ?
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  • Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 2:46:00 PM)

    I can relate and sympathize. Thanks, Shakil
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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2015

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