Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 21,753 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

As Mostly We All See - Poem by Amitava Sur

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For whom you are roving
For whom you moan,
Nobody will take your pain
Excepting you own.

Why are you shedding tears
For whom and for why,
None will wait for your end
Much before they will fly.

Time and tide wait for none
This life itself is so cruel.
It is like the leaves of the tree,
As mostly we all see.

The green leaves liven the tree
when they are green,
But unnoticing they fall and roll on dust
When they become grey.

Thus when you can
People will surround and extract you
But the moment you are undone
Mostly they all run away, deserting you.

This life itself is so cruel
As mostly we all see.
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Amitava (25.5.2014) 5-00 pm



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Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about As Mostly We All See by Amitava Sur

  • Christina Simmons (2/21/2017 3:38:00 PM)


    You really have got it suss to a T. I can really resonate with your poem. Life is indeed a stage and sometimes we end up with a really difficult role. Congratulation! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/21/2017 8:02:00 AM)


    Story of life from beginning to ending is same for all of us. As long as money speaks life is beautiful.
    Beautiful write for all of us. Congrats for the member poem of the day!
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  • Siddartha Montik (2/21/2017 5:40:00 AM)


    EXPRESSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE!

    Why are you shedding tears
    For whom and for why,

    We are all alone in this world and AND leave ourselves someday! a TRUTH a TRUTH! Depth in words and TRUTH SIR!

    Thank you for sharing!
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  • Muzaffer Akin (2/21/2017 5:37:00 AM)


    congratulations poet. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (2/21/2017 3:16:00 AM)


    The green leaves liven the tree
    when they are green,
    But unnoticing they fall and roll on dust
    When they become grey.

    Death is the cruel fact of life.We have to accept it.
    A good write, thanks for sharing.
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  • Tom Allport (2/21/2017 2:42:00 AM)


    a very insightful poem of the way people's lives may unfold? (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/21/2017 2:37:00 AM)


    Leaves of the tree.... congrats on being selected...
    Interesting poem! ! ! !
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  • Kim Barney (2/21/2017 12:57:00 AM)


    A fascinating poem containing much truth. Valsa said it best. Congrats on poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/21/2017 12:36:00 AM)


    Mostly as we see! ! Life itself is so cruel! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (2/21/2017 12:30:00 AM)


    Light and dark...day and night...positive and negative...that is the way the whole creation is....of two opposites....
    we should accept it and wisely lead the life....very truthful words crafted into a good poem...congratulations on the poet of the day
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  • (11/20/2015 10:10:00 PM)


    it is very true
    but we have to
    strive for time
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  • Yash Shinde (5/31/2014 11:14:00 PM)


    Life is so cruel....at times it tempts us to question our own existence, it takes to an height and kicks you down! Yes we all have seen it! Life, a treacherous friend! (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2014 11:08:00 PM)


    The most important thing that I have noticed the case of green leaves when it is in good shape but unnoticed when it is fall. A great theory to the context of aged and ailing individuals no one is ready to look after. The poet here observes the life in its importance and sad thing of affairs happening and I love the poem with due importance. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/29/2014 12:07:00 AM)


    This is so true Amitava! When we laugh, the world laughs with us, when we cry, we cry alone! This is the painful truth...! No one can do anything about it... We blame the world for it.... But aren't we also the same.... having the same attitude...? Let us have an introspection..... How many of us can truly delight in another's triumph and share another's pain.....? A moving write! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2014 10:10:00 PM)


    .........yes we think alike....just recently I was thinking of the leaves on a tree are so much like family and friends....when they fall to the ground...it is like family and friends leaving us slowly one by one....like your poem it is sad to see the tree standing bare without the leaves.....great write.. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/27/2014 11:34:00 AM)


    Thus when you can
    People will extract the utmost from you
    But the moment you are undone
    Mostly they will desert you.
    This life itself is so cruel
    As mostly we all see.
    Your poem is a mirror we all face this cruelty.
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  • Maria C. Pires Costa (5/26/2014 7:17:00 AM)


    This is a heartfelt realistic poem reflecting upon life and some of its cruelty, But we are also blessed for being provided with beautiful tokens of creation! Trees, for me, for example are a magnificent source of inspiration! I have also enjoyed your simile/comparison while mentioning the leaves of the tree, when they are green and when they are grey...
    Thanks very much for sharing it, Amitava!
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  • (5/25/2014 3:50:00 PM)


    Wow! Such a poignant poem, Amitava. Also, so totally true to life as we know it here on earth. Why indeed
    shedding and wasting tears for no one who stays in life, taking and giving nothing in return. You are a wise
    man, Amitava. Yes, life can be so cruel, yet we live it anyway until it's end. A sad truth. Thank you for your
    poem of wisdom, it's words resonate and shine into my mind now. RoseAnn
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  • (5/25/2014 3:44:00 PM)


    Wow! Such a poignant poem, Amitava. Also so totally true to life as we all know it here on earth.
    Why indeed shedding and wasting tears for no one who stays in life, taking and giving nothing in
    return. You are a wise man, Amitava. Yes, life can be so cruel, yet we live it anyway until it's end.
    Thank you for your poem of wisdom, it's words do shine into my mind now. RoseAnn
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    Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (5/25/2014 8:49:00 PM)

    Thank you RoseAnn - for liking this poem with it's subject inside. I thank you for your valued comment which encourages me

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 19, 2014


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