Sathya Narayana

Gold Star - 6,521 Points (12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

At The Brink - Poem by Sathya Narayana

'Few more strides into the rival site; fight, fight! '
a lieutenant yelled, 'Conquest's within our sight! '

'Few more mouthfulls of ale; let me guzzle, guzzle! '
a carouser craved, 'I'm at the edge of azure! '

'One joker more in deck; ah let me bet, bet! '
a gamester hoped, 'I'm going to hit jackpot! '

'More billions in my coffer; let me earn, earn! '
yearned a magnate, 'I'll soon be number one! '

'One more cute woman; let me try, try! '
vied a wooer, 'My grand hundredth prey! '

'Awful are human wiles; I can't deal, heal! '
the Master riled 'Ah let me crawl into the Black hole! '

Slimy borders shake you, shock you; strain, drain!
Gain on with guts; lest back to square one, again! !

Topic(s) of this poem: almighty, human

Comments about At The Brink by Sathya Narayana

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (2/11/2009 12:40:00 AM)

    Nicely and wisely said about the human tendecies of adict. well structured, that is the beauty of this poem.10 (Report) Reply

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (1/14/2009 1:00:00 PM)

    Your words resonates.
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  • (12/31/2008 10:29:00 AM)

    LUSTS, draw people into many strange forms of behavior. (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2008 5:31:00 AM)

    At the brink... what does one say. height of degeneration of ethics, no end to avarice.powerful. vivid images10

    Happy new year

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  • Fay Slimm (12/31/2008 4:54:00 AM)

    Sathya - this one has style, and fast flow in reading - in fact all the well chosen back-to back alliteration is very effective - - - and onto which you make a very strong appeal for sense in life's matters......... good read my friend...... from Fay. xx (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2008 6:02:00 AM)

    Praise for your creative energy. Your excellent title supports the content
    of your poem. Very surreal.10 for you.

    Always your friend at poemhunter,

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  • (12/29/2008 9:18:00 PM)

    Wild side of the human beast exposed in a gripping write.....praise be to you! (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2008 1:40:00 AM)

    lot of punch to it... (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2008 1:52:00 AM)

    very nice poem i give it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2008 12:10:00 PM)

    Sathya, this is an excellent poem. We search in all the wrong places, our desires lead us so far from the truth, that pleasure is not happiness. Bob 10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2008 8:05:00 AM)

    what a fantastic piece! ! ! ! ! !
    I just loved this one.
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  • (12/26/2008 1:39:00 AM)

    striving from one to another- true we spend time in nonsense no wonder god is diappointed- good write-10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 25, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 21, 2017

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