Ayman Parray


Bottomless Pit - Poem by Ayman Parray

I will stare down into the bottomless pit
Till I see a reflection in it
The abyss never lies
Only deceives the weak, the blind
When the body falls, the soul flies
The mind never dies, but rest it will find
Have I ever helped someone in desperate need?
Was it truly for them or my own greed
Have I ever really sown a good deed to reap in the end
Have I dug my own grave to sleep in the end?

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Topic(s) of this poem: dark, death, grave, motivation


Comments about Bottomless Pit by Ayman Parray

  • (8/29/2016 8:50:00 PM)


    I love the imagery and self examination in retrospect. A poem that inspires us all to question what motivates our good deeds. (Report) Reply

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  • Sranisha Francis (6/7/2016 4:18:00 AM)


    Only deceives the weak, the blind
    When the body falls, the soul flies
    The mind never dies
    Here I like to add, The soul will never dies.
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  • Mike Smith (2/14/2016 8:43:00 PM)


    Was it truly for them or my own greed
    I've often thought this same question about my actions that could be considered selfless or charitable. Was my motivation to help others? Or simply to please myself by appearing kindhearted.
    A good read, and relatable.10
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (3/15/2016 6:45:00 AM)

    Thanks Mike for taking the time to read and appreciate my friend.

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/4/2016 12:06:00 AM)


    Fantastic write. Very philosophical. You have a lot of depth that shows in this poem.10 (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (3/15/2016 6:47:00 AM)

    Thanks dear friend, Nosheen.

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/8/2015 9:09:00 AM)


    Have I ever helped someone in desperate need?
    Was it truly for them or my own greed
    Have I ever really sown a good deed to reap in the end
    Have I dug my own grave to sleep in the end?
    Difficult questions but I think our conscience can reply it.
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (11/8/2015 2:52:00 PM)

    Thank you for your counsel, Akhtar. And taking the time to read and appreciate.

  • Bharati Nayak (9/4/2015 7:50:00 PM)


    The deep question about life and death-our true purpose of life, whether we are fulfilling the duties for which we have been sent to this earth is what the poet seems to ask when he says-
    Have I ever really sown a good deed to reap in the end
    Have I dug my own grave to sleep in the end?
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (9/4/2015 10:48:00 PM)

    Thank you for your analysis, Bharati. I love the way you analyze a poem.

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/2/2015 11:54:00 PM)


    Have I ever helped anyone in desperate need? Was it truly for them or my own greed?
    Highly introspective, thoughtful, virtuous, compassionate query indeed
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (9/3/2015 9:05:00 PM)

    Sometimes thoughts come and I pen down. Thank you my friend, Abdulrazak.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/29/2015 2:28:00 AM)


    When the body falls, the soul flies
    The mind never dies, but rest it will find
    Have I ever helped someone in desperate need? .......Really. Very deeply envisioned about soul.body and mind. Looking deeply into our bottomless soul will find the answer. Thanks for posting such an intensive poem. ......10
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (8/29/2015 6:01:00 PM)

    Yes Kumarmani, looking into the soul always helps. Thank you for your kind words my dear friend

  • Valsa George (8/26/2015 11:31:00 PM)


    The questions asked at the end are such pertinent questions one should keep asking oneself several times in life. They will help us see where we really are. Such deep self introspection will help one to fix right priorities in life. A profound write! (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (8/28/2015 11:51:00 AM)

    Thank you Valsa, for your inspiring words. I believe it when you say that deep self introspection is needed.

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/26/2015 11:39:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem, Ayman! Very happy to see a philosophical and meaningful reflection on life and its ways.
    ' A wonderful query! Have i ever helped someone in desperate need? Only a pure soul can ask such a question. I am sure you will help too when the opportunity stares before you. Well done! Full 10 for you.
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (8/28/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Thank you Geeta, for your deeply inspiring and kind words. A friend like you is rare.

  • Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 11:33:00 AM)


    Deep questions, Ayman. Have we done enough to earn eternal reward. Only looking deep into our bottomless soul will find the answer (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (8/28/2015 11:54:00 AM)

    Thank you Kelly, for bringing me a step closer to the truth every time.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 14, 2016


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