Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 14,339 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

Dilemma - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

I have seen fires burn rapidly,
I have seen the fires with their cracking flames issuing forth and rising skywards;
I have also on account of the heat of the fires felt the wind gush hither and thither softly and at times forcefully,
And also seen the rise and fall of river levels and of the ocean tides,
Which all sightings have made me think and re-think
To stabilize my wavering mind!
Nonetheless, as yet
I am still in search of the stream which flows up-hill,
For there must exist at least one such stream I am sure
To mock at all those streams which all the while and untiringly
Laden with sour and sweet memories of their own experiences
Trundle down-hill as though aping each other;
Thus far, and very far I have ventured in my search
Even though I have seen the wind by its force
Compel water-falls to reverse their flow
I have not come across a single stream
That regularly flows upwards
Lifting immortal waters back to the upper reaches of space.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 19, 2018

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