Doorway Of Time Poem by Bernedita Rosinha Pinto

Doorway Of Time

Rating: 4.7


Life keeps moving on thro the doorway of time
sometimes ushering satisfaction and happiness
sometimes bringing trophies of pride and success
sometimes discarding friends who act as rivals
sometimes bringing in strangers as new relations;
yet the passage of time also opens its doors
to hatred and hostility, disunity and dislike.

And as each one keeps looking out of the window of life
each one keeps hoping for their dreams to come true
each one peeps at others achievements and imitates
each one yearns for others wealth and competes
not realizing that what has been decided by fate and fortune
is all that man can accumulate as he walks thro
that doorway of time and life.

And whether he was born to live as a millionaire
or whether he has acquired a new home in his tenure
his origin he cannot forfeit or forget,
his destiny he has to accept and adjust
as it keeps unfurling before his eyes each chapter
of his inadequacy, inferiority and insecurity
whether it is from the past, present or future inclination.

And though upon the will-power of his own mind, man relies
to gauge superiority, admiration and praise
he either places fire in his eyes and lives unhappy and enraged
or chooses the stairway of peace to escalate
his harmony and grace
before he walks away thro' that doorway of life forever
never to return to see where are his treasures and gains
never to know what all he achieved for himself was in vain.

Doorway Of Time
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
While the dream of the poor is to seek riches,
the dream of the rich is to seek humbleness!
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 20 April 2018

Doorway of time amazes mind. Life keeps on moving with beauty of time and hope through time's gateway. A brilliant poem is beautifully penned...10

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Bernedita 20 April 2018

Mr. Mahakul, thank you for your prompt comments about my poems. The next poem will be my last poem on poemhunter.com. I will be releasing my poem books independently very soon. Thank you and God bless. Visit Goa and me.

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Dr Antony Theodore 20 April 2018

And as each one keeps looking out of the window of life each one keeps hoping for their dreams to come true each one peeps at others achievements and imitates each one yearns for others wealth and competes.... do u believe in fate.... i do not believe in fate...... because whatever we achieve is blessed by God and we go on achieving till death........ thank u dear poet. tony

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 April 2018

Life's journey! ! Life keeps moving on. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 April 2018

Dear Bernedita, such an inspiring piece??????

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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 August 2021

Life keeps moving with fleeting moments... the fact!

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Chinedu Dike 24 January 2020

Really a poignant bit of verse portraying the doorway of time with piercing accuracy. Very powerfully and movingly penned with clarity of thought and mind. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Lyn Paul 29 April 2018

Thought provoking. Life sometimes seems like a struggle though after reading your words it is a reminder that life is mapped out already. Good luck with your book.

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Carl Roussell 29 April 2018

A well deserved Poem of the Day - congratulations.

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Prabhakar Srivastava 29 April 2018

A very nice poem Congratulations for the poem of the the

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