Bernedita Rosinha Pinto


Doorway Of Time - Poem by Bernedita Rosinha Pinto

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.


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 about Doorway Of Time by Bernedita Rosinha Pinto

  • Lyn Paul (4/29/2018 4:17:00 PM)

    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 (4/29/2018 11:58:00 AM)

    A well deserved Poem of the Day - congratulations. (Report)Reply

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  • Prabhakar Srivastava (4/29/2018 11:27:00 AM)

    A very nice poem
    Congratulations for the poem of the the
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/29/2018 10:40:00 AM)

    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
    A great contribution to Poetry dear poet, beautiful poem, thanks for sharing and congrats for the POTD.
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  • (4/29/2018 9:35:00 AM)

    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 - Beautiful poem.10.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/29/2018 6:39:00 AM)

    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........impressive expression with nice theme. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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  • Nudershada Cabanes (4/29/2018 3:36:00 AM)

    A beautifully crafted poem about life and the role of fate in mab's destiny. 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (4/29/2018 2:44:00 AM)

    a poem about the daily choices we make whether good or bad but they are irrelevant to the passage of time? ................well written BRP (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/29/2018 2:30:00 AM)

    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. Great poem, an universal message, a well deserved selection as member's poem.
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  • Rajnish Manga (4/29/2018 2:17:00 AM)

    his origin he cannot forfeit or forget,
    his destiny he has to accept and adjust..... //..... So, one should accept it and stay put in his place.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/29/2018 12:46:00 AM)

    A well constructed write.++10 (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/29/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    Dear Bernedita, such an inspiring piece👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/29/2018 12:33:00 AM)

    Life's journey! !

    Life keeps moving on.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (4/20/2018 10:14:00 PM)

    Hi Tony,
    ..............because whatever we achieve is blessed by God and we go on achieving till death........

    Those who want wealth, they have to struggle in life and go on achieving it till death
    but those who inherit wealth are blessed from birth.
    So fate and fortune decides man's journey of life!
    Keep smiling and thanks!
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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/20/2018 12:54:00 PM)

    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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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/20/2018 11:40:00 AM)

    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 (Report)Reply

    (4/20/2018 12:17:00 PM)

    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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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2018


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