Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,496 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Have You Ever Thought - Poem by Amitava Sur

Boats, ships and launches are merrily floating on it
We do yachting and cruising for our luxury, fun and play.
We extract mineral oils, coral, aqua marine
And sea fishes from it.

Now, by any chance
If that ocean walks down at your door’s end
Praying for a shelter for resting a little.
For sure, you all will start laughing at it.

But nobody feels the ocean’s pain,
That it may be vast and endless in shape
But not even a single inch in it
Is left for the ocean’s own use.

Ocean can never take a little rest
Always being undulating with it’s moving waves
Along with their aggression and deafening roars.
Maybe the ocean is so vast and unending
But having no space for it’s own.

This vast unending ocean is so generous
That it has sacrificed every bit of it
To keep the earth moving on it
And all the creatures to remain alive! !

Amitava (21.8.2015) 7-30pm


Topic(s) of this poem: ocean

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Have You Ever Thought by Amitava Sur

  • Valsa George (9/9/2015 11:45:00 PM)

    A unique thought! I have never thought from the perspective of an ocean! Yes, it is never granted even a minute's rest, always in eternal commotion and it has sacrificed its privacy and space for the umpteen marine creatures and live forms! Great write, Amitava! (Report) Reply

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  • Liza Sudina (9/8/2015 2:26:00 PM)

    never was on the ocean's shore. I like small lakes and wide Russian rivers. believe in your feelings. (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/9/2015 11:30:00 PM)

    Thank you Liza for your comment.

  • (9/6/2015 1:02:00 PM)

    I think few people reflect on the ocean with such consideration and concern. This is truly an inspiring poem, revealing the writer to be a sensitive, caring man. Very nicely done. (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/8/2015 9:52:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for appreciating this poem.

  • (9/3/2015 2:34:00 AM)

    Amazing thoughts, Amitava, never thought of the ocean in this way before. Very enlightening poem, leading me to think quietly upon it's message. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/8/2015 9:53:00 AM)

    Thank you RoseAnn for liking my observation in this poem

  • David Wood (9/2/2015 5:30:00 AM)

    The restless ocean, never stops and always bites you when you're not expecting it to. LOvely poem. (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/8/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    Thank you David for liking this poem

  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (9/2/2015 2:29:00 AM)

    Ocean walks down at your door’s end with wonderful imagery drawn here with wise composition. Very interesting sharing really...10 (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/8/2015 9:55:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your nice comment.

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/2/2015 2:02:00 AM)

    Truly, the ocean is never at rest and assists the life on earth. (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur (9/8/2015 9:56:00 AM)

    Thank you for your nice comment.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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