Amitava Sur

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

I Don’t Know - Poem by Amitava Sur

Egg is first or the chicken –
I don’t know
Home is first or the society –
I don’t know.

Kindness is a great virtue, I'm hearing since long
Again I am hearing also “ Fight for survival”! !

Is that all a mockery or hypocrisy
I don’t know! ! !
Amitava (4.9.2015)


Topic(s) of this poem: mystery

Form: Free Verse

Comments about I Don’t Know by Amitava Sur

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/10/2015 1:07:00 PM)

    Truly, it seems mockery or hypocrisy to distinguish between expressing kindness and fight for survival. (Report) Reply

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  • David Wood (9/10/2015 5:25:00 AM)

    These are the great unanswered questions of life that poets, philosophers, and other have thought about throughout history and will continue to do so throughout time. A good poem that makes one think. (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2015 3:24:00 AM)

    Great questions to ask of life, yet we will never get an answer, because none of us knows which came first. Yes, kindness is a great virtue, with it we can help others in ways we will never know. Your last question, is it a mockery or hypocrisy, I guess that would depend on how you look at it. Very thought-provoking, Amitava! You have brought my curiosity out in the open, for I'm trying to find answers to these illuminating questions. Nothing yet though. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (9/9/2015 2:45:00 AM)

    Both are there. According to the situation we have to take position and deal in life! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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