shakil ahmed

Gold Star - 16,980 Points (31-01-1969 / Badarpur, Assam, India.)

Indecision - Poem by shakil ahmed


Innumerable roads are laid before my eyes
Some are constructed out of stones and bitumen,
Look like the fiery wings of a black bat
That travels alone in ghostly night.
Some are graveled displaying untidiness
Like the bed-room of a busy bachelor
Others are filled up with clay and stone
Yet to be given a complete touch.

I don’t know-which way shall I take
To reach my unknown destination
I sway to and fro like a pendulum
That moves one end to the other end
Restlessly without any yawning.
I think and think but can’t decide
The short-cut way to start my ride.
Setting rays of the sun are peeping
In the wide and very wide horizon
Signaling the approaching darkness
That will devour me at the appointed time

I have to decide my course of ride
Before clarion call will come
I have lost years after years
In romping and useless works
Time is running faster and faster
And I am legging far behind.
Oh, heavenly light, help me to decide
The course of my ride
If I am mistaken I will be fallen
In an ever-darkened cauldron
Where my life will be vain
And will suffer unending agony and pain.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Indecision by shakil ahmed

  • Wes Vogler (11/12/2015 2:01:00 AM)

    Take yet another look in old age. I am fortunate in being comfortabe and surrounded with good people.
    Make someone happier today if only a street person (written by a person who lives in a big city)
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  • (11/9/2015 2:34:00 PM)

    Unfortunately, none of us are born with a map to guide us. Life is just a series of missteps and wrong paths taken. Sometimes we think we're on the right path, but it goes nowhere. The key is to keep traveling, use your common sense, and hope for the best. And the best part is, you're not alone. You'll always come across a fellow traveler. And perhaps, in helping another lost traveler, you will find your way. An insightful poem, voicing the concern of us all. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015

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