Rani Turton

Just Believe

In our todays yesterday looms large
The present isn’t the past;
In other words, the past is still omnipresent
Steering sometimes unskillfully like a barge
Sometimes disaster looms
Unannounced, uncalled for;
A wreck that lies on a shore.

The saddest of songs and the most ancient of wrongs
Can bring on the tears;
We are all equal before our fears.

Today has the faint tinge of bitterness
Tomorrow will come, with the steepest of slopes
To climb, to pause, to think
That you can stumble on the brink:
Just believe that in life, something is taken
Something is given
All is forgiven: tomorrow will come
That the gift of words that you have
Will remain articulate: you will inspire
Like the tallest of spires
Your words will remain in many hearts
Just believe, you are not forgotten
Not by man or deity or life begotten
Words of consequence and comfort
And love and life will come back again.

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, July 14, 2008

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  • Tia Maria (7/12/2008 4:04:00 AM)

    I am so bowled over by your ability to bring across all these feelings so poetically beautifully unyet so simple to analyse. What I have read of yours so far is amazing. This one I could really relate to. 10/10

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (6/30/2008 5:40:00 AM)

    '...the past is still omnipresent...'
    the wisest of words...what makes you to give and take is the past...it moves your barge in the ocean present towards the future's shore...a good write...10

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  • Mamta Agarwal (6/29/2008 11:37:00 AM)

    just believe in life something is taken
    and something is given

    i completely agree with you Rani.you have to pay a price for everything you get.
    very serious theme with deep reflection on the plight of human beings. yes words that come from the heart live for ever.

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  • Rema Prasanna (6/28/2008 8:22:00 AM)

    Just believe that in life, something is taken
    Something is given
    Rani I loved this..it revolves on a meaningful existence of past
    present and future... Just belive in life...
    it is a beautiful experience.....10

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  • Duncan Wyllie (6/21/2008 3:35:00 AM)

    Wow! ! ! this is an amazing piece,

    Just believe that in life, something is taken
    Something is given
    All is forgiven: tomorrow will come

    beautiful
    Thankyou Rani, Love duncan X

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  • Jonathan Robin (6/18/2008 10:16:00 PM)

    R eturning love and light reveal
    A nother opportunity
    N earing synchronicity
    I deal dreams and real inter-reel
    T o chase waste tears, years' fears and seal
    U ntrammelled future which, fair, free,
    R estraints dissolves as two twin key
    T hread time while rhyming heal with feel,
    O n track, with nothing to conceal,
    N or hold back, - share hope's harmony

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  • Original Unknown Girl (6/16/2008 6:02:00 AM)

    Rani, this is such a tender, sensitive and warm write. It's the kind of thing I would send to a woeful friend, it is very uplifting and encouraging. HG: -) xx

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  • Broken Peaces (6/16/2008 5:58:00 AM)

    Rani I dont know, somewhat flattered, I thankyou for your kindness and will treasure your comments, it really does give belief in ones self, what a heart you have and a friendship I am so lucky to own. I have voted dont know if I should have, beautiful poem Chris x

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  • Harish K. Thakur (6/16/2008 5:51:00 AM)

    Nice poem referral of the glorious moments kept in memory...sweet

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