Jawad Al Harake

Rookie - 46 Points (30/3/1998 / Lebanon)

Life Is Much More Than That - Poem by Jawad Al Harake

Life, what is life? How may a wise poet describe?
Is it an object to stare at? Or is it a word to type?
Is it an idea to understand? Or is it an emotion to feel?
No, life is mush more than that, behind it are million of meanings to reveal

Life is much more than a riddle, it is much more complicated
Life is much more than a jigsaw puzzle, it is much more sophisticated
Life is a box full of success, failure, happiness and woes
Life is full of people: some few fellows and so many foes

Life is full of hopes and ambitions, yet it is very painful and tough
Life is variable: Sometimes it is a profound cry, other times a lovely laugh
'Life is a fast rotating wheel that may be ceased by an obstacle, ' I deem
Life is more than a seen reality, it is like a touchable dream

To a wise person, life is obvious: It is a harsh task
Yet to a goof, life is hidden behind its odd mask
Life is a book narrating experiences and old tales
Of how sane people survived and the insane ones got off the rails

Life is a very long road that ramifies into many other roads
And the end of your journey will depend on the path you rode
So, you better ride the path that leads you to success and happiness
For if you take the other path you'll be besieged by failure, pain and darkness

I knew it throughout my life, since the moment I was born
That 'tis true what is said, 'There is no rose without a thorn'
And 'tis also true that as you sow, so shall you reap
Therefore, beware, always look before you leap

And never ever let life seduce thee
For if it did, in the darkness cage you would be trapped
Beware of that cage which is with despair and torment wrapped
And beware, in that cage you must never be

Topic(s) of this poem: Life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem to tell people that life isn't as easy as they think. It requires a wise and determied hard-worker to successfully achieve his goals and to successfully pass his joureny and reach a happy end. So, a person must never surrender to any wall he face, instead he must find a way to jump over it or to destroy it. And, a person must never be deceived by life's ambushes.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 12, 2014


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