Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 15,730 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

My Lesson - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

I am instructed not to venture out alone after night-fall
And to avoid the dark alleys of likes and dislikes;

I am instructed not to listen to the constant fluttering of my own heart
Howsoever agitated and waylaid by uncertainties and fears it might be.

I am instructed not to hold on to those painful expectations which remain unfulfilled
But take delight in the daylight while enjoying the sun’s warmth.

I am instructed to meet reality reflected in my eyes
To find the truth about my own real self lost amongst illusory objects.

I am instructed to see the sound which wafts in from an outside unknown source
And to re-write that sound to decipher the meaning it conceals.

I am expected to meet truth face to face
Without any hold or fear.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy

Comments about My Lesson by Ravinder Kumar Soni

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/29/2017 3:15:00 PM)

    Delight in the day! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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