Manoj Srinivas Gopalakrishna

My Realization - Poem by Manoj Srinivas Gopalakrishna


Life is not fair, everyone is in some pain
The evil don; t play a fair game
Some are born with unique talent
Which helps them going without any lament
God is just watching everyone play
That is all he can do helpless and locked up
Man has turned him into a stone as black as his soul
I am still searching for my calling so I too can keep going
But all I can find is people smiling who are downtrodden and have nothing
I am asking is this my motivation
After a long wait I realize I am talking to a stone and not to my soul
Everyday I wake up confused and lost
It took me half a century to realize I had made my own choice
I had everything that I ever wanted in my life
Not all can own up and accept this fact
But I lost it as I couldn; t hold on to it all
I am now weak with ego & regret
With difficulty I induce sleep and try not to wake up
In my dreams I am my own enemy standing alone in the battlefield
When I do wake up in the morning I think I am becoming a little strong
How I wish I can foresee my path
That will one day lead me to my salvation
I am a human being after all...

Topic(s) of this poem: self reflection

Form: Occasional Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

about my realization

Comments about My Realization by Manoj Srinivas Gopalakrishna

  • Jazib Kamalvi (4/28/2018 2:40:00 AM)

    A good start with a nice poem, Manoj. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/26/2018 5:57:00 AM)

    This is a summary of my life till date.....the mistakes i have made, learning and my life ahead.... (Report)Reply

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  • Naila Rais (4/24/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    A meaningful poetry... Love it.... I would like you read my poem In the mid of the night, depression you are killing me too..

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/23/2018 1:35:00 AM)

    Dear Manoj, such an interesting write...10++++ (Report)Reply

    (4/23/2018 4:17:00 AM)

    Thanks Bernard..

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2018

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