Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 505,298 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Needs Watch - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

'Dada, dada, * where are you looking at '
Why are not responding to that?
The grandson was showing something in hand
He was playing instrument just picked from the band

I just woken up from the dreamy situation
He interrupted suddenly from its continuation
I was seized with lots of in fighting
It was 'do or die' approach and suddenly igniting

I am hale and hearty with no complication
I observe tight schedule but with smooth observation
Nothing goes out of mind for a second
I consider life as precious even more than diamonds

I see the elderly people depart all of sudden
They don't have time to pass on secrets even
It is followed by lots of bitterness in family
Everybody right from top to bottom fight silly

It is over small portion of inheritance
It is secret treasure hidden at once
Elder kept it under control and in possession
Now it has created bitterness and confusion

What will happen to my valuables?
This had puzzled me and created troubles
I used to sink in unnecessary tactics
I feared it would certainly imbalance my statistics

These were the most important questions
It is not even worth to make here mention
Yet it occupies most important position
Where we need agreeable disposition

I was brought to live scene
Where such helplessness was exposed and seen
Life is uncertain and needs complete watch
Solution for the harmony and sweet relation there after should be searched

Poet's Notes about The Poem

* Dada… granddfather

Comments about Needs Watch by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • Merlin Thattil (8/11/2012 2:43:00 AM)

    Beautifully written.... :) (Report) Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/9/2012 8:53:00 PM)

    Alan Jankowski Yeah, a lot of family arguments can ensue over property after someone passes...and I've seen the opposite as well...people cherish things their whole lives, and after they pass, what they thought valuable means little or nothing to their children...
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/8/2012 6:12:00 PM)

    The octogenarian awaits the foot-steps

    The buffalo-borne man comes to take him.

    The old man explains about borrowers,

    His bank accounts, his property

    And hesitates to go, but his offspring

    Eagerly awaits his departure, they discuss

    How the wealth has to be shared!

    So is the world.

    U K Atiyodi, Kandangali, Payyanur, Kerala
    Aug 08,2012
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/8/2012 6:11:00 PM)

    A profound truth, so beautifully expressed. There are so many aspects of life that we consider trivial, but are actually so much more important than those we lose our sleep over.

    Warm regards,

    Preeta Chandran, New Delhi
    Aug 08,2012
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  • Captain Cur (8/8/2012 2:03:00 PM)

    I agree we are distracted by material possessions and forget how to share, not only our wealth, but our time and affections. Good write, Very thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/8/2012 3:34:00 AM)


    Beautifully and wisely observed, sir. To pay attention to trifling matters such as property, inheritance et al and squabbling over them is indeed a massive waste of time. As you say, one can instead concentrate on attaining spiritual joy and creating harmony during one's stay on earth. Warm Regards,

    Lasya Shashimohan, Bangalore
    Aug 08,2012
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/7/2012 7:20:00 AM)

    “Dada, dada, * where are you looking at “
    Why are not responding to that?
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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