Mamta Agarwal

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Perseverence - Poem by Mamta Agarwal

Sharing
A one room
Tenement,
He toiled
When the family slept.

He sat
On the kitchen floor,
And did his calculations
On the bare floor,
With a piece of charcoal.

Calm resolve on his face,
Couldn’t care less
What the others
Had to say to demotivate.

He had a vision.
Dearth of means
Didn’t waver,
Him from his decision.

Despite ridicule,
He carried on with a smile.
Nothing could stop
Him from reaching the top.

Soon his time came,
He too had
A shot
At success and fame.
Taught his children
Hard work always pays.

Now
Everyone comes
To felicitate
And
Ask for favours.

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  • (6/24/2008 9:20:00 AM)


    PERSEVERENCE is what this present generation lacks! By trying to grasp & grab
    everything all at once, - with all tempting offers of credit cards & loans; life gets all the more compounded, as this generation becomes more an more entangled!
    I tried to touch upon this subject in my poem, -The Frankestine Of Materialism!
    Mamta's poem should be taken seriously! - RAJ NANDY
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2008


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