Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Poet's Dilemma - Poem by Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Jar of life
Stands upright
On the table that
We call 'The World.'

Jar's not empty
Jar's not full
Poet begins to wonder
What to write about.

All despair needs
An undivided attention
All the hope beckons
To be reported about.

All the sorrow asks
With a pitiful voice
All the happiness wants
To be presented with cheer.

All the suffering pleads
With a tone full of agony
All the pleasure states
With convincing ecstasy.

War in a part of globe
Keeps marching forward
Call for a lasting peace
Is heard elsewhere.

A simple suggestion
Lingers in the mind
Pen tends to be neutral
Summarizes as follows.

Write about the bad
To see that it'll vanish
Write about the good
With a belief it'll spread.

Topic(s) of this poem: poets

Comments about Poet's Dilemma by Tirupathi Chandrupatla

  • Tushar Ray (4/7/2015 11:48:00 AM)

    The poet very nicely expressed in this poem that life is indeed a balancing dance. Enjoyed this beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/4/2015 11:15:00 PM)

    Very much liked this simple poem, particularly the last stanza. That is a great message. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (4/4/2015 11:56:00 AM)

    Yes, with so many confusing ideas as available now a days, sometimes a poet may be in a dilemma, but with inner conscience he / she finds the write way out as you mentioned in the concluding part. Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/4/2015 12:58:00 AM)

    A poet certainly faces this dilemma.... From the innumerable topics which call his attention, what should he focus on! I feel there is a greater dilemma confronting him.... sometimes he finds no subject to dwell upon! ! Enjoyed this beautiful poem ending with a beautiful message! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

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