Naba Kishor Pujari

Refusal - Poem by Naba Kishor Pujari

When someone in the moonlight asked me armful happiness
I regretted saying no.
In the deep dark, someone asked me the ray of light
I regretted saying no.
Sinking in the deep sea of mundanity,
Perhaps, nothing was shelved discretely in my heart;
Nor was it mine to give.
To me, life was as usual; a mixed bag, from sorrow to happiness,
From darkness to light, from truth to lie and
From bondage to freedom.
Whenever I had embraced something for if it can be purely mine,
The thing escaped gently from me.
When I unloved for something that should not occur around me,
It floored at my compound.
A relentless journey between yes and no, mourn to ecstasy
Whenever I have called for, I am denied,
Rather offered on what I had refused.
Refusal, never remains a ‘NO’ stock but allows a new acceptance.

Topic(s) of this poem: romanticism

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Refusal by Naba Kishor Pujari

  • Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    Refusal can lead to regret and acceptance. Thanks, Naba (Report) Reply

    (11/17/2015 1:30:00 AM)


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  • Shakil Ahmed (11/16/2015 9:15:00 AM)

    a nice poem with a beautiful thought, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    (11/16/2015 9:49:00 AM)

    Thanks Shakil jee

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2015

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