Ripples Of Life As I Perceive! ! Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

Ripples Of Life As I Perceive! !

Rating: 4.8

'Life cannot be without any ripples
Ripples may not be without breeze
Breeze may not be without trees
Trees cannot be without soil
And 'I' cannot be without any soil.'

Gentle breeze to heavy cyclones are the ripples, that fills our life with.
Ripples of gentle breeze sail smoothly like few lines in one's face with.
While ripples by stone, goes deeper down sea bed,
Leaving permanent wounds and scars.

When sea is calm, the boat of life will sail smoothly.
Even, when sea is turbulent, boat can sail smoothly,
If the captain of the ship, is firm and calm.

Life began sailing from one end to the other, passing through
all rough weathers, one reaches safely ashore to its destination,
While some give up on seeing storms, while some fight on till end.

It's in me, how ripples can be can be taken.
Ripples are our thoughts that can be shaken.
Ripples are sure to disturb the whole calmness of life.
For it's the nature of ripples to disturb the whole life.
Again for how long, the ripples has to be with me, is held by me.
Ripples of smiles in midst of storms can make one stronger even.

Life is sweet fragrance of love accompanied by many thorns.
Life often sail through upstreams and down streams.
Through any weather be it rough or calm.
Through hills and valleys.
Through day and night.
Through sweet and bitter experiences.

Life is never a smooth one, but always a challenging one.
Life keeps us hanging, in between the two extremes.
The balance of life was always in ups and downs.
Never did it stood still, balancing the balance.
May be, what was in my hand I couldn't perceive or
I looked up for, what was not in my hand.

The life from far looks as calm as sea.
Don't be surprised to see ripples smiling, when you touch the sea.
Did the boat ever stopped sailing on seeing the weather so rough?
Nothing can stop this boat from sailing by.
If stones have given many wounds and pain,
Time had healed the wound on it's own.
Deep scars may be left behind,
Which can be concealed with beautiful mask of smiles.

Life is a bouquet of flowers, with fragrance and thorns.
It's a non stop journey towards its destination.

All I can tell is 'Thank you' to this beautiful life lived ever.
As one may or may not get a chance to live a life hereafter!
I can sing, dance and enjoy the beauty of nature even in tears.
as I am blessed with this wonderful life!

Is it my thoughts keeps on changing?
Or is it my life keeps on changing?
What I think of life, may not be the same, for the very next day.
It's very difficult to analyze the ripples of life.
If my thoughts are stronger, no ripples can touch me ever.

Life is.....
One rose fenced with many thorns.
One boat encircled with many storms.
One tiny light burning bright, withstanding all cyclones and storms.
One destination with challenges many, but very often....
Changes with the time, thoughts, surroundings, understanding and experiences.
So what I perceive today may be completely different for tomorrow.
My thoughts are ever changing like ripples, sometimes gentle sometimes rough.

Today, I am not sure whether ripples are smiling at me or I am smiling at ripples!

Thank You!

By Geetha Jayakumar..


Note. I choose this topic as I loved the topic suggested by Dinesh Sir for poetry contest, which is now cancelled.

Monday, October 27, 2014
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Dinesan Madathil 07 November 2014

You have done justice to the title and I am happy to note that the theme has been dealt with metaphorically and as intended for a sustained development style of stanzas in the portrayal of the shades of life. I waited to post my comment and could understand one thing that all except Daine Hyne have read your poem and commented on it without even recollecting the title RIPPLES OF LIFE AS I PERCEIVE as something that they have ever heard of anywhere. That justifies why I had to call off the contest. But, Geetha you are liked by many PH friends and so many have posted comments on this poem. I liked reading it. I wish the contest were there and wish this entry would be there till the final round engrossing the minds of the evaluators who could be there to judge things.... Geetha, on a later day we shall work it out for a real contest so that your similar work will get recognised! |

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 27 October 2014

One stone is sufficient to agitate the calm and deep pond and reaction is ripple, ripple is what many pebbles are thrown on us thus creating rippling..nice one :)

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 27 October 2014

Yes ripples of life are here well perceived by you.....Geetha......we regularly face ripples while sailing through life, one provocation is sufficient to create ripples in life.........very nice concept penned beautifully........

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Akhtar Jawad 27 October 2014

Life is a paper boat and the ripples change its direction. A river goes on flowing. When the paper is wet enough the boat is mutilated and the eternal player makes another boat for his game that has no begin and no end. The boat should withstand the ripples and should be aware that after enjoying its role its ultimate fate is a decay in the river that itself merges in the great ocean and becomes a player of the game.

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Samya Bose 01 November 2014

Outstanding poem ma'am.. when I read the poem I experienced a mixture of feelings.. but at the end I smiled with you and the 'ripples'.. now I can think win win only..

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 March 2022

Life began sailing from one end to the other, passing through all rough weathers... While some give up on seeing storms, while some fight on till end. Brilliantly expressed. Top score!

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M Asim Nehal 17 November 2018

A true sketch of life articulately written, everything is si interlinked to each other that if we try to solve the puzzle it will take several lives...Thoughtful poem 10++++

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Sarah Mkhonza 19 December 2016

Beautiful imagery in this p. I felt it had a lot going on. You give us food for thought for more than one day.

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Ramesh Rai 14 June 2015

I am also not sure whether ripples are smiling at me or I am smiling at ripples but they have to touch the shore.

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Trees cannot be without soil And 'I' cannot be without any soil.'.. nice lines...10 i shall avail and enver fail when nature strikes i shall like nature shall not cause any harm but keep you fresh with no unlucky flash

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