Rajesh Thankappan

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The Candle - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

Life is like a burning candle
The longer it burns the lesser of it remains
Until we are snuffed out
Into the dark oblivion.

So our movement forward
Is also a backward retreat,
And all our accumulated gains
Shall sum up our loss -
Isn't life, for sure, my friend
A bitter-sweet paradox? !

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about The Candle by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (4/16/2015 6:19:00 AM)


    Isn't life, for sure, my friend
    A bitter-sweet paradox? !
    Yes I fully agree with you
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (4/8/2015 7:55:00 AM)


    Rajendran Ji, only God knows. However, it may not be so. (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/3/2015 11:31:00 PM)


    Liked this poem - particularly the final poser. Well, our worry has validity only if we take life as a span between two terminals. Is it really so? (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/3/2015 1:47:00 AM)


    So our movement forward
    Is also a backward retreat,

    So true..... It is a backward retreat to the place from where we have come.... and our life is a bitter sweet paradox!
    I like the use of oxymoron here!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 2, 2015


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