Nidhi Dev

The Survivor - Poem by Nidhi Dev

I saw them running ahead of me,
But I could not overtake them,
they jeered at me from a distance,
But I could not ignore them...

I was walking, they were running,
But we were coursing the same road,
And the destination was same,
Though I sought shelter in some other abode...

They did not stop for breath, but I did,
They did not falter, but I did,
And in the end I thought I would never reach,
But finally, they did not, but I did....

They were running so fast,
It was as if they could outrun light too,
And so when they tripped once,
never again could they get up to put ahead a shoe....

It was then that I emerged, unscathed, unstained,
A lone survivor of the mundane race,
And they all applauded the winner,
Winner, I had to be, as I was The Survivor,
And then all dispersed, all the excitement broke,
Now that's where all vanished objects go,
into nothingness, a wisp of smoke....
And that is to say, everything.....

Comments about The Survivor by Nidhi Dev

  • (6/9/2011 11:50:00 PM)

    First of all I would like to thank you for commenting on my poem. Now about 'The Survivor', this was really great. Life is full of challenges and he who moves ahead with steady and calm persistency without showing any haste, gets his destination. He is the real survivor but sometimes success turns out to be a mere illusion. And from here begins the ordeal of fate.
    I loved the way you composed the poem.
    I rated it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, June 10, 2011

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