kanav justa

Veteran Poet - 1,991 Points (Shimla)

The World Today - Poem by kanav justa

the withering heights of fading grace
a mirror not reflect all, but only the face
we turn to dust what wise men say
skins and bones they wither away

despite knowing the answers all
we tread on a path where we bound to fall
when truth lay close, we close our eyes
our sight lighten when it meets the lies

of all the miseries when this world is done
our night will eat the glittering sun
the world today is a world of shame
the world today would forever be the same


where a fortress never built on a bedrock of trust
where no gold enough to slay the thirst
where death gives more joy than a child when born
where heart loves to keep another forlorn


where tongue says of love but inside there is lust
Where time help us to quietly rust
Where we dream to conquer the sky above
with swords and guns, not faith and love

from heart and soul we would always be lame
the world today would forever be the same

with the might of the eye we look afar
abandon the things which near they are
thinks a fool when like a wise
we never see the world by his eyes

not every light can light a soul
we sink like water through a hole
here joy for me is sorrow for you
the world is cold like morning dew

where we love to write we love to blame
world today would forever be the same

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death


Comments about The World Today by kanav justa

  • Drtony Brahmin (8/21/2018 11:30:00 AM)

    when truth lay close, we close our eyes
    our sight lighten when it meets the lies
    of all the miseries when this world is done
    our night will eat the glittering sun. very fine poem with wonderful theme dear poet........ thank u for your deep reflections....... thank u again. tony
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  • Chinedu Dike (7/1/2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Brave utterances set aside for honest reflection. An insightful creation in verse with rhythmic splendour. A brilliant work of art. Thanks for sharing Kanav and do remain enriched. (Report)Reply

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  • Sofia Kioroglou (3/9/2016 7:49:00 AM)

    Excellent poem! Nicely done Kanav! (Report)Reply

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  • Shahin Latif (11/23/2015 2:50:00 PM)

    Excellent poem! This poem delighted me. Thanks a lot poet Kanav justa. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 7:45:00 PM)

    A wonderful and sad poem Thank you for sharing Kanav (Report)Reply

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  • Darlene Walsh (9/4/2014 4:09:00 PM)

    A sad but very true poem. Your words reflect much of what existes in the world today. Our world is often a cold cuel place, filled with to many people who think to much of themselves, and not enough for others. There is still much beauty and peace in the world, but it becomes harder to see with the growing darkness that is spreading, eating our 'glittering sun.' I try to spend at least part of every day seeing the beauty that still exists.

    Darla :)
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  • Amitava Sur (8/23/2014 2:44:00 PM)

    A perfect picture of the world as on date. Very frankly as I see that the good things on his earth are gradually sinking day by day... very good penning. (Report)Reply

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  • Mac Adrone Adonay (1/16/2014 11:01:00 PM)

    world today would be forever be the same, the people strive only for fame, hiding in the shadow of his shame, spraying perfume in his name. :) nice write. thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/14/2014 4:40:00 AM)

    The present world is what you write very well...I've lived thru world war 2 when mans madness was at its height with 50 million plus dead...since then a war somewhere has erupted the rest of the world is a holiday camp...regards kanav (Report)Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (1/11/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    this is the only place we do have to live in. If the people of the world would come together and offer a support team this world would be much better. Excellent write (Report)Reply

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  • Kavya . (1/2/2014 2:53:00 AM)

    marvellous write! a 11/10 from me Kanav.......u have focussed on every minute thing that is happening in the real life and so truly have exhibited your feelings towards them, ......i completely agree with you on this twin sided face of life and people and hope one day we see a better world than now! (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (12/31/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    I hear the lament of a youngster who is disheartened to see the miserable state of affairs of the present world! There is reason for all of us to feel anxious about the present plight where corruption, lust and falsehood are shockingly seen profuse! Great write!

    Happy New Year, Kanav! !
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  • (12/31/2013 4:16:00 AM)

    A great poem, shame in the world is the wars, the cause
    of most things, something that may never change.
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  • Shahzia Batool (12/29/2013 11:22:00 PM)

    very ironical, very right..yes, this is what we all do...and we shall keep on doing if not checked by such write ups as yours, Kanav Justa...

    despite knowing the answers all
    we tread on a path where we bound to fall
    when truth lay close, we close our eyes
    our sight lighten when it meets the lies...this last line quoted here has Bacon like idea as he said in his essay, Of Truth...A MIXTURE OF A LIE DOTH EVER ADD PLEASURE! ! !
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  • Nida Aslam (12/29/2013 11:28:00 AM)

    true true true...world full of shame (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (12/25/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    Where death gives more joy than when a child is born Very sad and so many great lines in your write. Thank you for your heartfelt write Kanav. I am impressed on how you care for Our World. Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • (12/25/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    with swords and guns, not faith and love.............an amazing poem again from your pen. (Report)Reply

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/25/2013 5:17:00 AM)

    A hardhitting poem on tday's selfish cruel world. The 3rd stanza was esp admirable, which ends with gun n swords. Lets hope 2o14 people learn to luv not hate. (Report)Reply

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  • Mxolisi Ignatious (12/25/2013 4:03:00 AM)

    , , , , , nice Poem! ... World Today Is A World Of Shame! (Report)Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (12/24/2013 12:28:00 PM)

    Truth is hidden in different ways as the world spins with corruption, lies, hate as love tries to get to the top of the heap of discord to bring harmony to a fallen world!
    Great write Kanav with amazing lines!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2018


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