poet Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

* What Is Life? *

Aggress legitimately
I can hear screams from the back of the barns
“somebody help, someone help, call 911,
my daughter is bleeding”.
Yvonne,16, cuts her wrist as she figures,
that’s the only exit, to Hell
Her wild life has taken its toll
Her parents were too exhumed
with exuberant life
They can’t afford to be back dated
I was once walking on the road
leading to the Police precinct
when I saw a lady was robbed,
shot and no ones around
rendered a helping hand
She’s bleeding to death
before I could call the ambulance
Life could be pleasant all the way for some
It’s like walking in the middle of the park
You feel free to embrace the crouch air
It goes deep into your system
Feel like you were born again
The smile on your face
Paints a little episode of your past

Amid the moon shines on a musing night
The time when lust and passion
Impregnate many dwellers and lovers
Not far below the cold mountain
A stricken two floors ranch house
Were hosting demise session
The mother of three was metastasized
by carcinoma
It’s a grieving time for some
Regardless of where you live
They say life is like a box of chocolate
It’s easy said than done
You love someone and are loved
The mutual is beautiful
But the condition could deteriorate
Heart breaks which could be a precursor to death
The stout politician once said
“today’s world is all about money,
it’s the root of success and last but not least, evil”

Yes, it's money matters
No money no talk
The infamous phrases
In some region of the world
There’s no longer a democracy
But monecracy
Which is obviously money craze?
Millions of lives perished like ashes,
strewn all over the mourning ocean,
at the hands of politicians
Well, we live by seconds, minutes and hours
The clock is ticking
When the eyes blinking
Another life will succumb
Life is like walking in the middle of the park
You don’t leave anything behind
Unless you want to call it a day

So, what’s life?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, June 18, 2009

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  • Bushra Hussaini (11/7/2009 10:37:00 PM)

    that one of the great poem, so complete, well expresion of wild dark emotions! !

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  • Bong Francisco (8/8/2009 10:09:00 PM)

    When life begins.................................................

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  • Obed Souza (7/15/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    Each person portrays life their own way.
    This answers depends on what one can see and read between the lines of this mysterious text called ' life', a tragedy or a love poem...

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  • Kristina B; Williams (7/11/2009 3:52:00 PM)

    4=s 10 yet again....love reading your poems..no favor at all

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (7/10/2009 8:08:00 AM)

    From: Eman Elbadawi (Cairo Egypt; Female; 34)
    To: Sulaiman Mohd Yusof
    Date Time: 7/10/2009 8: 06: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)


    Subject: Re: whats life


    Hello Sulaiman

    Sorry for writing to you late
    I just was not feeling well

    I have just read your poem:
    'What's Life? '
    You did not answer;
    though there are many answers;
    good you raised the question...

    You may go to my poem 'The Shell and the Waves'
    to see my opinion

    Regards
    Eman

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  • A Lifetime Of FameA Lifetime Of Fame (7/5/2009 2:44:00 PM)

    OMG. This is like, one of the best poems I've read in many years. Please keep writing more poems like that. GOD bless you.

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  • Rajkumar MukherjeeRajkumar Mukherjee (7/5/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    Dear Sulaiman,
    Have you returned to Singapore? I'm still in Singapore, enjoying my stay here.
    About your poem Its a neat projection of hollwness and desperation of present day life all around the world.The helplessness of the mankind on the backdropp of
    threats faced by us in rveryday life from unpredictable sources.Good write.
    Good rating A-9--Rajkumar
    N.B.-I've posted 3/4 poems from Singapore.Spare some time to read, rate and comment.-Rajkumar

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  • Linda Moore (7/1/2009 11:35:00 PM)

    You are a very talented and expressive writer, all things twofold.......10

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  • Mamta Agarwal (7/1/2009 3:49:00 AM)

    Sulaiman, this is one of your poems which brings out hollowness, desperation, meaninglessness of earthly existence, as seen in present context. yes, we don't know whether our loved one are coming back from school or work. there are tragedies taking place all the time. no wonder you ask what is life, as million others, including me.

    10

    Mamta

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  • Jester's PJester's P (6/30/2009 11:54:00 PM)

    the question 'what is life? ' strikes me deeply. this past months i was really troubled- something from the past that hunts me till this very moment...but what is life after all if there is no good things to happen and bad things to happen all the same. the question is between our head and our heart - the truth why 'man' cannot forget his past and cannot fear what might be in the futore or cannot perfect his now.
    the poem reminds of my fear to be alone yet not realizing i am always alone...he he he funny isn't it. thanks

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  • Dr. Sonal Chhaya (6/28/2009 4:12:00 AM)

    Excellently expressed...... What is Life? ...... A Comedy of Errors....

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  • Tim Honeycutt (6/26/2009 11:10:00 AM)

    very deep and well wrote, keep up the good work

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  • Rajbir Parashar Parashar (6/26/2009 1:25:00 AM)

    Dear Suleiman, a great poem, so much of life oozing out of it.

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  • Amatullah Areeba Ashfaq (6/25/2009 2:46:00 AM)

    its really captured the ruthlessness of life.

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  • Fey Shane (6/25/2009 2:37:00 AM)

    deep, magnificently written, thought-provoking. There aren't words for it. Thank you.

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  • Laila lili (6/24/2009 7:44:00 AM)

    WORDS are not enough
    well it is very beautiful and it must be expenssive piece icant express about my feeling realy it makes me silent just simply i realy liked it
    10+++++ keep on your writing

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  • Chandrashekar A Posy PoetChandrashekar A Posy Poet (6/24/2009 1:04:00 AM)

    a most beautiful craft! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Wispe Decoteau (6/23/2009 7:43:00 AM)

    cool piece really had me going from begin to end. very beautiful.

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  • Ruerd Visser (6/22/2009 5:29:00 PM)

    What is life, when we realize the world has come full circle all by itsel~? .
    No money involved there only in the world of man.
    Indeed what is life when one is touched with harsnes and a never repenting lust or greed sqeezing the heart to pieces?
    Touching and provocative written piece! 9`±

    Angelgreetings from Friesland

    Boomfriend Ruerd

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  • Dr.Wardha Jawdat (6/22/2009 4:00:00 PM)

    good piece..a little long but beautifuuly constructed.8.5

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