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What Shall Remain

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What shall remain of a man?
The memories of his laughter or
Things woebegone.
What shall remain of a dream?
The failure to accomplish it or the
urge to go on.

What shall remain of a promise?
A reason to believe or
not to.

What shall remain of a heart?
The quiet meat
Or echo of it beat.

What shall remain of a poet?
The words or musical
Breath.

What shall remain of a wish?
Hopeful heart or
eyes unlit.

What shall remain of a day?
Scorching heat or bright
Sunshine.

What shall remain of anything, anyone?
Silence or the sound
Footsteps or the sand
Time shall tell.
Nikunj Sharma
Monday, August 3, 2009
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COMMENTS
Sonya Florentino 09 September 2009
i love this Nikunj, esp. the last stanza....indeed what shall remain... can only be answered by the last one standing.....
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Ninya Zulueta 13 August 2009
and you (nikunj) wont die.
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Subroto Chatterjee 04 August 2009
'Silence or the sound Footsteps or the sand...' Both actually. Alternating, when not continuous (as in sound) . Yin and yang... Importantly, Nikunj, do leave some footsteps behind...in the hearts and minds....lest the sands blow 'em away.... Cheers. Subroto
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Deborah Cromer 04 August 2009
Great description of choices. The whole body filled with question after question and then the last line says it all. This poem has a world of wonder written inside of it. Time tells all it is true. Thanks for the invitation to read! :) Deborah Cromer
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Ency Bearis 04 August 2009
a great thoughts and well versed theme.... What shall remain from a poet like you? Is the legacy of your virtues and wisdom...
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Subroto Chatterjee 03 August 2009
'What shall remain of anything? what remains Is what it began as....' ? ? ? ? ? Hardly. Many things change (exceptions notwithstanding) . For one, YOU have changed, haven't you? For the better (I hope!) . But ofcourse, opinions differ. Its meant to be. THAT has not changed..! ! Cheers. Subroto
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Anjali Sinha 03 August 2009
then what shall remain...... and I take delight in weal and seek relief reading your poe and what shall remain...... cos -do you know how much I owe my cheeks often been bedewed just reading yours with gratitude I was so moved reading your poem so my thoughts just flowed -10 anjali
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Lady Grace 03 August 2009
alpha and omega... what shall we have in life if we are happy? .... a happy heart what shall we have in hearts when we are glad? ...a peaceful love... what shall we have in love if there is you? ....aaammmm, maybe my simple smile..
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Rakesh Bedi 03 August 2009
From ashes to ashes, a void to a deeper void and from darkness to higher darkness is what this journey is all about. And that is the ultimate!
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