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A Life Went Wrong.......The Denial Of Life - Poem by saadat tahir

On Hepatitis Day..approaching!

There he is, a very sick man.
Taut his face and a darkish tan.
Life for him, now a staple ban.
left not a friend nor a fan.

Wonder how others see him out.
Doubles he up in a coughing bout.
Think some, he's a filthy lout.
Punks skip by, give him a shout.

Cool and dig on the party scene.
Blonds and brunettes vied to lean.
Now he is ever hardly seen.
An no one else is either keen.

Seldom up an down the street.
Then, too often, he feels the heat.
Barely walks an drags his feet.
Eschewed even by a cop on beat.

Cringes he often clasps his hands.
Hair now thinned to wiry strands.
Stands he far at mounting stands.
Lonely soul from unknown lands.

Frail an done, lost and Gaunt.
Life's now just a slippery Slant.
No more welcome at his haunt.
He has no need and no want.

Life for him is a steady bad day.
Those he knew, turn, shy away.
Pitiable man that has no sway.
Caught up nature an yelled a stay!

Who'll pick up his dejected life?
Who's got the time for this rife?
A broken soul an body in strife.
Brooding days an toying a knife.

(Islamabad)
(May 14,2009)


Comments about A Life Went Wrong.......The Denial Of Life by saadat tahir

  • Veteran Poet - 1,688 Points Sachidananda Panda (7/4/2019 10:38:00 AM)

    A broken soul an body in strife.
    Brooding days an toying a knife

    a nice way to sum up the theme of the poem.. liked it.
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  • Gold Star - 5,378 Points Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/23/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    It is a dog's life. Once you get into it, you are finished. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,248 Points Diane Montemayor (9/3/2017 5:15:00 AM)

    Dear Doc Saadat,

    They are not just physically ill, but also they are emotionally in pain..So sad..
    This truly happens....a very touching write.. Thank you for sharing the story of the poem with us.

    Sincerely,
    diane
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    Gold Star - 5,713 Points Saadat Tahir (9/3/2017 5:57:00 AM)

    Thanx Dianne... kind words...
    :)

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  • Gold Star - 56,548 Points Tom Allport (6/28/2017 12:39:00 PM)

    a very sad poem of an illness that is for life? .............well written. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,771 Points Lina Katsorchi (5/9/2017 5:02:00 PM)

    Although the rhythm almost seems playful, the meaning is profound and sad. A nicely written poem, easy to read and yet touching. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,354 Points Sonali Ganguly (5/28/2016 12:59:00 AM)

    very well written verse (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 54 Points Lady Darjeeling (8/21/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    thx for this truly absorbing poem.
    It's sad, but still - theres always someone who can see when another is suffering (be it physically or psychologically) ... which gives me hope.
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  • Veteran Poet - 1,991 Points Kanav Justa (11/7/2013 10:45:00 PM)

    ... beautifully expressed... loved the way you wrote it and also the way you used the simili.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 315 Points Inwalked Bud (9/1/2013 4:25:00 PM)

    A very moving and sad poem.. abandoned and rejected...unfortunately, as so many people are, who are facing disease, sickness and poverty.. very well written..Thank you for sharing... (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,371 Points Yasmin Khan (2/16/2013 2:03:00 PM)

    The story of a man in plight, drenched in empathy and compassion is well described.
    ''Good doctors feel their patients' pain, literally'' says a recent research.
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