Nov 12, 2012

The End Game...














 
The day is dragging to an end   
    The pen is losing ink.   
The journey on the final bend   
     The ship is eager to sink.   
  
The trophies that once spoke his fame;   
    Now faded - catching dust.   
Memories frozen in photo frame;   
    Forgotten - forming rust.   
  
Metal and paper saved in bank;   
    His life times labor and toil.   
Hardly matter and add to blank   
    when it’s time to hit the soil.   
  
The candle melts by his bedside;   
    An ominous flickering flame.   
His wall clock ticks and waits to decide;   
    There’s no winner in this game. 

63 comments:

  1. You make it seem as poetry writing is very easy. I know how difficult it is. Very soulful and deep. Metal and paper in the bank.. so true!

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    1. It is easy :) you just need to try Anu...

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  2. Wonderful composition Ashok! Truly inspiring!

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  3. Words true...
    Words, meaning and rhythm so perfect,
    Ashok!

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  4. Happy Diwali to you

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  5. Happy Deepavali to all my friends!

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  6. Very true lines... Happy Diwali to u too...

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  7. How clever of you, this just about sums up my mood at the moment. My best wishes for a happy Diwali to you and yours also.

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  8. Hi Ashok:) Full of emotions. I love it!

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  9. Wonderful, as always, Ashok!!!

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  10. It is an emotional saga, the thoughts could be mine some day.. lovely Ashok!

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  11. I love the clouds Ashok.

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  12. your poem is beautiful as is the sky!

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  13. You are really talented.

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  14. Very true and well written words !!!

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  15. This is Deepawali time! Be happy always, Ashok! Happy Deepawali to you and your family!

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    1. Iam happy Sandhya...thanks :)

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  16. Meaningful and loved the hard emotion in its simplicity .The third stanza ,true and the best

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  17. So nicely written, the end of this life, always sad. I like the realization here that the things considered important are ultimately not. I always enjoy reading your words.

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  18. Powerful and so very true!

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  19. this is what life is all about. We spend so much in accumulating wealth and no one requires it when one leaves the world..
    Good message.

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  20. deeppp meaning..hey i am yr fan yar...super...

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  21. WOW you are a great poet , too...pure wisdom !

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  22. "when its time to hit the soil" - oh, Ashok - this line will stay with me. As will this poem.

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  23. This is wonderful, Ashok, and such a beautiful image!

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  24. Words fail me. What can i say about it?
    Your lines touch me, you bring out the truth in it.
    There is no winner in this game.
    But lets be a good player and enjoy the same.

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