I have not changed
I learned to live
With a long list
Of unachieved goals
Ghost of accepting
Things that I can’t change
Does not faze me now
Hiding behind a mask
Of my own making
Tolerating unseen pain
Is no longer acceptable
I am free of the shadows
Lurking behind the veil
My soul is free
Garbage of the past
Forward to future
I have not changed
My first attempt at this poetry form sponsored by (Jane : Ghazal Challenge) failed in following the rules. Updating the poem to try to follow the rules as closely as possible. Updated the translation to Assamese also.
This post is in response to Poetry Challenge sponsored by Jane Dougherty. This is my first attempt for this poetry form. I also decided to translate my first attempt of this poetry form to my mother tongue, Assamese, a major Indian language spoken by the people from the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
Opened my eyes to dawn’s beautiful streaming light,
Memories of the first mesmerizing dawn, today breaks my heart.
So many things we said on that morning long forgotten
Words that remained unspoken, today breaks my heart.
Many miles we walked that day at the crack of dawn
Steps that were not taken, today breaks my heart.
So much we planned on that beautiful dawn
What we forgot to plan, today breaks my heart.
Laughter and songs filled our life that blissful dawn
Without you silent is the dawn, today breaks my heart.
প্ৰভাতী সুৰযৰ ৰাঙলী কিৰণত মেলিলো নয়ন দুটি
তোমাৰ লগত প্ৰথম প্ৰভাতৰ স্মৃতি, অন্তৰ দু:খিত অতি
কত কথা কৈছিলো দুৰ অতীতৰ সেই প্ৰভাতত
যি কথা নহল কোৱা তাকে ভাবি অন্তৰ দু:খিত অতি
কত দুৰ বাট বুলিছিলো অতীতৰ সেই দোকমোকালিত
যি পথ নহল লোৱা তাকে ভাবি অন্তৰ দু:খিত অতি
কত পৰিকল্পনা ভৱিষ্যতৰ সেই সুমধুৰ প্ৰভাতত
যি কথা নহল ভাবা তাকে ভাবি অন্তৰ দু:খিত অতি
সেই সুন্দৰ প্ৰভাতৰ হাঁহি আৰু গানে ভৰা জীৱনৰ স্মৃতি
আজি নিৰ্জন পুৱা নাইকিয়া তুমি, অন্তৰ দু:খিত অতি
All the mothers in the world, I salute thee
Carry future of the world for nine months free
Some turn out fine and alright
Others are a lifelong fight
Are fathers to just have fun and make merry
This post is in response to LimerickChallengeWeek19 hosted by Mind and Life Matters
What are we doing here
Without a cause
Consuming not producing
Spending not earning
Squandering not providing
Killing not creating
Straining the resources
Leaving the world barren
For the future, or
Just hanging around
Mid morning moon
On the sky
Why bother what is past? Look forward and keep rowing your boat till the call comes for you.
Keep Rowing Your Boat
(Image from fyneboatkits.co.uk)
Keep rowing your boat
Till the time comes
To drop anchor
At the port of last call.
Till then, enjoy the journey.
Past is gone,
Why look back?
Cherish what you have,
Enjoy the moment.
Why feel sorry
For what you don’t have?
Share the joy,
And you will get back.
What lies behind the bend
of the river of life,
Rejoice, tomorrow is another day.
Wishing all my readers a very happy, joyous, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2016