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Attitude of gratitude…

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English Poetry

All calm at the surface,
quite turbulent at the core.
I look around for a trace,
but my imagination fail to soar.

I am looking for inspiration,
some sort of simple motivation.
Days passed by in leisure,
but I failed to find the treasure.

Too much is happening,
it’s beyond my reach to grasp.
It’s that feeling sometimes of sinking,
when matters just escape from one’s clasp.

The poet in me observes in patience
and then the prophet slowly emerges.
To steer me through all the nonsense,
restlessness then the calm voice purges.

I carry on then with fortitude,
with an attitude of gratitude.


5 Comments

  1. krishna says:

    Had written this a long time ago…
    It was written at least 5 months ago. Was lying as a draft. Just to fill the gap posting this now. Hoping that you’d all like it…

  2. Gion Gion says:

    Krishna, good – mind, spirit trying to come to terms with inner turmoils and find constructive purpose.
    First verse “fail” to fails.
    The second verse could be re-written to make the rhyming scheme uniform in the poem.
    “Days passed by in leisure,
    I was looking for inspiration
    but I failed to find the treasure,
    some sort of simple motivation.” – possibly?,
    Gion

  3. Vishvnand says:

    A beautiful & very meaningful poem about the phase/mood we have often to endure when poetic instinct/inspiration continues to be at a very low ebb. It is best then in such periods to, instead of resenting the situation, carry on as beautifully advised in the poem,
    “I carry on then with fortitude,
    with an attitude of gratitude.” very beautifully put in the context of the whole poem.
    Liked the poem immensely. Kudos

  4. rajdeep says:

    i really loved it

  5. Ray says:

    Been there… good one once again

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