Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What it Takes

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To know that life is amazing
...even amidst a depressing phase
To know that life is good
...even during an emotional low
To know that life is fair
...even when things don't go your way
To know that life is exciting
...even when you feel empty inside
To know that life gives you opportunities
...even when you lose
To know that life is fun
...even when you don't get what you want
To know that life is full of wisdom
...even when you make ignorant mistakes

To know that life is unpredictable
...even when you plan every move

To know that life is unique
...even when you don't understand it
To know that life has its wonderful moments
...even when you spot the Damocles sword
To know that life has enormous potential
...even when you have spent most of it
Makes you a fine human worth this life...

12 comments:

NIMZ said...

This is the truth of human life.... I really liked the way you described the facts of life......

Nimmy said...

@Nimz: Hello there! :-) (We share the same name, eh? :-)) Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! Really glad you like the 'poem'...! Hope to see you sharing your thoughts here often!

Sanjeev Sarma said...

Congrats :)

You just made it to Piccadilly Jim's list of much sought after poets with this one.

Well expressed, though :)

Cheers
Sanjeev

Nimmy said...

@Sanjeev :-) Heh heh....thanks and all that, I say! Er...good to be spoken of in the same breath as a Wodehousian character! Woot!

Gauri Mathur said...

Well Written!! :)

Nimmy said...

@Gauri: Hello! Thanks a ton and welcome here! :-)

Caveman said...

O head oracle of the knowledge circle, you’re officially my GooRoo now ;)

Wonderfully written, nims ol' girl. Felt really good reading the poem :D

Hmmm... i can see i’ve missed out on a lot of good stuff while i was off hibernating. Lemme see... where do i start... :?

In the meantime, a bow-wow and a pat on the head for Jerry :)

Nimmy said...

@Jai: :-) Don't tell me! I ain't no GooRoo material. I just BlabbeRoo material("Blabber" said in a Kannada accent).

Thanks, anyway, for the super comment. I couldn't possibly ask for more than this - for people to "feel good" reading the poem! Seriously! That makes my day!

Hope the hibernation delivered the goods and recharged you for the year to come! Happy New Year!

Jerry responds with a few high-energy jumps in the north-east direction! :-)

Deboshree said...

Inspiring. Good luck with the contest! :D

Nimmy said...

Deboshree: Glad you like it and thanks! :-)

PIYUSH said...

To know that life has its wonderful moments ...even when you spot the Damocles sword

amazing line.

And my favorite line from C & H is
"Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles"

Nimmy said...

Thanks, Piyush. :-)

And thanks a million for the C&H quote. Awesome! I am sure I must have read this before it was forgotten. Thanks for bringing it back.