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Why do I complain?

This post has been published by me as a part of Blog-a-Ton 57; the fifty-seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with ​Madhu Vajpayee, the author of Seeking Redemption and Shades Publications, the publisher of Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time.
Won the Silver Award

I speak of my miseries,
Like it is difficult to bear.
I share my sorrows,
Like that is all is left.
I cry out my failures,
Like success had me “spare”.
I expose my wounds,
Like healing will never be there.

And then –
The homeless man smiles and says,
“Hold my hand”;
Ushers me to his land of nothingness,
where every moment he struggles;
The bone freezing breeze,
The gut wrenching hunger,
The diseased pathway bed,
The rotten smelling dress,
The happy families passing by,
The stories of love,
The success of aspirations,
The everlasting feeling of being unwanted.

As I stand there with my numb soul,
I think to myself,
“Why do I complain?”

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Poem © Copyright Salvwi Prasad (POETICbug)
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  1. I like this genre ... close to reality ... naked and brutal truths .... Ruthless nature!

    I will vote for the first half!
    Good work.

  2. You justify your blog handle every time I visit you. So true, you are a poetic bug! Loved reading the poem! All the best for BAT! Keep writing :) Happy Diwali!

    Someone is Special

  3. Yes, we complain of things when people have it worse than us. Very real, like Mahesh says. Sometimes, we forget to see that the grass is greener on our side.

  4. have put it very nicely,at the end i liked it...

  5. we always look at only one side of the coin but when it flips reality stood naked in front of our eyes, beautifully written

    Happy Diwali, My Blogaton entry Hold My Hand

  6. Awesome Post. Yes we most of the times complain of ourselves but compared to the problems others facing our problems may be nothing. I liked the way you compared. Right on the topic. ATB for the BAT

  7. Thought provoking take on the topic.

  8. WOW! I think that explains everything. Just, wow!

    It would mean alot if you could check out my blog too :)

  9. So true..sometimes we get this much indulge in our problems that we become blind to rest of the world and forgot to feel gratitude to God for such a beautiful and healthy life.


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