“Arise, Awake and Stop Not”

There I was, drowned in hopelessness,

Pulled in by negativity, into the ineludible quicksand.

The more I thought about the past,

The quicker, sadness engulfed me.

***

Sipping coffee, unmoved from my place,

My eyes, fixed on the wall opposite,

My mind traversed the windy seas,

With no destination to conclude with.

***

Suddenly, my eyes caught up with an ant,

Trying its best for the wall’s summit,

Carrying a burden called a grain,

Which was, all its food.

***

Many a times, it fell and

Many a times more, it tried.

At the end of the hour, right in front of my eyes,

It reached its home, with the grain and all.

***

A simple and powerful nudge it was,

From the nature, to my heart.

A lesson, an inspiration, whatever you may call,

Was all I needed for this night.

***

No use, thinking about the past,

No gain moping around endlessly.

All it did was, push me into the abyss,

Of darkness and pain.

***

“Arise, Awake and Stop not

Till the goal is reached.”

This famous line  illuminated my mind,

Shining upon me, the ray of hope I did need indeed.

Mope

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12 Comments Add yours

    1. Varun says:

      Thank you.. 🙂

  1. Very well written Varun. I could feel your pain. Take care , I guess the new year has loads of wonderful things waiting for you.

    1. Varun says:

      Thank you so much… Have a great 2017, my friend.

  2. Ananya says:

    Very beautiful and heart-felt. 🙂

    1. Varun says:

      thank you so much yaar…

      1. Ananya says:

        You’re most welcome!!😀

  3. A very nice poem. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Varun says:

      Thanks you… 🙂

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