Soumita Sarkar Ray

Veteran Poet - 1,445 Points (Kolkata)

A canvas of failure

My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire

Wings of my dreams they curb
day when I wore geeky glasses
Soul dream to become a doctor
also met an end fatal
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

A bachelors in science
then headed for a masters
You must be thinking
probably in the same stream
no......I earned
in arts- a masters.
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Unfortunately enough
I fell in love
with a person younger
later I realized...a blunder.
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Wishes rose high
when I got distinction
to become a professor
alas! it was a miscalculation
My life a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Those who cant do... teach
chance...not out of choice
I am a simple school teacher
my confidence- I can't voice
My life is a canvas of failure
never get what I desire.

Today I am out of job
that was not permanent
so I have time to give
to my medical treatment
My life a canvas of failure
never I get what I desire.

You might think
after many defeats
Providence must be a little kind addition I am incapable
to have a child
My life a canvas of failure
never got what I desire.

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Comments about this poem (A canvas of failure by Soumita Sarkar Ray )

  • Gold Star - 6,894 Points Bri Edwards (10/12/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    i DON'T agree with sawmitra roy's comment. i think a personal poem about personal trials or triumphs is fine.
    i hope this poem is not based truly on your life. good luck in the future if it is.
    younger/blunder....i like it. i mean i think it is a good rhyme, though not what i would usually think of as one.
    those who can't do....teach. i've heard that before. unfortunately there are teachers who lack a certain competence for teaching. as for teaching instead of doing....teaching is VERY important! of course i have thought, since leaving school, that school, for many, was a babysitting experience for the most part. and that is not to say babysitting kids is bad, especially with so many working moms and single-parent homes etc. i am speaking as an american.
    so, assuming for now that the poem is an accurate picture of your life....or about writing us a poem to tell us what you plan to do to turn your life around......or accept it with less negative feelings?
    thanks for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie The Moody Blue (7/3/2013 12:29:00 PM)

    All mankind love a lover, , , , , , , , , but y did ya stated that u fell in love wid a younger one & it was a blunder? i mean do we really fall in love by seeing age n ol other reasons? ? ? Tis a good poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bolah Lawal (6/8/2013 1:55:00 AM)

    poignant! i love the rhymes, meters and the style. well done dear. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Biswajit Basu (5/16/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    The relentless adversities in your life gush out in the poignant words of your poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sawmitra Roy (5/16/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    nice work Soumita...but the poem should be more universal in order to make it more appreciable...this is not a criticism but a idea to make your poems more appealing....some lines are life is a canvas of failure...providance must be little kind

    from universality i mean the subject of your poem should be more common to people and reader should feel as if it is his/her problem... (Report) Reply

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