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A Traveler in this World

Let one be aware
That one day he’ll go up in the air
That he is only a Traveler
And not a settler
In this world
Where he is hurled.

A traveler should not
Defile the way got
Instead he ought to
Keep it clean and sparkling too
The path is everyone’s domain
Where other travelers traverse again.

One can neither claim rights
Nor stay away sans flight
In the path of this world you dart
Where people ceaselessly arrive and depart
One has to cover his highway
Until he reaches his destination one day.

Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013


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  • David Wood (7/29/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    Life is a journey of many paths that take us to many destinations.

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  • Heather Wilkins (7/24/2013 10:53:00 AM)

    life's journey is short and sweet, we all just pass this way for a time. good read nice write.

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/24/2013 4:49:00 AM)

    Yes this world is just a train station, an airport terminal.
    We disembark here only to catch the next ride or flight out.
    We get our shoes shines, buy a postcard, have a meal then leave.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/22/2013 10:42:00 PM)

    people ceaselessly arrive and depart
    One has to cover his highway
    Journey of life is nicely expressed. Please read my poem 'Life's Highway' which has complementing thoughts. Thank you.

  • Kavya . (7/22/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    a v nice poem that defines all people in this earth as travellers and not settlers........a gud write mam

  • Ken E Hall (7/21/2013 7:53:00 AM)

    Dead right we have to leave the footprints that make this earth a better place we found it 0n for the next generation, well thought out indeed...regards

  • Neela Nath (7/20/2013 10:49:00 PM)

    Really, we know this but we fight for material things like animals.This is the tragedy.Loved.

  • Dee Corpolongo (7/20/2013 5:56:00 PM)

    Yes, I do agree. Great poem and reminder for all to take care of this place!

  • Valsa George (7/20/2013 11:26:00 AM)

    Yes, we are all travellers and not settlers here! If we remember this once in a while, we won't exhibit so much greed to amass and hoard worldly possessions! We will keep this Earth beautiful for those who come behind us! A thoughtful write! !

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/20/2013 2:33:00 AM)

    so true, fellow traveller! a good reminder Chandra to keep this planet habitable for generations to come.

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