Treasure Island

RUBAB ATWAL


Alone


I'm not decrepit
I'm not distraught
I can think and I know very clearly
I'm not the reason for my loneliness.
If the world doesn't like me
if the world is dastardly
why should I give up my veracity.
If the world has a bitter tongue
why should I depend on their words.
If criticizing is their job
then being diligent is my success.
I know this is not the end of the world,
loneliness wouldn't kill me.
I don't need the world to hold me
I can achieve success alone.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (4/15/2014 10:52:00 PM)

    I don't need the world to hold me
    I can achieve success alone.

    ............Standing alone empowers you, as said by Sir Rabindranath Thakur in his poems....................a lovely empowering write (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (1/20/2014 2:46:00 AM)

    A firm commitment within for truth which is found, only with the wise... a very good insight in deed. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (12/11/2013 12:33:00 AM)

    Fantastic insight! ! I believe you have already achieved success alone in your poetry. Keep writing, I look forward to reading more of your poetry. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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