Treasure Island

Geetima Baruah Sarma

(April 26,1969 / Assam, India)

Asset


Do we analyse what we lack?
Do we judge where we stand?
We feel uncomfortable seeing others
Standing on pedestals.
We try to pull them down
Instead of pulling ourselves up.
A sand-clock looks
Half full and half empty.
Why not try to fill up the void?
Perhaps we lack an asset.
The asset of courage,
The courage to move forward,
To judge ourselves,
To assess where we lack.

[Published in 'Fire Bird Poetry' on 23 October 2013]

Submitted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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