Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

Bad Time Is Sure To Come


In your life, in your home, you don't solicit
You don't wish, but I come, I pay my visit.

None I forget or forebode, rich or poor
None I forgive or forgo, I knock the door.

You pave my way, or I make my own
But I come, I don't care you frown.

You don't like my presence, you say "No"
But I can't delay or defer, I go

Wherever I wish, whenever I like
Your anguish I don't care, I strike.

I rob your belongings, shatter your hope
I laugh as you sob, I leave you mope.

I destroy your dream, your peace of mind
I tear your joy, I'm cruel, I'm unkind.

I'm destined, sure to come, I'm merciless
I'll come. I'll take my dues, leave you helpless.

I'll give you deep sorrow, pain and grief
Friends will desert you, or pretend to be deaf.

Fear me, beware me of, know me very well
I'm your bad time, certain to come, very near I dwell.




© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved. 

Submitted: Sunday, June 22, 2008
Edited: Thursday, June 05, 2014

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  • Mamta Agarwal (5/4/2009 3:28:00 AM)

    there are rhythms in life, and bad times are sure to come. at times i feel some have their cup of sorrow overflowing. well that's life- unfair. we have to play the cards we have been dealt. very honest and realistic poem


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  • Tsira Goge (1/14/2009 12:00:00 PM)

    It is remarkable poems... Too severe and exacting which will make this fine... 10....../ Palas, thanks for the comment.../
    Best wishes,
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (10/17/2008 2:04:00 AM)

    Another great piece........High quality poetry. This poem reminds:
    ' To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven/ A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted..........'
    OLD TESTAMENT (Report) Reply

  • Reetesh Sabr (9/29/2008 9:22:00 AM)

    RAAHI MANWA DUKH KI CHINTA KYON SATAATI HAI, DUKH TO APNA SAATHI HAI..i think it ehoes the same message but with a lil twist! (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (8/23/2008 7:52:00 AM)

    rhythms of life.
    pain and pleasure
    follow one another.

    don't get attached to either.take life as it comes.Palas a very fine composition.10=
    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Moushumi moushumi (8/17/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    i forgot to tell u that i shared this particular poem to someone who have been fighting a very bad time. u r always thoughtful & real friend of all of us. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (8/11/2008 10:34:00 AM)

    I pray for everybody to the Almighty.Writing is good but not this kind of a subject cautioning too strong (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (8/2/2008 2:49:00 PM)

    very very true Palas but bad times pass eventually always and the sun shines again.True friends stand by you the others are not worth uy of your friendship (Report) Reply

  • Richard Howardson (7/6/2008 3:20:00 PM)

    its so true, bad time always comes, in each n every person's life, rich or poor. gr8 work here. give it a 10. (Report) Reply

  • Aswathi Nair K (6/29/2008 7:10:00 AM)

    very very true. each of us will go through times like these atleast once in our lives. n so goes the local saying 'success is relative; the more success the more relatives'

    best wishes
    take care
    aswathi (Report) Reply

  • Onelia Avelar (6/23/2008 3:25:00 PM)

    I see you blossoming through your poems...even the bad time`s sure to come... you managed to create one of your best poems inspired by the bad times sure to come (Report) Reply

  • Rani Turton (6/23/2008 1:44:00 PM)

    Bit difficult to accept that bad times will necessarily come, but it's important to know how to deal with it. Penned well. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (6/23/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    nicely penned poem. but always remember this is only half the truth of life. the other half is also waiting for you. just have an eye to see and ears to hear. good luck.... (Report) Reply

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