Treasure Island

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri


(BBB) Uphill and downhill through life


Take life for an escalator
Go both through its ups and downs
Ride it like on an elevator
Expect both smiles and frowns.

Take life for a suspense novel
you and I unaware what the next day will hold
Meditate and muse, or this book of life just peruse
Pore over it to watch life's mysteries unfold.

Take life for the open sea
But pray drown not yourself in it
lest you lose sight of God's shore
and thereby lose all spiritual wit.

Take life for a candle
let its glow illumine others too
and in each and every of its flicker
Try finding a hint or clue

Each soul's life unique as mazes of one's thumbprint
And usually for many life's quite an uphill battle
At times sweet as molasses, at times bitter as mint
and life's roller coaster shakes you like a rattle.

Life tis like the rise and fall of notes
Consoling to find people in the same boats
Ah on life you can find a zillion quotes.

Thus ponder over your life and reflect
how good you've been to it
and not just how it's been treating you
Veer around the pit, and keep your path lit
for darkness of the soul is for you unfit.

Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (3/16/2014 7:44:00 AM)

    .....u suggest so many ways to explore life and experience its paradoxes...great work... (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (12/15/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    A grand write on the ups and downs of life with worthy metaphors to follow on the path that lies ahead...regards (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (6/10/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    I found that life is a school room, we are here to learn, nothing is for ever, everything is a dream, and what we think and keep in our minds will became reality. However, I went through many, many problems in my life, but it is possible to overcome it, find peace and happiness when we give up the wants and wishes with the strong will, but go on life's road day by day, blessing everyone who touched our life for good or bad, because they made us stronger and wiser, expecting peace and happiness, but take what comes and solve the challenge the best we can. Go with the wind and sail the quiet waters. You can do it, it is in your name. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (5/25/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    A grand philosophy for life, rich with metaphors and imagery. A downright great write-
    worth a 10.Thank you for your recent comment (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (5/21/2013 3:53:00 PM)

    Stuning, you so adaptly examine exsistence with good metaphors that are unique, this was both funny and endearing and the message id one of thoughtful meditation of a very wise mind

    Take life for a candle
    let its glow illumine others too
    and in each and every of its flicker
    Try finding a hint or clue

    thoughtful as well as humorous, a well penned write (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (5/8/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    This poem has been worked through metaphors and similes in order to explain a complicated subject-philosophy of life. It's crafted wisely. (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (5/4/2013 12:43:00 PM)

    Take life for an escalator
    Go both through its ups and downs
    Ride it like on an elevator
    Expect both smiles and frowns.
    .......
    Take life for a candle
    let its glow illumine others too
    and in each and every of its flicker
    Try finding a hint or clue

    very nice philosophical liked (Report) Reply

  • Gary Kedron (5/2/2013 7:22:00 PM)

    As sweet as molasses as bitter as mint, I tasted those words as I read the verse... great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Sahil Sood (5/2/2013 8:56:00 AM)

    A marvellous poem.. Loved the way you started the poem building the scenario through out every sentence, very beautiful figure of speech.. I enjoyed reading each and every sentence.. Inspiring poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (4/28/2013 12:02:00 AM)

    A unique analogy: Take life for an escalator
    Go both through its ups and downs...

    A common experience, and keen observation: Ride it like on an elevator
    Expect both smiles and frowns.

    blindness to the next moment: Take life for a suspense novel
    you and I unaware what the next day will hold

    How true: Take life for a candle
    let its glow illumine others too

    life is a roller coaster...


    Thus ponder over your life and reflect
    how good you've been to it
    and not just how it's been treating you

    Salam Zaynub! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (4/27/2013 8:01:00 PM)

    but within the darkness... is where we live... and the light is just an Illusion?
    Great write...gets me thinking...and waxing poetic.; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Hamid Negah (4/27/2013 8:03:00 AM)

    Very nice poem; especially l love this sentence Life tis like the rise and fall of notes
    Consoling to find people in the same boats thank you. (Report) Reply

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