Treasure Island

Padmanabhan Ananth


Hits & Misses


Each day we live is so full of these
Isn't this life: many hits and misses?
As toddler, we falter when we walk
As learner, we stutter when we talk

So who's truly a 'hit', who is a 'miss'
I searched around, for right answers
For the light bulb Edison tried 1000 times.
Said he, ''twas an invention with 1,000 steps! '

Such a prolific inventor that he was
To his name-n-fame over 1000 patents
That American 'Wizard of Menlo Park'
Was also founder of General Electric

He said 'genius is one percent inspiration
And ninety-nine percent perspiration! '
So one's successful with more the hits
Sadly one isn't with more the misses

You may succeed, try if you really will
And just spring up should you ever fall
That's a lesson I've learnt the hard way
Though long way to go from where I'm today.

Submitted: Sunday, January 19, 2014
Edited: Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Written on Jan.19,2019. I dedicate this poem to little Adarsh, the first child of my first neice, Vidya Mahadevan and her dear husband Subbu PRS. It's his seventh birthday today and I wish him everything he desires in his life. As I messaged you Adarsh, 'Stay Happy, Stay Naughty! '

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