Dr John Celes

Freshman - 1,446 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

How Can I Be Happy When...


How can I be happy when
Most people known to me
Are dead and gone?
How can I be happy when
Only a few known to me
Are left behind?
How can I be happy when
My frame is weary and
My senses have turned dull?
How can I be happy when
The grave beckons me
To come and take rest?
How can I be happy when
The world I loved has
Lost its sheer magic?

Submitted: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 10, 2014

Topic(s): life


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  • Freshman - 1,446 Points Colleen Courtney (3/9/2014 8:39:00 AM)

    Beautifully written. Very similar to my circumstances, however I do take comfort and delight in what family I do have left. But can imagine this day in the future when I'm a little bit older and the body starts deteriorating a little faster. Lovely poem. Well dome! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Sadvansha Munshi (3/9/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    Sometimes when we are unhappy because of such type of reasons we have to fight, to be happy again.. we can't stay in that unhappy room forever. we have to get out.., , otherways., i beautiful poem nicely done (Report) Reply

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