Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

I Wish I Become A Phoenix


I lay scattered before time helplessly
Which I see slipping away very slowly
from my unwilling hand gradually!

What should I call it? My inability?
Ignorance? Irresponsibility?
Weakness? Destiny?

Is that my failure to say my need?
Is that because I didn't greed?
Is that because I didn't plead?

Well, now I shout with my might
IF what I didn't do was alone right
I'll do them now to give a strong fight.









© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Edited: Saturday, June 07, 2014

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  • Lynda Robson (1/15/2009 5:48:00 AM)

    Interesting poem Palas, to be a phoenix and be immortal, would we really want to live forever?
    10
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  • Sandra Fowler (1/15/2009 3:56:00 AM)

    What a wonderfully strong write! Strength for the journey, my poet friend.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Kite Remedy (1/14/2009 6:32:00 PM)

    very thoughtful write,
    phoenix is immortal,
    but we're just human..
    nice composition.. (Report) Reply

  • Reshma Ramesh (1/14/2009 6:30:00 PM)

    a philosophical write sir..................very well penned........thanks for your kind words and for appreciating my work...........i am blessed......i am a fan of your poems......
    kind regards
    reshma (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (1/13/2009 11:02:00 AM)

    As star travel alone unastonished
    by the great space
    so mighty are stronger when they are alone...........
    Savitri-Sri Aurobindo----
    Yeah journey is from aloneness to alonesness..Jiddu Kirshnamuti
    Any way melanocholic but great write (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (1/11/2009 1:22:00 AM)

    i was going to end Basic with the line- some things are worth fighting for even if yoiu take the risk of being alone. Palas, i notice a gradual resolution of conflict in the poems i read today. thoughtful.10

    you are already a PHOENIX, BACK WTH A BANG.

    MAMTA (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (1/10/2009 6:53:00 AM)

    Well..that shows your awakened awareness...and the basic is alright..no confusion..no basic confusion at all...my words for both the poems..you don't need to change your basics of being a phoenix each time atall...simple and superb (Report) Reply

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