Treasure Island

kanav justa

(Shimla)

Learning To Sail


a wind that blows that helps us flow
in the same course as our ships tread
trade wind then they are called at earth
that’s what in books i have read

not always would they help us sail
sometimes they run reverse
its time like these, the same old breeze
we humans would then curse

sometimes these winds would cease to blow
as our ships sails in doldrums
we stay then still like a dormant hill
this rest then grows our bums

don’t wait for wind to push you through
don’t moan when they make you slow
no one is going to come to take you home
your land yourself you plough

Submitted: Friday, January 17, 2014

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  • * Sunprincess * (2/26/2014 9:22:00 PM)

    ........beautiful kanav, sure this is why the ship's captain always knows which direction to go....he checks the winds direction and takes the favorable course...I feel you would be a great captain...you seem to know more than most people...if you do not know, then you make it a point to find out...this is what I feel...miss you and hope you come back soon.... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/25/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    A wonderful and inspiring write once again from your pen. Very true said....Wind never help us sail, its just for our convenience we keep on sailing with it as no effort required to sail along with it....We will feel good as long as wind blow as we require but once it turn its head against us, we curse it...as double effort is required to reverse it......Loved it...Plus 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (1/24/2014 9:55:00 AM)

    don’t wait for wind to push you through
    don’t moan when they make you slow
    no one is going to come to take you home
    your land yourself you plough.

    Yes, each one of us have to determine our own course by our work and effort. This aspect of life has been brought out beautifully in your poem. 10/10 for your the finesse. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (1/23/2014 1:06:00 AM)

    A calm sea is ideal and
    When it is turbulent the sailor is tested.
    A river can never be without currents above and beneath and
    When one sails on it against them there is the feel of living....
    A fine poem from you, Kanav andnd I give a 10 for this write. (Report) Reply

  • marvin brato (1/20/2014 3:15:00 PM)

    In life's struggle no one but oneself 's own motivation to survive is our only chance, let us not wait for others to do it for us! Truthful insight thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/19/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    We cannot always wait for favourable winds to push us forward! We have to take the oars and row ahead! Sometimes we may be challenged to sail against the currents! However reaching our destination should be our aim!
    Inspiring write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/19/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    We cannot always wait for favourable winds to push us forward! We have to take the oars and row ahead! Sometimes we may be challenged to sail against the currents! However reaching our destination should be our aim!
    Inspiring write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (1/18/2014 12:05:00 PM)

    Self reliance and self sufficiency are the key words for survival and that was detailed here nicely. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (1/18/2014 9:50:00 AM)

    Best to keep your eyes set on the distant horizon, and sail on....a well crafted piece, with the winds of inspiration behind it! PEACE (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/17/2014 6:18:00 PM)

    ........am I invited to go sailing away in the sunset with you?
    .......................I LOVE YOUR POEM! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/17/2014 5:48:00 PM)

    we can't fight with nature, which is very true, but in India we are unable to fight with our corrupt system, which is haunting us day and night... (Report) Reply

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