Treasure Island

Savita Tyagi


Newbie


World belongs to youth
Ticking of clock
Confirms change
New energy
New ideas
New problems
New solutions
What worked yesterday
Becomes obsolete today
Let support of seniors
Be like a strong tarmac
For new wings to fly
Let past enter gracefully
Like beach sand moving into ocean
Let us not become sand bags
For the roaring waves of tomorrow.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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  • Savita Tyagi (8/17/2014 4:01:00 PM)

    Thanks Bri for your comment. I am glad you liked the title. Honestly I was not thinking much when writing the poem but your comment bring to surface many issues that we as society and as seniors face. End of life choices are important and even more important is taking out fear that society uses just so some can profit from it. so happy it made to your poem list.

    Thank you all for your encouraging comments. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (8/16/2014 3:10:00 PM)

    i just sent Newbie (a catchy title to say the least) to MyPoemList. thanks. :) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (8/16/2014 3:09:00 PM)

    very thoughtful imagery is used here. the use of tarmac was clever; do you live near an airport? heh heh. now i know that Tarmac was patented in 1901 and is 'short for' tar macadam.

    this line threw me a bit, especially until i read the remainder of the poem:

    Let past enter gracefully ..............i thought enter should be exit. now i understand your use of 'enter'. but does that mean you think all of us seniors should go to the beach and let ourselves be swept, albeit gracefully, away?
    well, there are worse ways to go.

    i really enjoyed these lines:

    Like beach sand moving into ocean
    Let us not become sand bags
    For the roaring waves of tomorrow. ................yes! and this makes me especially think of the burden aging humans are putting on the u.s. budget etc. i think that it would be nice if that money could be better used to serve the younger generations! BUT then we have the immense problem of what to do with the old people.
    i hope some of the new roaring waves can and will come up with solutions. universal acceptance of euthanasia and less widespread use of extreme lifesaving procedures and treatments would help.

    thanks for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/2/2014 3:05:00 AM)

    I agree with you Savita, experience of seniors teaches us the essence of method not the method. As far as method is concerned it is changed with the changing world. for example if our seniors opted for traveling to a teerath asthan and traveled on an animal driven cart, we shall follow there option of traveling but by air or by train.
    A lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (7/29/2014 2:43:00 AM)

    yes the new generation has to be welcome with all the encouragements and good wishes. very well said. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/28/2014 6:45:00 PM)

    New ideas from the new generation are welcome.
    Let past enter gracefully
    Let old be given due recognition. Beautiful lines in a beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/28/2014 7:08:00 AM)

    The new generation is thrown into a greater phase of change. We the elders can help them take to their wings, but in no way stand in their path! I particularly enjoyed the last four lines! Very sagacious and compressed thoughts, Savita! (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (7/27/2014 10:16:00 AM)

    The world is changing and we need the fresh new ideas of youth. The wisdom of old is still welcome and useful, but stagnant ideologies have no place in today's world and can only hinder us. Great poem. (Report) Reply

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