Dr. Debasish Mridha


Purpose


Even when I was a very young man
I was looking for the purpose of life
I was looking for happiness all over
the world,
In fame and in glamor,
In wealth and in splendor,
not knowing how foolish it was.

Happiness is not out there
Happiness is not in wealth or
splendor.
Happiness is inside me,
In my mind,
In my thoughts,
It is in my perception of the world.

We are the expression of our
thoughts, dreams and desires.

Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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Comments about this poem (Purpose by Dr. Debasish Mridha )

  • Rookie - 0 Points N. A. (12/23/2014 10:27:00 AM)

    Dr. Mridha is truly a wonderful poet. The versatility expressed in his writing themes and styles is truly a gift. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Denise Orrin (9/25/2014 4:40:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorites! I love the idea that all you need to do to find happiness, is to look within yourself. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ken Xvn (9/20/2014 7:44:00 PM)

    Very well written! Your poems are amazing and very well thought out. I teach English and literature and was referred by your medical student. Your poems are very beautiful. Please keep writing! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,710 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/25/2013 12:37:00 PM)

    We are the expression of our
    thoughts, dreams and desires
    Life's philosophy is nicely captured. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/4/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    True words spoken from trial and experience. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (4/18/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    Happiness can be as elusive as catching water. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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