Magic Box

(September 3,1992)


Life has moved forward,
Time turned to five seasons,
But I stand here still.

Here in this old attic,
With this half torn,
Yellow page from my diary,
Held in my heart!

Letters scrambled, yet!
Has a shade of a golden ink,
Over the edge of
Old blank inkpen's vomit,
Spread into million dots!
By tears fallen from eyes!

But now I share a laugh,
With that unrealistic,
First ever poem of mine!

The clash of faith,
And unknown reasons to end!
Mistakes are bound to happen
Aren't they?

In the flames of passion,
I am burning it now,
Let it light my thoughts,
Let it show way,
To a new write,
May be a better one!

Yet a blue spark came from it,
And I heard a small cry!
After all, It was alive!


Submitted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Recovery after a fall

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  • Bronze Star - 6,773 Points Ramesh Rai (8/26/2013 10:05:00 PM)

    past are like shadows of our life bcoz light flows over it. a beautiful ink searching to flow in your thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,011 Points Heather Wilkins (8/20/2013 3:49:00 PM)

    you have pulled a beautiful poem from your magic box. we all recover from the first poem my do we ever. But there is many more to come in the future. keep writing you are very talented. (and I love your name) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,028 Points Dinesh Nair (8/20/2013 10:31:00 AM)

    Times ahead have to make the amends and certainly there is a recovery awaiting.. An engrossing poem of the kind, dear Aswath. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,310 Points Patricia Grantham (8/20/2013 8:33:00 AM)

    My dear Honorable Poet Magic Box seems to me that you have worked a miracle
    (no magic) with this brilliantly written poem of optimism. This has really light up
    my life and makes me want to just keeping on making giant steps. You have
    written a very encouraging poem (smile) on Recovery. It can be painful but well
    worth the effort in the end. Inspiring and very well crafted. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,078 Points Hazel Durham (8/20/2013 7:54:00 AM)

    I loved reading this poem with amazing lines written with deep emotions about past times!
    Brilliant write! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,485 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/20/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    I am burning it now,
    Let it light my thoughts
    Your thoughts now as bright as needed. You delivered a good poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 562 Points Unwritten Soul (8/20/2013 1:38:00 AM)

    The idea is original, and the way you express you new days and dream also very nice one...we shall dance for new awakening..recovery! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Indranil Bhaduri (8/20/2013 12:44:00 AM)

    Life moves on with optimistic thoughts but we still remember our olden days....superb poem with a message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/19/2013 6:02:00 PM)

    beautiful..! !
    so touched and inspiring
    it should be life, there is always a time for recovery
    great thought and very good written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Kavya . (8/19/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    oh so finally the past is buried for good looking for a brigher present and future, , , , a gud write aswath (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Passionate Reader (8/18/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Yes life has to move forward. A great message in this poem and i really liked the optimistic approach! ! ! :))) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Lucifera Santez (8/18/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Yet a blue spark came from it,
    And I heard a small cry!
    After all, It was alive!

    loved it.
    please read some of mine.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,028 Points Dinesh Nair (8/18/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    Aha! great notes of optimism and winged expectations from a poet given to pessimistic over tunes otherwise. Aswath, let this recovery be final and I hope another spell of dejection will not afflict you very soon.

    Poetry becomes a great device for reading human thoughts when you can use it in different ways and your ability to do so is a fine trait of your integrity and originality, Aswath.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,759 Points Valsa George (8/17/2013 10:59:00 PM)

    In the flame of passion burn your mistakes if any, and start anew! It sure is going to be a new dawn full of promises!
    A great write Aswath! ! (Report) Reply

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