Treasure Island

Shah Jehan Ashrafi


Sorrow


It surges like waves in one's mind
Meditating over it brings more pain
But without it there is no gain
Life is a sea of sorrows
At every step it looms
Doomed to be its prey
Blinded, human beings do not find their way
A turmoil it brings
Every moment like a bell it rings
Destiny leads us to its arms
We are all intoxicated by its charms
Sharing it may sometimes alleviate its intensity
To get rid of it means losing one's identity
Let me fill my cup with this wine
Sometimes hollow, sometimes divine
It is here to keep making the heart pine
Oh sorrow what is your philosophy?
Tell me, tell me
Are you a friend or an enemy?

Submitted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, February 22, 2013

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A mind gripped by sorrow telling its story

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  • Mike Barrett (1/23/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    Sorrow is a necessity in these lower worlds rooted in the laws of polarity. Without sorrow how could you know happiness or joy? By keeping attention focused on the positive, you no doubt will experience the negative, but the negative can't keep you bound and downtrodden because it cannot compete with the gifts that happiness and joy bring us. We can choose to be positive or negative....me, I've long ago chosen happiness and I've lived it so long now that even the negative moments are but lesser joyful moments. Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Titi Dale (2/22/2013 4:16:00 PM)

    Sorry is a demon indeed :) sometimes our mental strength is measured by how long it takes for our hearts to be broken. Thanks for your share! This is a great poem: D (Report) Reply

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