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Sour were those grapes!

Target seems to upset me
Double is my goal to be made.
The more I run
The target is running double ahead of me
I just stood watching at it
Breathing heavily on the way
Just thinking and wondering
What I should do
Can't find a way..
There is no short cut
Only long cut
But time left is limited.

It seems those grapes are sour to touch,
And keep my heart cooling.

Any way
Make a final run and see
If I reach, I can tell
Grapes were wonderful..
Else
I can tell,
I just gave up,
As I felt from far,
Those weren't better for me.

Still I can laugh at myself
And tell
I was just near my goal.
What's harm in it
If my hands couldn't reach it
As they were too far and never meant for me...

Submitted: Monday, September 16, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013


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  • Neela Nath (10/2/2013 8:05:00 AM)

    This one is really wonderful, Geetha.Your narrative technique is neat and touches the heart!

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  • Valsa George (9/17/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    Geetha, the way you accept victory and defeat is just enviable! You don; t care even if you fail to reach the target! What harm is there in trying! This should be our attitude to life!

  • Heather Wilkins (9/16/2013 2:01:00 PM)

    sometimes targets are hard to reach. but we must keep on trying. nice work

  • Dave Walker (9/16/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    A great poem, we can only be as good as we are, our best should be enough.

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (9/16/2013 10:16:00 AM)

    Chance is before us; to do to our best our duty.Rest is to God.Karmaney vadhikarasthe /Ma bhaleshu kathachana: (do our duty; rest leave to God.so says Lord Krishna to Arjuna, My poem Ode to Rioters is the one I have submitted to International competition of this site.

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/16/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    story of fox if unreach its sour we must try and try and never give up but sour of grapes I dont like a fools call the fox thank you

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/16/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    Goals are best achieved
    when we ignore, do not heed
    They then seem jealous
    or maybe callous
    If we go on without their phallus

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