Treasure Island

Tarun Agarwal


Talent and dedication


I believe not in talent,
I believe not in dedication,
nor do I believe in their
marriage.
Arrogant I am,
At least, enough to believe I have talents.
To everything that appealed,
I poured in my soul.
Achieved I have,
only a few notches below the acceptable.
Talent is merely a wound,
on which the salt of dedication is heaped.

Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2012
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I think this poem reflects the reality in underdeveloped countries as well as developed countries where talent, dedication, sacrifice is not being adequately rewarded. I see it as a poem that describes as the basis of the Egypt Revolution, Libyan, Syrian Uprising.

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  • Karen Sinclair (6/16/2012 3:07:00 PM)

    hello i was a tad lost by the middle of this write but by the end (which by the way is beautiful) i understood the hows and whys you led the reader where you did... a fine write... tyvm karen (Report) Reply

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