Khairul Ahsan


Wisdom Of Life


If you've known sadness as a child,
It's not too bad, for how would you
Have known the difference between
Sadness and happiness, otherwise?

A drop or two of the silent tears that
Rolled down your chubby cheeks then,
Dried away soon, giving you a glimpse,
Of how it hurts, so that you do not hurt.

In adolescence, if your heart ached
In silence, in solitude, 'cause you didn't
Have anybody to confide in, to share
Your feelings and thoughts, that's okay.

Heaves of heavy sighs that merged quietly
With the gentle breeze, left your lungs
Refreshed with the lighter ones. Now you
Know, why to listen patiently to the teenagers.

If your heart was ripped apart, most
Unkindly, by the rejection of your love,
Oh isn't that just a matter of the past?
You have learned to move on, so well!

At the advanced stage, if you know grief
And sadness anew, well that's a boon.
It makes you familiar with the pangs of
Sadness of all ages. That is wisdom of life.


Dhaka
13 March 2014
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Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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  • Erika Wingo (3/26/2014 1:13:00 AM)

    I love this poem, it speaks to me and what you have conveyed is so very true. Wisdom of life indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/20/2014 11:01:00 PM)

    @Lyndsay Thomas
    Thank you very much for reading my poem. I am inspired to know that it reaches out to you.
    Much obliged for the kind compliments. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/19/2014 8:31:00 AM)

    @V P Mahur
    Thanks for reading my poem and leaving your thoughtful comment there. I am inspired by your comments. (Report) Reply

  • Lyndsay Thomas (3/18/2014 7:47:00 PM)

    You inspired me with this poem! Really enjoyed it and it also, reaches out to me!
    Brilliant! ! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/15/2014 8:42:00 PM)

    @Sandra Feldman
    Thanks for your appreciative words on 'Wisdom Of Life'. Your words are very soothing and inspiring.
    'Your heart runneth over in understanding. and kindness.' - Deeply appreciate these words.
    Thanks for the generous 10/10. (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur (3/14/2014 9:10:00 AM)

    Dear Sir,
    I agree with you. Unless a man does not experience agony, he is not able to recognise it in others clearly.
    Thanks for such a nice poem.

    If you wish, you can read my poems and send yuor valuable comments for my encouragement.
    Hope for a favorable response.
    Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (3/14/2014 2:40:00 AM)

    Roses, you showed me with your thorns
    That Life is sad, in pain, we're born.

    It is remarkable how you can find good and beauty in most everything, happy or sad. Your heart runneth over in understanding. and kindness.
    Remarkable work 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/13/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    @Roseann Shawiak
    Your comments touched me. Thanks for your providing a nice interpretation and deep insight of my poem.
    Much obliged, much inspired by your kind words. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/13/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    @Valsa George
    Thank you very much for honouring me by sharing your thoughts on my poem. I am greatly inspired by your providing a deep insight into my poem. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/13/2014 1:40:00 AM)

    Great poem, love it! So compassionate and caring, understanding the hurt, abandonment, loneliness,
    sorrow, etc. and able to portray it so beautifully. So humbled by your understanding of life's harshness.
    Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/13/2014 1:26:00 AM)

    A poem so consoling..... Will serve as a balm to everybody who has had some hurt in childhood, teenage or adulthood through failure, rejection, misunderstanding, loneliness or separation! ! Here there is comfort for all who stand at the cross roads of life or are weighed down by the heavy yoke of life!

    If your heart was ripped apart, most
    Unkindly, by the rejection of your love,
    Oh isn't that just a matter of the past?
    You have learned to move on, so well!

    Love this thought! ! (Report) Reply

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