Poem: Cherish You Must

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Cherish you must, but wouldn’t it be better,

To choose how to live and plonk it into a letter,

To Selflessly water and plant a Seed,

With no ulterior motives or any sort of greed.


Cherish you must, but there isn’t much time for Books to read,

For you’ve miles to go for lineage and life to lead,

Why not live life on your own Principles, sweat and tear?

For other’s shoulders are only needed for coffins to bear.


Cherish you must, but do keep in Mind,

Dotage will come and it won’t be kind,

Then you’ll depart as a tenant of your body,

Utterly silent and stiffed like rowdy.


Cherish you must, but with the Soul you trust,

For the Universe would recall you and burst,

And when you leave – unclad and must,

You, yourself, will dissolve into mystic Dust.


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2015


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khanimamba 15 months ago from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Very nicely written , thank you for sharing


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Surabhi Kaura 15 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Khanimamba, thank you. I am glad you like it!


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shprd74 15 months ago from Bangalore

Great surabhi, Nicely written.

Happiness and sadness,

are like two sine waves,

synchronized to the frequencies,

of our attitude towards, problems.

We can simplify,

lest, we do not amplify.

Because, problems are inversely

proportional to our resolve to rectify.

- Hari


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Surabhi Kaura 15 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Awesome comment, Hari.


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Missy Smith 14 months ago from Florida

You know what is great about poetry, is that the interpretation of it can be read in unusual ways by different readers, and it is always acceptable. This for me read as a type of freedom one should seek within themselves; to find your true self and not to cherish things that are of no significance to one's life. Enjoy the sweet things in life that you work for, of course, but cherish only the important things in life. This is a lovely poem as always, Surabhi. I think you have accomplished writing poetry in your own unique style. It's Beautiful!! :)


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

O Missy! You made my day! I agree with your comment. Thank you for your wise analysis.

The interpretation can differ from person to person. It conveys a message that one must cherish the little moments, because time once gone cannot be recalled. That's where the freedom lies :) No matter how busy the life gets, one must take out some time to cherish life, because one day this hard flesh will transform into dust.


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swalia 14 months ago

Such a powerful message conveyed so beautifully!

Chasing the material possessions, we forget that death is the ultimate reality. Loved this one!


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thnak you, Shaloo for your insightful feedback. Yep, death keeps no calender and so we must cherish each and every touch which our life has to offer. Hugs and kisses. Om Shanti!

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