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Poem: The Jigsaw

Updated on November 2, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

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Pieces of my life lay scattered on the floor

Bright ones, dull ones, some happy some dour

Putting them together is a Herculean task

Is it worth the effort, I myself ask


No pictures to refer, instructions lost

Should I undertake to do it, at what cost?

I kneel down and move them around

Some move easy, others stick to the ground


I try to form an image, a recognisable one

I realise after all, that I am having fun

No pattern emerges, no picture forms

But as time passes, my mind calms


I look at what I made, it does impress

You may call it another fine mess

But look closely and you will realise

That it's all in the beholder's eyes.


Mohan Kumar

© 2010 Mohan Kumar


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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Nice analogy, and I liked the idea of having fun even if no picture is forming. Yeah, that pretty much sums up this life. We never really know where we're going until we've been there.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I enjoy puzzles. All types. My mind is often occupied on how to make the pieces fit. Which direction will the piece go? Will the puzzle ever be completed? Heck yes, because I rarely leave pieces scattered about. The completion of a puzzle is a major high. Awesome poem Docmo!!

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Indeed, Amy. And it is even greater minds that share that thinking alike. I know this sounds like a mutual appreciation society, but I love hearing your comments and it makes my spirit soar. you do me good.

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh Docmo, I love this piece. It is very similar to mine. Uncanny. What's the old saying...great minds think alike!

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      Mohan Kumar 7 years ago from UK

      Thanks sweetie1, much appreciated.

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      sweetie1 7 years ago from India

      Good one thanks for sharing