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The Tracks of Life

Updated on May 2, 2011

 I stare at these tracks,

Sometimes straight, sometimes bending.

Ever moving,

Never ending.

 

They go on,

As far as your eyes can look.

Representing a world full of hope,

Just as if,

Out of some sermon book.

 

Monotonous yet unique,

They signify the beauty of life.

They tell us to move on,

And never to leave anything mid-strife.

 

These tracks stay close,

Without each other they are useless.

Also, they maintain a fixed distance,

Too much closeness can be ruthless.

 

I still stare at the tracks,

And i wonder...

How petty things can give us a lesson.

How two tracks become THE Teachers for life.

I know, sooner or later; I'll get the answer,

But, I still wonder...

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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      I like the way you've used such a common sight to reach into your imagination and make you ponder. I especially like this stanza, too, "These tracks stay close,

      Without each other they are useless.

      Also, they maintain a fixed distance,

      Too much closeness can be ruthless."

      Measuring moderation in life, too much or too little tips the scales. Very thought provoking and intelligent writing!!!

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      Raghav Rathi 6 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thank you Sherry...

      Every small thing that we see has a meaning, a signiicance. You just need the eye to look at it the way it is....

      Glad you liked it...

      Cheers. :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      I love the flow of words, but even more , the wisdom they express! You are wise beyond your years and quite a poet!! Hugs. Keep writing and publishing!!

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thanks a lot Nellie. That coming from you is really encouraging. I missed your comments a lot. haha...

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Well - as I explained elsewhere - I hadn't been getting notification of your new hubs. Sometimes I run through the list on "my account" of hubbers I follow to be sure I'm not missing any new works I need to see. But you were not on my list! I hadn't even thought to check for it. I just look for recent postings when I check that way, which is usually when the daily email announcements get ahead of me. hehe. Lately they have done so! Once I get behind in responding to those, they seem to pile up. But the list on "my account" is easier to skim through looking for recent postings I may have missed. NOW that I've re-followed you, yours will always be on there. I still can't figure out what happened to it.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Haha...no problem! As the saying goes, All's well that ends well right? I firmy believe that...

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Yes - and I add another facet - all's well that IS. lol Sometimes we just have to work out the kinks.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Yes. Completely true. :)

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