Transformation

December 6, 2016
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If you wish to blow across vast expanses

And explore the world beyond

You have to be like the wind,

Which has no selfish intentions

To go the way it desires;

It accepts the path conditions pave for it.

 

If you want to be like the surging waves

Powerful and energetic,

You have to wait patiently in submission

Till a gale cuts through

Or gravity hoists you up

And then you crash into the shore with all your might.

 

If you dream of being a store of ancient wisdom, witness of grand events

Like the rocks and cliffs with their mysterious layers

Wait till the ground rumbles; 

The Sun flashes white - hot 

Or rushing forces overpower you

And erode you away to craft your tale.

 

When the giant star collapses

To meet its violent fate

Which shall rip it apart

Into the remains of its illustrious life

It does not despair, since what will be left

Shall be valued for generations after.

 

The historic tragedy of a thousand years ago

Which reduced to fragments a monument of triumph

Does not conceal with dust, but reveals to the curious

A treasure trove of mystery 

Apparently hidden before

Time brought it to its knees.

 

This will certify that the above work is completely original.

Cherub Singh






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ambivalentThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm
This is very lovely! It's nice and tranquil and reading it kind of puts me in a state of peace, if that makes sense. The last 2 lines are my favorite! I'd probably switch up the first stanza into more of an attention-grabber, but as you mentioned in the forum, our styles of poetry are very different, so whatever floats your boat :) Good job and keep writing!!!
 
LeisurelySketches replied...
Dec. 20, 2016 at 10:09 am
I really appreciate your encouragement. Thanks a lot, it made my day :)
 
PalindromeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm
This is really unique comparison and description. I like it because it gives meaning to nature poetry, which I usually find really boring. Good work!
 
LeisurelySketches replied...
Dec. 14, 2016 at 9:53 am
Thanks a lot for the encouragement!
 
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