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Post-weekend Poetry 126: Standing at the very edge by Abhishek Shukla

12 Jan

Abhishek ShuklaWelcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and twenty-sixth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by Abhishek Shukla.

Standing at the very edge

Standing at the very edge

I sense the essence of life.

 

With the eye of determination

When I look up at the endless sky,

I realize it is not that high.

 

With the courage of ideals,

I hear the waves of the ocean

I realize it can’t even move,

anchor of my strength.

 

When I start my journey with speed of will,

I go unstoppable, tearing the Storm.

 

When I see the hurdles in my way

I laugh at diminutive thorns

Which think they will make me slow

From reaching the other end

Where success awaits me as beautiful as a red rose

 

And when I see into myself

I realize an untapped potential

Which when nurtured with hard work under the light of my dream

Will give me the success and indeed the happiness that I need

 

So I stand at the very edge,

To sense the essence of life.

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I asked Abhishek what prompted this piece and he said…

Early in the morning I woke up full of determination to fight all the challenges and stand against all the problems and gaze into them and then just beat the shit out of them till I get the sweet sweat of success. With this song of the determination in my mind.

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Thank you, Abhishek. You can read more of Abhishek’s poetry at http://itstheheartstalk.blogspot.in.

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