A New Dawn

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A ripple effect...

I am a sprit

yet busy in pursuing a material life.

I am a static

yet move keenly as next second strikes.


There is nothing can beat me down

yet I feel dismal for a newly fallen leaf.

Life is full of more worthwhile things to do

yet upon seeing a flower withered I grieve.

A white cloud moves into the sky

yet unable to carry away the deep-buried sorrow.

Thousands of lifetimes' searching for meaning,

It feels like just another endless tomorrow.


But I believe everything will find where it belongs.

After a gathering, a dismissal will follow.

After a heavy rain is always a rainbow.

A hardship endured from the separation,

a peaceful serenity will eventually grow.

I have seen the dawn of that real serenity.

It is a unmatchable hope,

and a never-before-have desire.


As to who am I, or I am who?

I finally get a chance to see.

A stone has thrown into the pond,

the ripple has begun.


Passion for life!

Passion for love!

Submitted: January 24, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Derina Peng. All rights reserved.

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Mike S.

Excellent poem about life, Derina!

Fri, January 24th, 2020 7:31pm


Thank you again, Mike!

Fri, March 13th, 2020 12:52pm


A lot of beautiful description, Derina. I like the way you used the ripple effect.

Fri, January 24th, 2020 7:33pm


Guess why I wrote that? : )
Thank you. (A phrase I may not be able to stop from using now.)

Fri, January 24th, 2020 12:07pm


Beautiful. Exotic... I love it

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 3:26pm


Thanks a lot!

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 7:34am

dewey green

Ripper prose mate! Onya!

Sun, February 9th, 2020 1:54pm


Thank you buddy!

Sun, February 9th, 2020 6:14am

Gloria Dale

I'm glad you also have the passion for writing as well, Derina.

Sun, March 1st, 2020 7:08pm


Yea. That is for sure. Thank you very much! Gloria!

Mon, March 2nd, 2020 11:58am

Ali Ahasan

Wonderful poem, well described about life.

Mon, June 8th, 2020 2:29pm


Thank you very much for reading. Hope to see more of your poems too! : )

Mon, June 8th, 2020 12:02pm

Mr Watson

A nice piece with an ignition of passion and re-birth , a realisation of all is not lost.

Thu, June 11th, 2020 6:11pm


Thank you for reading and commenting! I am happy to know that you are still active here. (As I picked up your writing done seven years ago. I thought you may not be on this site any more like some writers...)

Thu, June 11th, 2020 7:16pm

Sharief Hendricks

Beautiful poem Derina.

I love the imagery !!

Keep it up girl !

Wed, June 17th, 2020 9:58am


Thank you very much for reading! Apreicated. : )

Wed, June 17th, 2020 4:12am

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