The Coin that I found

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The Coin : a replica of our Life

I was walking by the pavement,

Broken here and there,

I was so worried about my life,

Felt nobody was to care.

I felt like breaking into tears,

Feeling so sad at heart,

So lonely and helpless too,

All through I was so hurt.

Still the sun was so casual,

Rose at East, likewise,

The breeze, and the river flow too,

My happiness in disguise.

I sat by the swamp bank,

Floated withered leaves,

Was waiting for some luck in life,

And found it (shining) peeped.

I picked it up in my fingers,

Frowning my eyebrows,

A silver coin that I found,

Damaged and full of woes.

I stared still fixed at it,

As I tried to know the detail,

I found it had two faces,

One head, another tail.

Once I turned to this side,

The other went off,

The portion could not be seen

Unless turned, or seeing very tough.

The head showed a king’s face,

Held so strong and firm,

With its value at the tail-side,

As I held it on my palm.

Both sides are inevitable,

They come altogether,

A coin will lose its identity,

One without the other.

And so is life with both ends,

Pleasure, and pain,

Happiness can never be sole holder,

Then what’s the use of brain?

Life will go monotonous,

Like a single coloured world,

With no hues and spices in it,

And will not be so occult.

Pain and sorrows too needed,

To taste the sweetness of joy,

It can never be a single sense,

Instead, an emotional alloy.

We must welcome and cherish both,

Along our colourful life,

Or else one would surely die,

Instead of staying alive.

And I walked back by the same road,

The evening approached sky,

Life again became so meaningful for me,

I smiled and never cried.

Submitted: January 31, 2012

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Very good, nice message and good insightful thoughts...A very good read.

Tue, January 31st, 2012 10:40pm


Thanks dear. When will you come up with your new short stories? eager to read them soon

Tue, January 31st, 2012 10:30pm


its a realy good poem.

Wed, February 1st, 2012 12:53am


thankx dear

Tue, January 31st, 2012 6:19pm

meenakshi sharma

nice ...good message..

Wed, February 1st, 2012 8:19am


Thanks Meenakshi

Wed, February 1st, 2012 1:05am


this one is such a nice poem dear,so well written,,a simple incidence,very nicely compared to life,gr8 msg...lovely poem,,i just loved it.thnx for the invite.

Wed, February 1st, 2012 12:33pm


Thanks so much Richa

Wed, February 1st, 2012 1:56pm


Very insightful poem, I especially love how you compared life to a coin...Loved it!!:D

Thu, February 2nd, 2012 12:55am


Thanks Kyoko

Wed, February 1st, 2012 9:14pm


Love it.... So treasuring it... :D

Sat, February 4th, 2012 5:52am


Oh! Me pleasuring it ;)

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 10:11pm


Revealing truths about Life. So philosophical and beautifully painted. I never saw life from this angle before. You are a guru

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 2:24pm


OOH! My pleasure..thanks

Mon, June 4th, 2012 3:57am

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