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The will to win,the desire to succeed, the urge to use your fullest potential... These are the keys which will unlock the door of personal excellence.

It’s My Time

Why is this world so treacherous?

Not letting me remain prosperous.

Every moment I escalate to rise,

A few stare at me with wily eyes.


They extol me to get things done.

Their flattery is a bullet from a gun

Whose  intention is to yank me down

And rejoice as they do with a clown.


Pain and patience tested me all these years,

Which I wasted almost in shedding tears.

Life’s hardship taught me new lessons

To bang the world for some  rigid reasons.


Found now a huge bag of hidden treasure

That has my skill and grit in large measure.

Holding perseverance  my best companion,

Never will I tumble or sink into oblivion.



It’s time I proved my supreme strength,

My sturdy heart and mind at full-length.

When I am blessed to touch the lofty sky

Why shouldn’t I dare to soar and fly high?








Submitted: May 08, 2013

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pretty blue

wonderful! Wow! the vocabulary was great. The imagery in the 2nd stanza-' Their flattery is a bullet from a gun' is superb. Each stanza is crafted well. well done!

Wed, May 8th, 2013 2:01pm


Thank u so much for ur endearing comments. Take care.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 7:05am


Wow...poetry at its are really gifted..and every word is so true..nowadys people just use other people and leave them to rot when they are finish...

Wed, May 8th, 2013 2:24pm


Thank u so much. I am glad that u agree with my thoughts. Thanks again, Take care..

Wed, May 8th, 2013 7:27am


A power-packed punch from my loving friend that fills its readers with fighting spirit. Perfect rhyming and word selection, loved it !!!
Keep writing and inspiring us :))

Wed, May 8th, 2013 2:29pm


Thank u so much dear Ashi.Your positive feedback is heartwarming and I am glad that u liked it. Thanks for ur love and kindness too.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 8:17am

Sierra Virgie

Wow! that's all I could really say. This is a very beautiful poem and it really got me thinking. We should all really soar up high and chase our goals and dreams. Wonderful poem!

Wed, May 8th, 2013 3:28pm


Thanks for ur wonderful comments and glad tat it made u think and grasp the theme.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:36pm


Wonderful poem :) good job

Wed, May 8th, 2013 3:47pm


Thank u so much. Take care.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:37pm

Colin David

Well composed and well written. And I agree that the world is full of folks looking to tear you down at a moment's notice. Too many haters! Thank you for sharing this!

Wed, May 8th, 2013 4:40pm


Ha ha. well said! U know all successful ppl are envied in general lol..Thanks for ur kind review.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:39pm


I love the way you transition from adversity to hope and conviction. You are a great poet. Keep up the inspirational work!

Wed, May 8th, 2013 7:10pm


Thanks for ur loving feedback. It's encouraging to pen more.
Thank u.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:40pm


I loved it! Great flow and imagery. And I agree with this in my own way, why should you be afraid to achieve something you've worked hard for? It doesn't matter what others think of you, you're doing this for you, not them. Keep me updated for more poems :)

Wed, May 8th, 2013 10:38pm


Thanks a lot for ur endearing comments. Glad that u loved the flow and imagery. Sure I would u my works. Thanks again.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:46pm


Excellent poem. Very well written and full of inspiration and wisdom. :)


Wed, May 8th, 2013 11:58pm


Thanks a lot for ur kind review. Glad that u found wisdom in it. It means a lot.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:47pm

lost love long forgotten

I must say I agree with every one that this poem is great and well written. I enjoyed it so much and it is very inspirational.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 4:35am


Thanks a lot and glad that u enjoyed reading it.

Wed, May 8th, 2013 9:48pm


Amazing work. I enjoyed this quite a bit. The imagery was incredible, the work was well written, and well thought out, and it painted a vivid picture. Excellent:)

Thu, May 9th, 2013 12:09pm


Thanks a lot dear for ur loving comments.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 7:02am

Peach Love

Great choice of words. Very strong and poetic poem. Great work! :)

Thu, May 9th, 2013 3:39pm


Thanks for ur compliments. Take care.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 8:49am


A great, powerful poem!

Thu, May 9th, 2013 4:56pm


Thanks for ur feedback. Take care.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 11:14am


Truthful, great use of vocabulary and wonderful imagery: I really like it. If you want to achieve something, don't let others stop you. Do what you want and don't let them get in your way. It's inspirational; great job :)

Thu, May 9th, 2013 4:58pm


Thanks a lot for ur inspiring review. Glad that u liked it.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 11:15am

Mike Stevens

This poem is excellent; you definitely deserved this!

Thu, May 9th, 2013 6:17pm


Thank u so much my dear friend.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 8:55pm


This is a powerful poem. I like how strong the message is, that we have to rely on ourselves to succeed. I really liked this; keep up the good work!

Thu, May 9th, 2013 11:43pm


Thanks a lot for ur loving feedback. Glad that u liked it.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 8:56pm


Very nice!!

Fri, May 10th, 2013 5:21am


Thank u.. Take care.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 11:44pm

Maria Linda

Thank you for sharing this poem.
The last stanza is absolutely encouraging for me personally.
I simply love the way you put it in a rhetorical question with such a force that dares me to act.

Exemplary work.

Keep on writing, Angelin.

Fri, May 10th, 2013 6:47am


Thanks a million Maria. I am elated by ur wonderful comments.Glad that it encourages u to act with courage. Thanks again.

Thu, May 9th, 2013 11:58pm

JJs Pen House

I've read this poem several times I think it's an interesting poem. I think you have a lot of potential as a writer. It was very interesting. I will definitely continue reading your stuff.

Sat, May 11th, 2013 12:37am


Thanks for ur support. Glad that u felt it interesting..

Fri, May 10th, 2013 11:07pm


Supreme! This poem deserves much admiration. The mood of the poem is very engaging: initially, it is a casual 'observation' that claims that the world is a cruel place; a dog-eat-dog world, which every single reader can, in one way or the other, relate it to his/her own life. Then comes the 'uprising' part - the flame that burns in every one of the oppressed souls, every one who suffers; a thought, an idea, a maddening faith that some day, some day, they would be able to fly high.
This is a highly generalized poem. I'm amazed that a poem can be written universally befitting. Take any writ for examination. It would not satisfy, and fit everyone. But yours, delightfully fits everyone's case. Such a wonderful venture, akka.
I love this poem extremely, sometimes, I do envy you that I'm not able to write such exquisite writs.

Sat, May 11th, 2013 5:43pm


Wow! I am stunned at ur commentary bro.. Words fail me to express how delighted I am to get such a constructive and uplifting feedback from u.. U have been to the depth of my poem to make such a heart warming review. Ur vocabulary and ur command over language is highly appreciable.. I am much inspired towards daring and impressive work. Thank u so much a d glad that u loved this poem..

Sun, May 12th, 2013 3:36am

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