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Celebrating Life

by Tanuja Chatterjee
(Kolkata, India)

Though they see not
These dedicated efforts.
Though they hear not
Silence does matter.
Though they feel not
Warm heart beats
And their youthful rhythm.
Hold on O heart
A little longer
With determination
And strive on.

Seek each moment
And hold it tight
Without regrets or any fright
Protest when justice
Isn’t clear to sight
Endure all evil of the moment and persevere
With prudence, delight and solemn prayer
Believe in self and lift that load of despair
Pray and strike on and on.

Wait for none, no one will come
No right time is waiting its turn
You and that time is right here
Look into the eyes of life so dear
Grab destiny by its face and pull it near
Let that distant gaze get clear
Unwavering unrelenting
Confidently steer
The ship of life
From grief and pain
Into the waters of ocean of eternal tranquillity
Struggle your way on.

Every twist, every spin or a knock
Tests my strength matures my thoughts
I emerge a better and
A happier being.
It’s my belief
O what a convincing thought!
I can feel my spirits rise and soar
Towards the heaven it flies to float
I will conquer myself, my circumstances, yet again
Let my mind burn
With wisdom’s unquenchable flame
Dive deep into the untapped rich spiritual reserves
These inner final frontiers of my life
Will fuel my energy, passion and desire
To strive on and on and on.


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Dec 17, 2014
Truly Invigorating
by: sakina

Taking a dip in your poem fills one with hope and energy to move on in life.Fantastic!

Jul 27, 2013
After a long time!
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

Tanujadi, very inspiring and optimism inducing poem indeed!

Jul 11, 2013
by: Parimala Rao

Your poem is very beautiful and awe inspiring.The last five lines are excellent!Indeed the whole poem too!-Parimala Rao

Jul 10, 2013
Thanx Pankaja!
by: Tanuja

Poetry, for me is a way to remind myself that there is no cure for life's winds of change other than moving forward with confidence and optimism. At the same time I also know its very difficult to actually live it out. Thank you for liking my trail of thoughts.

Jul 06, 2013
Very Good!
by: nuggehallipankaja

Tanuja,this is a unique poem indeed! It has depth,flowing through one's being purposefully;
Such messages with guidelines are very much needed in the present days of uncertainty and diffidence.

Jul 04, 2013
Thank You.
by: Tanuja

I am back. Thank you very much for your support. Lets do it again Izzy.

Jul 04, 2013
Very Inspiring !!
by: Renuka Sharma

Just loved the poem,found it very effective !!! These lines are inspirational,encouraging and so full of optimism...this is indeed the celebration of life :) :)Looking forward to read more from you :)

Jul 03, 2013
by: vimala ramu

Your poem is so uplifting, Tanuja

Jul 02, 2013
glad to read your
by: Maria Isasel

Glad to read your meaningful poem Ja, looking forward for more. Take care always.

Jun 29, 2013
Celebrating Life
by: Pushpa Raghuram


Beautiful. We have to wake up to that philosophy of life. Thanks for the lovely message.


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