Why Should I Not Smile,When I Believe In Me?

P.S: This poem is my best work so far, as judged by my friend whom this post was dedicated to at first. I wrote it on 23rd June 2008. I am getting this back to the top, with today’s date because someone else needs the same inspiration to believe in himself at a crucial hurdle. Re-reviews are welcome. There is another poem after this. Please review that too if u can and don’t miss it. πŸ™‚ Thank you. I have added only the picture, and no other addition. Pic courtesy DeviantArt user Sarah(ClassicalXDisaster)

said to me,this friend of mine,
“friend,a failure art thou,

yet you smile,that evergreen smile,

friend,can u please tell me how?”

took him i,to this friend of mine,
as stout as one could be,
asked him the reason for his smile,
this is what he told to we.
“yes my friend,i am stout,
people call me by that name,
yet i smile,and lead my life,
not a worry have i to my name.
i know for sure,
that in this world,
there is not another like me.
then my good friend,
why should i not smile,

when i believe in me? “

took him i,to this friend of mine,

a tall girl she was indeed,
asked her the secret of her smile,
and she told us what we need.
“i am unusually tall,i know my friend,
yet i have courage in my stride,
i smile,dear dearest,because i know,
i have good friends like you on my side.
i know for sure,
that in this world,
there is not another like me.
then my good friend,
why should i not smile,
when i believe in me? “
took him i,to this friend of mine,
very old,his days nearly done,
asked him the reason for his smile,
he told to me like was telling to his son.
“my young friend,you are right,
my ship is almost set to sail,
i have led this life like how i had wanted,
i smile,since i have no need to wail.
i know for sure,
that in this world,
there is not another like me.
then my good friend,
why should i not smile,
when i believe in me? “
then to my friend,i turned my head,
looked in his eyes,& these words i said,
“to all who ask me,
what you have asked,
these are the words i say.
i did my best,
i gave it my all,
yet i met failure today.
i am not done failing,that is for sure,
my friends,i shall now fail to fail,
that is indeed what i shall do,
from today till my life ship sets sail.
i know for sure,
that in this world,
there is not another like me.
then my good friend,
why should i not smile,
when i believe in me? “

( dedicated to a very dear friend who is feeling a bit down these days.hoping that it shall spur him on in his future efforts. )

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

  

22 thoughts on “Why Should I Not Smile,When I Believe In Me?

  1. A very well written piece. And indeed highly inspiring. Hope your friend lifts up his spirits soon.I liked the pattern of the poem, the symmetry and the stage-wise development.

  2. I have reviewed this one before.I found it to be a poem written so well, that I called it a soul-touching, heart-warming Experience.My feeling hasn’t changed. Failure is just the stepping stone to success. Confidence is the railing on the steps. This is what your poem taught me, Vinay. Thats one lesson I’ll never forget.

  3. i came bac 2 commen..i remebered an urdu verse…”khudi ko kar buland itna ki har taskheer se pehle Khuda bande se khud poochhe bata teri raza kya hai?”

  4. I am sure I commented on this poem before!Where did it go? :(Anyways,lovely dedication and a great tribute to friendship πŸ™‚

  5. quite good .. with a classic feel .. some words are archaic but thats the beauty of this piece.. besides the message and a song-like quality .. nice effort .. I am sure it must’ve perked your friend’s spirits..

  6. It is one of the sweetest poem I have ever read or come across!!!! And what makes it even more special is the fact that you dedicate this to your best friend….it is amazing….I mean, atleast for me….a guy when dedicates something to his best friend….I find it very special….because it is one of the rare things that any1 gets to see these days….I hope ur friend copes up from the failure….and gets success really soon….I want him to be a winner….and as u as his best friend….he already has made half way through!Kudos to you and to your friend!

  7. Wonderful Vi, just wonderful !!!!!And this piece indeed is your greatest works till date. Your poetry is so simple that even a child can read and comprehend !!Keep it up dear !

  8. First time on your blog and …WOW…TOTALLY loved it. You may have dedicated it to that one friend who is feeling low, but you helped us all here by sharing it with us. It was beautiful and touching…Will keep visiting often…you are blogrolled πŸ™‚

  9. it is simply a MASTERPIECE.i think it should be included in every school’s syllabus.each and everyone must read it. i will always come back to read this poem whether in need or not.a salute to u vinay.

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