THE UNCHERISHED BOON

He was intolerant, stubborn and stagnant;

Until he realised his views were all vacant.

He was a believer of blind prejudice;

Until he realised that it is all sheer injustice.

He used to discriminate against and abuse others,

Until he realised that he has no one to stand for him as a brother.

He used to hate the impoverished and ugly;

Until he realised it was him who was poor, repulsive and guilty.

He craved for approval and often felt dejected;

Until he realised that heroes grow mightier after being rejected.

He groaned at a symptom of a malady like a hypochondriac;

Until he realised that his will and science can do best for his comeback.

He thought that war and violence were natural;

Until he found it was easier to stay with others as a pal.

He stopped asking questions taking things are just what they are;

Until he realised that our strides in every field are the product of how far we have raised the ‘it happens’ bar.

He thought that death is the dark secret of our life;

Until he realised it is an adieu to our mortal self while our love and deeds remain alive.

All these are eloquent of an uncherished boon;

The scope of change of thought and view that can alter our fortune.

Β© Megha Bose 2017

Photo credit: https://networkingtimes.com/blog/2016/07/03/five-steps-to-positive-change/

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114 Comments Add yours

  1. orvillewrong says:

    Very interesting words !

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  2. He thought that death is the dark secret of our life;

    Until he realised it is an adieu to our mortal self while our love and deeds remain alive.

    Beautiful πŸ™β€

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    1. I also found those finishing lines most poignant.

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      1. They reflect somewhat a broader point of view towards life as a whole while others reflect the issues we face. Thanks for your kind visit.😊

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  3. agp98 says:

    Touching.. reality ❀

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  4. It is always an amazing thing to come to so many realizations. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. You’re welcome. Thank you for stopping by. 😊

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  5. Lass X says:

    Heartfelt.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. πŸ˜€

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  6. mistimaan says:

    So lovely it is πŸ™‚

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  7. Esther says:

    This is good. I like it. And the rhyme πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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      1. Esther says:

        You’re Welcome 😊

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  8. da-AL says:

    interesting how everything has more than one way of looking at it…

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      1. Thank you for posting nice stuff. Have a nice day/ evening (depending on you timezone LOL) Michael

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      2. You’re welcome. Same to you. πŸ˜€πŸ˜

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  9. pjlazos says:

    Beautiful words that make you think.☺️

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  10. delphini510 says:

    Thank you for this thought provoking poem of such a sad person.
    From the first stanza ” He was intolerant, stubborn and stagnant;

    Until he realised his views were all vacant.”. You draw us in to meet this not very likeable guy. May we all avoid any of these cold reactions to life, it’s beauty and sheer
    fragility as well.
    Miriam

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    1. Wise words indeed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 😊

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  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    EXCELLENT WORK–IN THE CLASSIC POINT-COUNTERPOINT STYLE!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. 😊

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  12. I give you the “seal of Approval!” ORT-ORT-ORT-ORT-ORT!!!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. Hahaha…That’s so nice of you. Thanks 😊

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  13. Honey8 says:

    Beautifully written! πŸ‘

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  14. Honey8 says:

    Welcomed ! Good day! β›…

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  15. Giving the status account and the hope of betterment, lines of poetry that beautifully described inviting a change to receive the Boon as offer.
    The image suits well with the lines.
    Shiva

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    1. Thank you so much for paying a visit and appreciating my work. 😊

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    2. Yes indeed. Really amusing. I was reading this and took it as if i was listening to music; enjoying each note, if the notes build up to a height or volume ( i am dodging the word ‘climax’ purposely ) let it take you there. I just concentrated on each word, and learnt what it has to say- i even admired the way it is put together. True to say, i couldn’t postpone my enjoyment to the end.
      Writers just have to produce flashes of thought to be cast on the colour disc and hope that part of the disc will register the shots.
      This piece of did more than that.
      Effortlessly amazing.

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      1. I really appreciate the immense support and love you all give to my work.

        Thank you so much Wendo Kenyanito for your eloquent comment. I am lucky to get such wonderful n sincere readers like you.😊

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  16. RobbyeFaye says:

    Interesting!
    Thank you for following my blog!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you.😊 Thanks for following my blog.πŸ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

      1. RobbyeFaye says:

        You are very welcome, on both counts!
        Have a great weekend!

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      2. Yup. My weekend is filled with exams. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜Š

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      3. RobbyeFaye says:

        Oh, my! I forgot this is finals week! Good luck!

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      1. craig lock says:

        A pleasure , Megha. You write with feeling.
        Regards
        “early bird” c

        PS
        Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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  17. Achayo says:

    WooowπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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  18. primeoptimum says:

    Very power and interesting

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  19. The comparison between good and bad describes beautifully. Enjoyed reading ⭐

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Glad to hear that you liked it. 😊

      Like

  20. Sann says:

    Nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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    1. Thank you so much.😊 Will react soon. πŸ’•πŸ’ŸπŸ’ž

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      1. Sann says:

        Sure!! Waiting!! ❀❀

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Done. Hope I have answered your questions well. ☺❀

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Sann says:

        Okay! Will check it out!

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  21. sherazade says:

    I say it in Italian. Molto interessante e profonda la tua scrittura e ti ringrazio doppiamente per avere letto il mio ‘piccolo’ blog.

    sherazade

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    1. Thank you.😊 It’s my pleasure.

      Like

  22. Aarti Nanda says:

    Touching words☺

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  23. Enjoy the viewpoint, and thanks for liking some of my blogs.

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    1. Thank you.😊 It’s my pleasure.

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  24. Anand Bose says:

    Your poem leaves much a thought for value and moral scrutiny. Anand Bose from Kerala

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Thank you so much for giving this poem a thought.
      I’m feel that my motive behind writing it has been accomplished. πŸ˜€

      Like

  25. Alexi says:

    Very deep and powerful words there

    Liked by 3 people

  26. MagnumOpus says:

    This is so true and relatable as this is exactly what is going on with many people these days.They forget the outcome and karma.And you have captured it so wonderfully πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Yes. Absolutely. 😊

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  27. franklparker says:

    Brilliant. I .like your drawings too! Thanks for liking my post shared from Sally Cronin’s blog.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You’re welcome.😊

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  28. Eliza Waters says:

    Sounds like the story of Scrooge. πŸ™‚

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    1. Whoa! Quite apt! What a beautiful link to mention when it’s actually Christmas time! Yup. This is or will be the story of all who need to change for the better to bring out their best and see that in others too.

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  29. If we are open to new ways of seeing the world, time becomes our greatest master.
    Congrats on your award and thanks for the follow πŸ™‚

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    1. I totally agree with you. 😊 You’re welcome.

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  30. Phyllis Rogers says:

    Love this.

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  31. Interesting words, well written man,appreciation for India!!

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    1. Thanks 😊
      – Megha

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  32. Elynn Price says:

    There is so much in these words. I love how words can still hold true in any time or circumstance.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yup. Absolutely. Thank you 😊

      Like

  33. 3C Style says:

    You have captured perfectly the essence of what ignorance is. Bravo!

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    1. Happy New Year!!!πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŒ±πŸŒπŸŒžπŸ’Ÿ

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  34. d_blinx says:

    Perfect…if only I could write such 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. You write great, dear! I just loved your posts.

      Like

  35. Very beautifully written! Such poignant words. πŸ’•βœŒοΈ~Anne

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    1. Thank you, Anne.😊 πŸ’Ÿ

      Like

  36. Touched a nerve. Thanks for this. Thanks a lot.

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    1. I am glad to know you liked it.

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  37. Love this. Thanks for this.

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