23 September 2009

What's your dream?

What’s your dream?
I asked a politician
He replied with arrogance,
I wish to overthrow this regime
and capture the power
Sitting in opposition bench
makes taste of life sour

What’s your dream?
I asked an actor
He replied with intelligence,
I wish to outsmart the legends
and create my own empire
Enjoy the limelight
till I grow mad or expire

What’s your dream?
I asked a sportsman
He replied with diligence,
I wish to break all the records
that have been made
No one should ever come
closer in the parade

What’s your dream?
I asked a common man
He replied with despondence,
I wish to collect my scattered dreams
love, career, family, friend
Days turned slowly into years
but wait doesn't seem to end

(My poems also appear at http://www.poemhunter.com )

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Shirish on September 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM said...

Truly admire the heights of your intellectuality. Just marvelous!

Anonymous said...

good sketch of dreams.

- richard

Mary said...

A beautiful and thought-provoking poem, Deependra. I'm sure we all have scattered dreams, but we don't all turn them into such fine poetry.

Payal Pathak said...

I really enjoyed the way you have delivered your feelings! Its the first time that i have visited your blog and m really impressed! Keep it up! Keep writing!

badri on September 25, 2009 at 9:29 AM said...

very good poem!

Prajwol on September 30, 2009 at 7:08 AM said...

Nice poem....one good thing about the common man, generally speaking, is that he/she has to deal with less ego compared to the other categories you presented.

Anonymous said...

Shirish ji, Thanks for your kind words. I am grateful that you liked the poem.

Payal ji, welcome to this blog. I am encouraged by your compliment. please keep visiting the blog.

And, Thanks to everyone for reading the poem and leaving your comments. I'm immensely pleased to know that most of you liked it.

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