The Quest of Life: The unsolved riddle

Presentation designed by Priya Mandal

Whenever my mind begins to ponder

over this deep, dark secret,

however hard tried, I wonder,

my wisdom fails to get it correct.

O! you wise people of the world

can you lend your wits?

to crack the puzzle which bothers,

though I strive hard to solve it.

What is life? The meaning? The definition?

go on, give yourself a try,

for it still remains a stubborn question

which never fades nor gets dry.

some say, it’s about celebrating each day

some smile and face it as it comes their way.

some stagger and stammer at the sight of perils,

others vile away the moments in nags, jibes and quarrel.

there are warriors, who fight their battle

till their last beat and breathe.

but this world is not devoid of those

who sacrifice their life and embrace death.

Still, life is the same to all of us

whether we wish or not,

with boulders and pits all along the path

where we leap, sprint and trot.

careful, watch every single step,

for we never know what lies next

you miss a beat, alas! you go,

leaving unaccomplished your lone quest.

so what, if you fell,

c'mon you can still stand up,

for failure is not in falling,

but it’s failing to get up.

life to me is just living

and wearing an everlasting smile

for it makes you tough as a wall,

and never lets you be glassy fragile.

Still, you can define it with a difference

if not heartily satisfied.

for it still remains a stubborn question,

no matter how many times tried.

- Written by Priya Mandal


2 thoughts on “The Quest of Life: The unsolved riddle

  1. Himani says:

    Hey nice attempt. My suggestion to you is to keep it short and make paragraphs. Also sentences can b more crisp and not like stories.

  2. priya mandal says:

    Yeah.. i agree.. thanks for the comment Himani. Poetry was never my domain.. i am very lousy at it.. Though I am striving to get better at it.. Your poetry is indeed impressive. Hope to learn smth from u. 🙂

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