POETRY: THERE IS A STORM IN EACH LIFE

Copyright: ‘From the Prism of God’

By Kamlesh Tripathi

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THERE IS A STORM IN EACH LIFE

 

THERE IS A RAGING STORM IN EACH LIFE,

THAT CREATES RIPPLES IN EVERY LIFE,

BUT WITHOUT IT THERE ISN’T ANY LIFE,

AND SO, BE THAT AS IT MAY,

STORM TOUCHES THE CHORD OF EVERY LIFE.

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WHILE THERE IS A TORMENTING STORM IN FAILURE,

THERE IS A FIZZY STORM IN VICTORY,

A HEART-SINKING STORM IN DEFEAT,

AND A SWEET STORM IN SUCCESS,

WELL TAILORED A STORM FOR EACH OCCASSION.

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WHILE I FACE THE STORM OF ILLNESS,

IN THE MERRY-GO-ROUNDS OF MY EMOTIONS,

SOMEONE ELSE FACES THE STORM OF HEALTHINESS,

IN HIS OWN UPBEATISHNESS,

BUT YES THERE IS A STORM IN EACH LIFE,

UNTILL HE’S ALIVE.

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FOR THERE IS AN ICY STORM IN ISOLATION,

A COMPETITIVE STORM IN COMPANY,

A CELESTIAL STORM IN RECOGNITION,

A SOFT STORM IN A PRIEST,

AND A NASTY STORM IN A DEVIL,

NEVERTHELESS, THERE IS A STORM IN EACH LIFE AND SITUATION.

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IT HAS NO FACE,

NO VOICE OF DISCORD,

OFFERS NO PLEASANTRIES NOR BADINAGE,

AS IT MAKES NO SOUND,

AND OFTEN ENTERS THROUGH THE BACK DOOR,

AS A VORTEX OF A LIFETIME.

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IT OFTEN COMES AS A FRIEND DISGUISED AS AN ENEMY,

WHEN IT THROWS YOU OFF GEAR,

 AND SHOCKS YOU TO DESPAIR,

IT HURTS YOU PROPER YET IT KEEPS YOU ALIVE,

TO LEARN THE LESSONS OF LIFE,

AND WHAT MORE, FOR THERE IS A STORM IN EACH LIFE.

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IT DOESN’T FAVOUR,

DOESN’T PICK AND CHOOSE,

TREATS ALL EQUALLY,

AND GIVES NO ONE A BREATHER,

AND SPARES NO ONE, NOT EVEN A FRESHER.

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BIGGER THE SMILE BIGGER IS THE STORM,

AND BEHIND EVERY SMILE THERE IS A STORM,

BEFORE EVERY STORM THERE IS A SMILE,

AND BEYOND THE STORM THERE IS A WIDER SMILE.

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AND IN MY CANVAS OFLIFE, THERE WASN’T A MOMENT,

WHEN I NEVER FACED A STORM,

BUT STORMS COME AND GO,

LEAVING BEHIND THE STORM OF LIFE.

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FOR YOU CAN DISOWN YOUR LIFE,

BUT NOT THE STORM IN YOUR LIFE,

AND NOW WHEN THE STORM STAYS AWAY,

I WONDER WHAT NEXT,

FOR THERE HAS TO BE A STORM AT EVERY BEHEST.

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