You Can



Who Can guess the future?
Who can tell the past?
Who knows the taste of sea?
Who can predict when the clouds will burst?

You may know the answer
Or keep it buried in your head.
You may choose the correct path
But can you discover what’s ahead?

The dust on the chest of time may tell you the past
But you never know when the shadow will cast.
The darkening of sky warns you for rain
But you can never drink the sea water with trust.

It’s you who can let the birds fly with freedom
It’s you who can make the ocean ripple.
It’s you who can let the birds fly with freedom
You, can change the lives of the blind and the cripple.

About this poem

Don't hesitate to pen your ideas for the betterment of the common, don't delay in it. A pen and a paper can mold a life, and even change the future.

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Written on July 23, 2020

Submitted by adi.play2606 on March 14, 2022

Modified by adi.play2606 on March 14, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme abxx acxc bbxx DeDe
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 634
Words 138
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Aditya Narayan Chakraborty

A teen enthusiast in nature and life poetry (and patriotic), who loves to read books as a life-long hobby and exploring the depths of my perception of the language through my writing skills. more…

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