Everything To Nothing In A Lifetime



Born as a cute infant,
I am beautiful,
Or handsomeness personified,
To the eyes that behold me,
Which are a never ending number.

As days,weeks,months pass,
I realize my seat,
As the center piece of affection,
Could not possibly topple,
The more I show my prowess,
Vocally and physically,
The more are the cheers,
That encompass me.

Years start passing by,
And I realise,
Others have taken,
The center stage,
I need to learn and adapt,
Like the rest to the ways,
Of human society & propriety,
I am no longer an innocent child,
But a growing adult,
Who needs to understand,
The concept of responsibility,
To myself and the unforgiving world.

Gone are the carefree fun days,
Replaced by the modern day,
Realities of education and career,
To be followed by the,
Inevitable rat race for,
Winning bread and butter,
Which is interrupted temporarily,
With the bliss of wedding bells,
And start of a new family,
But the needs are more,
And the dependents even more,
Nothing can halt this juggernaut,
Of constant mental & physical stress,
Till death finally comes knocking,
To mockingly bring to close this journey,
From Everything To Nothing In A Lifetime.

About this poem

A general documentary of how a human traverses through different stages of life from an infant to old age followed by death.

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Written on March 07, 2024

Submitted by lionelnapoleon on March 07, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXBC DXEAXBXB XDEXXFBXXXBX FXXXGCBXBGGXXXBX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,150
Words 242
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 8, 12, 16

Lionel Napoleon Therroth

Born in Kuwait,An Indian by nationality,brought up and schooled in Kochi,Kerala India.Completed Engineering in Electronics and Communication.Opted for job in Software Programming.Have travelled different parts of india,Oman,Bahrain.Pain is the inspiration behind my poetry. more…

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  • JdeLorenzo08
    Nice work and its definitely mirroring to reality, thank you!
    LikeReply10 days ago
  • alanswansea18
    Well done.
    LikeReply1 month ago

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