Survival

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The secret of survival – the path to moderation
A power raw attained its wisdom as a shield.
Do we have to wait till both our worlds collide?
Open wide your hearts and close our huge divide.
Are we all a victim of fate or circumstance?
There’s nothing in this world which we can’t decide.
Life it sometimes offers a favor to mankind;
If there is a heart still left somewhere inside.
Without love and compassion, humanity can’t survive
Sometimes we fall apart so we can come alive.

Between our fiery passion and our burning pain;
Exists a world so cruel with all that it contains.
When we learn to accept defeat – thrive on path of success
Develop a whole new view with brighter odds – prospect
A nearer knowledge of thoughts – both high and great
Pierced through the wild, the ever whirling brain.
Eased the soul from both woe and throbbing pain.
Remember its not always the strongest who survive;
Those who survive are receptive more to change.
To them nothing is novel – nothing far too strange

Fear is an emotion essential to survive;
The natural compound which urges one to fight.
At the end of dark, long and winding tunnel;
Seems a glimmer of light – seems a glimmer of hope
Think about the time and think about the struggle.
Wicked ones are those who speak not truth but lies;
End up as victims of their own ruin – demise.
Oh! the subtle shades of Β burlesque and irony
The more that we receive – the less we shall believe
Become lost in the silken web of what we weave.

The rain and the heat, the snow and the sand
And marvels only science has power to crack.
As humans we are blessed with power to survive;
To tread upon our land along the foreign miles.
Be stubborn, determined but not so naive
Remember not to wear your heart upon a sleeve.
The eyes still see what the soul thus believes;
And there we sat and gazed – sighed oh so deep.
The fading leaves were thrilled to die;
There’s more to death than meets the eye.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Susan says:

    OMG! This is my new favorite of your poems. The last line of each stanza is a truth so profound it leaves me gasping. Excuse me while I weep.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  2. Jae Rose says:

    A powerful poem – the last verse particularly so – we should indeed be wary of death and make the best choices we can in order not to meet him/her sooner than we are due.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  3. gillena says:

    “Fear is an emotion essential to survive”

    i read this line more than once, i stumbled over it; Great write Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  4. This is a poem that can be read again and again. So beautiful, so inspiring and so thought provoking. Great choice of words, Sanaa. Loved it πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Purba,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  5. Mary says:

    Sanaa, I think your poems gives the readers some thought-provoking ideas about survival. You have got me thinking about fear and its importance to survival. An important work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  6. kanzensakura says:

    Fear is indeed essential to survival. many times, it keeps us from going to places we should not go. Excellent write and very wise. The opening line is stellar.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  7. Old Egg says:

    Certainly survival is learning how to cope with adversity and not making the situation any worse. No matter how bad things are the plan should be how can I get through this next day. Excellent poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. Truedessa says:

    This poem is packed with layers of wisdom. Fear is indeed a factor in survival as it triggers our natural defenses to protect ourselves from harm. The fight and flight response can be powerful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Truedessa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  9. It’s my new favourite of your poems, too. A wonderful achievement.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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      xoxo

  10. Sara McNulty says:

    I just read this twice, Sanaa. I am overwhelmed by the truth and wisdom contained in it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sara,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  11. Susmit says:

    The last stanza is so beautifully crafted; the eyes see what the soul believes….fading leaves thrilled to die…..lines awesomely weaved!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susmit,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  12. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    This is so profound and full of wisdom, Sanaa! The words got me stirred and think! Beautifully done… πŸ™‚ <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Maniparna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  13. Bjorn says:

    So much wisdom in this poem, what a wonderful set of truths, I can really see the way you survive if you change.. and I agree this has to be my favorite of yours.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: So glad you chose this poem to be a favorite πŸ˜€

  14. My favorite line is open wide your heart and close our great divide. It should be a bumper sticker!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Colleen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  15. gypsy snow says:

    “The subtle shades of burlesque and irony.” I love that.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gypsy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. narcissus101 says:

    I have always loved reading your work…it’s brilliant.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Narcissus,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  17. Grace says:

    I specially like the form and ending stanza ~ As this is a glosa, may I know from where the original lines were or what was the spring for inspiration ~ Thanks Sanaa and wishing you a good week ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: It was inspired by the prompt this week on Wednesday over at Poets United πŸ™‚

  18. I very much agree with what you have said and you said it so beautifully!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  19. Thotpurge says:

    Nicely done Sanaa…. The punch lines of the stanzas are excellent, especially liked “Sometimes we fall apart so we can come alive”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. ghostmmnc says:

    Your very thoughtful poem gives so much to think about. I agree, the last lines of every stanza are so powerful. Thank you for this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ghostmmnc,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  21. Rallentanda says:

    Fear of death is a good reason to zip it and survive. During time under persecution and dictatorships this is how people and still do survive. However the thought police have never managed to invade out own private thoughts which have and will triumph in the end.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rall,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. georgina says:

    This poem has so much to say and particularly at this time when fear seems to dominate. I am amazed how quickly you can pen such a perfectly constructed poem with such insight for a prompt. A true poetic voice within you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Georgina,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  23. Lilu says:

    This felt quite a bit like a manifesto! Very striking and powerful. Gotta remember this: “Remember its not always the strongest who survive;
    Those who survive are receptive more to change.
    To them nothing is novel – nothing far too strange”. Great write. Thanks for the read!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lilu,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. kaykuala h says:

    Without love and compassion, humanity can’t survive
    Sometimes we fall apart so we can come alive

    Mankind goes through a process of getting to taste the ugly side of life. Having fallen apart will it be easier to pick the pieces and triumph! Great lines Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  25. Sorry I am late getting here – I had trouble getting through on the day you posted. This is an exceptionally good poem and one of my favourites of yours. Very thought-provoking, and deep. The line that knocked me out is “The eyes still see what the soul thus believes”. I cant get over how wise you are.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  26. ”Are we all a victim of fate or circumstance?
    There’s nothing in this world which we can’t decide.” One tries to agree with this as much as one can.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Petru,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. What you are dealing with here is the philosophic elements that usually take a full book to explicate, or justify. Kudos for sharing it is not always the warriors who survive, for the trees that bend remain standing, & there are no short-necked giraffes left in the world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Glenn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  28. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the line about fear being necessary to survive. In fact, I’ve heard it said that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to continue on in the face of fear.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  29. Humans are born
    with two innate fears
    of falling and heights..
    all others are learned
    but fear is no
    power only
    caution
    and warning
    and dimming
    of Love..
    Love is the power
    that rules over fear..
    for those who are
    Fearless and
    Loving..
    super
    men.. yes S.. Hope
    women iS aRe A way..
    iF onLY ‘tHey’ ‘fELt’
    ‘IT’ thAT waY.. ‘thEy’
    wOUld
    kNow..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Katie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  30. L. Moon says:

    I think this is my favorite Sanaa. You dip into the word chest and pull out a fine array of content.

    Wise words who can find
    dig deep
    truth will survive

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  31. Thoughtful and intense. Well done and expressed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Madeleine,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  32. Nicholas V. says:

    Well-penned, Sanaa. The meek shall inherit the earth and the timorous will survive…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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