Hold on

When it hurts,
And all is lost,
When eyes go damp,
And dreams are tossed.

When all you see,
Is bleeding snow,
There is this thing,
You ought to know.

That life is cruel,
This world is small,
And fate goes laughing,
At us all.

Only those that,
Hold on will stay,
For what is meant,
Will find its way.

So take a step,
And fall and stand,
For what is life,
But passing sand?

Close your eyes,
And take a leap,
You’ll either float,
Or face the deep.

For life throws lemons,
When you expect them least,
Under the skin of a beauty,
Lie the bones of a beast

Β© Shanyu Bihani 2020

Life is not always fair. Not always what you want it to be. All that one should remember is that it might be stormy now, but it cannot rain forever. That, is how you keep going.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome as usual! The last stanza… Marvellous!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. I’m thrilled to know that you liked it. Honestly, I’m still trying to make sense of the last stanza myself

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  2. kimmagic says:

    Truly wonderfully presented

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Much obliged. Have a fantastic day.

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  3. Beautifully written. Loved the flow and simplicity with which you put your thoughts across

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend. It really means a lot to know that you like it.

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  4. Her says:

    Wow! That’s beautifully written πŸ‘Œ

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

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  5. Aushi says:

    Magnificent work as always😊….and came across it at the right time too πŸ˜‰
    πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡
    Stay safe, stay happy

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. I am thrilled to hear from you. I’m glad to have come across.
      Wishing you the same.

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  6. henhouselady says:

    Great poem. Fate does laugh at us, and life can be painful. You have to take that leap into the unknown or sink in into despair.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Very well put. I very much agree with the last words. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to write this stunning comment. Many cheers.

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  7. This said it all..and I loved your last lines especially. When I was younger, I used to say Life was a three-legged-dog,It has its moments of loyalty but you can never expect it not to limp. Now I have lived a bit more, I realize, I’m still glad to be alive:) I really enjoyed this!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      This is really a beautiful comment to read at the moment. You’ve said it rightly. Life can be that sometimes, but I guess it still is very very beautiful.
      Thank you so much for the heads up. I hope you’re doing well.

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  8. WOW, this is beautiful and masterfully executed. I’ll divert some of the blows. I want you to be happy.
    I love the finale.
    “For life throws lemons,
    When you expect them least,
    Under the skin of a beauty,
    Lie the bones of a beast”
    Very powerful.
    Sending you love, chocolate, oranges (no lemons) and plenty of hugs.
    xoxoxo…

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Right when I was at your stunning piece today, did I find this heart touching comment.
      Aye aye! Thank you so very much dearest friend. I am so glad you like the piece. The end was seemingly difficult for me to construct. With the pace of the previous stanzas, it was a challenge to end it well.
      Thank you once again. And yes, the chocolate is amazing. I wouldn’t ask for lemons at all, especially after we got so many from our garden tree. Let’s hope for some lemony desserts soon.
      Take care.

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      1. My dearest Shanyu, the poem is masterfully done. It’s always a pleasure to read you. I also want you to be ok. Please know that. Lemons in your garden? Ah, the perfume of the leman flowers and lemony desserts. I can’t wait.
        I’m sending you more love!
        xoxo

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      2. Shanyu says:

        It always means so much dearest G! Really really grateful. I thank you for your concern. I am very well here. And I wish the same for you. Are you okay?
        Lemons are truly serene. The other day I made some lemon blossom caviar, came out real good. The leaves too, are fragrant and warm.
        Love

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      3. oh, I am glad you are ok. As for me I ruptured one of my ligaments in the left ankle so I am in bed. It’s not good.. but it’s going to get better. What can I say?
        “lemon blossom caviar,” Ay… It sounds divine.

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      4. Shanyu says:

        That must be devastating! How did it happen my friend? I hope it isn’t too bad. Please get well soon.
        Asclepius wishes you luck.

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  9. Sakshi says:

    Beautifully penned!!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

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  10. So wonderfully said! Beautiful poetry.

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  11. lobobehan says:

    The time has but blinked an eye, in its persuit of what you may think is your lifes journey.

    The old are engulfed in their pursuit of death but its the living that find themselves surrounded by his deeds, that’s why by calling him the grim ripper sometimes makes it easier.

    We are never contented in being, but we are alway looking for truth in the wrong places, it the night of the full moon. Man has no clear answer for why it pulls us inside the door of the under world.

    The fallen angles have all given names but why doesn’t man ever here of them. In the house of the Lord he has a bench for everyone who wants to come into the light of truth.

    A Poem by M. L. Behan. All copyright is the property of lobobehan@gmail. com 26-11-2020.

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  12. Shanyu, an exquisite poem! Like everyone else, I especially like the finale. This poem demonstrates a very well-developed understanding of life. The illustration pairs nicely with the poem. πŸ™‚ Hope school is going well!

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  13. This is such a great poem Shanyu that speaks so much to what people are experiencing right now with the hope of renewal at the end with makes it uplifting!~. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ Cindy

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  14. Yiena says:

    Wow!! Truly enjoyed reading this~πŸ’•πŸŒΈ

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  15. Baydreamer says:

    Beautiful! I love, “for what is life but passing sand.”

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  16. gdutta17 says:

    An inspiring write…Loved the beauty in your words that expressed the fact of life so beautifully. Cheers to fighting… and living on… πŸ™‚

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