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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #1530945
One must not be daunted by adversity. Both joys and sorrows are a part of life.
WHAT FIRE CAN WARM A HEART THAT IS FROZEN?—a sonnet


What fire can warm a heart that is frozen?
What spark can enliven one that’s silent?
What wave can move a heart that has chosen
To remain still, never to be vibrant?

What light can brighten a heart that is dark?
What softness can melt feelings that are hard?
What joy can vanquish a gloom that is stark?
What fate can bring prize to a luckless card?

A positive frame of mind is required
To get over grief and a sullen mood.
Let not mind be in worries always mired.
Man cannot gain if always he does brood.

No man’s life is always joyful, perfect.
That we are all imperfect is a fact.


• *Awarded First Prize in "The Elementalist Contest, The Elementalist Contest, Sixth round, February 2009, organised by LdyPhoenix .


M C Gupta
20 February 2009
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