Faith & Fear

(La Jument, off the coast of Brittany, photograph by Jean Guichard )

The torrent ahead doesn't scare me
I have seen worse and got past it
When you hold on to faith and hope
Everything diminishes bit by bit

The violent waves excite me
Reminds me of all my achievements
If everything comes easily to us
Will we have the same fulfillment?

The splashes of water on my face
Remind me of the tears and pain
The troubles that I have endured
Did not let me down or go in vain

To be the successful person I am today
I have tried and worked very hard
I have won some and lost a lot
I've healed as well as scarred

I still want to remain the humble being
I do not want success to envelope me
I know that one day it shall all go away
A blank page then it shall be

This place gives me everything
It shows me both faith and fear
But it is the silence in the roaring scream
That always brings me up here

I come here every alternate day
To remind myself that I'm a mere mortal
If the sea and wind could have they way
I would be reduced to their tiny morsel


~ Soumya

24 comments:

  1. I felt a chill run through my bones :O Lovely!

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  2. Wow...I love how you can envelope all your thoughts like that. And yes, we should have both fear and faith because no matter how much success we get, at the end of the day we are just mere mortals :)

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    1. Thank you Ritika! Welcome to LOL :)

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  3. " I still want to remain the humble being
    I do not want success to envelope me
    I know that one day it shall all go away
    A blank page then it shall be"

    This is the best advice ever!!! Loved this post LEO!!!!!

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  4. Fabulous! Each word written by you is true to its core!

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  5. But it is the silence in the roaring scream
    That always brings me up here
    great lines and have an indepth meaning.

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  6. Faith and fear they walk holding each other...like sea and wind..you have written so beautifully that I close my eyes and can feel your words piercing into my soul. :)

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    1. Wow that's a wonderful comment! Thank Namrata :)

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  7. Beautiful rhythm to the choice of words!

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    1. Thanks Anita! You have always been kind :)

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  8. I could just quote the whole poem here.
    Awesome and beautiful, indeed.

    Well penned. :)

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  9. Troubles: we only realize their worth once we are through with them and they are at a safe distance in the past. Beautiful message. And well conveyed. :)

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  10. Can relate to this poem, Soumya :) I share your thoughts. Really well-expressed.
    May we all be grounded & realize & " remind myself that I'm a mere mortal "- that would solve so many problems! :)

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  11. 'If the sea and wind could have their way....' - this line is for keeps. You should really publish your poems :)

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    1. Thanks Nisha! Maybe one day I will :)

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