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Let us speak to our own selves

What have I lost or gained on earth?
In this journey of meeting and separation
I've known deception at every step,
But I have no grievance, no complaints,
As I appraise the past, sift though memories.

The earth is a million years old,
And life a story without an end,
But the body has its limitations
Though it longs to last a hundred autumns.
I will be content if at that last knock,
I open the door on my own.

The ceaseless wheel of birth and death,
This life, like a gypsies' camp,
Here today, a new journey tomorrow,
Who knows where dawn will breakŻ
The dark sky stretches on forever,
let us test the wings of life.
Let us speak to our own selves.

Extract from 21 Poems

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Sub: Diamond of INDIA.

This poem says that he is believes in his conscious than any thing else, probably which might have given him the way to become a ...


Sub: Many Happy Return Of The Day

I don't have words to praise his work as a poet.However I desire long live Atal Ajay ...

Posted by Ajay Pande

Sub: Let me be honest

Vajpayee sahab has many qualities. But poetry is clearly not one of them. His poems are utter crap. Except from sycophantic poets, every Hindi poet ...

Posted by rohit negi

Sub: wishes to Vajpayeeji

atalji to be has always been magnanimity and symphony personified in a humble soul striving to get India the place she deserves on the world ...

Posted by dik

Sub: brithday wishes to A.B.Vajpayee, PM, India

After reading this poem Mr. Atal Bihari I could only ask you to honest and truthfull with us against all odds of your poliltical life ...

Posted by Rajesh Kumar Soni


  The Poet
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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