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Quest for learning - A drop from the ocean

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various sites and portals in the internet.


We all acquire knowledge and learn. Some of us are satisfied with a little enabling us to get a job while some of us go on pursuing it more in our lives and feel we are enriched much. But the fact is that knowledge is a vast area and what we have acquired is a little part of it. This thought has motivated me in creating this poem.

Quest for learning - A drop from the ocean

I wanted to earn,

Whole knowledge of the world.

I wanted to learn,

The meaning of each word.

That was the desire,

That was the ambition.

That was the motive,

That was the dedication.

I went to the college,

I went to the library.

I found it everywhere,

In the side of a gallery.

I read what not,

I was fed a lot.

I continued reading,

For a career I sought.

I felt proud,

Of my acquisitions.

I was no doubt,

Firm in my mission.

Now the time came,

For an assessment.

To know my worth,

As where I stand.

I found it,

Very very strange.

That I was still,

At the beginning of the range.

I always thought earlier,

That my knowledge was awesome.

But now I found it,

As a drop from the ocean.


This poem gives us a message that whatever knowledge we acquire, it is only a small part of the ocean of the knowledge surrounding us. So, to that extent we should feel humble about what we know and what we have learned in our life so far.

© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt