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Where is my sunshine? - a poem inspired by Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 15 by Brenda Alredge

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

Introduction

Every week, Brenda Arledge, our fellow hubber gives a word challenge to us and this time I have picked her word challenge 'Sunshine' as given in her 'Week 15' episode and accordingly I was inspired to craft this poem. The tone of poem is sad but the intention was to highlight the sunshine and hope readers will take that in that stride only.

Some of us miss sunshine

Sunshine is the great gift of nature to us and it is one thing that attracts people of all age groups to it and everyone gets basked in its warmth and softness. Who will not like a sunshine especially in a cloudless winter day when the wind is also not fierce. Many people enjoy this perpetual warmth in the atmosphere in their own ways and spend a lot of time in sun bathing or exposing themselves to sun to reap the benefits of this naturally occurring tonic but still there are a few who due to problems and engagements of their lives miss this miserably and long for it at the fag end of their lives only to find that then there was no time for that indulgence and they leave the world without enjoying that nectar of nature.

The poem has a sad tone but it also shows the importance and value of the sunshine in our lives. It is something which if we do not avail today would become a thing of repenting at a later time.

Where is my sunshine?

I was a late riser,

I never saw the morning sun.

I was an indoor boy,

I never met the scorching sun.


I studied a lot,

To get a job appropriate.

I went to the job,

Engrossed and returning late.


I knew that sun shines,

But never saw it shining.

Even during my holidays,

I did my career enhancing.


I heard about sun rays,

But never had them falling on me.

I knew they were good for health,

But I had no time for thee.


Today at the end of my life,

I wanted to go out.

To feel that warmth of sunshine,

To enjoy and shout.


Alas, my body resists to move,

I can’t make out this.

I will be leaving this world,

But the sunshine is missed.

© 2021 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 26, 2021:

Lady Dazy, thanks a lot. Blessings.

Lady Dazy from UK on May 26, 2021:

Good poem , it made me think of people who work long hours and do not see daylight when the days are short.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 26, 2021:

Audrey, thanks for your nice comment. Have a nice day. Blessings.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 26, 2021:

During our snowy, cold, winter, my very soul longed for the warmth of the sun. The earth is our mother, the sun is our father.

Thank you for your poem and the message contained in it.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Gyanendra, thanks for your fine expressions.

gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu,Nepal on May 25, 2021:

Sir,

I'm blessed to have a soul divine through Hubpages. I imagine that sun's warmth beams through your poem to soothe the hearts of known and unknown.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Alicia, thanks a lot for your visit and such a beautiful comment. Good day. Stay safe.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Brenda, thanks for your feedback. Appreciate much. You are a kind soul. Blessings.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 25, 2021:

You’ve written an interesting poem about ignoring an important aspect of life until we are no longer able to enjoy it. I’m glad you responded to Brenda’s challenge.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 25, 2021:

Umesh

I love your words in the introduction describing sunshine as the great gift of nature.

It is beautiful on a cloudy winter day.

It makes everything glisten like magic.

Your poem, "Where Is My Sunshine?" truly is a sad story but it carries a lesson.

It's hard to imagine one never experiencing the joy of sunshine.

It is so sad he pushed himself so hard that he had no time left to enjoy this wonderful part of nature.

This poem shows us we should not have regrets in life.

It teaches us about the pressures we put on ourselves & makes us realize we need to take time to do things we enjoy or want to do.

To make the most of each moment and enjoy each one.

We only have one chance in this life.

Great quote by Walt Whitman.

You have done an amazing job telling this story of a man who pushed himself to further his career, but now suffers with regret in his heart.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article .

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Misbah, thanks a lot for your visit and making such an elaborate comment.

The poem had a sad tone, in fact I intended to express in that way only to go in line with the theme.

Good day. Blessings.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Midha

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Amara, thanks for your lovely comment. Highly appreciate. Blessings.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 25, 2021:

Sir, I wish and pray May God make His Heavenly face shine on you today and always and May Happiness and mercy accompany you today and everyday of your beautiful life, Ameen.

This is a beautiful and touchy poem. I loved the quote you shared

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you."

Take care. Stay healthy and safe

Blessings always

Amara from Pakistan on May 25, 2021:

It was a nice read Bhattuc sir.. I have read a few of your poems, they are fantastic..

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 25, 2021:

Livelife, thanks a lot. Highly appreciate your visit.

Swati Sharma from India on May 25, 2021:

A beautiful poem is given by the author.

This is truly said that the sunshine is one of the most important elements of human life.......

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