Life is a see-saw

Life is a see-saw

A Chapter by Akshay Rawal

Life is a see-saw,

Strife is what we draw

out after our joys,

Shout after our toys

breaking. We are 

taking the scar

Into hearts, 

In two parts

Splitting ourselves.

Skipping our selves

To seek a moment's pleasure.

Do we leak a cogent treasure

To rot amidst ignorance

Who taught us this? Did no reins

Contain our wild demons?

And train our mild human

selves, to break our 

shelves, to take our

help, into being fine.

I'll delve into being 'mine'.

© 2020 Akshay Rawal

Author's Note

Akshay Rawal
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Love the rhyme scheme...really clever, and the words so wise in your metaphor.
And if we fall off the see-saw, just like we do as a child. We get right back on. Even as we fall off of life, we need to get right back on.

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Akshay Rawal

2 Years Ago

That's a very befitting takeaway. Yes, life is full of ups and downs, and if we fall, we have to get.. read more
Indeed, life has its ups and downs just as a seesaw does. We have to learn from the downs and rejoice in the ups. We have to find a good balance in life. Good scattered rhyme in this write. I liked it. Lydi**

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Akshay Rawal

2 Years Ago

That's a fine diagnosis of the metaphor of the see saw. I'm glad you like the rhyming scheme, I was .. read more

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Added on September 12, 2020
Last Updated on September 12, 2020
Tags: Life, See Saw, Play, Poetry


Akshay Rawal
Akshay Rawal

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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