A Poem by Prateeksha Khot

HOPE is a short poem which tells us to never lose faith whatsoever because god always has something planned for us.


When dreams are shattered,

When you feel all is lost,

Don't feel dejected,

Don't lose hope at any cost.

Life is not a bed of roses,

It has its ups and downs.

We should learn to accept failures,

And not meet them with frowns.

So what if you have not achieved,

What was to be your aim.

There is no need to feel sorry,

There is no need to feel shame.

Man writes his own destiny,

So don't lose hope as yet.

Come on! Buckle up and work harder,

Dont sit there and fret.

If things don't turn out the way you want,

Don't let that spoil your mood,

Because you must remember one thing :


© 2010 Prateeksha Khot

Author's Note

Prateeksha Khot
do you agree with this view? How many of you have actually come across such a situation?

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I agree with you completely! The cliche that I've always heard and sadly used myself was "life will never be easy," it speaks for itself. Now on the structure of it, you had a great rhyme scheme of ABCB and then in the last stanza I understand that the content of it was still very poetic and expressive of your emotions. It seems that you knew just what you wanted to say in that last stanza and were excited to write it down; if so, I would advise to write down what first comes to mind and then later go back and try to keep it with the same rhyme scheme. Otherwise, it was a very convincing poem and I really enjoyed reading this.

Posted 11 Years Ago

4 of 4 people found this review constructive.


This is a poem everyone should keep close, thank you for spreading hope, and for doing it so poetically. Keep writing!

Posted 6 Years Ago

I really like it. It kinda gave me hope to start again. It's really touching. Thank you for writing this :*

Posted 6 Years Ago

I admire your sense of hope, that working hard can help a lot. I have panic attacks almost daily so writing and my other hobbies keep me going. I like this poem but wonder if you could play with the wording so it sounds less like a simple rhyme and more like an insight into you.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I love this poem,thanks!

Posted 6 Years Ago

i like the optimism, but it also bring the thought of predestine or even manifest destiny. even so i still see your words of experience and purity to those that look forward for the next slot to happiness.

thank you

Posted 6 Years Ago

Nice and straight forward...
I like your poems
BTW .. have you tried the book "Vanvas" by Prakash Narayan Sant

Posted 7 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing your piece reading it brought back the one thing I lost long ago and that is that no matter what the hardship is if you put a positive spin on it or find a silver lining you'll make it through. Thank You for reviving my hope. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Your poem radiates positive vibe. Thanks for sharing a lovely piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Very nice, uplifting poem. It was simple but that actually made it all the more genuine. Life will always throw hurdles in the road, and if one falls, their capacity to outstrip what they were before increases, so I partially agree with you but I would say "whatever happens you can make it into your good!" Good write, looking forward to more of your works.

Posted 7 Years Ago

it riggers the reality of our life. life can never be a bed o of roses. at times it is on the highest prime while sometimes...we feel it is just drowning. it is really an inspiring piece with sheer optimism and upliftment. i love you style the and use of the impactful diction. the rhyming just adores it.

thanks for sharing. loved it.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on March 25, 2010
Last Updated on April 18, 2010
Tags: hope, dreams, lost, dejected, life, roses, failure, aim, sorry, shame, destiny, mood, good, remember


Prateeksha Khot
Prateeksha Khot

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

A happy-go-lucky rebel, i like doing things my way : that is the different way. I am creative and like trying out new stuff : There's hardly anything in which I am not interested. Plus point ? : I HAV.. more..


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