Poems by
Jasbir Nagpal

Right or Wrong

a poem by Jasbir Nagpal

Years advance, time goes by
You slowly learn to walk
First with help, later alone
One learns by experience
Mistakes make you grow
Knowledge takes over the ignorance
All that is piled up
Mostly oral, some in books

You have to be prepared
To face life boldly
Every step, situation unique
You do your best, but that’s
Not good enough for the rest
You find you are too simple
For the world that does one thing
And believes in something else

Someone said “Do your job,
Not for the sake of rewards”
No yardstick to measure the
Correctness of your actions
In this world, you are
An individual, all alone
You make your decisions
Right or wrong
Only time will tell