In Life, I trust

by Pranjal Wagh


I used to rule the skies,

Soaring high above the nation!

With my dreamy eagle eyes

And on the wings of imagination!


Dreamt of being an Air Warrior

And of Touching the sky with Glory!

By Breaking the sound Barrier

And writing my own Story!


But not all dreams come true

And neither did this one.

I fell out of the blue

To Crash and Burn!


But never the one to give up,

I tried again & again to fly.

Until they said, “Time’s Up!”

Dream shattered, I tried not to cry.


Defeated and all Alone,

Tears streaming down my face,

Never wanting to come home,

I still wanted to become a flying ace!


Picking the pieces of my broken dreams,

I stood alone that night in the rain.

Screaming silent screams

And crying out my pain.


I felt it was better to die

But I never thought of suicide.

I don’t know why

But for that I feel pride!


Years have passed by,

I have seen many new dreams

And very hard, I did try,

To make them come true!


Some came true,

Many bit the dust.

But I know I will get through

Because in Life, I trust!


– Pranjal Wagh

07 October 2011


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siddhi October 7, 2011 - 1:28 AM

A person beaten but not broken….love how the poem shows getting up after falling down….=)

Shilpi October 7, 2011 - 1:34 AM


Abhinav October 7, 2011 - 3:15 AM

I have experienced many heart burns in life….but the biggest, worst and most damaging burnt in my life is depicted by this poem!I can perfectly understand the situation of falling down(refer: Crash and burn), the situation where ‘one looses power over everything but has a control over just one thing… breath’ (from the movie Cast Away)…and so he decides to do that!This is the perfect poem portraying it!Really heart touching!

tejas t October 7, 2011 - 6:02 AM

Too good !
Superb creation after a long time!
way to go man !
good luck !

Pranjal Wagh October 7, 2011 - 9:35 AM

Thanks man! You can understand because we have been through the same pain!

@Tejas,Siddhi, SHilpi
Thanks for the comments! Do keep reading!

Ramniwas October 7, 2011 - 11:39 AM

Another Master piece.. Respect!!

meherjyoti October 7, 2011 - 12:18 PM

sapne jaroor dekho . what is life without dreams .

i climbed i fell,
i climbed i fel
l i climbed i fell . By doing this my body had practised falling and failing so much . That when i climbed the top i did not realise i did it. My friend u 2 will succeed failures is the first step 2 succcess

Pranjal Wagh October 7, 2011 - 12:21 PM


Thanks a lot for that comment cum advice!!

abha deshkar October 7, 2011 - 2:01 PM

the writer is back after a long time….

Superbly awesome! 🙂

Pranjal Wagh October 7, 2011 - 3:36 PM


Thank you thank you!
It is possible only due to the best wishes of blessed souls like yourself, madame!

Leena Rajput October 7, 2011 - 5:21 PM


dipti October 7, 2011 - 7:05 PM

nice 🙂

Darshan October 7, 2011 - 9:00 PM

Very good poem Pranjal !! मला शाळेतली कुसुमाग्रजांची “कणा” कविता आठवली !!

Pranjal Wagh October 7, 2011 - 9:08 PM

@ Leena, Dipti


Dole deeple re majhe…. Kana vachun!!

Pallav October 7, 2011 - 11:25 PM

Nice one.

Sharvari Khandeparkar October 7, 2011 - 11:34 PM

आरभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचै:

प्रारभ्य विघ्नविहता विरमंति मध्या:

विघ्नै: पुन: पुनरपि प्रतिहन्यमाना:

प्रारभ्य चोत्तमजना: न परित्यजंति

(Those who do not start the work at all fearing the obstacles are called men of low caliber. Those who start the work but stop on encountering obstacles are called men of medium caliber. Those who even after being destroyed again & again by obstacles do not leave the work once started are called men of high caliber)

Pranjal Wagh October 7, 2011 - 11:35 PM



Bharat Mhatre October 8, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Well … to those who don’t know Pranjal:

if there is anyone who believes in living life to its fullest, by his own terms, enjoying each and every thing that comes along, who can truly define real passion, zeal and pursuit … it is Pranjal !

those who know him, will agree with me here without a shadow of doubt … those who don’t, I have probably been around … somehow, somewhere, somewhat … all this while (esp. during your IAF pursuit) and stand testimony to each and every stanza described above.

Brilliantly penned Pranjal …. simply Awesome !!!

Pranjal Wagh October 8, 2011 - 11:10 AM



Vijay Patil October 8, 2011 - 1:08 PM

Wow…..Great dude…..

Life is struggle ….

Shrikant November 2, 2011 - 10:13 PM

Simply Superb!!!!!

Onkar Oak April 19, 2013 - 12:17 AM

another example of indeed creativity…best one..keep it up…!!!

Shrinivas May 5, 2013 - 1:03 AM

Same pinch Man… Dat dream haunts me even today… my only regret in life..


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