Wednesday, August 30, 2006

OPTICAL DELUSION

~I know this post may be a little too late for Independence Day... But that is a illusional endowment that we enjoy every day. I had written this poem as a comment for a couple of fellow bloggers. Thought I would post it today~


I walked past the corpses sacrificed in the name of fanaticism,
And the souls living a life of death in its terror,
I watched the law stripped naked by the symbols of corruption disguised in white.
I retched from the stench of poverty, the slums that have mushroomed on my belly.

I listened to the AIDS victims, homosexuals, transvestities crying out for acceptance.
I was deafened by the silence of women waiting to prove their worth.
I watched helplessly as soldiers died in the conspiracy of patriotism
And the spirits crumbled beneath the hand of casteism.

I have witnessed Pain of love, Ecstacy of grief, Sanctity of hatred and dubiety of happiness.
Yet cradling the hope of a better tomorrow in my womb,
I walked towards the tri-colour that symbolizes 6 decades of my freedom.

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The sequel of Mein Aunty Ban Gayi would follow in the next post. Me tied down with loads and loads and loads of work... I have begun to see little numbers wih tiny wings floating around me grinning at me devilishly. Pray for me so that I have the strength to hold onto the remanents of sanity... ;))))

57 comments:

Aditi said...

Beautifully and aptly put...

priya said...

Wow!!!! That was really a dedication to the society.
Good one.

Dhanush said...

Nice one Rose. Happy Indepedence Day. A late one though ;)

Anonymous said...

all the best for the number crunching :P

starscream said...

India in a nutshell...

aqua said...

Aree wah wah..

Was waitin for the Part-II!

Cheers!!

Rose said...

@ Aditi..

Danku!

@ Priya..

Yup, the Indian one esp.. :)

@ Dhanush..

Happy Independence Everyday.. ;)

@ Anonymous..

I THINK I know who you are.. Or do I????

@ Starscream..

U Bet! Although just the tip of a icy mountain..

@ Aqua..

Soon dear soon.. ;)))

..Me

anup.777 said...

Hey there buddy!!! ... All the very best with the shifting! ... U Where are ya off to???

anup.777 said...

Sorry Rose, that one was meant for Scribblez ... :)

I know what you're going thru ... am in the same boat rite now ... :(
seriously frustrating!!!

Hope u come out of this soon ... but what about me???? When will I get a life???? ... :)

Wanderer said...

i can see a ' Spirited soul' ....

starry nights said...

Beautiful and well written poem.really nice. thanks for sharing.

I love Munich said...

VERY DEEP!!
Don't allow those little winged numbers to rob you of your sanity - chase them away, they have no business to buzz around your head!
Sending you a hug and a BIG LOAD if strength!!! :)

Mosilager said...

That sums it all up with panache... I wish we could get internet and computing to the majority of our people so we could hear their voices too.

neermathalam said...

I have witnessed Pain of love, Ecstacy of grief, Sanctity of hatred and dubiety of happiness.
Yet cradling the hope of a better tomorrow in my womb,

u have gifted pen....wat else can i sa..amazingly put...
please do attempt more poems..
and keep the spark alive.
after the sad demise of DD..i feel evrybody is going to stop..dunnno why i think like tat..:)

deepsat said...

wow thats nice!!

;-))

Keshi said...

nicely said.

Keshi.

Seema said...

waw..really well put words on the real today of our country...with hopes for a better tomorrow..

ani said...

>------------:)------------<

Shitrint said...

"I was deafened by the silence of women waiting to prove their worth."

loved this line..says so much!

really nice poem rose!

Arjun Ramakrishnan said...

ha, when it comes to being a subject of poetry, no country can come even close to India...that was very patriotic of you to spare some time on the eve of I-Day and pen down these lines.

Anonymous said...

yes u sure do ... damn thing logged me as anonymous :-x

sunmay

lash said...

Hmm... Impressive.. A finger short so cant write much

jac said...

My prayers...



...and this is my bye too.

Tejas said...

Nice! That summarizes all that ails India today. Plus hoping for a brighter tomorrow.

White Forest said...

fantastic lines there!

Diana said...

India defined in beautiful verses

Gulam Hasan said...

Beautiful, Sad but true!

Rose said...

@ Anup..

Dats up to you dear.. :)))

@ Wanderer..

Hmm... were u on spirit??? ;)

@ Starry Eyes..

Ummmmah!!! :)))

@ I love Muncih..

A warm hug coming from me too for the caring thought.. ~smiles~

@ Mosilager..

Oh yes.. Its imp to hear their voices.. Thats truly the sound of India..

@ Neermathalam..

Blushhhhhh... U spoil me wid al that praise.. :)))

..Me

Rose said...

@ Deepsat, Keshi, Seema..

Danku.. Danku.. Danku..

@ Ani..

;))))

@ Shitrint..

I like it too.. :)

@ Arjun..

Me not patriotic at al.. :)

@ Sunmay..

Hey.. I thot u were hibernating.. ~grin~

:D

..Me

Rose said...

@ Lash..

Nonsense!!! :)))

@ Jac..

Bye Jac.. Wil rem you always.. :)

@ Tejas..

Yup..

@ White Forest & Diana..

India is beautiful and fascinating.. :)

@ Gulam Hasan..

Yes.. Sad it is..

:(

..Me

aqua said...

Onashamsakal! :)

alex said...

The only thing we can wish for in abundance is HOPE!

Dr O2 said...

Indian independence is one of the most famous with a fantastic character. Every good thing comes at a price but this hard earned one has been unique & worthy.

b v n said...

"I watched helplessly as soldiers died in the conspiracy of patriotism
And the spirits crumbled beneath the hand of casteism." - that was eloquent and quite neatly done...great!!

and Happy Independence day to you too....some of us were mistakenly smiling around thinkin it was onam :))))

Anonymous said...

beautiful...

= rich

Hip Grandma said...

lovely! words fail me.

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prishah007 said...

that really saddens me,we all know what is going on ,why not change it rather than just complain

Kappa said...

Hey rose,
Reading your poem is like an overdose
On a trance which hides the "Optical Delusion"
And lets one see clearly life and all its situations
drawing a line between the lovely, eccentric and inane
What's you real name?

hope and love said...

really good one..!!

amu (amrita) said...

writtenly poetically, very apt, very poignant...short and expressive

Prashant said...

This is awesome dear.....

Kishley said...

updates!!!

Arti Honrao said...

Well expressed!


GBU
Arti

Praveen said...

this is one amazing poem, hats off to you :). its sad but its very true.

I love Munich said...

Where aaaaare you?? MISSING YOU!!

anup.777 said...

Hey Rose ... :)
otri otri joli undo? :(

How r ya? Loads of work, still???

Come back soon!!!

Have a gr8 weekend!!!

Strictly for my friends said...

Very nice. Sad, but true depiction.

its me said...

hey!! everything ok, right? :)

Anshuman Ghosh said...

of all the things that are not well, the words "my country" still evokes an emotion inside me, which I cannot describe.

sheez there I go again...

Anonymous said...

Hey...where are you ? You know that your posts are sorely missed...right ?? Waiting eagerly. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there. You know that you're being sorely missed, don't you ?? :) Please do post again soon. Waiting eagerly...

Hari said...

Amazing one..

psychacid said...

Thanks.

Yes a few posts have been deleted.

I'm taking the blog off.

psychacid said...

Thanks.

Yes. The blog is probably going to be deleted.

psychacid said...
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Dr O2 said...

seems like I ain't the only hibernated blogger around!! Rose?? You there??