Saturday, April 07, 2007

FOOTPRINTS...

I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me.

I took for granted my shadow that I had dragged along with me all this while
Only to discover a trembling self find solace in the shadows that I had given birth to.

I searched for a glimpse of me in the image in the mirror
Only to find it peering back at me with unrecognizing eyes, in a quest for itself.

I watched in awe the shadows dancing to the tune of its fire
Only to wonder if the origin of light is darkness itself.

I wanted to leave my footprints in all the paths trodden
But sometimes it's beautiful to let the path leave it's footprints on my heart
Never to be washed away by the waves of time.

50 comments:

mathew said...

really more often that we learn a lot in our sojourns..never wonder they call life a journey..u meet new people..new things..new ideas..it always beem mutually inclusive..as much as you influence others you are influenced by others!!

btw happy easter!!

anup.777 said...

Wish you a very Happy and Blessed Easter, dear Rose ... may His footprints be left on your heart ...

Chaos said...

Keep this up 'n you'll be making an impression on high school students in a few years time...


Long time since I dropped by your blog as well... Take care..

Chaos said...

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Jac said...

Some times it is beautiful to be a shadow !

The shadow has no age, rosy.
It grows tall and short again and again, yet you never loose it.

Happy Easter !

neermathalam said...

beautiful....
:)

Rose said...

@ Mathew..

Is it worth to lead a life oblivious to what you have become.. Casting a blind eye to things that are truly important..???

@ Anup..

Thanks!!! But not sure if "He" wud like to dirty his feet over a kutti chathan like me.. ;))))))))

@ Chaos..

High school students??? Eh???

?????

@ Jac..

Oh yes.. Its beautiful to be a shadow.. Hey!!!! I cud write a poem on this !!!!

@ Neer..

Danx!!! :))))

..Me

Gulam Hasan said...

The last two stanzas are really awesome!!

pravin said...

You're good. I don't usually read poetic stuff cause, um well, it's not usually poetic. But this was good.

:) :O :D :P :( :-B

Ignore the emotes. That's just Ted being himself. He doesn't have a mind of his own so he tries to make up for it by using emotes.

It's a lot less annoying than the time he tried to make up for it by making squeaky sounds.

Srijith Unni said...

Wow..! So much of self discovery in those words..! Nice lines, ROse..!

With Best Regards,
Srijith.

Pritika Gupta said...

Wow nice wordings.. beautiful poem..:)

Marthyan said...

Bravo Bravo

I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me.

This is a masterpiece

Contented said...

Nice one!

~~I wanted to leave my footprints in all the paths trodden
But sometimes it's beautiful to let the path leave it's footprints on my heart~~

specially this one, I liked most!

Thanks for dropping my space!

Have a nice day rose! :)

Seema said...

I wanted to leave my footprints in all the paths trodden
But sometimes it's beautiful to let the path leave it's footprints on my heart
Never to be washed away by the waves of time.... AWESOME lines !!!

SOme footprints are etched in the heart...they remain their forever !

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hi,
You have a nice blog. Thanks for dropping by and letting me know the existence of a very nice blog :)

Will visit often! Tata for now!

Khushi said...

//I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me.

WOW... very beautiful lines :)

Khushi said...

//I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me.

WOW! beautiful lines :)

Nariyal Chutney said...

Rose , How true :). More than the footprints that we leave it is the memories that the path motivates us

Shekhar said...

Really beautiful. :)) You have no idea how wide I'm smiling right now. I read the post yesterday, but was in a hurry. So decided to come back again and spend some time with the lines once again. Needless to say, was smiling as I read and re-read (and re-read) each line.

Rose said...

@ Hasan..

Thanks.. :)

@ Pravin..

That was a real cpmpliment Pravin.. And to Ted.. :) :* ;) :D (in ur own languauge).. and my sympathies with you for being trapped inside a schizophrenic narcissist!! ;))))))))

@ Unni..

You r absolutely rite!!! Self-discovery it is.. :)

@ Pritika..

Nice to see u here.. :)

@ Marthyan..

Hahahha!!! Bravo??? :)))))))))

..Me

Rose said...

@ Contended..

Happy footprinting!!! :)))))

@ Seema..

Oh yes.. Thats what makes the journey of life worthwhile.. :)

@ Ponna..

tata!!.. :)

@ Khushi..

Welocome to my World.. :)

@ Thenga Chammandi..

U are ABSOLUTELY right!!! :)))

@ Shekar..

Oh! The Goo-Gaa smile, is it? Why u smiling????? :))))))))

..Me

alex said...

Rose,

Paths, shadows, mirrors, light, darkness....

:)

They speak a lot. In fact it is them that speak. :)

starry nights said...

awesome poem.especially like these lines"I wanted to leave my footprints in all the paths trodden
But sometimes it's beautiful to let the path leave it's footprints on my heart
Never to be washed away by the waves of time."

Shekhar said...

~sigh~ I'll never the hear the end of the Goo-Gaa smile, will I? ~grins~

srikdeep said...

its good..!

srikdeep said...

its good ..nice one..

Endevourme said...

good ol' rose :D

Ajith said...

"I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me." -- this really put me into some deep thought. .. Good one:)

Raghs said...

pls if u have time have a look at this..

http://iyandra-alavu-udhavalaamae.blogspot.com/2007/04/help-4-yr-old-boy-santhosh.html

and try to forward this to ur friends..
to save a 4 yr old boy Santhosh.

Thanks,
Raghavan.

Rauf said...

shadows give dimention to our life.
One will know the value of joy only when one has experienced pain

mailed you a picture

Dawn....सेहर said...

I strove to leave my footprints in all the paths I had trodden
Only to realise that it is the path that had left its footprint on me.

Awesome!!! keep writing
Cheers

Rose said...
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david santos said...

Hello, Rose!
Thanks for you work and have a good wekend

david santos said...

22 de abril, día de la tierra. Quién no la respeta, no respeta la humanidad.
22 of April, day of the land. Who does not respect it, does not respect the humanity.

22 d'avril, jour de la terre. Qui ne la respecte pas, ne respecte pas l'humanité.
22 نيسان يوم الارض. فمن لا يحترم ومن لا يحترم الانسانيه.
22 von April, Tag des Landes. Wer es nicht respektiert, respektiert nicht die Menschlichkeit
22日,一天的土地. 谁不尊重,不尊重人性. 4月の22、土地の日。
4月の22、土地の日。 それを尊重しないかだれが、人間性を尊重しない。
22 апреля - День земли. Кто не уважает его, не уважать человечество.
22 de Abril, dia da terra, quem não a respeita, não respeita a humanidade
22 της ημέραης Απριλίου, του εδάφους, που δεν το σέβονται, δεν σέβονται το Ανθρωπότητα
David Santos

SUNMAY said...

aunty koi badi si post likho ... fundoo wali :)

sonal said...

Its simply beautiful!!

Shruti said...

hey, its too good...

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Warm Regards

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Shakhi said...

Simply Awesome!

Wanderer said...

The shadow has no age,
It grows tall and short again and again, yet you never loose it


Beautiful .... aint it ...

Tejas said...

Awesome! No better words to praise:)

tanvi said...

Awesome!!!

Ships said...

nice... lady, u sure know how to sew the words to form a beautiful necklace. :)

Keep writing n stay happy.

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JohnBraun said...

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Guyinthemiddle said...

the lines are beautiful though you could have saved that last stanza...it kind of destroys the spell with the break in number of lines per stanza

but the poem is wonderful

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