Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Recluse

Soak no more in tears,
You have suffered for years.
Singed & scarred by unrelenting fate.
Scorching has been,your life to date.

You had fashioned a world,
With love & care,
Twas smashed in seconds,
Laying you bare.

You chose to crawl ,
Into your shell,
But it was never,
Any less than hell.

You are trapped,
In a maze of thoughts,
They are merely ghosts,
Of what once was!

This stormy grind,
Of your churning mind,
Has pushed you into,
A deep ravine.

Forsake this shell,
And you will find,
You yourself have cast,
Fetters that bind.

The tongues of fire,
Have long retired,
Gird up , retrieve,
Your lost empire.

Much was lost,
But a lot remains,
Cup it in your hands,
And build again!

A person who is dogged by persistent misfortune sometimes loses hope & the zest for life.He isolates himself from all & in this way blocks all chances of recovery.If only he would gather courage to make a fresh start he could be happy once again.




38 comments :

  1. That was very good, Indu. Comparing a detergent to positivity to come out of grieving and trauma. I have told you this before, you need to start an online counselling forum for troubled and confused minds. It will be immensely successful.

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  2. Zephyr when you say it is very good then i have to believe that i have been successful in expressing myself-thanks a million!

    Regarding this counselling forum;i started the'Need Help'page for this very purpose.Do you think that is not enough?I need to do something more?The problem is that i am an atrocious techie,this blocks my way.

    I love the way you take interest in my blog-thanks again!

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  3. Indu, I'm stunned and amazed!
    Such an intense poem twisted and linked to a commercial based contest kind of a thing...needs talent and intellect both!!
    You are the winner if I were to judge:)
    All the best:):)
    (PS: Once the contest is over I request and suggest you to detach the poem from the prose at last and preserve it as a verse)

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    1. Amit jee your praise is going to my head-----it is you all who guide & encourage me---yes i will do what you have so kindly suggested.

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  4. Very well written, Indu! A nice twist to the contest. Wish you the best!

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    1. Thank you Rachna-you are always so supportive.

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  5. A wonderful post..so deep and inspirational..all the luck for the contest..

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    1. Ranita welcome to jeeteraho & thanks for your wishes as well as this nice comment.

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  6. Indu,
    This poem conveys a beautiful message....I absolutely loved this part...!
    " Much was lost,
    But a lot remains,
    Cup it in your hands,
    And build again!"---- Deeply inspiring lines!! How true!! Everyone has redeeming qualities in himself. That is my contention as well!!
    All the best for the contest!!

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  7. Thanks Panchali for your endearing comment & best wishes----see, all wise women think alike !!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Indu,

    A poem for a contest speaks volumes about the writer.
    Deep and impact-ful, all the best :)

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    1. Ghazala you are very encouraging,thanks a milloion!!

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  9. So inspiring Ma'm. I can very well relate to it as I am currently going through such a phase. But I know I will bounce back from this slump one day. Thanks a lot for the inspiration. :)

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  10. Akshay it pains me very much when i read about your illness,why is it taking so long,i sincerely pray for your speedy recovery;a positive person like you has to be helped by the Almighty.

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  11. Would it be as easy as using Surf? Hopefully it is..

    Best wishes for the contest

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  12. No Deepak,i cannot honestly say so.thanks for your wishes.

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  13. Oh yes .. GET UP And STAND TALL.. bring it on .. now this poem was very motivational..

    All the best for the contest

    Bikram's

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  14. Thank you Bikramjit,i am glad you liked it.

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  15. Cup in your hands and build again! Lovely positive words Indu:) Wish you the very best for the contest!

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  16. Thanks a lot Rahul,i am glad you liked it.

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  17. Very well written Indu. A fight back is better than shutting oneself up! Good Luck

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  18. WOW! Great words. We all hit the rock bottom and it is about how we fight and get up surpassing the hurdles.

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.in

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    1. Megha thank you for your appreciation & welcome to jeeteraho,come again.

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  19. The poem is brilliant and the way you compared it with Surf below the post is marvelous. We need vibrating molecules of positivity for sure. A sure winner Ma'am. You have inspired me to write a poem now... :)

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    1. Saru you are very generous with praise,in fact you yourself are an inspiration for many.Thanks a lot.

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  20. Wow....Awesome poem!.....And that's different thinking too!....Lovely post for the contest.....

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  21. Sri Valli welcome to my blog & thanks a ton for your support.

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  22. Thanks, Indu, for this wonderfully encouraging poem, and that too as an entry for a contest. Love your insights into the troubles that all of us face and suffer with. Best of luck for the contest too.

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    1. Subhorup your validation means a lot,thank you!

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  23. Excellent. You write such simple and sensible poetry that even people who are not into poems can appreciate it.

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    1. This is a lovely comment TF,i am on top of the world!

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  24. Loved the poem, very inspiring and encouraging. :)

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    1. Thank you vinay,it is comments such as yours,that inspire me.

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  25. A poem on hope, positivity and new beginnings with the theme of surf ingrained -- I cannot imagine anyone else pulling this off with such ease and finesse except you, Induji! That was an excellent piece, all the best to you always :)

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  26. Arti you are so generous with praise,i hope i deserve it.Thanks a lot.

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  27. awesomely written ,,,,,,all the best for the contest :D :D
    P.S -loved your blog and i am following it :)

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    1. I am overwhelmed,thanks for everything.

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