Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Poem for me: Part II.

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So I was (again) going through my old emails, (Yes I do that a lot…), and I came across yet another poem written by the same person who wrote the first one : http://wp.me/p2O7aw-4I .

WILD GEESE                                                                                                                      Dated: 3rd May’12

Fatigued I was,
’twas a long day’s work.
I looked out the window,
where my eyes still lurk.

Above I saw, wild geese flying,
to elevate higher, they were all trying.
Tiring it must be, to keep with the flow,
from amongst them geese I saw,
two fly very low.
Lower they came,
to my garden so rosy,
their beaks rubbed against each other,
it made them look cozy.
Drowned they seemed,
in their dear mate
like the world didn’t matter,
and neither should fate.

Their beaks caressed, kneaded in love,
like the eagle now feared, the peaceful white dove.
Her consort flapped his feathers,
displayed his panache
apprehensive still, the flamboyance shouldn’t backlash.

She gestured to him,
she did seem pleased,
could be difficult to charm her,
had he then eased.

It seemed like a decade,
that they hadn’t met
both of them seemed euphoric,
it was most halcyon yet.

Their feathers touched deeply,
they appeared enfold,
Indeed in realms like this,
love does mould.

A cackle above discomposed me,
a call from the geese,
they flew away, away from love,
in a cold sullen breeze.

Friends part forever- wild geese, lost in cloud.

This one is far better than the previous one. He said it is metaphorically about us, and was written after we met for the first time after 10 years. Honestly speaking I got very emotional when I read it for the first time. And a little sentimental today as I read it after ages again. Also, I am realizing too late that I should’ve paid more attention to the last line “Friends part forever..”. Should’ve taken a hint.

Past.

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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

I totally agree with Buddha. I have always believed there’s absolutely no point in dwelling in the past. What has happened has happened. Why to think about it if you can’t change a thing about it, right?

I believe in the here-and-now. Like Mahatma Gandhi I am concerned with taking care of the present.

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
Mahatma Gandhi

Living the present to the fullest brings so much peace. Trust me! I am all for living in the PRESENT. I am all for “Mindfullness”.

I do not indulge in endless thinking about the past or the future for that matter.

But..

Yes, there is a “but” here. Looking back at your past can , sometimes, bring bucket loads of delight. Sometimes, not always.

For instance, today.. I was home alone and had been in front of the laptop and television (Simultaneously) for 8-9 hours straight. (Yeahhh I know I know.. It’s crazy ..It’s not normal and not good for my eyes blah blah . ). I was so pathetically bored that I logged in to my Facebook account and after spending a really , really long time duration on the newsfeed, I decided to visit my past. It was an out-of-the-blue curiosity about how my Facebook wall looked like in the PAST.

And Oh My God! It was so much fun! Crazy fun. I had no idea whatsoever that I’d enjoy this little impulsive activity so damn much! Looking at the posts, status updates, comments and photographs from the year 2008 and 2009 and so on, brought feelings of a lot of embarrassment, amusement and TONS of nostalgia.

I guess it is important for us to look back into our past every once in a while.

It helped me remember the small yet valuable things I had almost totally forgotten about. It made me realize that I ToO wEnT tHrOuGh ThIs PhAsE. 😛 It made me smile, blush and laugh my guts out. It made me realize how much I’ve matured and grown as a person. It also made me realize how much times have changed.

On a closing note,

My Tip for people suffering from severe boredom: Look at your (Your’s and your friends’ ) old photographs, Read your old (Very old) comments on Facebook. You would enjoy it, Trust me! You’d be surprised by things you had totally forgotten about. It’ll refresh your memories. And of course it’ll help kill time in a great way.