Sunday, August 7, 2011

Poem - Living with life

I wrote this one in school a few weeks back. What do you think?

Living with life

What does it matter if I'm surrounded by thousands?
When I see no smile, no wave, no wink?
Empty corridors, busy people
No one reaches out.
Out of class, by myself, I feel no camaraderie.
My friends are far away.
I am wandering lost.
No shapes in the clouds, no bird songs.
How do I believe the goodness of humankind?
I've heard of it
Stories, myths, legends,the experiences of others
Are my efforts in vain?
Must I return to the place I wish to leave
Feel tears in my eyes? Take retreat, defeat?
Who am I really, tiny in the vast reaches
My head and so my world is small.
Solitude may be enjoyable, but loneliness?
Can a person be both good and bad?
Can such a person learn to make the best of everything else?
I cannot hurry learning
But I must learn to live...with life.

 - Charu 

I got the pic here

P.S. A very warm welcome to my newest follower Saru Singhal. I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog :)


Venice said...

Your poem sums up much of what keeps going on in my mind every now and then! Simple words and simple verses always create a good impact!

These kind of questions are difficult to answer sometimes, there are times when you think that you've found the answer to them, but then again another question pops up... makes life interesting, don't they, all these questions?

:-Dee said...

I guess we are simply human and we all get hit with these momentary thoughts, those blue days which soon enough in a flash fades away and life is beautiful again and we believe again! A nicely put-together poem!

The Nomad said...

well written :)
kind of how i'm feeling now.
take care

Thousif Raza said...

its so very beautiful charu... the meaning is deep and i loved every word u have written... its brilliant... its awesome... and the emotions portrayed and the points pondered is so relevant... so connecting towards everyone... i love the sincerity and the truthfulness of the poem... its lovely :)...

take care and keep writing.........

Saru Singhal said...

This sounds so real and honest. lovely...

Charu said...

First of all, thank you so much to all those who've responded. I had no ideas so many people would think the way I did and also like the poem. Your encouragement is very valuable to me and highly appreciated :)

@Venice- Love your reply. You know, I had trouble naming the poem because life is so huge and made up of so many more questions than the ones I written about. And you'e right in saying that these questions make life interesting. I'm very glad you like my poem :)

@Dee: You're quite right. And I really like the idea that good days (and thoughts) always follow the bad ones :)

@The Nomad: Glad you like it dear :)

@Thousif: *blush* Thanks thousif, I'm so glad you like it! And to think I was so nervous about putting this up because I thought it was too random :)

@Saru: I'm honestly glad you liked it so much. Thanks for all the appreciation :)

Amit Charles said...

Very neatly ended. Reflective.

Good one.

keep it goin ;)

Arpitha Holla said...

those r some superb lines.. i feel the same way but could never express it as beautifully as u have.. :)

I think most of them out there can relate to u on this one..

take care..:)

Charu said...

@Amit Charles: Hello! Nice to see someone new here and I'm very glad you like my poem :)

@Arpitha Holla: Awww,thank you so much! I'm so glad that readers could connect to and enjoy my poem. And also, I'm sure you have written many beautiful poems too, with your own 'mind's eye'.