Friday, 20 November 2015

The Valiance Soul

All these years, when I was growing up
I was charmed at people said,
I always followed what elders spread,
And was gullible enough to believe what was said.

And then came a time
When I learned this hoax
What people say and what they do
Are the two extremes of the same shore

They preach of being liberal
And then they turn out to be hypocrites
They preach mankind
Where they are the ones elevating atrocity
They want to look the best in the eyes of the world
And then spifligate the facade they create for themselves.

And that is where I found books,
Hundreds and thousands of words
All collated, squalling to be read and understood
The black ink on the white
Dancing with pride
Finally getting a sight at them
Gleaming with happiness, just like a newly wedded bride!

Once I started reading them aloud
Practising with valour, protecting myself, making it my shroud
Folks started raising their eyes on me
Where on earth are you learning these thoughts?
I felt a bit unusual about it first,
Did I think anything wrong, I asked?
You’re changing and that too really fast,
What you’re learning in these, it won’t last!

I learned to listen to my voice
And picked up clues my soul kept giving
I admired my soul
For it gave me my life’s goal
The only thing that disquieted me
Were the blabbering mouths
Disturbing me to the core.

Ask the books that I read why I changed
Ask the authors dead and alive
who communicated with me
and gave me the courage to be myself.
It may sound like a fantasy to you
Where do get these thoughts, you ask?
It’s not real, it is fictitious
It will lead you nowhere,
It is so damn malicious!

All I say is, can you just stop being so judicious
The energy, the vibe, its essence is so vicious
It makes me ambitious
And my soul finds these thoughts so nutritious!

I am proud that I read
And gallant for the intellections I wear every single day
I may appear a buffoon to you, which is fine
But I can’t make a buffoon of myself,
Only to be labelled by you as wise and nice!

Watch out as I assent in life
For only that will close and shut your mouths
I don’t say anything to you now
For I want my actions to speak for my words!

 Day 20 NoMo

Happy Reading


18 Discussion

  1. Damn. This is brilliant. I seriously mean it. Yes, what we are taught is entirely different from what we experience ourselves once our mind is opened to new avenues - especially the written word - and once it is opened, it is hard to imagine us falling back to what we once believed.

    1. Yes.. I truly agree with you. I remember, what others and elders used to preach all the time, while the reality lies at the extreme. I was intrigued by this long time back, now finally got it into words..

      Thank you so much Roshan. It's amazing to hear from you. Always..


  2. Wow, very insightful. We are all quite an amalgamation of multiple things, but especially the things society has forced upon us (many of which we may not agree with but never realize we have choices). Thoughtful writing. And thanks for visiting my blog, Blue Country Magic.

    1. Thank you so much..!! Yes, lots of things are done just because society does them..


  3. Discovering one's own self certainly enlightens your soul. I am happy that I read it too...mesmerizing indeed.

  4. A brilliant piece of poetry found here and loved the flowing verses...Kudos!

  5. The things are we are told while growing up, takes a lifetime to realise how much of it is truth. When I see the devastation around me, I wonder what exactly where the culprits taught .
    Beautiful and insightful verses.

  6. Congratulations! Your blog post was selected in Tangy Tuesday Picks edition on December 1, 2015 at BlogAdda. Cheers :)

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    1. Thank you so much Blogadda :)


  7. Great work, so much depth in it and very thought provoking!

  8. Very well said! Beautifully penned, Geetika. :)

    1. Thank you so much Vinitha :)


  9. Learning your life and experience and acting on wisdom is very important. That's how we grow as human being. Amazing poem and congratulations on Tangy Pick.


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