The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012



Life is certainly beautiful
Free with possibilities,
Crude and naked, as I see it now
As I would see it in the yore

Brimming with raw emotions
The charm of the liberated rustic
The foreplay of the sane absurdity
And the interspersed elements

Inviting the romance that I once felt
The joy of creating the signature tune
When you’re rendered meaningless
Reigniting the love with that ‘me’

As I looked inside for the ‘self’,
That was so self-contained,
That it lived severally-alone
In romance with the elements

Yes, it’s soothing, when I find
I still feel the same for you
Though, I know I am now
Deep inside me, severally-alone,
With me, with you, and with all


Life is certainly beautiful
Off late, it has been generous enough
To let me be with the rediscovery
Knowing I am not going to listen to it again

It is good to go unbound
It is bliss to feel the shared ground
I know I have marked mine
Thou shall be the next to join

Sometimes, differences create a bridge
That, the voice of the soul nurtures
Making existence one with the conscious
In conversation with the thoughts

Deciphering the rediscovered realms
That echoes, deep inside me
Reaching to the ‘self-contained’ me
Unraveling the forgotten mysteries

I cruise, to the known, to the uncharted
Steering clear of the thick sound
Creating ‘new’ is the pleasing adventure
Reclaiming ‘now’ is gaining the lost ground,
With you, with me, and with all


Life is certainly beautiful
Yes, it has been kind enough
To be seldom kind to me
And I am eternally thankful for

It helped me to see the light
When I was high on aberration
And stirred my emotional right
When I was low on salvation

Being the self-made one is the best
You can do to your existence
Yes, being misunderstood is painful
But be there with your persistence

Life can try all and can do all
But it can never kill the spirit
Life can take you to the extremes
Hit back, make it your hot pursuit

Nothing is right or wrong
Every day is a new you, a new song
Let you drive your experiences
Let your experiences drive you
It’s all before us, in this lifetime only


Life, with its oddities, is certainly beautiful
It never lets me be on an undemanding rule
Giving me the joyride of the intense emotions
Trying pushing me into making submissions

It has seldom come to play positive
I have declined to do it the negative
It has seldom come out to cheer
I have seen that as a point so clear

It has been a brilliantly disguised display
I know shadowing it has to be my play
Not so long ago, it looked all ‘the only’
That elemental hollow, but was never empty

Life played hard, the challenges were tough
There lies the beauty of nothing being enough
Life tried all to influence me to its discourse
Making me go inside deeper for my lost course

I could have been swept away again,
But, for this familiar spell of cruel game
Once done, it was never to be the same
It is my life, the resurrection of my claim
I could win me from life on my own terms

Yet life is with me with its oddities
Yes, life is certainly beautiful..  

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -