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.

Monday, 25 March 2013


Sometimes, it feels like there is the face
That was so lively, living there in every moment

Sometimes, it feels the words are flowing
And the life is going to make the song that you sang

Sometimes, it feels like there is that sound
That made a song but some notes missing

Sometimes, it feels like there is the call
That called to be heard but could not be heard

Sometimes, it feels the there is that smile
Waiting to be responded but could not be read

Sometimes, it feels there is that charm
Waiting to take into its embrace but couldn’t find the arms

Sometimes, it feels there is that soul
Detached from ostentations, rooted in emotions

Sometimes, it feels there is the soul
Telling to live the life responsibly free, his way  

Sometimes, it feels he is there only
Standing, waiting for us to call, yet not listening to us

Sometimes, it feels he never went away
Silently talking to us reading the language of his absence

Yes, he is not coming back
For, he left for the unknown shores

Yes, they know life has taken away him
Leaving them in pain, pushing them to an unknown loss

Yes, he is not there, but he remains
He exists in their lives through the pain, through his memories

March 24/25, 2010 to March 25, 2013

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