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.

Tuesday 25 February 2014


As if it was resurrecting, 
The long forgotten past,
To a journey that was, 
To be the only quest
The retrospective was,
Getting younger by the night 
Touching emotions,
Deep inside,
Trying to bond again
Asking questions, 
Questioning the questions 
And answers making sense 

It happened then
The proximity echoed,
So deep inside saying,
How it could be my past 
When it had to be,
The only tomorrow 
When it still makes,
For the cause of today 
When it still makes,
For the quest, 
My life of forgotten days,
Seeks to apologise for 
But, as it happened then, 
The night tries,
To seduce me again
As if, 
Waking me from some dream
In its familiar, 
Mischievous, flirtatious way 
Trying to overwrite,
On my introspection,
Yet again, 
To drive me to the days
To push me to forget, again,
My quest of the only life,
I ever aspired for
But the night doesn't realise,
I have learnt,
To override its call 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -