Monday, 17 February 2014

Why is it!


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Why is it that the one thing you want,
The one thing you desire with all your might,
The one thing that defines your soul,
Never comes to you!


Why is it that you have to go alone,
Bare of loving arms to shelter you,
Yearning for warmth and signs of hope
Only to find disillusionment and despair!

Why is it that every time you try to stand up,
Shoring up your defenses and strength,
You are mortally wounded and left to die,
Coming back to full circle of hopelessness!

Why is it so difficult for a single soul to love you,
For what you are and not for what they see,
To make you believe in fairies and angels,
Instead of devils and dragons!

Why, why, why,
Is this what life is for,
To yearn, to dream, to wish,
Only to find heartache and broken parts of you!

33 comments:

  1. Beautifully done Pankti! Apparently, this is the harsh reality of life :(
    We don't always get that one thing without which we can't imagine to exist. Nevertheless, against all the odds - we survive. we live.
    Nobody knows the answer, all we say is "WHY"!
    Btw, the last line is simply amazing :)

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  2. Awwww.... I too have something similar a doubt going on my mind...I dunno.

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  3. Why o Why? Ain't that the million dollar question?

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  4. " To make you believe in fairies and angels"- lol... I know... I have a friend who wants to be pampered now and then. :-P
    Nice... So poetry is not bad right?

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    1. Never said it's bad....just not my cup of tea :)

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  5. Well written Pankti! and your questions I guess form the very essence of life, dont you think?

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    1. Seeta, sometimes I think they do but when nobody express these things, I start thinking I'm sailing alone in the boat!

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  6. Hi Pankti !
    I am a new follower of your blog..I find your posts amazing and somewhere they click my thoughts..its really a touching read..

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  7. I can so much relate to this poem! You've expressed your feelings beautifully in form of poem!

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  8. Beautiful poem, Pankti. These are the same questions I ask myself a lot of times :) I am not as articulate of course!

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    1. Thanks Ritu! You are articulate, but it's just that you prefer to speak on different topic :)

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  9. some times those things do come, have faith

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  10. Because the one thing that controls everything wants you to work hard for anything you want in your life. And mind you, hard work still doesn't guarantee that you will get it. So "Karma kar phal ki icha mat kar". Beautifully expressed :)

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  11. May be its God's way of pushing ur limits!
    felt the same at many junctures :( :)
    Grt poem

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    1. Yeah...but I wish God didn't push me! I'm lazy ;)

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  12. Well written..
    To find your answers read Shrimad Bhagwad Gita, it will give you all your answers i believe.

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    1. Yes, I've read it. It's all about Karma and I believe that. It's just that it's difficult to digest the karma you are reaping when you don't remember your past actions to deserve it.

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  13. C'est la vie! (as they say in French).

    Poignant short poem.

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