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30 Jan 2010

Elsewhere - Sequel

Posted by Oblivion in General | 12:19am

I was told Elsewhere was as dismal as it could get. Dismal or not, the take was very simple - the bird (it could be a person) is broken. It is here, but it doesn't belong here. Its heart and soul are elsewhere. It longs to be there, but it can't be there, for some reasons. It is compelled to be here, but it knows it isn't here. There's no escape from this harsh fact. Everything comes to a rest. Existential crisis. A life in limbo. When the statement "life sucks" becomes the ultimate truth.

Anyways, it had a good side - a friend, who teaches at Banaras Hindu University, shared the following poems written by students. The first few lines suggest why the friend thought these were fitting to share.

when you get time just read this -
somewhat looks like your oeuvre -
morose, pessimistic, down in dumps
'uffff yeh life!'  variety of poems-
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Metallic fog
Has wound itself around
Each one of us
Caught in its opaque grasp
We go through our lives
Hearing dimly
Feeling even less
When we hold out our arms
Hoping to connect
The metal glints
Brutal as mirror
All we can see in it is -
Our own faces
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Love -
a code sketched in dust
You look away
The wind blows
The pattern shifts
When you look again
You discover it says-
Something else.

- (courtesy, A.S.)

2 Comments | "Elsewhere - Sequel" »

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  2. By Portuguese Man-of-War:

    30 Jan 2010, 9:12am [ Reply ]

    Nice poems.

    A popular song in the same vein - short, but one of my faves:

    Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind
    People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time

    All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
    Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify

    Can you help me occupy my brain?

    I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find
    I can't see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind

    Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
    Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal

    And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
    I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it's too late


    And may you find peace, brother.

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