Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pride, False



There was nothing to confirm.
There was nothing to deny.
There was no one to follow.
None whom he wanted to defy.

There was nothing left to listen.
There was nothing left to say.
None for whom he wanted to wish.
None for whom he cared to pray.

There was nothing left to see.
There was nothing left to smell.
There was nothing new to taste.
And No fears he wanted to Dispel.




 

There was nothing left to give.
And nothing he wanted to take.
None, whose hands, he wanted to hold.
And no emotions, he couldn't fake.

There was nothing more to show. 
There was nothing more to hide.
Only thing left in the end was,
His shadow.  Wounded False Pride.




P.S - All Photos.  Payyanur, Kerala, India (Dated Last week of Dec, 2009)

46 comments:

  1. well well well let the shadow go away to ..
    better to part then live in pain together ..

    I think i have taken this poem in the entirely different meaning then what you probably intended.. I guess personal experiences do hinder our imagination :)

    beautiful pictures
    Bikram's

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    1. Never mind how I intended.. :)
      You can't run away from your shadow...unless you want to be in the dark.. :P

      Pride is a necessary evil.. :P

      Thank You Bikram :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures and a fabulous poem; pride can be our downfall, the trouble is some don't realise until it is too late.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thank You Dianne.
      Pride can be a virtue too...I guess the trick is to realize that when you are master of your pride and when pride is the master.. :D

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  3. Beautiful pictures resonant with the sentiments in the rhyme. Maybe I am wrong in perceiving the meaning of this but I get this line when I read it, "Abundant yet so empty"

    Keep Writing. :)

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    1. No one is wrong Rachit. You will be right in any way you perceive it. You may not agree with me, but that doesn't mean that your opinion is wrong and mine is right. :)

      But, in this case, 'Abundant yet to empty' Hold true. :P

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  4. Beautiful pics totally in sync with the depth of words used here. Best lines...'Only thing left in the end was,
    His shadow.'

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  5. Loved the pics...loved the words...Awesome..:-)

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  6. Such amazing pictures to compliment the text. And the words echo in my mind, such beauty!

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  7. Lethal last two lines!! :D Gorgeous photos! Great combo :)

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    1. Lethal..Haha :D
      Thank You Princesa Fiona :)

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  8. nice one kunal..
    nothing but praises for thee :)

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  9. These are some very beautiful lines Kunal! Fabulous!

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  10. I so want to visit Kerala, been there just once

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    1. You must visit again. Its beautiful :)

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  11. False pride leaves nothing not even a little mark, just like you have beautifully explained through a peom. Pride gives nothing and at the end there would be no one to care for it either. And those are great shots of keral, a place I would always dream to visit atleast once in my lifetime.

    http://www.rachelspassion.blogspot.com

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    1. False pride is a termite which only comes to the surface when everything else has been eaten and nothing remains but dust. :)

      All the best for Kerala. Its a beautiful place :)

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  12. That's what pride does to you. As they say it's lonely at the top (presuming he is successful).

    Lovely writing!

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  13. When I was reading, I kept telling myself, he will surprise in the end. You did :)

    With so many nothings, you still managed to sound so complete.

    ~ Chintan

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    1. When so many nothings meet, at least something had to come up in the end :)

      Thank you Chintan.

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  14. It feels im in loss of words when i read ur recent Poems.. They are out of the usual world.. They come from a different perspective altogether. There are two ways i can see these words of urs: one which tells me that life has been fully
    Lived. And with peace and contentment I can now die, the other one tells me that there is so much that has been lived in a facade as if even if wanting there was no appreciation for the honest and the real.... And so that is what the life has been.. Nuthin but a facade!

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    1. I have so much free time that my mind runs in one direction. Then comes back but doesn't remember where it started from. So runs again in the wrong direction in search of that point...and the circle continues...And this perspective is at work behind this poem :D

      yes..I understand the two ways and I had both in mind while writing this, but choose not to give it anything from my side.

      Thank You Aakriti :)

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  15. Lovely verses Kunal.. n liked the way u ended it :)

    could relate to a lot of it; agree with u on the false pride.. it definitely does come to a fall..

    Nice one, Kunal :)

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    1. Pride is good. But False, not so. I think it is important to realize which one is which. :)

      Thank you RAJ :)

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  16. Quite an innovative poetic sytle..I liked ur 'nothingness' and the feelings of hollowness and futility it conveyed..

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    1. Thank You Rohit.

      Nothingness makes a lot of sense sometimes :)

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  17. a very profound poem..loved it..:)

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  18. pls check out my blog.. sumthing awaits u..

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    1. Thank You Dreaming Wanderer for your appreciation. :)

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    1. Thanks Man...(I don't want to call you Phatichar..) hehe :P

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  20. deceptively simple, quite unlike your other pieces

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    1. simple..for a change. I am sure, I will back to my complex ways soon :P

      Thank you Sujatha :)

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  21. Wounded False Pride! So true...Nice composition..

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  22. Hi!
    I just stumbled upon your blog, and happened to read some of your posts. great work!
    Saloni

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    1. Hi Saloni,

      Thanks much. I appreciate your taking time out to reading some of my posts. Good Luck and best wishes :)

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