Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The Final Plunge

This poem, I must say has been one of the most difficult to pen. Harder, due to the fact that it is not what it seems at first glance.
Primary observation tells a message that its a stupid, suicidal, crappy trash... But like-minded people will know what I am talking about.. If you look more closely, you will also notice that I have sublimely mentioned the name of the man who holds the biggest influence in my life...
Here is my attempt at "metaphor"...

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The Final Plunge
27VI00
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Shimmering in the dark,
    was the soul of his eyes.
As he stood upon the edge,
    his trembling, withholding...

He wants to run away,
    and so hard he tries;
But couldn't budge an inch,
    as he sees his fate unfolding...

Gathering up the bits of strewn thoughts,
    in the oceanic expanses of his mind...
He ponders upon his will to die,
    and the fear that attachments will bind...

Decides he, to hold no more;
    He wills all his thoughts and chooses the final one...

As he flies,
    he hears a voice say...

Rejoice!
    ... for you shall be no one.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmmm talks of freedom in the truest sense i guess...
right ?

priyanka.

Rutuparna said...

You are unique and special...just like everyone else in this world... now theres a loaded statement... I guess I am not like-minded enough :) cos I could not get anyone's name from the poem... I like the last line... it rings true...

r a w said...

Well, though this seems as a suicidal one at start. I've meant it to be a spiritual one. During the process of enlightenment, one goes through the same symptoms as death and refuses to take the plunge. The point is to go ahead and jump. Not physically, but figuratively. And when enlightenment happens, the thoughts are no more. And there is no one. Just a new consciousness. It's my tribute to OSHO. His name means 'oceanic', which is present in the poem. :)