A Distorted Reality

Do we re-create ourselves for the art of survival at the cost of losing our antecedent selves? What do we resemble in this uncoordinated ensemble? Photo: blue earth stars

CALICUT, October 7, 2012 – Do we re-create ourselves for the art of survival at the cost of losing our antecedent selves? What do we resemble in this uncoordinated ensemble?

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The self seeks doubt and hope of it enriches,

Seeks hope and bedeviling doubts of it arise,

The longitude changes and demons are created,

Pandering to the self-more and less than the self.

Consummating the rhythm hasn’t been this dusky,

I sit beneath the moon-lit sky, gazing, wondering,

If all of us had one true self- is our stimulus misplaced?

Or has the dynamics of the ‘system’ re-created us?

The stars gently illuminate my untrained thoughts,

Travelling light years to provoke my naive mind,

The ocean of bliss captivates with untouched beauty,

Star-struck, I connect dots between thought and action.

Time has created ‘self-less’ versions; enforcing ‘follow-ons’,

To do the best we can to eliminate the competition,

Falling from grace to better our genuine selves,

Alas, the competition does better and eliminates itself.

 

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer.His poems have been published in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author.

His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  

 


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Vishwas Anand

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer. A student at IIM-Kozhikode, Vishwas muses upon life and the little details that make people and the world around him tick. He believes that life charts its course as a product of one’s actions and feels that the human mind can be hypnotized into seeking what is good for it, regardless of the concomitant desires. Poems are a way of taking one on a path of solace where journeys are sketched to bridge the conflicting gaps in society.

His poems have been published in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He was awarded ‘Poem of the Week’ at Jingle Poetry for his poem: Stilling Journey. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author. His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  

 

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