Monday, January 10, 2011

Dreams, dreams go away

(warning - seems that i have been bitten by the attempt to poetry bug!)

Dreams, dreams go away,

Because the people say,

I may become prisoner of thee,

If you prolong your stay.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The parrot

"You shall have your freedom",
Said the generous master,
As he opened the cage.

The parrot was delighted,
As he suppressed his joy,
And controlled his rage,

For so long he had wished,
To be free and be
Up in the sky.

At last his chance had come,
And towards his destiny,
He shall fly.

And then the realization dawned,
That his wings were clipped,
How shall now he even try?

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Ten years ago, somewhere around this time I was preparing for the biggest thing in my life. That was the make or break thing for me. HSC, they said was the biggest thing in life, or at least so it seemed. For me (and probably many others) it was the end of the world. Probably most of us didn't have a clarity of what we wanted in life (and many of us are still clueless!) but we nevertheless marched ahead in the pursuit of our destiny,

Little did I know that it was just the starting point of the "challenges" to follow. From the cocooned shelter, it was now a wild ocean out there - sometimes calm and often turbulent. Maybe, a lot many of us are still afloat, not without our fair share of bruises and injuries though!

I often wonder, what was the difference between me then and now ?

Some might say, there a sea change in everything about me. Some would vouch for the fact that I haven't changed for good, while probably a lot many others would say, I am as useless and hopeless as ever!

(Of course, to my defense I would also say that I am not that useless, hopeless and all that stuff!)

But maybe, my perspective of looking at things has changed. I look at me then and I see a young, idealistic and dreamy teenager who in a few years transformed into a young (some still think so!) adult who still has some dreams, but with a generous dose of cynicism and caution and maybe, a bit more or pragmatism.

Dreams have given way to reality; few dreams are now a reality and so many others are a reality in probably some parallel universe!

But I guess it is somewhat similar for almost everybody.

Ten years ago we had probably no idea what would "today" be like. Maybe, any prediction on what will be there ten years from now is probably futile.

As the saying goes, "This too shall pass ..."

How ? ...

Dekhte hain, mujhe bhi nahi pata :)

Wish you a happy new year 2011 !!!