Tuesday, May 8

Shrug

You are lying and you don't know it

You want to be who you are not

You can't be where you don't want to be

I'm walking backwards

to where I never wanted to be


I'm racing forward

hoping for a crash

phonecalls drown the fire alarm

and save it for a rainy day

money buys toys

and a night at the bar

sleep buys oblivion

and anger destruction

the brain watches silently

as thoughts provoke

stifling seizures

shutting you down

in the middle of a mediocre

workday


the rainbow is actually black

and if that's your favourite colour

you may as well chase it

and the pot of gold

is the jewellery

you never wear

so how about

hugging a tree

or scraping the dirt

for that rock

which inspires you?


Indifference is not comfort

Passion is not postponable

Dead birds don't fly

no matter when you knock

there's no reply

17 comments:

Woman?? said...

Wow!

This... touches me.

Prmod Bafna said...

Dayyymmmmmmnnn!! i don't know why, but just reading this beautiful piece totally grounds me.. as if i never left anywhere! nicee one :) and so nice to be back!!

Dreamcatcher said...

Stunning :) I would have said, wow (that was my initial reaction) but I guess you must be tired of all the comments saying, beautiful :)

Soul in Transit said...

*Speechless* :)

mermaid said...

Except your own. Sometimes that's great, sometimes that's OK, and sometimes that sucks.

This is one of your most clever ones yet.

shikha said...

WOW!!!

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

I feel this way (or so I think - I don't understand it very well) after a period of severe sleep deprivation.

Being non-cerebral can keep you alive.

J.A.P.

bert moth said...

this is one of those rare times when black on black is impeccable.

too bad we don't have a choice about chasing those black rainbows. too often, they chase us.

{illyria} said...

you make staccato sound so good.

oliver said...

can't say anything better than the commenters before me have already done. i just ran into this place and i'm glad that i did :)

cocaine jesus said...

dead birds don't fly but these words of yours do. bloody marvellous.

San said...

"You want to be who you are not

You can't be where you don't want to be"


feeling like that for sometime now .. i want to live in someone else's shell now .. mine is getting heavy for me

mermaid said...

What's the 'C factor'?

aria said...

Now this was really nice .. full of wisdom too! Esp liked the bit about rainbow.

OuTlaW said...

the brain watches silently

as thoughts provoke

stifling seizures

shutting you down

in the middle of a mediocre

workday

love those lines... came back to blogdom after ages, and i must say this is quite brilliant... touches a chord somewher!!!!

Aradhita said...

Now why must you be as infrequent as me??

Ricercar said...

(dead birds) they dont? fuck. u shudda told me before :D

i wasted so many fucking tries thinking 'even i needed a push' ;)

j/k

lovely words, my love