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Naked and Free

Updated on February 9, 2020
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.


Naked And Free

This is me and I'm in the world,

Or the world is in me as I think,

When I walk, I see others walk,

Or they see me walk past them.

I think of them and all of me,

Do others also think that way ?

I love to peek into their minds,

And gauge the fleeting stares.

I go back to the time gone by,

My sorrows, joys, and my pain,

Flutter in the lap of my mind,

I wonder at the galloping sight,

How moments rush to vanish !

Like a swift wind past my face,

Every one I see is in a hurry,

I feel fabric of my existence.

And worry about cares of life,

Things to do at home and out,

Guys I watch, all are the same,

Or are they different I fantasy ?

Are we important or the ideas ?

These make us to look beyond,

Or can ruin and rob of breath,

We go mad over many things.

Some kill or get killed for words,

Even God is no more a solace,

Why the alphabet of life is tough ?

And the language of living hard.

Why eyes look gloomy and sad ?

How men flock to destruction !

Why do the fires rage everywhere ?

Peace and love long for embrace.

A Dignified Gait

I search for smiles and laughs,

And wild vibrations in the heart,

Why glances at me are vague ?

How fake are even greetings !

Why the senses are so immune ?

Do we feel death more than life ?

Where went eyes soaked in love ?

Tongues spinning magic words.

Long to see a guy walk past me,

With a bit of smile on his face,

And a word of love in his heart,

Am I insane in this wise world ?

People would sure laugh at me,

On devil's edge, I beseech divine !

And discard attires good or bad,

I want to shrug off right or wrong

Aware of me, I tread the path,

Strewn with dead leaves all over,

Wipe the slate off sticky norms,

Extract all fake out of my veins.

Crucify all spots ever touched,

Hug my spirit naked and free,

Live and fill all senses with joy,

And depart with a dignified gait.

© Harish Mamgain


Knot upon knot, there was no release; the world was lost in things of the sense-- Kabir


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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Thank you , Hari. We all are unique having great stories hidden in our minds . If only we open up to somebody, a glimpse of that is revealed. All this is so fantastic that to even think of that gives one a great sensation. Thanks for reading this poem.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      6 years ago from Bangalore

      Harish, The awareness of feeling around you are universal. Your poem says it all that a sensitive person feels around. Great job. Superb poem. Nothing to add, its perfect.

      - Hari

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Glad that you liked it. Audrey, thanks for your kind visit and for such generous comments also.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      I think often about the stories we each carry inside us. Thank you for this poem this morning. Made me pause and think

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Nithya, glad that you liked this poem. Thanks for appreciating it and for such generous comments.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem with deep meaning, enjoyed reading. Being aware and living life to the fullest is the best way to tread the path on earth.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Hi Chitrangadasharan ! Loved to read your kind comments. You are right that everyone is in a hurry. Sometimes when you have smile on your face and you whisper some pleasant words, guys around you open their hearts to you. Then we have a wonderful glimpse into their unique world. So many inner worlds in this outer single world ! This is an exciting thing about all of us. In a way, we all are unique and not a common lot as is generally assumed. Thanks for reading, appreciating and voting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Lovely poem with deep thoughts! It kind of says, Let us pause and think.

      But everyone is in a hurry with no time to think.

      Nice expressions with some food for thought. Voted up and thanks!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Hello Offornagoro King, welcome to hub pages. Thanks for reading and presenting such nice comments. I wish you all success here on hub pages.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Kevin, I love your comments ; these reflect truly why I wonder about this whole existence. It so occurs to me some times that we're overly obsessed of ourselves , and ignore the pulsating lives all around. To feel affinity and rhythm of whole consciousness in nature rejoices the heart, mind and soul. You touched the nerve of this poem. Thanks for all sharing and voting.

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      offornagoro pius 

      6 years ago from live in Nigeria

      Awww examiner I will really write one that you will vote and share and tweet but very beautiful harish keep it up

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      The Examiner-1 

      6 years ago

      What a poem Harish, what words, what meaning. It is so true about life since at times we do not know whether we are awake or dreaming. I voted it up, shared and Tweeted it.


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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Namaste Theresa. I'm delighted that you liked this poem. The nature has endowed us with so many emotions, but the most powerful among them is love. Sadly, the present world is throbbing with feelings of malice and hatred, and everywhere we witness one or the other kind of turmoil. I seek love amid the chaos and hence these words. Thanks for reading and appreciating this hub. Wish you all happiness and peace !

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good Day Harish. I like your poem. I like its thoughtfulness and questions and wonderings about how life and man are, and about how they could and should be. Good work. Blessings. Theresa

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Dear Venkatachari , there is outer light of the Sun that gives color to things of the world and enable us to see and enjoy these. Sans light, nothing exists except sheer darkness. But what about the inner light that eludes me and keep my mind puzzled. I crave for that buxom damsel who plays hide and seek with me ! I love your heartfelt comments and feel such an intimate affinity. Thanks for reading, commenting, voting and all sharing.

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      Venkatachari M 

      6 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Hi, this is wonderful and awesome with full of meaning and reality. I am enchanted at this great poetry. Very well written in such beautiful words and rhythm.

      Voted up and awesome and sharing on G+

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Dear brother manatita, it's great to feel the wonderful existence of a fellow being as we feel that of ourselves and celebrate the whole consciousness with all love and honor. You are that "kasturi" ( gemstone)the fragrance of which spreads in all directions and attracts all. You know well why such stuff arises in our minds. Thanks for reading and appreciating this hub. Peace to you and all.

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      6 years ago from london

      Yes, Bro. It's great to walk and live with a dignified gait. God bless you for this. Nice poem. Om Shanti!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      John, it happens some times that we find ourselves in conversation with strangers. Though we get to know a little bit of them at that brief period, most of theirs and also ours world remain hidden. This is a mysterious world known to each one of us and very peculiar to each one of us. Just to think about it is amazing, yet how ridiculous it is to suffer from low self -esteem, weaken our hold on life, and create chaos in our life over trivia. You have been a strong supporter all along. I appreciate your generous comments. Thank you very much.

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      John Hansen 

      6 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Wonderful poem Harish, we don't know what anyone is thinking or what their ife is like. We pass them in the street wondering...and maybe they wonder the same about us. We go about our busy lies more concerned with our own life than anyone elses. It would be good if we could all share our joy.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      In the crowd, everyone is alone and engrossed in his own world. When I watch people hurrying past me, I tend to think what would be their different worlds with their ups and downs. There is something that make us uncommon despite looking as common. You are right ; we must celebrate that mutual joy. Jamie, thanks for appreciating this stuff.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Let us show them our joy! Thank you for this poem. We don't realize the wisdom walking amongst us. Jamie

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      A great illusion is not what magicians show us, it is the one that we ourselves have imposed on us, Otherwise what is the rationale behind giving up / taking away life over petty issues ? Eric, I'm pleased that you liked this hub. Thanks for all appreciation.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is a very enjoyable read. It gives one great pause for contemplation. I wonder just how much of my world is only my perception, especially others.


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