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Updated on February 14, 2020
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.



Everyone wanted to be a better being

Like them, I too plunged into the world

In the beginning, all went like a play

I acted as good as far as I could

Guys were happy to see my actions

They all laughed along when I laughed

And took care of me in each possible way

I wandered in the world more and more

And saw guys discarding self one by one

They had replaced their minds and hearts

And their eyes, ears and their legs too

They were happy to use the vague minds

And moved with a set of twisted legs

They loved one another with curious hearts

And they used to scoff at all natural ways

Their appetite now knew no more bounds

I too wavered and toed their path onward

And also began acting as they used to do

This continued for days, months, and years

But one day I suffocated and revolted hard

I dismantled the fakeness imposed on me

Now I was again my old self and free

With a strange look, all surrounded me

And wondered why I walked different

Why I looked around with razor eyes

And why I acted the way unlike them

How I laughed when all looked grim

And how the hell I made love at all

With such an intense heart of mine

I felt like an alien descended on earth

While I celebrated my freedom regain

With all happines, gusto, and love

The guys in the world mocked at me

And wondered why I turned insane

The more they stared, the more I laughed

© Harish Mamgain



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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Glad you enjoyed reading the hub. Eric, it was a stray thought how everthing alters for us to fit in the different social set-ups. Sure, it was fun to pen such crazy thought. Thanks for your kind visit and nice comments.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      So fun and interesting. I really enjoyed it.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Ruby, you are right , what a precious gift we have received in the form of this life ! Every person is endowed with some inherent talent, and one should try to harness it rather than copying others. I love your kind presence on this hub. Thanks for prsenting such lovely comments.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      John, you have been always so generous in encouraging me and offering your comments as well. I'm grateful to you for your kind visit to this hub and for such nice comments. Thank you very much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So many times people forget what God has given them and they try to conform with the world. A great message Hari. I love the picture of the palm tree...

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Gondwana Land

      What a great poem, Harish. A good message that we should be happy with what God gives us and make the best use of what we have rather than try to be like and please others. Good job.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Venkatachari M , you have commented so appropriately here. Yes, in this mad rush of reaching somewhere, we 've lost the beautiful simple track of living. Our life has become so complicated that we've hardly any time left for relishing day to day happenings around us. I wanted to say it all, but there is no other better way than to saying it through poetry. Thanks for visiting this hub and presnting such kind comments.

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      Venkatachari M 

      4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A wonderful poem, Harish. It's a good take on the people and their artificial lifestyles. Enjoyed it very much. Your reply to Vasantha is also a great explanation of the theme of this poem.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Vasantha, a stray thought arose in me about folk songs.You know all folk songs are so simple. Did those guys need a dictionery to coin a song. No, all they needed was their day to day routine talk ; yet they were able to churn out the soulful songs. This prose poem is a kind of dedication to those very affable guys. Thanks for your kind visit and presenting your view about this hub.

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      vasantha T k 

      4 years ago

      Interesting poem!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Keith, I 'm really sorry for the inconveience caused to you. I 've made a correction . Thanks for pointing out the mistake.

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      Keith Abt 

      4 years ago from The Garden State

      Why is this posted under "Comics & Graphic Novels?"


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