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A Blind Race

Updated on March 7, 2018
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.


A Blind Race

Clueless and riddled, I sometimes ponder,

My desires have taken a shape of a storm,

And like a reckless river, I know no bounds,

Though I trudge along, the path is not mine.

How I run so mad after this alluring world,

And conform ways to stay in the blind race,

I flock to the wind and leave my door behind,

Stormed by dazzling ocean of vagrant waves.

Charmed by the sweet dreams, I wander places,

Not knowing which bough to sit, which way to fly ?

I tread paths, dragged by the messmerizing eyes,

Drawn to the magic of wily world, I 've lost my way.

Could I be able to find own way and redeem me ?

Heart was mine but the beating has betrayed me ,

Mind was mine but the thinking has choked me,

The charms of the world have sedated my mind.

Caged in a hypnotic fatal sight, I could not escape,

Entangled in a web woven by me, I could not return,

Eyes have forgotten the track, which was once mine,

I still know what love is , but the passions 've left me.

I can talk for hours, but the words are not my words ,

What a wonder I sleep, but the dreams are not mine,

I revel in all my feats, but success is not my success,

Though I take my breathing, but the living is not mine.

Stung by the snares and smiles, I follow what they say,

Though mirror is the same, but I don't see my own face,

Mad of voices, strangled by tones, my steps deceive me ,

I've obscured myself by a lithe veil, my soul has left me.

© Harish Mamgain

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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      5 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Anan, so nice of you to have stopped by, read the poem, appreciated it and offered such kind comments. Thank you very much.

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      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      powerful indeed, magnificent at its core!

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Eiddwen, the more I delve into myself, the more I become convinced that whatever significant, substantial and blissful we crave for is within us. The world looks brilliant or dull due to our own perceptions of it. So kind of you to have visited this hub and appreciated so nicely. Thank you.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      A great hub which I thoroughly enjoyed .

      Thanks for sharing and voted up.


    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      In order to live happily, we must learn to love ourselves first. Unless our heart is not filled with affection, how can we measure the love glowing in the eyes of others ? How many times since our childhood have we heard words like " be like him/her , so & so ". But, there is greater dignity in being ourselves. So our motto must always be " be ourselves ". Alexander, so kind of you to have visited this hub and commented so insightfully. Thank you very much.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      sad reflections! but, it made so much meaning to me.

      I have learnt to be myself no matter what. I don't follow the crowd that's why I made rules for myself. LOL.

      Rediscover yourself and make a new way; forget the people in the world and what they say. live your own life...

      good one!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Your comments are so appropriate, nighthag. We are so desperate to run after so many things at the expense of ignoring our own capabilities, strength, charm and grace. To forget ourselves so blatantly is a real tregedy ! Thanks for appreciating and your kind comments.

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      K.A.E Grove 

      6 years ago from Australia

      ah this world so filled with carbon cut outs that it is hard to know the sound of your own voice,

      a though provoking write, so very well done :)

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      ChitrangdaSharan, it is a pity that most of us flock to the successful and remarkable persons so madly and want to copy them. However, if we go deep into their life-struggles ,we find that whatever fame and excellence they achieved, it was all colored with their own peculiar traits and not because they copied somebody else wholly. So kind of you to have visited this hub and commented so nicely. Thanks. All peace. :-)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      You are so good at expressing yourself in few words! The message is clear, Be yourself and be content and happy about it.

      Very well done!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I like such a fantastic and positive feedback from a deep and an awesome thinker like you. I agree there is great beauty in accepting oneself with all grace and abundance. To excel within the inherent strengths and capabilities of one's own and remain positive throughout life is really to live rich and full. Devika, I'm all for your brilliant attitude and outlook of life. Thank you for appreciating the poem and commenting so beautifully. All peace. :-)

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like who i am and would not change anything about me those who feel the opposite I feel for them. Your powerful words struck a cord it is so true and valuable to know be yourself is the most important in life.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      How truly you have commented on this hub, John. Jealousy, envy, malice, agitation of mind, self-pity, inferiority complex etc. are such traits that remaining slaves to them kills our fantastic urge to live happily and flourish vigorously. When we're our own self, we are in a better position to excel ourselves and also appreciate others. Such questions relating to our life and this human existence often arise in my mind and I try to find answers. This tiny poem is the result of that quest. Thank you for appreciating it and commenting so insightfully. All peace and happiness. :-)

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Glad you liked it. Eric, I often think how poorly we think of ourselves comparing with all the glittering wealth and sagas of successful people all around. Instead of delving deep into the recesses of our own mind and heart and assessing our own traits & capabilities, we plunge into the mad rat race blindly. Thank you for appreciating and commenting on this poem. All peace. :-)

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      John Hansen 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poem Harishprasad. It is easy to get lost in the world and all it offers. We can become like clones and be lead by the masses trying to compete and just getting lost in the crowd. It's easy to lose our identity and our uniqueness, but we have to fight to find it and be ourselves. Be different and proud of it. It is the unique people who stand out and make a difference to the world. Voted up.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      That beauty of not being. Excellent.


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