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Opting away from freedom

Updated on November 14, 2016
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Opting away from freedom



At the cross road, i retreat back,

options have arrested, my trek.


But then, by being stagnant,

I am at a breaking point.


Having taken unfamiliar paths,

With all its warmth and wrath.


Every route I chose,

Brought, a sense of joy and rejoice.


But now, magnificent past, has no presence,

Though, i derived a lot of experience.


Having choices, is a freedom one cherishes,

Yet, this freedom, I wish, could perish.

© 2016 Hari Prasad S

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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks tamara for your appreciation. Yes. So many times it is too overwhelming to choose from the choices. It makes us feel caged within it.

      - hari

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Too many choices can be overwhelming for me. Lovely poem, Hari.

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      Hari Prasad S 8 months ago from Bangalore

      Yes demas. Thanks for visiting and liking.

      - hari

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      Demas W Jasper 8 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Pondering points as in "Turning Points" which you commented on. Thanks.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Shyron,

      Thank you for visiting, yes, you are right, we will have to choose one of the options ultimately and get going with life with same zeal.

      Awesome lines from you.

      - hari

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Hari, beautiful hub

      To have the freedom to choose

      When we are at a crossroads

      And not afraid to lose

      Because we know that whichever

      It is the only one we choose

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      Blessings friend Hari

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you vishnu sir for visiting and yes its is a suffering. The happiest people are those who have very few options.

      - hari

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      Vishnu 14 months ago

      Option to choose is actually suffering.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Eric, you have stated what was in my mind, that the last chioice one wishes is not having choices:-). That's the ultimate freedom.

      - hari

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      Eric Dierker 14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great job. One of the hardest lessons I have learned is that not making a choice is in fact a choice. From kindergarten up every hour contains choices. One time I slowed down and tried to only make right choices all day long -- I failed miserably.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Sheeja joseph, I thank you for visiting my hub and your appreciation. Yes, very true what you said. Freedom is exactly what you ask for.

      - hari

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Nellieanna, your reviews are more interesting than my poems. Love them. Thanks for being a fantastic reader. Take care. Thanks for your visit.

      - hari

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      Sheez J 14 months ago

      Aswum lines...wonderful meaning... Freedom is what everyone needs..no one likes to be bound in the trap of what others say..we always love our freedom...if only and if its more the good and positive move

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      Nellieanna Hay 14 months ago from TEXAS

      As you say here, “options have arrested my trek”. Perhaps the burden of freedom is choice. We forget that we’re making choices constantly as we move along our life’s path. But one is fully aware of a choice such as your poem and the 4-way crossroads bring, which does seem heavy. The major choices and the freedom to make them are heavy, indeed.

      And, ah! yes. One makes one’s choices and, though they may be pleasant, they do not abide long, because LIFE itself is change. We must keep making new ones, or we do perish, ourselves.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks usha madam. True what you said.

      - hari

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      usha r 14 months ago from Bangalore India

      Beautifully expressed. Most of us wish always to belong, to be appreciated, akin. Any body but freedom.

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you ruby for visiting. Yes there is a cost one must pay for freedom.

      - hari

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      We all come to a crossroad in our travel through life. We always choose freedom but at a cost sometimes. Thoughtful poetry...

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      Indeed, Yoga/Spirituality is balance; equipoise; harmony ... oneness. Sai Ram!

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Oh wow! Manatita. Thanks so much for those words of wisdom. Freedom is not always about having a free choice / free will. To remain in and retain, a composed state of mind is, i feel, the real freedom.

      - hari

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      manatita44 14 months ago from london

      Sri Chinmoy has a poem/song in keeping with your lovely work and message. Someone asked me what it meant. For me it is so obvious! Here it is:

      " Give me no freedom,

      Give me no freedom.

      If you really Love me,

      Then give me no freedom.

      Even for a fleeting moment."- Sri Chinmoy. It is addressed to God, of course.

      Always a joy to share your ideas. In some ways, you are trying to serve, like me. Glory be!

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you whonunuwho.

      - hari

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      whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

      Very well done my friend. Many blessings. whonu