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Deception

Updated on June 14, 2017
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Harish Mamgain likes travelling , and is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.

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Mirrors

Whatever mirror one has, it reflects what appears before

it. We have different mirrors depending upon which place

we reside at, so we see different reflections of us. How

disgusting that we despise each other's mirrors and

different reflections ! We fight internecine wars over it and

kill one another. This is a very deplorable scenario all around.

This hub speaks about such different mirrors. Hope we learn

appreciating all these different mirrors and reflections.


Sinking into the abyss

My eyes don't see the near and far now,

They fail to see the guys so close and near,

My eyes betray me and follow the sly mind,

And my mind commands the dark blood.


I wonder how my eyes became so strange ,

Ways of pulsating heart do not excite me at all,

My eyes swept young leaves away and far,

I abhor alien songs and all different music.


My eyes don't want to hug spring's splendor,

All fragrance, bloom and beauty look locked,

My soul wears the attires what my mind says,

A giant of apathy grows blissfully in my heart.


My eyes stare and see all blankness in me,

and desires deceive them and spurn moves,

My blood knows not running in veins any more.

I keep on trampling upon all tender flowers.


I wade through ashes,and fires provoke me,

My own eyes mock at the tides in my sight,

A couple of eyes stare at my cold stony eyes,

My heart sinks deep into the depth of abyss.




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Deception

Deserted lanes do not scare me the least,

I see my own eyes, how different they look,

They've forsaken me and how I forgot to see !

I don't recognize my own range of deception.


Awake only to my own dreams and my world,

My eyes don't want to see the blazing homes,

Shattered hopes do not vacillate me any more,

Pleased at my stay, the distant shore scares me.


My eyes deceive the mirrors of desolate hearts,

Orphaned lives look no more than the dead leaves,

Falling down one by one with winds of wild rage,

I move past the dry tongues and gasping mouths.


Hungry sacs are cysts of existence in my eyes,

Deserted homes ripple not my soul, I move on,

My eyes have metamorphosed and duped me,

They do not see the seeing what they used to.


Every time they want to blink, they see all dark,

My mind brings up mirrors of its own so cleverly,

And my heart and soul are imprisoned so hard,

I see only my mind , the cynosure of my eyes !



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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So nice of you to have read and appreciated this poem. Suraj, paintings, sculpture and poems are such art forms that can be expressed either in explicit or implicit ( abstract ) way and can be equally relished by the viewers and readers. It felt nice that this poem interested you. Thank you. All peace. :-)

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      suraj punjabi 

      4 years ago from jakarta

      This is a beautiful poem. I don't generally read poems since I find it very hard to understand, but this one I could totally understand as you have put it in such simple words. Great hub!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Your appearance on my hub is really very inspiring and encouraging. You are right, the world is so mad and unpredictable and full of pulls and pressures of multiple hues. But it is you who have taught me to think of unthinkable and I strongly believe in that. Bill, thanks for appreciating and your nice comments. All peace.:-)

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Universal brotherhood...a beautiful concept! Can it be attained? I've seen no evidence of that in my lifetime...universal that is! I have seen great acts of brotherhood sprinkled about among the acts of vileness. Well my friend, we can always hope, can't we? I actually understood your poem and enjoyed it.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So nice of you to have stopped by and commented so sweetly on this hub. Thanks, Nithya and all happiness and peace. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, excellent write. Enjoyed reading.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So sweet of having received a great compliment from a wonderful craftsman ! Jamie, thank you very much for appreciating the poem. All happiness and peace. :-)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Delicious poetry, I ate up every word. Jamie

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Audrey, you are such an accomplished poet,to receive complements from you is like a treasure to me. Thanks for your kind visit and commenting so nicely. All peace. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Your picture drew me--I especially liked the first piece--but you have a real talent for pairing verse and pictures--nicely done

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I am glad you visited this hub and appreciated the poem this much. Thank you very much,teaches12345. All peace and happiness. :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      This is one of those poems that the more you read, the more you find deeper meanings within. Great work!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So kind of you that you liked this poem. Yes, you are right our mind is the real judge of what is right or wrong whatever our eyes confront. However, at times, our mind justifies even the evil, injustice, irrationality, destruction etc. instead of following goodness and brotherhood. It is that what pinches the most and cause of a great worry. Thanks, Nadine for comments and appreciation of the poem. Wish you all happiness and peace. :-)

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I did enjoy your poem, especially these words....My eyes have metamorphosed and follow the mind. Yes our eyes only sees what the mind can comprehend he.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So nice of you to have visited this hub and appreciated it. I'm glad you liked this poem. Thank you very much, Devika and all happiness and peace. :-)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I enjoy reading poetry and and understand a few this one got me thinking so much more about life itself. Beautifully described and thought of.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Many thanks again, my dear friend.Yes, we have all the potential to create a heaven on earth itself.

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      kerlund74 

      4 years ago from Sweden

      Thank you, a beautiful answer:) I think that humans could accomplish many wonderful things and even miracles if choosing to gather all energy and power we have to work together. Instead of hating and trying to hurt each other.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      kerlund74, what you discerned on the first read is the crux of this poem. I admire your psyche ; you being a very fine and sensitive writer touched the nerve of this poem. In Sanskrit language, there is a beautiful verse that says- " This is mine, that is thine, the vain guys indulge in such thinking, for the wise ones, the whole world is a family ". With this approach, we must embrace all without any discrimination and shun violence against the people alien to our ways of living, wardrobe, language, religion, color, thinking and so on. We must raise our voice against the atrocities committed against the humanity and relish in all-encompassing attitude toward one another. Thanks for appreciating the poem and your beautiful comments. Be cheerful always and all peace and happiness. :-).

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      kerlund74 

      4 years ago from Sweden

      I was not really sure about how to interpret your poem either. But I surely saw emptiness and something sad. After reading your "explanation" I see even more of that... A fantastic and strong poem!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Dana, you are such a sweet and wonderful person and your generosity is just awesome in your praise of me and my poetry. I also enjoy your poems with all my heart and soul. It feels so wonderful when a fellow poet offers such beautiful rosy comments. Thank you very much for your heartfelt comments and appreciation. Be cheerful always and have all peace and happiness. :-)

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Hello my dear poet. How I love your humanitarian spirit. We are the same in our feelings regarding cruelty in this world. I truly believe that if we don't stand for something we will fall for anything. Your passion and your strong sense of right and wrong is what makes your poetry unique. I love your heart, fire and passion please keep writing for I so enjoy your hubs... voted up!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      midget38, so nice of you to have stopped by and offered such a nice comment. Thanks for appreciating the poem. All peace ! :-)

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      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      We've acclimatized our eyes to that which we should not see that it has become the norm! Well-written indeed!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Glad for your appearance on this hub and for your appreciative comments. You are such a kindred soul and understand the sentiments so intensely whatever I have tried to express here. Thank you, Eric and much peace and happiness !

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Lee Lee, so nice of you to have visited this hub and commented so nicely. Our aloofness to the atrocities and discrimination is really blantant and we are still far from asserting our voice as One International Community. Thanks for your so valuable comments. Be cheerful and have all happiness and peace !

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Very interesting and filled with thought provoking images.

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      Schandee Decker 

      4 years ago from Granville, New York

      I have seen very little within my small hometown community. I only see what is on tv and often I'm grateful for how simple things really are here. I would love to see world peace one day but it's not very realistic. Your poem is beautiful and full of meaning. We all put blinders on and hope things will get better. It's really hard to accept the way things are in other places. So much violence and it only brings more violence.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So kind of you, John to have offered such a useful and insightful feedback on this hub. You are right this poem is pointed toward our sheer indifference and callousness toward fellow feeling, suffering, miserable plight and anarchy that is so strongly prevailing in the society. Also, the diversity in the world is not a thing to be detested but rather appreciated with all our mind and heart. When a section of humanity perpetrates atrocities against a different streak of it, my heart weeps for the tortured and exploited masses. How comes we become so immune to our finer sensibilities of our heart, mind and soul ! I loved your so worthy comments and yes, a poet can penetrate too far, unimaginable recesses of our psyche ! Thank you, my friend and all happiness and immense peace ! :-)

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I feel I must be more on your wavelength than the other commenters Harishprasad, probably because I am a fellow poet, but I understood your words immediately. How our eyes can become so accustomed to the things happening around us that we just treat it as normal. It no longer shocks us as it once would have. Our eyes become blinded by violence, sexual abuse, corruption etc. that we fail to be moved to take any action to stop it. We often felt our children were no longer shocked by the things we would have been as children due to violence in video games and movies theses days, but it is all around us. The news is full of it, and some people are surrounded by it in their daily existence. Great poetry, voted up.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      lupine, so nice of you to have kindly visited my hub and offered such a beautiful comment. It is my pleasure that this poem together with my comment enabled you to appreciate this piece in a better way. Yes, when we experience any poem in our own way, it instills in us a very pleasing sensation. I think, this is one way of savoring poems. Thank you for appreciating the hub. Have a cheerful way and all peace !

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      lupine 

      4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Harishprasad, I didn't fully understand your poem either, until after your comment..."how one would feel, injustice, torture, riots...etc. That can surely change your view of what your eyes can see, and how your mind interprets these events. Each of us who read it, will interpret it in our own way, depending on our own experiences. Very descriptive, thanks for sharing. May you have peace and happiness in your future.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      How one would feel injustice, torture, riots, exploitation and murder being committed before one's eyes and still keep mum. So, that may be one person, society, a tribe, a country and some persons bent on causing destabilization. In such a situation, a willingness and collusion is apparent in aggravating such callousness into our minds. With the duo of eyes and mind, I have tried to say all that through this poem. No worries, The Examiner-1, I too cannot decipher the concept of some poems, but then, arousing curiosity, wonder and awe is the real work of poems. To say something in clear words and to the point is prose. I think, we must relish our own unique experience that we go through reading poems. However, if we succeed in cracking it all, it gives an added pleasure. So nice of you to have read this piece and presented your sweet and curious comment. Thank you very much. Be cheerful and all peace !

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      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      This poem left me confused for I did not understand the concept. Then again, I did not learn to understand all poetry.

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