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Updated on February 12, 2020
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.

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Follies


How curious that I understand now

What I didn't know when I was inside my skin,

Like a tossing leaf on the ground, I spent my life,

I didn't feel the pleasure of holding the ground firm.


As a rock does, and even an insect is adept at,

Can an actor ever appreciate his own performance ?

Throbbing though with abundant elan and verve,

It is only the audience that tastes the spell of curves.


And the arrows of sweet expressions and killing tones,

I am gone but you don't feel guilty that fate uplifted me,

And sent to the world that is a place where souls merge.

Or can it be called as a place, only I know and can't tell you.


It is I only who owed my killing and I myself made it happen,

I caused my sudden lapse from this world of flesh and mind,

To my grave, people and you come and place redolent flowers,

And express grief and sadness over my passing away so early.


How could I tell you that not only can I gauge my digressions,

I can also penetrate your mind and soul and wander all space,

Did you realize that I just kissed you and made love to your soul ?

The wild touches I gave to you without having hands and the skin.


I tell you that when we are across the ocean and find us alone.

We can see the waves in everyone's heart and mind like a mirror,

Strange that you are so scared of death, ghosts and darkness,

Believe me that things nocturnal are not as intimidating at all.


All fear, suspense and cravings belong to the living world only,

This world is not dreary and how wonder we walk without feet.

We need no tongue when we want to speak and no mind to think,

One thing happened is that now the sun is settled in my soul perfect.


And I can talk to you if you dare come out of your shell sometimes,

You would then know that all follies and blunders we make in life,

All that is seen, echoed and heard loud when one enters the earth !


© Harish Mamgain


















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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      5 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Risa, I'm so glad that you came by and read this hub. Thanks for appreciating it and presenting such nice comments. Wishing you all good and happiness !

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      Marisa K. Rouse 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is amazing! You have a way of bringing others into your world with words and imagery. Beautiful as always!

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      Harish Mamgain 

      5 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Audrey Hunt,the Nightingale who sings songs sweetly and makes other also do so. I'm extremely pleased with your visit to this hub and delighted that you relished the poem that much.

      Since English is my second language, I make it a habit to seek new words out and use these while writing something. In this way, it becomes easy to retain the word in memory like a friend.

      You are too generous and kind in your praise. I sincerely appreciate your beautiful comments here. Thanks for reading, voting and sharing. Kind regards to you.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Amazing, thought-provoking journey for the reader. A trip into the after-life. Your line, "Did you realize that I just kissed you and made love to your soul?" So powerful, yet gentle. I love this poem.

      I learned a new word from you - "redolent." I researched the meaning, then practiced using redolent in a sentence. :) Thank you for adding to my vocabulary.

      You are a talented poet. Voted up and sharing. Enjoy your day. - Audrey

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      Harish Mamgain 

      5 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So glad am I to have received appreciation from you. Audrey, thanks for your generous words.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      beautifully done! I like where you took this!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Thanks, Eiddwen for your kind visit to this hub and appreciating the poem and offering such generous and kind comments. I sincerely value your words as you are such a wonderful poet. Wishing you all happy and wonderful moments !

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      One thing happened is that now the sun is settled in my soul perfect,

      And I can talk to you if you dare come out of your shell sometimes,

      You would then know that all follies and blunders we make in life,

      All that is seen, echoed and heard loud when one enters the earth !

      Beautiful words. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful day.,

      Eddy.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I love your second visit to this hub and appreciate your words with all my heart. Thank you very much, Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      had to come back and check this out love it all over again

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Great to see your comments on this hub. Sarika, you are right we must make most of our moments on earth and enjoy the fantastic throbbing of our hearts and spectacular movement of breaths. Thanks for appreciating the poem and presenting such insightful comments.

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      Sarika Jain 

      6 years ago from India

      Very Nice! I was attracted by the title of your poem and you have beautifully laid down ur thoughts on afterlife . Its sad when we are alive on earth, we do not fully live and express our love for others. Only when soul frees itself from body and mind, it becomes pure love again...Thank u Harishprasad for sharing.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I'm so glad that you liked this poem. Dana, thanks for reading, appreciating, vote and share. I appreciate your constant support & encouragement. Thank you.

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      Dana Tate 

      6 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Wow! Harishprased This was an amazing piece of work. Creative and poetically written I loved it. Voted up and shared!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Thank you very much, ChitrangdaSharan for your kind visit to this hub. I'm glad that you liked this poem and presented such elaborate and generous comments. It was a wonderful game of creating poems and I enjoyed it greatly. Thanks also for voting, constant support and sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful poem with deep meanings!

      It needs courage and deep understanding to take a cue from another great poet and carry on another wonderful composition. And you did this beautifully.

      My deep sense of appreciation for both of you. Voted up and shared!

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Thanks, Nell for your visit to this hub. I'm glad that you liked this poem. Thanks also for appreciating it and your kind comments.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, what an amazing poem! You took the story further, and the way you explained this was marvelous! Wonderful! voted up and shared! nell

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Maria, I'm glad that this poem attracted you. Frank and Ruby are great poets and I love to read their works and also learn a lot. Thanks for your visit, appreciating the poem that much and presenting such kind and generous comments. You being an excellent writer, your words are very precious to me. Thank you very much for your affectionate support.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Harishprasad,

      I enjoy these writing challenges, already familiar with Frank and Ruby's powerful writing styles.

      However, I am blown away by reading your work on its own footing. Your writing is chilling and comforting simultaneously, definitely falling into the "powerful" category.

      "Did you realize that I just kissed you and made love with your soul ?"

      That is an amazing line and a beautiful thought. Voted UP & UABI.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Rochelle, thanks for stopping by, reading and appreciating this poem.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Rym, you are such a fantastic poet ! I 'm glad that you liked this poem. Thanks for appreciating it and your lovely comments.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Jamie, I sincerely value your words. Thanks for your visit, appreciating the poem and presenting such kind comments.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      6 years ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Wow ! Profound and very creative. Well done!

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      Ryem 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      I love your creativity in this poem. Your words take the reader on a very beautiful journey between love, life, and death. Voted up and sharing!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done, written and presented and all of it. The whole package is such a joy to read, thank you. Jamie

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Gypsey, you are such a wonderful poet ! I'm glad you read this poem and liked it. You are right, love never dies. Thanks for your visit, appreciation and offer of such kind comments.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Intense and so very real. We are never alone those gone are still with us always.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Frank, I tried to play a game manufactured by you and your visit to see the manner of my game convinces me that I am also in and part of the game. I am greatly delighted by your presence on this hub. Thanks for your visit, appreciating the poem and your generous and very kind comments.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Im so sorry I missed this wonderful piece.. each line a step of its own.. I love this line : We can see the waves in everyone's heart and mind like a mirror,

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So delighted am I to receive your feedback on this hub ! Nellieanna, I read Ruby's poem and got a rough idea of this wonderful game. Being not aware of all rules of the game, I coined this poem and went beyond the limit of lines fixed for writing poems by Frank. I don't know whether he would deem it fit for inclusion in this wonderful game. I have mentioned the relevant links on my hub. I am really grateful for your kind and very generous words in appreciating this poem. Thanks for your visit, appreciation and kind comments.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      6 years ago from TEXAS

      Harish, I've not participated in that game, but your treatment of Ruby's poem which is part of it, is certainly well-thought-out and interesting. You've obviously embellished greatly with your own perspective of and insight into the subject-matter.

      You are both amazing poets and thinkers, so I'll need to delve into her poem (and yours) further to fully digest and appreciate this networking, but I do admire your willingness to do your part!

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Thanks, John. I have put the original link on my hub. I've also conveyed my hub link to Frank.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Nithya, thanks for your visit, appreciating the poem and such kind and generous comments.

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      John Hansen 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey Harishprasad, I didn't realise this was part of Frank's challenge 'Spirits Sat as Mourners'...now it is all the more clear. You need to put a link on your hub to his original hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Intense and deep, well expressed. Great poem.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Travmaj, it was a kind of game of writing poems on a same theme. I followed a poem written by always exploring and wrote this poem. Being not aware of all rules of the game, I broke a rule of limiting poem to ten lines only, as fixed by poet Frank Atanacio, though sticking to the relevant theme. Thanks for your visit and presenting such kind and generous comments.

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      travmaj 

      6 years ago from australia

      You have a wonderful way with words -quite beautiful and made me ponder on the subject. Thank you

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      When I imagined this poem, at first I thought it would be too philosophical to put it onto the paper. However, considering the theme of darkness, graveyard and passage of a beloved, I decided to proceed with it. Linda, I'm glad that you deemed it as appropriate and interesting. Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Kevin, I'm glad that this poem interested you. Since you are part of the wonderful game of coining poems on this particular theme, your presence cheered me. Thanks for your kind words, appreciation of the poem and vote up.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Faith, I always love your presence on my hub. Thanks for your visit, appreciation of the poem and kind comments.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is beautiful, Harishprasad! I love the way in which you've interpreted the theme. Your poem is thought provoking as well as interesting.

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      The Examiner-1 

      6 years ago

      You took the words and wrote them in a beautiful order Harishparasad. It is something which is definitely true and we all must accept. Voted up and pinned.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Beautifully written and thought-provoking piece.

      Up and more and away

      Blessings always

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Ruby, I'm delighted to receive your feedback and glad that you liked this version. It is my pleasure to have offered an opportunity to play such a wonderful game of creating poems. Thanks for your visit, appreciation of the poem and your kind and insightful comments.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Harishprasad, this is beautiful. You went into a totally new direction. You gave her a voice after death. We really never know another's heart, or why they may have chosen to live a lifestyle as she did. Well done! Tweeted..

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Man has always been fascinated by difficulty and subtlety. The people performing difficult and arduous tasks and things/subjects ethereal seem so interesting and gripping that we are ever crazy about them. John, I am happy that you found this hub in tandem with the relevant theme. Thanks for your visit, appreciating the poem and presenting such kind comments.

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      John Hansen 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful hub Harishprasad. I read always exploring's poem, but didn't realise it was a challenge. The subject is something we all contemplate but may not talk about often. I read another hub about a similar theme earlier, so it seems very topical at the moment, love and death and the afterlife. Well written, voted up.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I'm happy that you liked this stuff. Eric, some wonderful poets started a game by creating poems on a similar theme. Initially, I was not aware of it but reading a poem written by always exploring, I learnt about this wonderful game and plunged into it. And yes, who doesn't love life and wife and kids ? Afraid of them ! We're on the same boat. Love is such a great thing, we should think love, read love, speak love, dream love and what not.... despite everything else....thank you, my friend for your kind visit.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Fantastic my friend, I cannot even say that I fear the unknown. I think I fear my wife the most -- or maybe my children, because I love them the most. I love life but,,, as you eloquently lay out here.......

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Devika, I'm so glad that the first comment came from you who encourages me so much. This poem is in consequence of a suggestion made by a wonderful poet, Always Exploring. I was tempted to play the game. Since Kevin and Always portrayed the points of view of young man, I concentrated my words on the deceased damsel. Thanks for your visit, appreciating the poem and your kind comments.

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I don't like walking through graveyards there is just something about it that I don't like that makes not to go pass there. Great fearless words here.

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