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We Are Led To See

Updated on March 26, 2016

We are led to See

Awakening demands sleep,

Sleep demands awakening,

They say all color is light,

And dark is sans all color.

Are we all gloomy and dark ?

We need insight and love,

The ocean of darkness is real,

Such strange are its shores.

We run away from the reality,

It scares us, it intimidates us,

And we borrow minds to think,

Eyes to see and souls to stay.

Why are we enamored of light ?

Reality can appear as different,

Something hopeful, very bright,

Maybe colorful than all colors.

We never care to see and think,

And fail to perceive peril ahead,

We miss the most real thing,

Our minds should open more.

Our hearts should bend more,

Our eyes need a sharp focus,

To dive deep to lose or to find,

This existential whole mystery.

This nakedness and stupidity,

The reach of this endless crust.

Maybe we have to crucify us all,

Wipe the slate off, clear the mind.

Leave all paths and choose ours,

We grab crumbs and are floored,

We don't see but are led to see,

Where is beauty ? Where is bliss ?


We Leave out so Much

Thousands of eyes we meet daily,

How fast we forget most of them,

Our eyes gather a few glances,

An ocean of grandeur ignored.

Is beauty a handful of damsels ?

Sizzling sounds, intense gestures !

Lying in a solitary corner of mind,

To relish for a few hours or days.

Dump deep in a garbage of past,

Not to raise the voices ever again,

Many guys or faces for us to read,

A vast treasure to look and savor.

We wonder how they reach us,

We fall for them a few moments,

Soon drop dead as dry leaves,

And run fast like wheels past us.

Our minds sweep them all away,

In the light, things are awesome,

Or the light is beauty, who cares ?

We die for things that are hidden.

Deep beneath under a dark veil,

We like to peep into the future,

We tend to spurn the darkness,

She is tranquil,serene and calm.

And beyond our mind and heart,

We don't want to go to her lap,

Love so waves in her bosom,

She is soft and have all glamour.

Our living makes death dreary,

Why do we so clamor for light?

Why this madness for heaven ?

This division of good and bad ?

Isn't night as beautiful as a day ?

We wander in the wilderness,

Pass on the tempting thoughts,

Falling assumptions, dry dreams.

Is music not a trained noise ?

Or noise- music gone berserk,

We search into this magic web,

All bliss, beauty and pleasure.


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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very nicely done. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Although quite scared of the dark as a child, now one of my favorite things to do is walk in wilderness on the darkest of nights without light. Must be an age thing.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      So nice of you to appreciate this stuff. In fact, I got this idea when I looked at trees bathed in shady light and darkness and they all looked so lovely and I felt all peace. You love dark nights , I think we all cherish walking in darkness. It instills peace and calmness into our minds. Thank you , Eric for your kind comment and appreciation.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Very true we do not see, we are led to see. Great write.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Vellur for coming by and commenting so nicely on this hub. Much peace.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Where Is Beauty And Bliss a lovely poem often are led to believe as well.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Sometimes I feel that we are overburdened with excessive loads of inherited experience, knowledge,perception,ideas of this world. There are moments when we rise above these all. At that time, a kind of untold bliss and freedom enters into our whole existence. You are right that we are also led to believe. So nice of you to have appreciated this piece and offered your kind comment. Devika, thanks a lot and all peace.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant poetry and voted up for sure.

      Here's to so many more to come from you.

      Enjoy your day.


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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      When you visit my hubs, I am greatly inspired by your very presence. Though the real owner of pleasure and bliss is Eternity, I wonder if we can have a little bit glimpse of her splendor ever in our lifetime ! Am grateful for your constant support and appreciation. All happiness and peace.

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Harishprasad I loved this poem. I feel our busy lives, our goal for more material things, and just basic survival has robbed us of our joy and blinded us to the true purpose and meaning of life. I always say it's not what you know, but what you understand that brings change. For "example" For generations people ask the same question. " Why is there so much misery in the world " we all know the answer: Greed, Selfishness, and a lack of Unity." The world would be such a beautiful and peaceful place if we understood that when we work against each other we are really working against ourselves. I believe that the universe is aligned in a way to flow in a certain order and just like a body if a limb is broken the rest of the body won't operate correctly... I hope I don't sound too crazy! But I think differently than most people, some even call me weird! Ha- Ha! voted up!

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Dana, you are such a kind soul and I am delighted in my heart to have found you through your lovely poems. The feedback you have given is really very insightful and corroborated the point raised in this poem. I agree that we all should live in harmony and cordially and the One Absolute also wants us to rise up to that level. You don't sound incorrect even a bit, rather your ideas are a kind of blessing. I loved and enjoyed reading your comments. Thanks a lot for such sweet comments and appreciating my hub. Wish you all happiness and much peace.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I agree, we must expand our minds and open our hearts to see. Often, our shortsighted view of life keeps us from seeing the beauty beyond the first impression. Your words are rich with meaning and inspiring.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      I am so glad you liked this piece and offered kind words of appreciation. I had read somewhere that beauty is skin deep. I am of the view that every being and everything in this world is throbbing with beauty and splendor. The only thing is that we have to penetrate deep into all whatever/whoever we come across. teaches 12345, thanks for your nice visit to this hub. Every time you encourage me so much. Much happiness and all peace.

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      Wonderful! So many people that miss all the best things in life, because they don't see. I think this is a clever and thoughtful poem.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Kerlund74, you are so right. Our perceptions of anything/anybody are really very crucial and are the real makers or disasters in our lives. History is abuzz with instances that people of wisdom discerned the evils in some conservative practices with their perceptions/insights and enlightened the common masses. Our eyes are the first to catch something that our brain bakes off properly and gives rise to our perceptions. These perceptions wrong or right shape our course of living. Thanks for appreciating the poem and commenting so nicely. All peace and happiness.:-)

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      Hari Prasad S 14 months ago from Bangalore


      what it all takes, is questioning,

      Fear'n'guilt, blinds, every being,

      In understanding, truth of existence.

      - hari

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      Harish Mamgain 14 months ago from India

      Thanks Hari. Free thinking is rewarding, prejudices make us rigid and biased. I appreciate you for reading the hub and for putting up such nice comments.

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