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Poem: MIMES

Updated on October 30, 2015

They see the world through their own eyes,

Dividing things into black and white;

They know what looks like a day

Is a bright veil of gloomy night.

They show gestures and illustrate

What they think is wrong and what they hate;

And yet they refuse to utter a word

To protest against things untoward.

In an effort to live a risk-free life,

They die inside a thousand times;

Painted by mind yet muted by doubt,

Civilized citizens act like mimes.

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      Shubhro Sen 20 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thanks a ton.

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      John Hansen 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Good to have a poet of your caliber join HubPages. "Mimes" is my type of poem. Well done.

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      thank you.

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      sujaya venkatesh 21 months ago

      nice miming

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thanks.

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      Sakshi Davessar 21 months ago from Punjab, India

      Brilliant piece of work. The last two lines are simply amazing. Keep writing and keep succeeding. Stay blessed

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thank you.

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      Hari Prasad S 21 months ago from Bangalore

      Excellent shubro. I loved it. true to core. common people think struggle is a must cause they think others control them, which is so untrue, there thoughts inflict pain and are ignorant about it.

      - hari

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thanks Surabhi. Pleasure is all mine to read your masterpieces.

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      Surabhi Kaura 21 months ago

      Pleasure to know you, Shubhro. Nice to follow you back. Wonderful poetry. Darun lagche. Khoob bhalo, dada!

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thank you Manatita44.

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      manatita44 21 months ago from london

      Add two more lines. Make it a Sonnet. It is an incredibly beautiful message and quite pertinent, as well as deep. A brilliant piece!

      Welcome! You have come from the land of Tagore, Aurobindo, Ramakrishna and Sri Chinmoy.

      "Diye jai, diye jai

      Niye kichu nahi pai

      Tomar karuna da rai .....

      Shudhu suru

      Tomar karuna da rai ....

      Nahi kichu ai." - Sri Chinmoy. (My Bengali is a little shaky).

      "God's compassion, always gives to me.

      It never takes anything from me.

      Constant giving is it's game eternal.

      This giving, remains an eternal beginning,

      With no end." - Sri Chinmoy

      Lots of Love. Continue ...continue ...

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thank you Stella.

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      stella vadakin 21 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi and welcome to HubPages. I found your poem most interesting. Stella

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thanks Dana and Rachel.

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      Dana Tate 21 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      A truly remarkable poem. Thank you for sharing.

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for the follow. I appreciate it. Your poem is one that makes you think. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

      Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Shubhro Sen 21 months ago from Howrah, West Bengal , India

      Thanks @MsDora

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Welcome to HubPages! Your poem is a great commentary of our efforts to live within the norm. Well done! Looking forward to other classy submissions from you.