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Poetry: Illusion

Updated on November 4, 2011
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I was angry teenager. And I spewed my anger on the pages of my daily journal. But I was not always angry I also blazed with love. Sometimes I was in equanimity. My journal entries are the foundations of my many stories and poems. Unfortunately I burned by diary years ago when I was apprehended by anger.

This is one of my earliest epigrams, but it has gone under uncountable modifications that I do not remember what were the original lines. All I remember is I had worked on the idea about Maya, the Hindu word for illusion. Or perhaps she was called Maya. I do not remember, it happened long-long time ago.

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I toss. I turn

And I sag

With the clout you have over me,

Perforation getting bigger

Why I live, when living is feeble

In this world glutted with people!

Cavernous past. Hollow future

And murky present engulfs my being

Cut off, I'm

Unconscious, I cry

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Setting sun and the dark night

Kindle melancholia and dejection

I toss. I turn

All through the nights

demented am I?

It's your love, I know

Plunged into the depth

Drowning,

Beating hands restlessly towards the shore.

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You are there faceless

I spot your silhouette

I’m seething here

An abyss between us

The crescent moon,

Night glittering with stars and fireflies,

Your reality outgrowing

Suddenly,

Eddy erupts

In the veins of my life

And I remember

You were named Maya

Mother of all illusions

You keep all the beings

Apprehended in the world of delusion

You are gone

You do not exist

Neither do I

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    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Vellur, thanks for reading and sharing on social media.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Loved this one, voted up. Beautifully expressed.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're welcome, Vinaya. My pleasure!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Hello sheila, you are a wonderful reader and commentator.

      Regards.

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      sheilanewton 

      6 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Just had to vote up AND across on this gorgeous hub. your writing is awesome. Your poetry's language is pristine.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Hello PDX, thanks for coming back.

      have a nice day.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're quite welcome!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      PDX, thanks for your appreciation.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      well done, my friend. I enjoy your style.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      pennyofheaven, thanks for your appreciation.

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      pennyofheaven 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Awesome!! I love your poetic voice. Deep and meaningful.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      @rajan

      @aacaetnna

      Thanks for your appreciation.

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      A great poem, so full of emotion. We are an illusion, each and every one of us and we create our own illusions in life. I love your pictures too, simply stunning. Awesome work Vinaya.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Everything that we see is Maya, an illusion. Something we only escape from, when we leave.

      Beautifully expressed.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Rehana, we seem to have gone through same experience.

      Thanks for your comment

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      Rehana Stormme 

      6 years ago

      So much tension in this poem...brought out beautifully with few words. I enjoyed reading it. Incidentally, I also used to write a journal of different kinds of poetry - then one day when I was really angry and frustrated, I tore out the pages and burned them. So I totally understand how you feel. :)

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      @Sueswan

      @PDXKaraokeGuy

      Thanks for entering into the world of illusions.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Love your style, Vinaya. Good work!

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Vinaya,

      Profound and thought provoking.

      Voted up and awesome

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...now that's cool .... our brother Jimi ......

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Epi, actually I was inspired by the way you commented on your hubs. Thanks for your wonderful compliments.

      1:21 PM Kathmandu, listening to Voodoo Child by Jimmy Hendrix.

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ..smart move my friend with linking your fellow fans and hubbers here - that is truly the hubspirit - and it's all because you write so purely and freely - must say I love those pictures too - if the Hub had a hall of fame I'd induct you into it - right now - you've got the stuff that poetic dreams are made of - because it comes from your divine and noble heart.

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    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Frank I'm still awake because I was waiting for this beautiful comment.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      You stir all kinds of feelings with this poem.. fantastic my friend

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Movie Master, thanks for your generosity.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love the emotion in this poem Vinaya, voting up.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      @Chaya Parmessure, thanks for entering into the world of Maya.

      @thebluestar, this is one of the best compliments I have received.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      My dear friend. This is beautiful, caring, and oh so sad. In fact for me this is my favourite write from your pen. You had me twisted around your prose with so many emotions that I still am reeling from the effect. I am sharing this with my facebook buddies, and voted up AB x

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      Chaya Parmessur 

      6 years ago from FRANCE

      Beautiful! I have been reading a lot of old Indian scriptures about Maya and how nothing exists! Your poem captures it beautifully! Well done. Voted up!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile imageAUTHOR

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      @Radha, who knows better than you about Maya. No other than Krishna has explained it better.

      @marcoujor, grand scheme... wow that's a nice idea. Perhaps another poem.

      @ Dear Debby, of course pain is real for us but when we begin to understand transient life we can outlive pain.

      Thank you all for stopping by and writing great comments.

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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Dear Vinaya does it rhyme with Maya ~ What appears as illusion may or may not be so, for it is real when we live through the painful experiences. May there be peace. Debby

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Vinaya,

      Contemplative and insightful-- I shed my anger many years ago as well, I am sure we are better off in the grand scheme. Voted UP & AB, mar.

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      radhapriestess 

      6 years ago

      Great photos and a great description of how you felt. It helped you be how you are today. Is that maya or illusion? Time will tell.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Enjoyed this poem swirling with powerful emotions and loved the pictures. Voted up.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      This is a good poem Vinaya. Sometimes it is best to get it all out.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can feel the anger of long ago. Thought provoking indeed..Well done..

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This has a very strong ebb and flow. I think you may exist.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      An interesting poem and very thought provoking.

      Thank you for sharing the thoughts of your past

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Those last few sentences say it all so well...Maybe we are all just an Illusion of someone else's imagination. Wonderful Poem Vinaya, makes one Think.

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      frogyfish 

      6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Intriguing words and thought...and then your last line puts it together from the start: 'You do not exist, and neither do I.' Illusion, for real! Thanks for sharing...and welcome to HubPages!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      Wow! Wonderful rendition. You paint pictures with words. A great poem

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Maya yes. Is it all just an illusion? The pain is so real, the anger too. Tormented by a missing person, so frustrating. Things can only get better after this I hope. Another fine piece of writing Vinaya, gorgeous photos too. regards, snakeslane

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      jenubouka 

      6 years ago

      Very beautiful Vinaya

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      6 years ago

      "In this world glutted with people." How true!

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Vinaya,

      Greetings from MAKUSR. Angst clearly shows in your poem. That's something to do with age? Well done!

      Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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