Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sanctuary

Afar, alone I may go on a whim-
To a mystical land, seen only in a dream.
Empty my head of all reason and a sad truth.
Who cares if someone calls me uncouth?
And blessed I'll be to forget this season-
Of lies, charades and a tale of treason.

'Shunning a way of life isn't a sin.'
That's what they all tell me with a knowing grin.
But how do I tell right from wrong?
Instincts tell me people just play along.
That's why I must pay heed to that voice-
That sole voice of sanity and make a choice.

A cosy village in the heart of the mountains,
Where oaks and pines abound with gurgling fountains,
A makeshift abode and a humble life-
Without a hint of dolour or strife.
And afternoons, in which I can hear the Church bells-
My wounded heart pines for very little else.

Away from the people I know so well,
Away from worldly pleasures, I want to dwell.
Rediscovering that which I treasure the most,
Things that I could have, but never lost.
And if all my beliefs turn out to be true,
Some day, I promise I'll find my way back to you.
 

 

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20 comments:

Anish said...

beautiful and can relate to it.Have these same feelings many times.

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Don't go for fools, or a fool's paradise. The valleys and the flowers you talk of, which at present seems to be the forbidden eden, it might not be what you percieve. It has strife, albeit of a different kind.

As for the words, they are beautifully strung.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Prateek said...

Second paragraph is the most profoundly prepared verse for me.

Vivek Chamoli said...

Hmm the Mystic laws,life happiness and sorrow all have to be experienced
in this very life , one who tries and deals with things calm and patience is the real hero in this journey.

Nice poem BTW.

Lazy Pineapple said...

lovely.
I too feel like running away from the madding crowd and be with Nature when I am stressed..

Nethra said...

It's a beautiful poem. I feel kinda same when I'm tired of things around me. Life is all about seeking change but we might get tired of those changes too thus the cycle continues forever. Btw, I'm wondering what was on your mind when you wrote this.

Purba said...

The restlessness, the ambiguity, the disenchantment ...they come in cycles for us to overcome.

♠ Tharangni ♠ said...

lovely poem!!! loved the description of the place! :) :)
Reply

@Sammy: Hey even i was like that! :) but when you give it a go and try for it, it really works!! :)
and thank you about the template! ^_^

Giribala said...

Beautiful poem, Sammy! Only one question- why do you want to hear church bells?

vamsi said...

That was a nice poem Sam. But I quite couldn't understand the last lines of the poem. Was it supposed to be something related to love? Well anyways it was a good read :)

Phoenix said...

intense.. very intense... words with a deeper meaning!

Samadrita said...

@Anish: Glad you understood. Thank you for the help with the title btw. :D

@BA: True that. It seems people only wish for change. But there are some things which have been perpetually lost from the present day city life....peace of mind, morals, values, good feelings. That's why I am seeking a respite from all this.

@Prateek: Hmm..understandable.

@Vivek: Yeah guess so.

@LP: We all get this feeling sometimes I suppose.

@Nethra: Let's see...I just felt like running away to a cosy and quiet place all of a sudden. Away from all the din and worldly complications. The poem arose from this thought. :-)

Samadrita said...

@Purba di: Right you are. :)

@Tharangni: Thanks girl.

@GB: Actually I have always had this fascination towards the sound of Church bells ringing. I just find the sound very pleasant and intriguing at the same time.

@vamsi: Not love to be precise. It's based on an escapist mindset. The protagonist wants to come back home to a loved one if some day all his/her beliefs turn out to be true, i.e, if they're able to regain their lost faith again.

@phoenix: Glad you feel that way!

Bikramjit said...

Fatte CHakk POEM ... :) loved reading it

yes how do we tell right from wrong i guess expereicne and once you do wrong ..

Bikram's

KZ said...

This is deep ....nicely done

Being Pramoda... said...

Nice and in depth.:) Good work

Singh Amit said...

loved it :)

Alka Gurha said...

beautiful...yes, the church bells can be fascinating, peaceful and intriguing at the same time.

subtlescribbler said...

So simply put, yet each thought and every word embodies a meaning so real and so deep! Sometimes, after all those experiences and emotions..words just flow on their own and motivate all those who read them :) loved it!

sarah

the feeling lioness said...

fools

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