This man i met in a bar
a government official on high post
close to his retirement
said he watches porn on the sly…
Conversation moved on to life
and he pressed his lips
voiced in a single breath
“back in the days, my wife and me
dreamed of a big house but we had not enough to buy one
we raised our family, saved money, did what was right…
thirty years gone and they are gone and and our dream…
we don’t need it”
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The photograph is like something out of National Geographic– high excellence– but so many of yours are. Some journalistic, some artistic. And the poem has deep meaning.
This is a true event and it’s stuck in my head. I vividly remember his expression as he finished. His life flashed in front of him.
He probably needed a swiss roll 😀
We’ve definitely broaden the meaning of “Swiss rolls”!
Hopefully it will go viral 🙂
Then we’ll shift to Danish rolls 🙂
How about a Rolls Royce?
Now that should go down the cliff!
You’ll be the most liked photo-blogger, WP has ever known.
There used to be an island where they did that, the islanders made huge amounts of money on guano. Can’t remember where it was. I heard that if a car started to break down they just tossed it off a cliff.. Then bought a new one.
Isn’t that exciting?! What a sight to see an inexpensive car tossed off and men simply turn their backs and wink. Awesome.
In the case of the island (I still can’t remember its name) they were all wealthy and had very expensive cars to go cliff flinging with 😀
You can’t remember the name cause we aren’t meant to be there but scratch our heads over silly matters. The equilibrium of nature/fate is so ironically incongruous. Why are we so stupid? I have to REALLY push myself to do stuff at times cause it just doesn’t make sense to me 😀
The only thing I know, is that I know virtually nothing. Sometimes I realise that this is a good thing 😀
That is the state to be. They fooled us for centuries. We’re superior to animals, Think, be wise, don’t do bad, God is watching. Bu**er off you fools!
Yes, and taught from an early age to compete with each other just so we labour better when we work for someone else, its all a big trick.
Yup. It’s getting sad now. I just saw your new post. Let’s shift there 😀
Go for it, no one else has noticed it 😀
They probably never needed it. They just wanted.
Resonates with your poem. See, You’re my inspiration!
You’re a sweet man, Arjun 🙂
Now this compliment I’ll gladly accept. It’s been a long time.
Thank you! 🙂
You’re making me smile a lot today. I sense you’re in a good mood! 🙂
It’s time for you to hit bed. So a smile should do you good.
Get going now.
Dark circles look nice on me, won’t on you 🙂
Oh my! No worries ’bout those circles. A girl knows how to handle them ;). Also I’m a busy one. Still have things that need to be done. Not much longer though, true. I’ll be dreaming soon, and you?
Me had a sleep backlog. Went to bed y’day night at 8 pm, got up at 2 in the morning. I can shift to Australia if this continues 😉
Most don’t need a big house. Some have a big house and camp out in just a couple of the rooms. For myself our home is never big enough, books always expand to overflow any space available. ‘Twas ever thus …
My apologies for the late reply. I did visit your blog a few times before I write back.
Plight of the working class to be in the race, climb the social ladder, it’s a notion they believe money/big house will secure them especially in a developing country like India where I live. By the time they realize (Most don’t), it’s too late.
I’m glad to hear you’ve made good sense of space in your house and life.
…another proof against the material dreams….
It ‘s true .. you are a sweet man … a lot.
A kiss 🙂
O Vento, my sailor,
What will I do without you?!!
🙂 With me or without me always write beautiful stories.
Can you move, incantarem and moved by your sensitivity and love for life.
I would also like to thank you for the beautiful photos that you post. Surely I will never see your immense land but through you I can dream about.
And it’s a nice dream.
I send you a huge hug
Scrivo meglio quando sei in giro
Non è un segreto. Sei un poeta e tu lo sai.
La poesia viene da anima. Noi siamo solo il mezzo.
E ‘mia convinzione, ci si imbatte un giorno e io aspetto il giorno.
Sarò la tua guida turistica 🙂
Hey..would you like to do a guest post on my blog? I recently started writing poems taking one alphabet as muse.. Would it interest you take an alphabet and write using it? I would love your composition on my blog..
I’d love to Sakshi but thing is my poems don’t rhyme and going by your theme it’s a tight rope, I’m incapable of. In fact every time I sit down to write, I plead to God, “Help me write one rhyming poem”
It just doesn’t 😀
On the other hand, anything you wish to pick from this blog, please go ahead.
I doesn’t need to rhyme…that is the point of collecting poems from different poets with different writing styles..
For example if you take one alphabet, say “P” – you can write about peers, parents, poetry itself…anything with a word which starts from P…
Cool. Give me a week, let me try 🙂
Why don’t you take Q or S..? I have content till “I”…so you can work on your alphabet for ten days easily.. 🙂
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This one is quirky and awesome 😉
all bloggers should read this..
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You have pictures and stories of such interesting people.
A magical image here Arjun-so many possibilities -going to somewhere, dreaming of a new something?, leaving behind someone? This is one of my favorites (and I have many!) of yours-
and the poem-concise and true!
Very interesting observation, Meg. Thank you!!
We always want what we can’t have, though need is something else indeed.
So true. I recently came across this quote – “Worrying is praying for things we don’t want”
And it rhymes!!! Lovely! 😀 I think I’ll remember this for some future conversation 😀
Ah, Right! it does rhyme 😀
all the things we really “need” are free…great photo and words like always 😉
Wow! that’s a profound thought. I’m smitten!
What a wonderful poem.. deep.. true… and the photo: I have no words! Great captured!
You put a smile on my face every time you drop by 🙂
Very nice poem deep
Lovely photo Arjun! Lovely colours 🙂
The poem is really intense, just like your phot. Yes, it often happens in life that we dream or wish for some things and then find out that they were not really what we wanted/needed/imagined. Maybe life changes people or makes them wiser…
Well said, Ela! 🙂
The day gone by in retrospect too seems amiss “O, I was so stupid!”
I have lately come to agree there is no right or wrong, good or bad, we do what we understand best. Highly debatable of course!
Maybe there’s no right or wrong as long as we don’t affect others, only orselves…
Yes, all is very debatable…even if we sometimes come to point where we would feel stupid, is that not a part of our evolution? for the very moment we realise what we did not know we already know more…
I include wrongs we do on others too. Debatable but rather let’s leave it there.
You are in a fiery mood today, I’m so loving it!!!
🙂 You’re right, I talk too much, but I’m passionately madly alive, that’s why.
Nah. There’s something going on which has definitely sparked up your soul.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Life is old and life is new and I am just the same person. I have my shiny days and shitty days like every human being.
My soul is sparked up even by simple things like the robin that stops at my window… Me and that joyful robin, we are one…
You’re a bad liar but an awesome writer and yes, a beautiful soul 🙂
Being a bad liar is rather a compliment 🙂
You have your secrets and personal thoughts as well, every human being has them…
I’m not an awesome writer, I just splash my feelings, they are pretty real and raw… I have been through A LOT in my life, and no, I will write no novel about that, just some humble raw poems…
I’ll take that as Yes. There is something up in the air. My curiosity is cause I’m happy for you, truly!
Raw is right. Suits you apt 🙂
There’s nothing in the air Arjun, except for spring.
Thank you for being happy for me, you can be happy as well if you realise that you are alive, you can walk, you have many things in life that others do not have.
I’ll keep on writing of course. The next post is on daffodils. 😀
Daffodils, it is then.
I’m happy for you, happy for me and I’m alive
Perfect time to hear Ravel’s Bolero 😀
😀 😆 😆 😆 Yeah…
I would actually listen to Muse or Poets of the Fall or Apocalyptica rather… 😀
Can I do what I like?
and Will you along with daffodils put up one of your fav. songs that I can later listen to?
Have a great evening bro. 😀
Thank you Ela. Thank you very much 🙂
That is a beautiful picture Arjun! LOVE it 🙂
Wonder if the boatman in your picture too dreams of a bigger house. Hope at least all his ‘needs’ are fulfilled if not ‘wants’, for that is hardly the case with the majority of people in our country.
Well said, Uday! Glad to hear from you 🙂
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You are such a talent!