01 February 2009

A stranger in my mirror



Today,
I saw someone in my mirror
with weird look,
tired face
and strange reflections
What floored me was,
he appeared like me
I have followed him for years
He has seen me off every morning
beckoning hands in expectation
He has greeted me with smile,
and essayed to wash away
the mournfulness
& the feeling of failures



Ain't it the same mirror,
hanging on the wall mutely,
always showing my reflections?
For years,
I have witnessed a beaming face in it
someone with whom,
I have shared all my felicities
and the moments of despair
I have felt in him,
all my gratifications & anxieties
But, his face looked strange today
seems,
the mirror has kiboshed showing
my contemplations
Though, a sculpture still appears inside,
why can't I see into his eyes today?

I contemplated once again
Why I see myself as an alien today?
Is it because of,
The selfishness that forced me
to sacrifice the moral values?
or the laziness that encouraged me
to shy away from social responsibilities?
or the foolishness that inspired me
to compromise my principles?
or the carelessness that impelled me
to disobey the spiritual notions?

Something has changed for sure
I don't know,
what caused change in me?
I ask the stranger in the mirror
Is it only me?
If I have changed,
so has the rest of world!
why should I feel embarrassed?
The stranger reacted impotently,
"If you have no courage to see a mirror,
how can you stand tall among others?"


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14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Really I know exactly what you mean...

I broke a relationship new years eve..I was as you can imagine not happy....

I was dressed ready I went down helped with the final touches before the guests had arrived showing them to there bedrooms for the night to leave there bags ect, ...Looking in a mirrir I smoothed my hand over my hair I looked in the mirror, I too was shocked to see a women looking back hair makeup well applied on her contented face with not a care in the world...I spent the rest of the evening wondering who they saw 12 came amid 'Happy New year' smiles, hugs and kisses my heart was like the glasses broken in the rush to say cheers some shattered some fell in shards.. But they saw me as the reflection in the mirror I was behind a veil.

In another order we both had this revelation.

Loved it... you are a very good writer I read you...I enjoy your penmanship.

Sumiran on February 1, 2009 at 4:27 PM said...

When you stay
a head to mirror
watching some one
Not sure who is s/he
Feeling embarrassed
Suppressed with guilt
Then, forgive him
so that it could earn
multiple to back
For, what you give
all reflect back
with added interest

Dilip Acharya on February 1, 2009 at 5:47 PM said...

Very well written one, very very well written.
Your last two lines are carrying burning flames within:-

If you have no courage to see a mirror,
how can you stand tall among others


Great!

दीपक जडित on February 1, 2009 at 5:50 PM said...

Exactly That is why the mirror is invented to look into it all the time to find out who we are , where we are and for what we are ? Nice Poem . I really feel it .

सिकारु on February 1, 2009 at 6:01 PM said...

contemplated once again
Why I see myself as an alien today?
It is because of,
The selfishness that forced me
to sacrifice the moral values?
or the laziness that encouraged me
to shy away from social responsibilities?
or the foolishness that inspired me
to compromise my principles?
or the carelessness that impelled me
to disobey the spiritual notions?

very very nicee depemda jee ...keep it up .thnx

Basanta Gautam on February 2, 2009 at 6:14 AM said...

Nice one Deependrajee!

Mukesh Jha on February 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM said...

I must say this after reading this master piece of poem, that you have become the real poet. This is simply awesome poem, I really enjoyed reading it couple times...very basic definitions but the advance thoughts.
Sincerely,
Mukesh

Sameer on February 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM said...

wonderful expression, good poem!

Alok said...

"If you have no courage to see a mirror,
how can you stand tall among others?"

Just awesome! I always love reading your poems and this must be one of the best poems that I have ever read. The overall message is simply great and so is the composition. cheers, mate!

Lukmanul Hakim on February 3, 2009 at 7:29 AM said...

You might consider this comment will be just adding up to above comments praising the master piece. It is a compliment. I can not resist myself of giving such comment. This one is really awesome. Moreover, it has something that reminds me of something.

DEEPENDRA on February 6, 2009 at 7:12 AM said...

Dear Anonymous friend, Thanks for sharing your feelings with us. All I can say is "It's life!".

Netrajee, accept my gratitude for well written lines! I enjoyed reading them.

Dilipjee, Thanks for such an encouraging compliment. I am indeed happy that you liked the poem.

Dipakjee, I agree with you regarding your definition of a mirror. I have always admired your compositions (songs, Gazals & poems) and enjoyed reading your blog. I am glad that you could associate your feelings with the poem.

Thanks to सिकारुjee & Basantajee for finding this poem nice.

Dear Mukesh,
As per the definition, someone writing a poem is entitled to be called as "poet"; however, I think, it takes a lot to become "a real poet" as you have pointed out. As far as I am concerned, I just try to express my feelings through words and nothing more than that! I don't think that I am able to bear the weight associated with the words "poet"! Nonetheless, I accept your compliment.

Dear Sameer, Alok & Lokman,
Thanks for your wonderful words. I feel encouraged and energized by reading your comments.

shail on October 18, 2009 at 11:40 PM said...

A look into the mirror reveals so much. Isn't it?? You see the reflection and end up asking yourself so many questions, forcing yourself to face more than the reality of just the reflection you see in it. Well expressed. :)

DEEPENDRA on October 19, 2009 at 4:03 AM said...

You are right Shail. I think mirror the best tool for self- analysis and thus self- correction. I'm glad that you liked the poem.

rocksea on October 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM said...

questions to self, and reflecting... liked the poem. have voted at indiblogger :)

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