23 November 2009

I don’t believe anymore





Worried citizen, fading morale
They broke the rules
But told me
They want us to feel happy
I still believed

Unrealized dreams, lost hopes
They killed the innocents
But told me
They want us to live long
I still believed

Helpless eyes, stressed folks
They extorted people
But told me
They want us to be rich
I still believed

Scared faces, empty streets
They wreaked havoc
But told me
They want us to feel safe
I still believed

Endless struggle, spiritless life
Thriving poverty, growing injustice
Caught in darkness
One day, my belief grew legs
And walked away

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19 Comments:

Mukesh Jha on November 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM said...

Very nicely written. Great poem!
Thank you for sharing..

Shahid Mukadam on November 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM said...

man....this is something which shows the situation of so many south asian countries, including India, Nepal,Pakistan
I loved it

Dibyendra Hyoju (दिब्येन्द्र ह्योजु) on November 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM said...

I loved the theme and its voice, Deependra ji.

The following lines gave a nice ending!
Caught in darkness
One day, my belief grew legs
And walked away

Keep up your good work!

Aakar on November 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM said...

Enjoyed this poem very much...You have presented our reality in this poem....fantastic

Anonymous said...

Deependra,
it's a sad day when you stop believing your leaders.I know the feeling well. Say 50 years. Your best option is hear what they say and think the opposite, because that is much closer to what will happen. Believe in yourself and the grace of the Lord. Take care,

- richard

Mary said...

Thank you for this moving and timely poem, Deependra.

Dilip Acharya on November 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM said...

Endless struggle, spiritless life
Thriving poverty, growing injustice
Caught in darkness
One day, my belief grew legs
And walked away

Very well written lines. It's very difficult to accept all these ...but it's fact. I think you have spoken out the common man's voice. I also don't believe anymore...

Basanta on November 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM said...

Wonderful poem! Deependrajee, you have drawn a perfect picture of our frustration.

badri on November 24, 2009 at 3:12 PM said...

Wonderful poem with good voice, Deependra Jee..

Chaitanya on November 24, 2009 at 7:15 PM said...

Very strong expression depicting the limit of our illusion and irrational positivism that finally melts away! Congratulation deependraji for such an impressive creation!

Dhruba Panthi on November 24, 2009 at 8:09 PM said...

Very nice poem! I liked the way you presented our deteriorating beliefs.

Sujit Thakur on November 24, 2009 at 9:03 PM said...

Dear Deependraji,
A real time reflection of Nepal's volatility which has continued for several years. Of course our beliefs and hopes are fading away rapidly with the dynamics of changing environment.
Still, I feel we should keep believing nevertheless this poem is a master piece as par my understanding.

Regards,
Sujit

Sujan Sharma on November 25, 2009 at 6:23 PM said...

Very nice composition..Liked it.

अनिल कान्त : on November 27, 2009 at 6:43 PM said...

आप बहुत अच्छा लिखते हैं
आपका ब्लॉग पसंद आया

Amritbir Kaur on November 27, 2009 at 11:08 PM said...

I am glad to have visited your blog. That's a wonderful poem...very meaningful indeed..."I still believed" - this line carries the essence..no matter what I still believe..and it is not the blind faith, it is the belief that is taken for granted. So in the end it simply walks away...very nicely put!

Anonymous said...

Nice poem. You know the saying that dog's tail will not be straight even if you try to keep it straight for 12 years. Fate of Nepalese is same because of these politicians. Since 2007BS,"Andolan" started for one or another issue and still continue in Nepal.The country can satisfy need of these politicians but can never satisfy their greed.God knows when people can live peacefully.

DEEPENDRA on December 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM said...

I am indeed happy and excited to read the comments. Thank you to all of you for stopping by and sharing your views.

@ Shahid, you are right that the message expressed in the poem probably reflects the prevailing situation of many south Asian countries, including India, Nepal,Pakistan.

I would love to echo Sujit ji's voice that we should not stop believing. It's good to believe and follow the optimistic approach. just wondering if there's an end to our endless belief especially after knowing they (our leader) probably don't deserve it.

ASWANI on December 21, 2009 at 3:31 PM said...

Very touching poem..realities exposed !

Anonymous said...

Nice poem. Keep on writing.

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