11 April 2014

Just this- a poem

                                                      
                                                        
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                                                                             Just this

                                                     'Just this' is the story of life
                                                     The first breath to the last 
                                                     We come in bawling
                                                     journeying through a tunnel
                                                      
                                                     A first of many sojourns

                                                     Many a folly that amounts to nothing
                                                     hungering, hankering, demanding, relinquishing
                                                     Trying to be all sorts, not knowing
                                                     That we already are

                                                     What are we doing here pray?
                                                      Looking for meaning, making meaning
                                                      sometimes where there is none

                                                      Loving, hating, feeling vile feelings
                                                      allowing the mind to throw us back and forth
                                                      From past to future- future to the past
                                                      Stuck inside our heads

                                                      As if we are a big giant head and no more.

                                                      One big tsunami could sweep us away
                                                       in an instant
                                                       our hankerings, our diamonds, our vendettas
                                                       all washed away
                     
                                                      For everything is 'Just this'
                                                      and nothing else.

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21 comments:

Jayanta Tewari said...

A very inner account of our existence and life..Good one..

Srilakshmi Indrasenan said...

Very brilliant poem!!

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Ananya Tales said...

For everything is 'Just this'
and nothing else.
--Love this last line ...

Anonymous said...

Another gem, Sunila. Reminds me of the song ' Main pal, do pal ka shaayar hoon...' .

Eli Z said...

Oh Sunila.. I loved this poem.. It's sooo beautiful..:-) reminds me of the importance of just "being" here and now.. What else matters? Hugs

Kathy Combs said...

Brilliant poem that sums up life! ♥

Beloo Mehra said...

Absolutely brilliant! The sensitivity and the depth of the 'felt thought' (if there is something like that) is so beautiful in this composition. Really wonderful, Sunila. Thanks so much for sharing this today :)

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Nabanita said...

Brilliant poem that beautifully describes a shade of life...

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sugandha said...

so well said...it is exactly just this and nothing else :)

Mina Menon said...

wow... u pen them quite welll!

G Angela said...

Beautiful expressions !

Anonymous said...

Truth of life...nothing is certain
well said ....

Sunila Vig said...


Jayanta, Shelleymona,Angela, Mina, Sugandha, Naba tks a ton wonderful people:)
Thanks dear Ananya,Tks Kathy for ur kind words and Sri luv :)
Beloo tks luv, I love ur words-felt thought :)
Eli tks for the sweet and accepting comment, hugs

Sunila Vig said...


Jayanta, Shelleymona,Angela, Mina, Sugandha, Naba tks a ton wonderful people:)
Thanks dear Ananya,Tks Kathy for ur kind words and Sri luv :)
Beloo tks luv, I love ur words-felt thought :)
Eli tks for the sweet and accepting comment, hugs

Drusilla said...

It's beautiful. And beautifully written. And so sad. Even empty. Yet, I think it's true for most. Life is "just this and nothing more."

Thank you. And thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know your work better.

Shailaja V said...

Powerful, majestic and sweeping: That is how the poem has left an impression! Well done, Sunila. You captured the essence of life so effortlessly!

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Shilpa Garg said...

That's a thought provoking one, Sunila...
"One big tsunami could sweep us away in an instant our hankerings, our diamonds, our vendettas all washed away"... so true. It is so important to live in the present and enjoy life!

Anonymous said...

Love the last line. Beautifully written! Wowww!! :)
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sitara nair said...

Everything is Just this which we have right now,rest is meaningless....
Marvellous

Aditi said...

Another beautiful gem Sunila!It is important to 'Just be' in 'just this'

Manisha Patel said...

Sunni, ... you have so beautifully summed up ... All of Life ... !!! Which is basically ... Just This ... the Present Moment !!!