Wednesday, May 22, 2013

LIVE IT!


Tread you may
With caution
Play you may
With time limit
Talk you may
But not your heart out
Laugh you may
But not loud enough
We have learnt
To manipulate
our emotions
From the day
We are born
To the day
We die
We live by the rules
That generations abide.

Deep inside,
As the clock ticks outside
The urge to live
Is tramelled
The reason for
Existence is lost
Inactivity of the soul
Prevails, as if
Bitten by frost

Nature did not
Engineer us like this
But our milieu
Conditioned us like this
To die a hundred deaths;
But not live once,
For now, you exist
You are not living
To live, you live
Only Once

That 'once'
In a lifetime
Is a gift from above
As your days
Are filled with
Passing moments
Catch it if you can
Freeze it if you may
In the frame
Of memories
Where
Laughter is on
Your lips
Twinkle is in
Your eyes
Happiness is writ
No time to fret

You may worry
For a while
But then
You Smile
And take everything
In your stride
No time to chide
Life is a fun-
Filled ride

And then
A realization dawns
There are some things
Out of your control

Look around
There is so much pain
And nothing to gain

What you gain-
Forever Friends
Lovable lover
Prized relations
Memorable moments

So dance in the rain
Watch the sky
Feel the wind
And the sunshine-
That sieves into
Your life
Don't shut it out
For you Live
Only once.


Write Tribe Prompt



65 comments:

  1. Kislaya you have such a natural flair for poetry. I know you write other genres also well but I will be honest your poems are a notch above (actually many notches above !).

    Loved the whole thing, it stays in ur mind for a while :)

    Richa

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    1. Richa thanx for the honest compliments, I am really glad that you enjoyed it and found this genre of writing to be a notch above other, it is just something that came out from my heart.
      :) :)

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    2. You know how much I love your writing and so for it.. I give you a leibster award :) :) Congratulations!!

      You can pick it up here:
      http://subzeroricha.blogspot.in/2013/05/my-first-leibster-award-d-d.html

      Happy blogging :)
      Richa

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  2. beautifully written.. loved each and every word. :)

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  3. That's a lovely poem, Kislaya. No doubt we keep ourselves confined as per the external and internal pressures, but we must understand to make the most of our lives because there is just one!

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    1. OH Yes Kajal thats definitely true, inspite of all the pressures and tensions we must find time to live in a real sense. :)

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  4. Wow, that is so beautifully written :)
    I'm new here, and I loved what I read :)

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    1. its a pleasure having you here and I am glad that you enjoyed the read :)

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  5. Beautiful poem Kislaya, it is so true, we exist for most part but forget what it is to live the life we are blessed with...

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    1. Yes Reshma, for most part in our lives we are worrying, and only when moments slip out of our hands, we realise, that we should have also lived in a true sense.
      Thnx :)

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  6. this is so beautiful..... simple and yet so deep!

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  7. what a poem,KD one of ur best till date,no doubt about that,beautiful

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    1. Wow critic, you really make me feel good.... thnx dear!

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  8. How well have you covered all the aspects of life ! so were the descriptions ...
    These lines were just so well thought of:
    Nature did not
    Engineer us like this
    But our milieu
    Conditioned us like this
    To die a hundred deaths

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    1. Thanks Aziz for the honest feedback, I am glad that you found it good and thoughtful :)

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  9. Nice Poem...explaining all aspects of life.

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  10. Impressive especially the last stanza.

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  11. I really love the style of your poems,they are-different! A very touching read. U have said so much in just a few lines....

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    1. Thanx Bushra for showering appreciation!
      I am glad you found it worth the read :)

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  12. Very creative piece of work from evergreen leaf ☺
    Nice :)

    Technology News

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    1. Thank you so much, you have visited after so long:)

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  13. Very well written with apt word usage and a beautiful idea..... Was a pleasure reading it.

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    1. Thanx Brendan, it was good to know that you enjoyed :)

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  14. Very interesting .You have beautifully depicted a transition from one emotion to another. Enjoyed reading.

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  15. Live it and i lived this poetry .. beauty :)

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  16. This is so true. Well written.

    http://www.heresmysay.com/you-only-live-once/

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    1. Thanx so much for dropping by and appreciating!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful. "To die a hundred deaths; But not live once" - such deep wisdom in these words. And then you provide the way to live in your last verse. Loved it.
    Dropping by from Write Tribe linky.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzy, I am glad I could put the point across straight from my heart :)

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  18. Wonderful, impactful lines :)Captured the true essence of our Life.
    Dropping by from Write Tribe.

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    1. Thanx Rohan and welcome to my blog, glad that you found the essence of life captured in this poem.
      Keep visiting!

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  19. Aw, this was a poem which can elicit multiple emotions at once....the best that i hav read of u....i dunno how u pppl ink down such long poems at the drop of a hat. I struggle even to compose 8 lines. My poetry skills are non existent in front of ur creations......

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    1. Thanx Ritesh for your coveted appreciation, everyone has a niche for writing some genre, and I guess writing poem is mine, as you like writing stories or fiction 55. :)

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  20. You have portrayed the thoughts in a good flow. Very true that most of us live a superficial life. Like we are in the back seat of our own vehicle driven by everybody else.

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    1. Oh yes definitely, in life freedom comes from the courage to take risk, who dont risk, dont live in true sense.

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  21. Beautifully expressed... we are conditioned to live and act in a certain way and that kills all the fun and exhilaration of trying something new and different or living in the moment!

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    1. Yes absolutely right!
      Thanx Shilpa and keep visiting dear.

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  22. So damn beautiful this piece is. Loved each and every line. Its like reminding every one patiently to enjoy life as YOLO !
    Good one

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    1. Welcome to my blog Afshan
      Thanx Afshan, I am glad you loved each line.

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    1. Finally Mridula there is something new, I am very busy nowadays due to shifting etc and just squeezing time out of it to read posts and write atleast one for my blog...ha ha :)
      Enjoy reading http://evergreenleaf.blogspot.in/2013/05/bloom-they-must.html

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  24. Kislaya, I'm so glad you offered a comment on my blog, because I have found you.

    This is a profound truth: We are conditioned to become, as the songs says, "Another brick in the Wall." It's those moments, and some folks only get one, where you jump off, kick out, break free... I don't know whether you will read this comment, but I'll skip ahead. As for me, my life, every day, is an opportunity to make the leap, because I live all the time, out loud, every day. This is not a brag, but a hope tossed into the river of time for others to realize we can all do the same. Namaste, Amy

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