Inspiration

"Inspiration"
I said
"Come to me"
I want, I need
to finish off what's started

What
is that
I care about
truly in my heart?
That I can connect with?

Love?
Care, friendship?
trust and fidelity?
Listed, counted and thought
Long and hard and waited.

What
is that
I care about
from my heart's depths
Frustration. Dejection. Erase. Rethink. Restart.

Eyes
of mine
See the day
of today, fourth Monday,
the 26th day of January

59
years since.
60 days since.
What changed, I wonder
What have I been doing?

"Light"
I exclaimed
"Let there be"
At the end of
this deep deep dark tunnel

Flame
flickered slowly
Died, it didnt
I saw it strengthen
Slowly, it lit 100 more.


Cross posted at the Writers' Lounge.

This is how I felt when I was asked to write on the topic of INSPIRATION at the on-going contest there. I have been so down on inspiration and words that I can't even decently comment. But reading some posts on R Day as well as the Mangalore issue ( I'm still very pissed and not very rational about it..So will post when I'm done fuming. But I love what IHM and Usha have to say about it) this poem is what I came up with! 

I'm hoping this is what happens. I hope the flame of anger and frustration ignites many more. 


P.s It is been 59 years since India was given the status of a republic and it has been 60 days since the Mumbai attacks!


Is there anything else I need to explain in this poem?

8 comments:

  Leo

28 January 2009 at 20:25

rashi, that was beautiful! :)
very inspiring :)

  Ajit

29 January 2009 at 12:02

Brilliant.... :)
Loved the theme and the message in it.....
as Leo says, it was truly inspiring....

  moon's muse

29 January 2009 at 18:49

Rashi I am sorry to post this comment here,not the right place but I had to w.r.t what you wrote on my post.You are studying to be a psychiatrist?

Did you get through all India or is it DNB or some college that offers the course?Please do reply back.Alternatively,you can add me on moons.muse@yahoo.co.in

  Toonfactory

29 January 2009 at 21:20

Woww...Beautiful poetry...I really loved the 'Light' one :) wish I could express my thoughts as beautifully as you put urs across...great blog...superb posts :)

came here via 20 smthing bloggers..

-Alok

  Comfortably Numb

29 January 2009 at 23:35

The literature is commendable as always. But then yea 59 years and we still aren't free. Still shackled. Still developing errr....trying to develop :\


What changed, I wonder
What have I been doing?

^^^Someone said no..."Be the change you want in teh world"

I guess its high time that we take inspiration :D

Cheers >:D<

  gauravbrills

31 January 2009 at 13:23

nice poem ...capture the jist that is india after more than a half century of independence...its still progressing on that road...though somethings haven't changed ..yet let light of hope light our paths ahead !!

cheers!!
Gaurav

  Sorcerer

31 January 2009 at 13:37

well..nicely written

  cutestangel

5 February 2009 at 18:43

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

Thats inspiration.

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