Saturday, 25 April 2015

Shield!


I would crawl back in my cocoon
Shielding myself from the rest
Worried more of other's thoughts
But, not put myself to test

Weakness, I keep to myself
Potraying an image that's not I
Start living in duality
Wary of the snoopy eye

The inhibitions, Can I shed
The false image, Can I tear
The reactions, Can I unhook
The naked truth, Can I bear

I can shield, I can cover
There's nowhere, I can run
An affirmative to the epochal questions 
Life is sorted, and done

The unflinching move to do the dare 
The penchant to break that shield
The sublime beauty of the emerging self 
An unmeasurable yield!

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16 comments:

  1. So true we all wear masks and they are different for every occasion!

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    1. Thanks for chipping in, Vandana!

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words, Sanaa!

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  3. Hiding is what we do all the time.. maybe we are doing what we think that's expected.

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    1. So glad, you dropped by, Bjorn!

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  4. That phrase "snoopy eye" makes me smile. :)

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    1. So soothing to hear those nice words, Rosemary! I'm trying..

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  6. I can shield, I can cover
    There's nowhere, I can run
    An affirmative to the epochal questions
    Life is sorted, and done.

    Beautiful!

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    1. Oh my....those words, coming from you, made my day. Thanks a bunch!

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  7. Masks as shields...we war ourselves to become another's opinion. Great piece. It makes me want to stand taller in who I am.

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    1. Yeah, shouldn't that be our only concern. So happy, you felt that way. Those encouraging words are always a treat. Thanks Susie!

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  8. This is lovely ... how many of us can break the shield successfully?

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    1. Guess, thats's one of the toughest thing to do. Glad, you liked it, Amrit!

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