Featured photograph is an artwork ©Prabal Pandey, the link to his pictures is here http://www.flickr.com/prabalpandey
Don’t believe in my words
And neither in the proverbs
Experiences of others’ lives
For me they are all half-lies
If you can, then find your own
Calling, that will take you to the Unknown
Don’t give in to the pressure
Or to the soft praises in the air.
Try not to be bamboozled
Forget all you have heard.
Dive deepest, climb the highest.
If still unsatisfied, keep on the quest.
Don’t trust in luck and quotes
They are just asymptotes
Fine lines, near and far
If you can, find love in war.
Stray off, wander away.
In the safety of risks, make your way.
Do not follow blindly
Always, keep questioning silently
Keep alive the child inside
For he knows little
He is you in becoming
The core of your mettle
Do not walk my path
For it may not be your own
Don’t think my thoughts
Don’t carry my loan
Don’t read this poem
Go write your own.
-Mayank Mishra (sahar)
It takes courage to fight for one’s life.
To tread off leading paths.
And wander into darkness
Rejecting much sought after lights.
It takes courage to risk it all
To play dice with God,
And endeavor in unknown realms.
To meet strangers, befriending some
And making some enemies.
It takes courage to follow your dreams
To row your boat through gushing streams
While some labour and wait
And some just wait and scream.
It takes courage to speak up
To try and try but never give up
While some are busy complaining
And some just fill their cup
It takes courage to stand up for right
To never go down without a fight
While some fight and lose and quit
And some lose yet fight and win
Courage it takes to kill and die
To fight for truth when all about you lie
While few reason what and why?
Some simply settle with a tie.
It takes courage to face each moment
While life gives us big challenges
While some always repent
Over what they did
And some are always lost
in what they haven’t done.
It takes only courage
And nothing else
To do whatever you want
To get further than the world will grant
It takes courage to take the journey
To the destination of your dreams
While some simply see the end
Of their journeys
And others see
beginnings at the end.
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