Wednesday, 29 January 2014

not a conclusion, just a feeling

Watched the movie 'The Book Thief' yesterday and this is what went on in my mind... not a conclusion (I can't possibly conclude), just a feeling (I CAN feel)...

The true meaning of "strong," "brave" and "love" are in the past
They live in books, those very words un-uttered
Pictures of stern faces, crying hearts well concealed
Going about daily chores... unperturbed
So little to eat, so few to wear, so tiny the space
Yet, managing… and still having some to give others
Reasons - millions - to break down in tears, to give up life
But, living moment by moment,
Any waiting... done patiently, silently
Injustice to call it dispassion!
So much going on underneath, the surface just a face

And, today, you and I… we complain too much
We talk a lot, do much less
We glorify… and we’re not even brave
We fight for more… as if enough is injustice
Where’s the time to really love?
Wherein lies our strength?
Do we even have the courage to just be?
Everything – A hypocricy! A mockery! 

'The Book Thief' makes me ashamed of my complaints (as if enough were injustice)... of my glorification (as if I've made much difference)... and of my claims of love, strength and courage (as if they hold any true meaning)...

Friday, 17 January 2014

There comes a time...

There comes a time in the lives of those that suffer or live in a shell/cocoon when they say, "I've had enough of this bullshit!"

I've seen some come out of their cocoon and face the world bravely... to show what they're really made of. I admire such people.

It doesn't take rocket science to imagine their lives in the cocoon. Why should they even live like that when they were so divinely brought into this world to be someone and do something great?

The reality is such people are hardly extended a helping hand to come out of their cocoon. It's nobody-gives-a-shit! Once they are out, it suddenly becomes everybody's business and some have the audacity to indirectly claim a share of the credit.

Such is humanity... and we talk a lot... talk too much... have too much written...

But, it would be unfair not to mention that there are people with extended hands and open arms... you would know if you are one of them and if you are, hats off to you!