Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Mask (1994)

A short poem created in 1995, when the world seemed to be collapsing around a confused teenager. I crossed that bridge to become what I am today. A confused dad. This is dedicated to the force that led me here.... and beyond.

Titled: fooling me into living (Dec 21, 1995)

I exclaimed that I just couldn’t sit to study.
“Don’t”, He said.
I finished off the syllabus within two days.

I am lonely because I don’t have any friends.
It is always lonely, He said, at the top.

I gave the performance of a lifetime. It was a flop.
He smiled.
I was “far ahead of my era to be appreciated.”

I have no goodness in me and my life is a mess.
I decided to live, and with the badness, after all.

I discovered that He’d been lying all along, to me.
“Of course
I lied”, He said, “ let you discover the truth.”


bitsofchocolate said...

Ossum poem

Preeti Shenoy said...

Loved the poem.
It was written on my birthday.(couldnt help noticing the date)

thanks for stopping by

Mama - Mia said...

you must share your poems with me least now! :)

such brilliant stuff! and not knowing what school to send your child to is hardly a sign of confused parent!

you are a super Dad! :)


Toonfactory said...

I don't think Cub needs any school with parents like you guys...poori education uski ghar pe hi ho to sirf naam ke liye hote hain...