Saturday, January 23, 2010

Life is full of Contradiction

After a Political commentary, I am back. But this time with an old poem of mine. My mind is going through certain phases, which though conducive for ideas but not for application. As I put my mind in order, here I present a poem I wrote in November 24,2005. Why did I write it? Honestly, I don't remember. But it does reflects my state of mind then. Pound me if you don't like it.

Life is full of Contradiction

Life is full of contradiction,

It’s not just any make or buy decision.


Decisions other take may seem hollow,

But decisions we take we seldom follow.


We know the difference between right and wrong,

But we always tell ourselves ‘what’s wrong with wrong’.

For future, a grand life is what we dream,

In reality, we can’t even afford an ice-cream.


So we may ask ‘what’s wrong with our decisions’,

Are they usually mired with contradiction?


No, our decisions are right,

But premises are wrong.

With contradictory premises we cannot get along.


So get a clean thought and clear mind.

So as to face the ultimate and not resign.

For what turn life may take we don’t know.

As with every good life a contradiction follows.


© Tarun Mitra


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13 comments:

Megha said...

true ya...like the saying goes- when going gets tough, tough gets going

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Megha..Thanks for reading and yes I agree

Shubhra said...

Hhmm nice one!! What a great analysis of life…!! Its not that what you wrote other never think about that…. But the difference here is that you are the person who can pen down all those things in beautiful words and let us also give a chance to meet life… opus sorry!! Read about unsaid these things about life…!! Good job once again !!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

good one... keep writing.

Liked the conclusion part

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Shubhra..thanks :) but in blogosphere there are much better than me

@ Shrinidhi...Thanks :)

The Idiot Blogs said...

My path, my decisions
My choices, my discretion
I seek salvation
Propelling towards self destruction

If only I had the sense
To seek a common good
I might have found salvation
Even in self destruction

Alas... I am human
Born to die

Tarun Mitra said...

@ The Idiot Blogs

Alas..
I am not dying today
I will live on mortal's way
Following my path
Taking my decisions
Discretion or indiscretion
Even towards self destruction
I might not seek salvation
I just wanna live another day

Thanks for stopping by..

kavita said...

Very beautiful !I wish i could write like you guys.

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Kavita...Thanks :)..u can (as u did in your blog) and words will just flow

dattaabhishek said...

a beautiful take on life... summarising all thats required...

YEs, face the ultimate and not resign.. thats what my motto is...

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Abhishek...Thanks :D

DRIVEN said...

good one

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Rajat..Thanks...