Precipice

We all stand at the edge of precipiceNot afraid of falling,But afraid of jumping,Why do we even think of jumping?Could it be the burden of existence?Could it be the burden of loneliness?Could it be the burden of keeping up with society’s standards?Or could it be that it makes no difference?We immerse ourselves in mundane tasksWe […]

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(un)Erasable

You : Are formed when we’re bornGrow with each passing dayLet us down when needed mostDrive us crazy when not neededWe wish to turn you off at willYet we worry we might lose you foreverHelp us realize who we’reGetting lost makes us invalidWe tend to hold on to you as long as possibleMake us who […]

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(un)known friend

You : Take people far awayAstound them with beautyTerrorize them sometimesMake them happy at timesPush them to deep wells of sorrow at timesBelittle them at timesElevate them at timesMake them all powerful at timesAlso kill them at timesTake them back agesTake them to future (that never comes)Make them meet their starsAlso make them meet their […]

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AM I or NOT?

If I thought about something politically incorrect, but don’t say it – is that politically correct/incorrect?If I type in a sexist comment, but then delete it without sending : Am I sexist or not?If I believe in superstition, but not in God : Am I religious or not?If I am a privacy absolutist, but share […]

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Undeserving glorification

Undeserving Glorification Billionaires giving sermons on frugalityLeaders praised for doing their jobsSpeaking about a non-existent pastRich gurus speaking about contentParents living for their childrenRich people living on subsistence wagesSports persons donating their jerseysCorporate taking a stand on convenient “social issues”Billionaires “giving” away their wealth These are not harmlessThey could make world go crazy in no […]

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principled life – myth or reality?

I was against corruptionUntil I had to get my driving licenseI was against big techUntil I needed a smartphoneI was against lyingUntil I needed an emergency leaveI was against online shoppingUntil I needed my favorite author’s bookI was against working in a harmful industryUntil I needed a job badlyI was against fossil fuelsUntil I needed […]

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Hope or despair

Should we hope for things getting better (or)despair because things are worse now hope for an equitable society (or)despair for living in an unequal society hope for a brighter future (or)despair because of looming void hope for a rational populace (or)despair for living among imbeciles hope for a happy afterlife (or)despair because of hellish “now” […]

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Incoherent

Look back and It appalls youLook forward and It terrifies youStay in the moment & It paralyses you Thinking is a curse and a blessingGood Health is a curse and a blessingIn total, life is a curse & a blessing We were never taught how to liveWe were never taught how to dieWe were never […]

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SOAD

SOAD – System of a Down music band I first heard Toxicity in early 2000s. Never understood why the group was screaming and shouting with heavy metal bang accompanying. (didn’t know the genre of Heavy Metal then ). Over the years I stuck to Toxicity, whenever I wanted to let my fury out. They were vicariously […]

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Qui êtes vous?

Vous êtes L’enfant de quelqu’unLe frère ou la sœur de quelqu’unLe parent de quelqu’unLe partenaire de quelqu’unL’employé de quelqu’unL’élève de quelqu’unCertains adeptes de la religionCertains adeptes de la philosophieMembre d’une sociétéCitoyen d’un pays Pouvez-vous définir votre identité sans référence à quelqu’un ou à quelque chose? Vous ferez toujours partie d’un toutMais ne jamais faire partie […]

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