Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dust on the Soul









The early morning rays of the sun
splash my countenance
and I am awakened

out of my ignorant stupor.

Scores of queries

buried deep

in the squalor of a laid back existence

begin to torture my very soul.
"What is writ in my destiny?"
"Why can't I see beyond the fog of life?"

Some incomplete goal
lies awaiting my knock
on its beckoning door
and I am helpless
oblivious of that window
 to hope and fulfillment.




Cobwebs of ignorance,
dust of arrogance
lie untouched

wrenching my sudden thoughts

of reflection and realization.
Oh God! I beseech You
To show me the Way!















21 comments:

June_Butterfly said...

Shail,welcome to one shot!Am new there too so I love to know other newcomers,too.

They say our destinies are already written.But deep inside I would like to believe we have a hold on our destinies.

Had a good read.Looking forward to seeing you more at one shot!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi June, so good to see you here! Yes, I do believe that God helps those who help themselves. There is no point in believing in destiny helplessly. But this said, I also believe in the law of karma.

Yes, I hope to be around here regularly. I just have to remember that I have to post a poem every Tuesday or Wednesday at One Shot.
Right?

Brian Miller said...

nice one shot. i think there is a certain uncomfortableness that is good. that God can use to help us find the way...you did a nice job of making me feel the interior of ones mind in this...

PattiKen said...

Ah, the eternal quest for wisdom. Nice One Shot. Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thank you Brian. It feels good when someone is able to understand the poem for what it stands for...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Patti. I am glad you liked my first One Shot.
Hope to see more of you....

Shashi said...

Dear Shail
Very nice way to seek out the guidance.. slowly you brought out reason for this verse.. I enjoyed it.


ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Shashi. Glad you enjoyed reading this piece of poetry. Hope to see more of you here....

Shashi said...

Ofcourse..


ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Shashi.

Mona said...

Ah! Waiting for Godot!

Life of Indian Womanhood...

She said...

I really like the lines: cobwebs of ingnorance, dust of arrogance,...and once we clear those away then God can show us the Way..

wonderful one shot!

umapoems said...

Wonderful lines...esp.Cobwebs of ignorance,dust of arrogance lie untouched
Enjoyed it

moondustwriter said...

VERY NICELY DONE

we don't always know the way do we - and that fog keeps us going in circles

Nice One Shot

Thanks from the Moon

Reflections said...

Love this piece, search for the eternal wisdom, the destiny of our lives...

Kristen Haskell said...

Shail,
Your One Shot is really beautiful. I often wonder why I can't see beyond the fog of life as well. Great job. :) Kristen

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Wonderful lines...esp.Cobwebs of ignorance,dust of arrogance lie untouched
Enjoyed it

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Shashi.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Shail,welcome to one shot!Am new there too so I love to know other newcomers,too.

They say our destinies are already written.But deep inside I would like to believe we have a hold on our destinies.

Had a good read.Looking forward to seeing you more at one shot!

Sunetra Basu, RMT said...

V beautiful, indeed!

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