Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let's Get Down To Business!

Sent down 
to serve as apprentice
I lost myself
in the pleasure
of living,
forgot my duty
and donned on the cap
of supposed Master and King
of the Universe.


Blinding clouds
of arrogance
crashed carelessly
shattering 
my very being.
I realized: I wasn't King.
An apprentice
was I to be
for all eternity.
My foolishly flocking around
did not make Him forget me.
When the time came, for me,
I stood before my Creator.
Two chairs before me I saw
Amused at my bewilderment -
"You forgot," He said. "I didn't."
"Remember, you are my apprentice?
Let's get down to business!" 








One Single Impression: Apprentice

23 comments:

vanderloost said...

The last stanza is a revelation

Brian Miller said...

nice...i too want to be offered those chairs one day...

Hope said...

love the images!
well written and oh, so true. I ponder the same thoughts, reminding myself what is it that I am really suppose to do here. Very well said!

thank you

Sridharan said...

Dear Shail,
A profound poem with many, many layers of meaning. Should have been written at your best hour, when your emotions were all collected and when your thoughts stopped awhile dragging you here and there.
Great work, Shail.
sridhar

Claudia said...

oh this was a nice write - and chair by chair with the master...nice

(¯`•._.•[Raajii]•._.•´¯) said...

ah this is so good :)

angelacohan321 said...

This is beautifully written--great poem.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Geeta,

Nice that you liked the poem. Yes, life is indeed about realization. Not many (me included) realize this in time..

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Brian, I too hope and believe that someday, there will be two chairs where the Creator and I can sit and thrash matters out...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Hope, Yes, most of us (me included) are not so sure why we are here, what we are supposed to do....

At times like these, thinking about the Creator can be highly gratifying.

What do you say?

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Dear Sridhar,

It is always a pleasure to see you here amidst my basket of poetry.

Thanks. The encouragement is needed.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Claudia. Yes, I too like this concept and believe in the fact that the Creator never terrorizes. He is willing to sit down with us and help us out whenever we want Him to do so...
All we got to do is ask.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Raaji. Glad you like the composition...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Angela. Nice that you liked the poem. Hope to see more of you around...

Nanka said...

A lot of thought here and a simple witty way of narration!! Liked the advancement in each stanza as it rolled effortlessly!!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thank you Nanka. Nice you liked the composition....

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's always somewhat unnerving to realise that one isn't royalty, but only a lowly apprentice. :-)

OSI: Apprentice

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Magical Mystical Teacher. Hope to see more of you around.

irnewshari said...

Great Shail. After reading this I started 'thinking' and have no words to comment further. You are doing a great job of making ppl 'think' which many have totally forgotten in this mad world.

Hari

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Magical Mystical Teacher. Hope to see more of you around.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

It's always somewhat unnerving to realise that one isn't royalty, but only a lowly apprentice. :-)

OSI: Apprentice

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

ah this is so good :)

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

The last stanza is a revelation