In Vain

She was trapped, unable to move a muscle…
He burnt at thousands of degrees, ready for the tussle.
He shone and fought, centuries later melted the glacier…
The river now free, without a word, went to the sea tastier.

The Sun stayed there, watching the burns go in vain.

She dressed in yellow and black…
Working selflessly, secluded from the pack.
She happily sang, but attacked the trespassers…
The flower blossomed, without a glance, allured the lovers.

The bumblebee waited there, watching the life go in vain.

The selfishness of being selfless did its part…
Relationship between sacrifice and reward are just to exhort.
The unbreakable heart, broken and shattered…
The sight one lived for, just never flattered.

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48 thoughts on “In Vain

  1. izza ifzaal April 25, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Whats best about your posts is your nature love with you relating and synchronizing Sun ,Rivers and glaciers..and can you tell me a bit about the last line so I get the perfect picture of your thoughts πŸ™‚ ?
    awesome post as usual πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 25, 2015 / 9:04 pm

      Haha! Actually Izza, I think that it is the lack of ideas which is responsible for most of my posts taking inspiration from nature πŸ˜€
      And the last line was meant to summarize the above 2 stanzas. The sun and the bumblebee, spend a major part of their lives trying to do everything possible for their love (river and flower, respectively). Although they did it selflessly, but the fact that they are never acknowledged hurts them.
      The sight of being flattered by appreciation or gratitude never happened. πŸ™‚
      Thank you loads for appreciating and for showering your interest in it ^_^

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      • izza ifzaal April 26, 2015 / 10:31 am

        Alright! now I get the picture! you do have so much way with words Prateek and you know what it’s your unique tact of writing that is inspired from nature and its good different! Keep bringing nature in ..It is doing wonders πŸ™‚
        Cheers =)

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      • Prateek Kohli April 26, 2015 / 11:59 am

        After hearing these words, I surely won’t my words part with nature! I don’t know how many times I have said this, but thank you so much. Your encouragements too do wonders πŸ™‚
        Cheers to you! (From God bless you to cheers, I see changing times πŸ˜› )

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      • izza ifzaal April 26, 2015 / 1:25 pm

        Haha I ll can use also use God bless on and off as well πŸ˜€ Likewise. Your encouragements also do wonders πŸ™‚

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  2. barrira April 25, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    The unbreakable heart, broken and shattered…
    wow, this is beautiful.
    Life lesson πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 25, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you, Barrira. Yes a lesson that must be learnt, but too difficult to implement πŸ˜‰

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      • barrira April 25, 2015 / 9:15 pm

        Baby steps, Prateek πŸ˜› let’s learn the lessons and implementation can be made to seep in slowly ^_^

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      • Prateek Kohli April 25, 2015 / 9:26 pm

        Hahaha, yes you are right πŸ˜€
        I’ll try not to rush things πŸ˜›

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  3. Sripurna April 26, 2015 / 10:01 am

    I had first started reading your post because I had once written a poem with the same name! But yours is soooo
    much better! πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 26, 2015 / 11:50 am

      Thank you so much Sripurna for the lovely compliment. I am glad you stopped by my blog which led me to your space. I must say your quotes have the potential to make anyone’s day. Will definitely go through all of them as soon as I get time. πŸ™‚
      Also, can you please share the link of your poem? The way you have written your posts make me difficult to believe that I can write better than you πŸ™‚

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      • Sripurna April 26, 2015 / 3:40 pm

        I actually haven’t posted that poem yet.. If I do (I’ll probably do it soon), I’ll make sure to send the link πŸ™‚ And trust me, the one I wrote is intensely melodramatic, very typical teenager-ish.. πŸ˜›
        Thanks, by the way, about the quotes thing.. I actually make temporary tattoos with a black gel pen every day near my wrist, where I write those quotes πŸ˜› So I think about them all day long, and try to share the feelings these pieces of words strung together so beautifully generate πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:00 am

        Oh wow ! That’s very creative and way cooler than most teenager-ish things! I am sure I would be able to relate to your poem as well. I am still a teenager by heart πŸ˜›
        And I am sorry for the delayed reply, was caught up with some work. πŸ™‚

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      • Sripurna April 29, 2015 / 9:58 am

        πŸ˜€ Okay, I’ll post the poem asap, once my internet starts working perfectly. Its currently too slow to start a new post!

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  4. Prajakta April 26, 2015 / 10:32 am

    Excellent work Prateek. You really have a lovely way of bringing life to small moments –
    “The bumblebee waited there, watching the life go in vain.” Oh how well this worked for me!

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    • Prateek Kohli April 26, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Thank you, Prajakta, I am really flattered by your compliments. It is heartening to see that it worked for you. πŸ™‚

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  5. AdiC April 26, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    The selfishness of being selfless! Leave alone being it, who even gets such thoughts these days? The Earth, Mother Nature, the Universe, all exist and work for a reason. And the reason definitely isn’t our existence! But we behave as if it all belongs to us; it’s our right to figure it all out and utilize it to our likings… Anyways, I love your post, as usual! πŸ˜‰ I hope I didn’t bore you πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      I completely agree and was able to think of examples after reading your every word. We have to learn that we didn’t inherit the universe from our ancestors, but borrowed it from the generations to come πŸ˜‰
      And thank you always for the love you shower ^_^

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      • AdiC April 30, 2015 / 1:56 am

        Always! πŸ˜‰

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  6. Kritika Vashist April 26, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I wish nature had ears to listen to your poems, it would have embraced you in love, or it still does? Well, considering that you word them so beautifully, I think the nature does love you back.

    You have written this so well. πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      Both your posts and comments have this ability to make me speechless. And as far as I know, ‘kritika’ means a constellation? So as far as I know, the universe and nature do love me back πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so so much for these words. And I am sorry for the delayed reply, had been caught up somewhere. Will now go and read your posts as well which were missed πŸ™‚

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      • Kritika Vashist April 29, 2015 / 7:44 pm

        You are right! πŸ˜€ Also, the brightest star (If I could ever do justice to this meaning)

        Understandable.
        Pleasure is all mine. Take care πŸ™‚

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      • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:49 pm

        I am sure you’ll do justice to it ! You are already lighting up the days of so many people here who just wait for your posts to be published πŸ™‚

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      • Kritika Vashist April 29, 2015 / 7:53 pm

        I don’t know how to react to this. You are too kind, comrade! πŸ™‚

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  7. salwaadlyy April 26, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I don’t know how you do it prateek but you have a way with words I can never understand. You pick up some normal words with them you make beautiful lines that’s tell us even a more beautiful story and it gives me chills and keeps me wondering and thinking about those words, I believe that’s magic. It’s just mindblowing how you do it and how it all depends on the person, I mean you can give me those exact words and trust me you don’t wanna see the results but those exact words with you are magic. So, you my friend are a true magician, so keep doing magic πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ Good luck πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:24 pm

      I don’t know how you do it Salwa but your appreciation has a magical effect on me. I really look forward to your comments and they just make my day colorful no matter how dull it had been.
      I must admit that the goal with which you started your blog, had been truly achieved atleast in my case. πŸ™‚ Thank you my friend, I will try my best to keep impressing you πŸ™‚
      Also, I apologize for the late reply. Now that I am free, I’ll be regular on wordpress and will now check your posts which I missed πŸ™‚

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      • salwaadlyy April 29, 2015 / 7:38 pm

        Aww prateek I look forward to your comments too, they are one of the highlights of my life now and I am so glad I can make you happy even for a minute and that’s how I want you to always be happy because you are a really nice human being who truly deserves to be always happy. And don’t worry. Of course I understand we all get busy sometime and thank you so much for reading my post, I hope you enjoy reading them and find them somewhat interesting πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:50 pm

        Thank you so much for your lovely wishes. I heartily wish the same for you πŸ™‚

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  8. petite poetries and more April 27, 2015 / 6:48 am

    How beautifully you’ve described the love and that too one sided with the words of nature, commendable! And I’m always left awe-struck with your choice of words. πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      I am grateful to you for you insightful comment, Archita. That’s what I intended πŸ™‚ I am glad it reached you. Thank you so much for letting me know by these kind words πŸ™‚

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      • petite poetries and more April 30, 2015 / 2:03 am

        Firstly I just went with the words and then I read it again meaningfully, it was amazing! And you’re welcome Prateek! πŸ™‚

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      • Sripurna April 30, 2015 / 5:30 am

        And thank you for showing interest in reading the poem, or else I’d probably never have posted it. πŸ™‚

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  9. Cecilia April 29, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    This is without question the best to be inspired by nature. Thank you for your inspiring post.

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    • Prateek Kohli April 29, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      It was really flattering, Cecilia! Thank you so much for this. These kind words become even better when they come from a fellow nature lover. I am glad you stopped by so that I was directed to you wonderful and informative blog πŸ™‚

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  10. amandalyle1986 April 29, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Heeeeey Prateek, I have nominated you for The Real Neat Blog Award. I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase β€œNot another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/

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  11. partandparcel2014 May 4, 2015 / 2:11 am

    Prateek, I have enjoyed your post especially your comments. You are very good with words, always full of wisdom and inspiration. Thanks Prateek!!!!

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    • Prateek Kohli May 4, 2015 / 7:33 am

      Thank you so much for such lovely words of appreciation, ma’am πŸ™‚
      You really made my day with this πŸ™‚

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      • partandparcel2014 May 4, 2015 / 6:33 pm

        You deserve it! Your posts are amazing! I really wish I have more more time to read! Take care and continue to inspire us!

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