Through thick and thin

Created to wipe tears, shimmers with fake, sly smiles
Meant to lessen distances, barricades the shortest path
The energy it found to lighten up the lives
Incomprehensible was the mind, who decided to use its wrath

Β The echo of laughter reduced to emoticons yellow
The magical touch, craves for a glance
Hypnotized by devices and their beeps mellow
Fingers and eyes move in sync, as if in some trance

Melody of birds under the morning Sun
Unheard, suppressed by the dubstep loud
Thoughts kicked by tailor-made opinion
What if the silver lining shadows the cloud?

Madness swims from individual to world
River of blood flows with a small click
Sense degrades and compassion hurled
We made technology the reason of thin and thick.

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59 thoughts on “Through thick and thin

  1. operahell June 3, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    So sad when our reality is defined by our internet connection. Well written my friend.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much, ma’am for getting and summarizing the whole thought by commenting. I am glad that you liked it πŸ™‚

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  2. izza ifzaal June 3, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Yeah this technology is like curse I feel ..
    though it has its pros but still we have our hopes lined up with it..!
    An amazing blog Prateeek πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 7:54 pm

      Thank you Izzaa ! πŸ™‚ We have to think what it has given us and at what cost. Social media and phones, made to bring people closer our tearing us apart. Energy to light up lives is being used to burn cities. Probably its not the technology at fault, but the hands they are in. We, the people are at fault.
      (I should sleep. Too much funda) πŸ˜€

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      • izza ifzaal June 3, 2015 / 7:56 pm

        Hahahhaa yeah right! ! You sound like a reformer! I hope you be one someday! Though beard gone but still a bit of drill n you be the PM OF INDIA πŸ˜›
        Night night

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      • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 7:59 pm

        Haha! PMof India toh by God! I wrote more than half the post on him but then thought jail na ho jaye. So left the idea. Nature is much more safer now πŸ˜›
        Good night to you too πŸ™‚

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      • izza ifzaal June 3, 2015 / 8:01 pm

        Hahahha lol a funny post is in order now too much prateekpression in a day πŸ˜€

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      • izza ifzaal June 3, 2015 / 8:09 pm

        I ll call your superwoman to help you woh karwa de ge πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 8:14 pm

        Oh toh hai na intezam? Chalo fir will take the risk and post it soon πŸ˜›
        Pizza ki kasam, Izza. Dhokha matt dena ye keh k ki number ni laga πŸ˜›

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      • izza ifzaal June 3, 2015 / 8:16 pm

        Hahahhahaha nhe hota esa! I hope you can trust your superwoman more! Woh hoge na ap k liye Prasad lanay πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 8:19 pm

        Bohot saare pun dikh rahe hain. Superwoman refers to Sonia Gandhi na? Or I am thinking too much? πŸ˜€

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      • izza ifzaal June 4, 2015 / 4:09 am

        Lol ya you’re thinking too much :p

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      • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 8:01 pm

        Also, ab toh AM ho gaya. PM kal ban jaunga. (Please don’t kill me)

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  3. Shreya Khandelwal June 3, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Beautiful! A Powerful Message, Prateek!
    Technology that was only a means of making life easier has now become the ends, “the reason of thin and thick”. Also, we all are so overwhelmed by the artificial materialistic things, busy in this rat race of a life, forgetting about the true simple pleasures of nature and life πŸ™‚
    Very well-written!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 8:15 pm

      Very true, Shreya! Probably we were still not ready for the things technology gave us. Thank you for relating to it and letting me know your thoughts.
      Sometimes I feel lives of cavemen were the best. Roam around, have food, do some Jhinga Lala and chill πŸ˜€

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      • Shreya Khandelwal June 4, 2015 / 5:14 am

        Haha, I feel the same sometimes. Such an easy and simpler life it would be. πŸ™‚

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 11:05 am

        Wouldn’t it? Though writing wasn’t so easy then. Engraving rocks by other rocks were a pain. And now I should stop stretching the topic πŸ˜€

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      • Shreya Khandelwal June 5, 2015 / 2:21 pm

        Haha πŸ˜›
        And it’s okay, you are not stretching it, simply discussing πŸ˜€

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  4. caughtintheclouds June 3, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    So much truth. For as much goodness that has come from these technological advances, reigns just as much bad. Many people miss out on reality, lost in a world created by man in what was originally a good intent. Exceptionally written with wise words! Amazing job, as usual πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 4, 2015 / 3:27 am

      Thank you so much for the insightful comment. I completely agree that though the intent was good, we continue to ruin ourselves by the misuse.
      Have a great day ahead πŸ™‚

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  5. jpennerzook June 3, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    A mighty tradeoff––trading human emotion and nature’s magic for the incessant demand of “the click.” I appreciate your ability to help the reader think beneath the surface. Thank you!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 3, 2015 / 8:29 pm

      It was a lovely comment that made me smile πŸ™‚ I thank you for reading it so deeply and the insightful thought.
      The overwhelming ‘easiness’ of everything is probably paralyzing our ability to be human. I hope the balance gets restored πŸ™‚

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      • jpennerzook June 3, 2015 / 8:39 pm

        You’ve said it well: ease paralyzes! It’s our intention and action that will bring change. One word, one post, one interaction at a time. Keep up the good work.

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  6. Kritika Vashist June 3, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Thoughts kicked by tailor-made opinion
    What if the silver lining shadows the cloud?
    Favorite lines ^
    You penned it so perfectly without missing any negative effects that it leaves on us. As always rhyming makes it more appreciable. Good job, there! πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 4, 2015 / 3:41 am

      Yaayy yayy yiippii yiippii yaayy yaayy! Thank you! A morning made πŸ˜€

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  7. AdiC June 3, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more! My cafe visits, film outings, long walks are all doused in people and their self absorbed selfies so much that as a signal of defiance most of the people I know have stopped clicking pictures or using social media apps when together. These days my mantra is : If you can make me forget about my phone, you’re my man (or woman!).

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    • Prateek Kohli June 4, 2015 / 4:14 am

      That quote which you shared in a previous post could also be an inspiration for this πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much for sharing the resonating thoughts πŸ™‚

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      • AdiC June 4, 2015 / 4:23 am

        Though I still haven’t figured out how you know about mountains, but here I remember which post you’re talking about! πŸ˜‰ So I’m inspiring you now, huh? That’s one achievement!

        And you’re always welcome! πŸ™‚

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  8. whimsical90 June 3, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Love it! Silver lining is all over the clouds!!! Couldn’t love-hate technology more..and I have nominated you..for the creative blogger..you do it full justice. :).

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  9. shefalijha June 4, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Waooo!!! Technology a boon or a curse… very well written.. Loved it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  10. Fourth Generation Farmgirl June 4, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    A thoughtful and powerful post. Technology has negatively altered our communication and interactions both in the virtual as well as in the real world. Important aspects of communication, such as, facial expression, tone of voice, gesture, and conversational reciprocity are lost in the virtual world and not used appropriately or effectively during face-to-face interactions.

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  11. sunainabhatia June 4, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    the echo of laughter reduced to emoticons yellow….so apt Prateek…..only poetry like this can counter the prosaicness of technology. It is another matter though that we are using the same technology to let our thoughts flow across….:)

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      I thank you so much for the appreciation ma’am πŸ™‚
      And yes even I felt the irony while posting it, but then I convinced myself that its not the technology which is at fault, but the way we misuse it, that is. πŸ˜‰

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  12. barrira June 5, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Oh bloody brilliant ❀ This is what we have reduced too and well this reminds me of fake plastic trees by radio head.
    I loved this.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      O kitna zada wala achha song hai ye!!
      Thank you for sharing this!!! And also for showering the love on the post. The post is probably blushing πŸ˜€

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      • barrira June 5, 2015 / 7:46 pm

        hahah haina xD I’m a sucker for the word ‘fake’ and ‘perpetual’ for some reason, I love using them so much. I think I abuse the word usage and the song well, you get it ^_^ are you sure your post is blushing xD

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 7:57 pm

        Haha no you don’t abuse it, you just emphasize it πŸ˜‰
        And the song is on repeat.
        And the post has a heart too, it has to blush πŸ˜›

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      • barrira June 5, 2015 / 8:03 pm

        oh rock is among one of my favourite genres ^^,
        HAHAHA your post better be careful with that heart πŸ˜›

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 8:07 pm

        And I don’t understand genres :/
        Has anyone ever been careful with the heart? Though we can still do something to save it from cholesterol, but shower of love is a thing completely different πŸ˜›

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      • barrira June 5, 2015 / 8:19 pm

        I can recommend some music genres/ bands xD I think we can settle for just keep it beating, it will be very quiet without it :p

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  13. ShethP June 9, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Great poem! Sadly, it’s spot on. πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you for the appreciation. I hope we’ll learn to use the technology and not let it use us πŸ™‚

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