Enough

SDC12692
India Habitat Center

When it is hard for the eyes to spot the difference
Between reality and virtual reflection
The commotion in the mind searches for reminiscence
But in vain goes all the introspection

He looks through the glass of guilt made
Translucent by the scars of selfishness
Yearning to do righteous deeds slowly fade
Trapped in the comfort zone exposing helplessness

Focused on the light he tries again
Trusting the trees and leaves to be real
He breaks the glass leaving weakness’ feign
To climb to the roof enchantingly surreal

Upon reaching the top he turns and sees
The journey traveled from dungeons to sky
Tired, he deep breathes the refreshing breeze
Lived and loved enough, he now wasn’t scared to die

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46 thoughts on “Enough

  1. Pooja Mehta June 22, 2015 / 7:19 am

    “When it is hard for the eyes to spot the difference
    Between reality and virtual reflection
    The commotion in the mind searches for reminiscence
    But in vain goes all the introspection”

    Stunning as always
    But still I have to live more and more its not enough for me πŸ˜›

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 3:39 pm

      Hehe I share the same thoughts as you, Pooja. Hopefully I’ll keep babbling here for a long time πŸ˜€
      I whole heartily thank you for your constant encouragement πŸ™‚

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  2. izza ifzaal June 22, 2015 / 7:26 am

    this is classic!! So relatable!!!

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      • izza ifzaal June 22, 2015 / 3:53 pm

        Haha ! Anytime!

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      • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 3:55 pm

        No. Happy dance can’t happen anytime. πŸ˜›
        Only when you find something relatable here πŸ˜›

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      • izza ifzaal June 22, 2015 / 3:56 pm

        Hahahha which is almost every frigging time :p

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      • izza ifzaal June 22, 2015 / 4:00 pm

        Hahah mera barapan kaha say agaya #wondering πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 4:03 pm

        Will tell, abhi concentrating on ‘restoring your good name’ πŸ˜€

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      • izza ifzaal June 22, 2015 / 4:07 pm

        Lol it isn’t a rocket science! ! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 4:09 pm

        Yes, rocket science is predictable and shallow. Your poetry is. . . wait, I am writing there πŸ˜€

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  3. NJ June 22, 2015 / 8:46 am

    Aptly said “But in vain goes all the introspection” . I have often observed most charming people committing suicide not because they are weak or something its just the matter of split of seconds when the life in-front of you become blur and life after death looks more lucrative life.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Well said, NJ. Thank you for stopping by and for your insight πŸ™‚
      I am not able to visit your blog as the link given here (xn--metalk-vta.wordpress.com) does not work. :/

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  4. CaughtInTheClouds June 22, 2015 / 11:40 am

    A very powerful piece expressed in your natural brilliance, as usual. πŸ™‚
    “Trapped in the comfort zone exposing helplessness”
    I love this line!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much, as usual from the core of my heart for you encouraging words!
      An amazing poet with an amazing heart you are ^_^

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Nicole for appreciating πŸ™‚
      I am glad it left such an effect. Hope it continues πŸ˜€

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  5. Prajakta June 22, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Excellent stuff. Mild metaphors scattered everywhere. Fell in love with the liberation of your last line!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      I take a sigh of relief to see that the last line was able to convey the sense of liberation and as always, you showered love made my day πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much, Prajakta. πŸ™‚

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  6. preetixd June 22, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Wow, I read it thrice already.
    Remarkably written, they way the poem started and the last line made it sheer brilliance. How the person is struggling to find his light and his life again but failing again and again. At the end, life no longer makes sense, in fact death seems more enchanting and desirable.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 23, 2015 / 11:23 am

      Yes, Preeti! It is amazing to see you got it completely πŸ™‚
      Your words really matter a lot and take me to the top of ‘chane ki jhaad’. Thank you so much ^_^

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      • preetixd June 23, 2015 / 1:11 pm

        Yeah, had to read it thrice πŸ˜› The first time I just glanced through it and I was like, this is something really good. The second time, I tried reading it with full attention, ok, this is deep. The third time, I was speechless.
        I don’t eulogize much, but you’ve the talent of poetry. ^_^

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      • Prateek Kohli June 23, 2015 / 9:22 pm

        Aaww, Preeti ! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Bus bhi karo, lajja aati hai mujhe πŸ˜›

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      • preetixd June 24, 2015 / 6:39 am

        πŸ˜› Haaaye! Nazar na lage sharmili ko! *Applies kaala teeka*

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  7. milliethom June 22, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    This poem is absolutely stunning, Prateek. You have a real talent as a poet – and I haven’t read your prose yet. Everything about this poem appeals to the senses, from the beautiful language and imagery to the excellent rhythm. The opening verse (or is it a stanza – I’m never sure of the difference) is really lovely.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 22, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      This made my day, ma’am, and I heartily thank you for that. I am glad the poem was able to appeal to the senses. πŸ™‚
      Recently in prose writing (try, “We, the people”) I am trying to tickle the funny bone of the reader but not sure if it does so πŸ˜€

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  8. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder June 22, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Great..life should be like that..living it in a way that no regret would be there even when one dies.

    The poetic lines flow in a great gusto…making it all the more beautiful! …. πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 23, 2015 / 7:18 pm

      This is the ultimate aim πŸ™‚ You are great in understanding what others wish to say. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  9. inkblot miyazaki June 23, 2015 / 7:14 am

    This is a beautiful piece, you have graced us once again with such amazing poetry!!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 23, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Sheen. Though, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder πŸ˜‰

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  10. Soumya June 24, 2015 / 3:48 am

    “But in vain goes all the introspection”. So true. Sigh!
    Where’s the next one? I’m waiting, just so you know. πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 24, 2015 / 6:59 am

      Thank you, Soumya! πŸ™‚ The next one is ready in the drafts. Will come by tonight πŸ™‚

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