Friday, August 28, 2009

Have you ever...

Dreamt of a dream
Where you slept in your sleep

Ran a race
Where no one moved

And lost
From a winning position

Then found Success
In failure

And felt victorious
In defeat

Found fortune
And lost your soul

Then negotiated your way
Into losing your providence

Achieved fame
And lost your identity

Desired the Devil
When you finally found God

Felt desire
On a lonely night

And craved for solitude
In gorgeous companionship

If this is you…

Go on

Get up

Be human

Go Places

Start running

Hunt for life

Find Death

And when you eventually get there… look back… and smile… you have lived a full life….

72 comments:

pawan said...

The truth of life, simply told.
I liked the way you added the short story type of narrative in the end, seriously man, you are a creative person, a very good one that is!

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Pawan

Just an little slice of life.. this...

And thanks bro...

Atrisa said...

Felt a few. Will get up and look back. Hopefully would have experienced a few more ;)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Atrisa

Get up... soon... :-)

Rashmi said...

Splendid! that is the reason why i cant stop myself from coming here... :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Rashmi

And you are one of the reasons I gather the courage to write...

Thank You

Choco said...
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@ Choco

Curiosity killed the _ _ _ _ _ :-D :-D

LOL

Jokes apart... the identity might be known and the state of mind is healthy...

Choco said...
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As the Mind Meanders said...

After you Choco :-)

Choco said...

Grrr...I knew that seemed too easy...
I never offered to reveal my identity...So common now. Don't be such a party pooper... :P

As the Mind Meanders said...

When did I offer to reveal my identity... I said that my identity may already be known... but then I like my anonymity... so let sleeping cats sleep... :-)

Choco said...
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As the Mind Meanders said...

Whats not so cool about it???

Choco said...
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As the Mind Meanders said...

Always cool Choco... I never take offense... :-)

And stumpy legs???

Anita :) said...

The mind is seriously meandering..!! Lovely post!

As the Mind Meanders said...

Oh! The mind... It controls me Anita... and it takes me places... some of which I like and others that I dont...

Today... I guess it went to a good place...

I am glad you liked what you read...

blunt edges said...

a full life...decoded :D

neat Mr.Mind...now i know the meaning of life isnt in the himalayas...its at "As The Mind Meanders" ;)

Nikki said...

Beautiful...all this is very new and different. But I like it...

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Blunt

I am off to the Himalayas now...

As the Mind Meanders said...

Thank You Nikki... look forward to your blog post now...

Shanu said...

Hmmm....Profound!

Small Miracle said...

Hey...Hi I am ur new blog stalker ; ) Very well written...u write well...hence the stalkin!!

Grayquill said...

Good evening Mr. Mind Meanders - how did you think up all those things. I have had some of those dreams and some in real life but some not so much and hopefully never will. As always, you did good.

Choco @ - what do we know about Mr. Mind? Who he is? He is young but not a kid. I guess 25 years old. We know he doesn't live in France or Sweden. His career of choice is not farming or donut maker. He is a gifted writer so it is likely he is capable of strong emotions. His choices in women is not singular but seems to be somewhat eclectic. He has strong polictial opinions. We will have to start documenting tell tale secrets he leaves - it is only a matter of time.

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Shanu

Whats profound??? :-)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ The Miracle

Oh! I really like stalkers... Thank you for stalking me... :-)

Thousif Raza said...

that was so so so awesome man , i mean the words so simple you make them extraordinary, awesome indeed

and the chat with choco was awesome as well ;)

take care and keep writing.............

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Grayquill

What is your real identity mate... I can bet you were with the FBI... profiling and hunting down serial killers :-)

And my choice in women... how did you decipher that... I am stunned... or am I :-)

I wish the two of you luck... I look forward to the day when both of you tell me who I really am... :-D

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Thousif Bhai...

Choco is awesome... so obviously every chat with her will turn out awesome...

When are you gonna write something...

Pesto Sauce said...

Yes dear that is what life is....I agree stuff happens

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As the Mind Meanders said...

@Pesto...

Yup... But not that bad mate... life is good...

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Choco... Smarty...

Geez... how did you guess all that (sarcasm... not wonder)...

Come on... tell me something that I havent written... :-)

Sangitha said...

I have found success in failure..so can i say that i have lived atleast half my life?? Naah.. Guess its not time to look back.. ;-)

Overall a nice poem.. I loved the starting lines.. Dreamt of a dream
Where you slept in your sleep..

Keep writing.. :-)

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As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Sangitha...

I hope you dont have to look back for a long long time Sangitha... have fun mate...

Cheers

As the Mind Meanders said...

Ok Choco... lets see how you have done...

I do not think you are around 25 years of age. More on the wrong side of 25 maybe.
right and wrong... I am on the right side of 25... the mature side...


Your parents live in Pune(very wild guess).
Rubbish


You are paranoid about being found out, so much so that, as readership increases, your blog posts no longer talk about your life (Refer initial posts).
Choco... look back again.. the post the said the post about me came once I had readership :P


Does that mean your real life friends blog? I wouldn't know.
No... they dont... but there are a few real life (isnt blogging real life too).... sorry... non blogger friends who know my real identity... and would carry it to their graves... just as I would their secrets...


You could be anything ranging from a serial killer to a compulsive obsessive something on the side(heh) :)
Compulsive obsessive... NO... if you see my room... you wont say that...

Serial Killer... Oh! I would love to live in the mind of one.. but unfortunately... I am not one myself... love human beings too much... but cats... hmmm.... joking Choco...


Ok... Now after your comment... I feel really good at myself...and my ability to keep my identity quiet... If you cant make out... no one ever will...

This is that said...

that was beautiful, just what I needed this morning. Inspires so many visuals in my head, took me places. Very sedentary my friend very. Thanks for this.

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Extremity said...

contrast has never been found so wonderful.now make this d serious business..will u ? i mean poetry

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ This is That

I look forward to the post that talks about the places that you went to..

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Choco

Scaredy cat :p

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Extremity

The mind is not serious... it meanders... dunno where it might go tomorrow :-)

Shanu said...

Yay this is fun.

Are we trying to find out who you are Mindey? I wanna play too.

But havent known you enuff to guess :-(

This anonymous bloggin thing is fun when ppl try to guess who u are. Wonder when ppl will try to guess my real identity!

Shanu said...

Yay.. I just found out sumthin... you live in Bandra dont u Mindey?

Hmmm..back to hunting tags so that I can contribute to the !revealing who Mindey is game!

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rajnish said...

Good job ! i was looking to see this side of you.i am glad at what i see.
The new theme is good but earlier was better on the eyes - guess age is catching up with me.

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Shanu

Shanu wants to play games... ok...

"Wonder when ppl will try to guess my real identity!" she says...

Not soon HS... not soon... :-)

And yes Shanu... I live in Bandra with a million other people :-D

Shanu said...

Ohh no..how did u guess my initials!!

Shanu said...

@ Choco

Help me protect my identity dost. Mindey is playin mind games!!

@ Mindey

Your name start wit A does it Mindey? Yeah that narrows it down.

And 28-29? I could have sworn I saw 23 yrs on your profile a couple of weeks ago..but maybe i was hallucintating!

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Shanu said...

@ Choco

Ohh no!! Now wat do I do :(
My secret Identity is secret no more.
How will I fight crime??

Choco said...
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Shanu said...

Chal koi nahi..rectified my mistake. Now I am Shanu on Indiblogger too!

Choco said...
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lostworld said...

This is a first time visit..
I had to leave behind a comment as I truly loved your poem. It was so poignantly written. You've talent :)

Shanu said...

Aare how come I havent blogrolled u yet..chalo following u ;)

ani_aset said...

aaah nice checklist buddy :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Shanu

Thank You... you are special... you are the 50th person to have blog rolled me... thank you again..

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Yeah I am special..how come it took u so long to realise it?

Pri said...

That's a really nice poem...wonderful way of describing life!!!

You've got an amazing blog here...I must say 'Creativity unlimited'

Cheers!!!

patricewilliam said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
Karim - Positive thinking

Jal said...

Loved the contrast. Beautifully written! :)

http://nainabarse.blogspot.com

As the Mind Meanders said...

Thank You Jal

manisha said...

"hunt for life, find death"....what else do u want when u understnd death!!

all ur contradcictions here make this a great piece to read:)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Manisha...

Again thank you... when are you gonna write something again...

Meghana Naidu said...

Lord! you have entire conversations on your comment list. and I thought i talk too much :D

that apart.
i was surprised i didnt read this before but i forgot i was "away" ;)
it captures those 'profound little thoughts with such simplicity! it makes it beautiful :)
i cannot, for the life of me, write in sheer verse.

*cries out aloud* "elusive simplicity! when shall we ever meet."

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Meghana

"i cannot, for the life of me, write in sheer verse"

How on earth does it matter lady.. you write like only you can... and it borders on the right side of brilliance...

|we look up in hope|
|and despair and envy|

karim said...

Very thoughtfull post on mind .It should be very much helpfull.

Thanks,
Karim - Creating Power

As the Mind Meanders said...

Thank You Karim