e n g l i s h

it is not
my first
language
you see,

but I still
choose
to write
in it,

for how else
could I have had
this wonderful
chance,

to discuss
the vagaries
of life
with you,

the risks
involved
in interpretation
abound,

but I’d rather
take them
with a
pich of salt,

than miss out
on this
linguistic
opportunity,

in the hope
of getting
to know
you too.

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Vidur
14Jun17

t i m e

Photo: Self

I don’t own
the wheel
of time

It turns
at a pace
beyond control

Words I have
I spread them
like open cards

Nothing hidden
for there is
nothing to hide

Perceptions held
are not for me
to change

The cards you hold
are yours
to call

Time
will tell
the winning hand

Colored truths
wait for
the clock to toll

Heavenly rains
to wash
the coatings away

Lay bare
the threads
in open view

To mirror
the words
I had often said.

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Vidur
16Mar17

s e a r c h

Photo : self

Search search search
For happiness we all do
And so many definitions
For finding it I have found,

Wise men, rich men
The famous, the attained
All had words of wisdom
To share on its abode,

Irrespective of the platforms
That they had acieved
From where on then
They all sought to preach,

On their deathbeds
As they lay enlightened
Inspite of all differences
They always seemed to agree,

‘Stop searching outwards
For what really exists within
Everything is not necessary
To have had or to have owned’,

So do what you thought
You should have done
Before the games and scores
On you took their toll,

Say what you had wanted
Send the message you typed
Which your own mortal fears
Made you put on a permanent hold,

Check the mirror in front then
Reflecting your smiling self
And know that in that moment
Happiness, was what you had.

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Vidur
15Mar17

d o u b t s

Pic: Unknown Source: Internet

Doubts
like an empty bubble

Floating
teasing the eyes and mind

Reflections
of what the world seems

Films
of dusty perceptions

Visible
on a flimsy exterior

Grows
on the air you feed it

Pain
rented for no real reason

Burst
it with an act of conviction

Free
yourself from your illusions.

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Vidur
14Mar17

s h a d o w s

Photo: Self

Just
a shadow
a meaningless
creation
you say,
devoid
of any
identifiable
character,
a beating heart
or a face,
the insignificant
dark side
of those,
who are
fortunate enough
to receive
some light
today,

Look at those
lying fallen,
the epitome
of nature’s
beauty
and grace,
bleeding
their reds
as they
turn to dust,
ask them
what they
wouldn’t give,
to have me for
just
another
day.

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Vidur
13Mar17

I n t e r a c t i o n s

We have
crossed
each other
often
playing
different roles
prescribed
by destiny
at every
passing
unplanned.

We have
seen
each other
every time
different titles
staged
but always
without
any added
masks.

We know
each other
as we are
but now
face to face
bereft of
any worldly
facades
we pretend
to be strangers
which
we both know
we never are
and
we never were.

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Vidur
11Mar17