Monday, 12 June 2006


You are nothing but a shadow
Of the man you used to be
Something unknown hollowed you!

Where are your principles?
Not to let the power be abused
To defend the underdog!

Where are your convictions?
In equality liberty and fraternity
A better future for all!

Where are your ideals?
To achieve beauty and truth
In your words and actions!

Where are those promises..
You made to yourself ?
To guard the interests of those voiceless
On whose behalf you speak!

Where is that courage to stand up?
Against the wrongs
Where is that zeal to serve?

You have sold your soul
And you are nothing but a shadow
Of the man you used to be!


Blogger Scheherazade said...

"something unknown hollowed you"

love the assonance here and the ominous use of hollow.

12/6/06 4:37 am  
Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Nice poem which reminds of how we can easily be corrupted by power !!

Best wishes

12/6/06 7:25 am  
Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

I have read through your other poems and in response have composed this little poem for you !!

To Russia with love

The era of new freedom, Market force your new way
Don’t rule out compassion as economics give sway

Speak of the devil, beware shadowy cloaks
Time for renewal, cast off bitter yokes

Arise now new leaders with hearts now restored
Bring justice mighty homeland for one and for all

best wishes

12/6/06 8:13 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Scheherazade,
you truly caught the best line...thats my favorite as well..
thank you so much..see you here more often..

12/6/06 10:48 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Lindsay,
Your comments are very special and this one exceeds all...i am honored by your this thoughtful and yet beautiful...very deep, touching..full of wisdom...please publish it on your blog...its a great piece of writing..
best wishes!

12/6/06 10:52 am  
Blogger Tammy said...

I really enjoyed your poem. It reminded me of how we change and forget who we are :)

12/6/06 7:45 pm  
Blogger Vasanta Athilat said...

"You have sold your soul
And you are nothing but a shadow
Of the man you used to be!"

Thought provoking indeed
Nice poem there.


12/6/06 8:49 pm  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Love these provocative poems with an edge!

12/6/06 10:10 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Tammy,
thanks so much..i am happy you enjoyed it..

Hi Vasanta,
welcome to I&U...
thank you so much for visiting me!
I have gone through your blog and I really like your very deep-felt and thoughtful poems...I have already linked you...

12/6/06 10:13 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Tara,
thank you so's great having you here...a person with great talent and experience...

12/6/06 10:15 pm  
Blogger Vasanta Athilat said...

Seen your comment on my site, thanks so much

And thank you for linking me.


12/6/06 11:49 pm  
Blogger rachana said...

hi abhay,,i have to say this......
It happens in our lives when our plans fail,
our thought process derails.
We have to adjust with anguish and disgust.
We feel all is lost, but we can’t die.
We have to believe that we are still alive.
Our brain is bullied and heart is torn,
But that’s the only chance we get to RE BORN!!
We need to bear this temporary pain,
We should be courageous to live once again!!!
"Something unknown hollowed you!"
it's wonderful,,
thats the time when one lose out all..principles,convictions,ideals,promises and courage..
"You have sold your soul"
this is harsh..

13/6/06 3:00 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Rachna,
Your comment is so thoughtful and beautiful...please publish this poem on your blog..let others read..
When I wrote you have sold your soul I thought of Goethe and his famous work...

13/6/06 3:43 pm  
Blogger rachana said...

abhay,,this poem is already on my 3rd or 4th post..thanks for appriciation.

13/6/06 10:42 pm  

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