Thursday, 12 October 2006

Defeated?!(Poetry Thursday)

I am defeated
By my own expectations
My own ambitions
No one else could defeat me
But myself

I am defeated by desires
That cropped up
With time
Luring me ever
Tormenting my soul

I wish I could
Be free
From these chains
Of desires
That bind me tight

Is victory elusive
In this life
Is defeat human destiny
Is there no way out
Of this deep darkness

I must search the light within
As the darkness surrounds me
I must choose the path of enlightenment
That promises freedom from births and deaths
Freedom from defeats and victories


Anonymous Atyllah said...

A very wise poem, Abhay - going within always provides with all our answers and solutions for that is where the wisdom resides.

13/10/06 12:45 am  
Blogger Susan Abraham said...

The last lines are my favourite, Abhay. Hope you are well.

13/10/06 9:31 am  
Anonymous rachana said...

search the light within, and you will get it..all the very best.

13/10/06 8:39 pm  
Blogger writerwoman said...


I love the stanza that starts I wish...
I know that feeling well, so well.

aspiring romance writer

14/10/06 3:33 am  
Blogger Susan Abraham said...

Hi Abhay,

Though as you told me your poetry is dark these days, I presume you're in good spirits.
If not, I wish you well & also quicker joys soon.

Take care

14/10/06 8:46 am  
Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi Abhay,
An interesting poem.
I am sure you will find enlightenment as you seek, but the meaning of life has a mystery to it. All we can do is to accept where we are, and look foreword to the future, to be humble enough to accept ourselves for what we are, to determine our gifts or charisma’s and to make the most of these gifts. The challenge is to adapt and live our lives using our gifts, to be kind and patient to ourselves and to others.

Best wishes

Take care

14/10/06 10:23 am  
Blogger Oksana Mirovaya said...

It is a nice poem, a chace to think. We cannot liberate ourselves from victories and defeats. It is impossible, and has no sense. It is the beauty of role we play. But we can free ourselves from all that by our attitude. It is a great pleasure to feel, that you have taught yourself to not jump madly at the time of victiry and to not fall into depress at the time of defeat, to stay peaceful always. This only can give you the feeling of freedom.

15/9/07 3:05 am  

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