Choose To Be A Human

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Sometimes I forget to be natural.
I try to act perfect.
I forget I can become vulnerable too.
I just have to accept what I feel.

Just be who I am.
Just throw away the mask.
Just turn on the true face.
I should not pretend I am fine.

If I’m sad, I don’t have to,
again, pretend I’m good.
If I’m happy, I don’t have to,
wonder how I can be happy?

Is there something wrong?
Is there something I missed?
No, no, no.
I don’t have to pretend to be normal.

I forget I have feelings,
It doesn’t demand perfection.
It’s natural to be imperfect.
It’s natural to be a human.

It will take time to pull myself together,
But denial to accept my vulnerabilities,
It will work against me.
People around me notice that.

But I notice that after it happened.
Then I realize I don’t have to do that.
I must accept my feelings,
Even though they make me vulnerable.

The crazy fact is,
Imperfections make us humans,
Trying to be perfect only make us robots,
We must choose to be a human.

A GUEST POST “I’ve Always Told You” by Me on POETRY PASSION

First guest blogging experience.

Thank you Aatif Sir for publishing my poetry on your blog.

Source: A GUEST POST “I’ve Always Told You” by “PRATIK KIRVE FROM PUNE

I Don’t Want To Leave This Place

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Why do we have to?
Move ahead in life,
Chase the unknown horizon,
Strode on mysterious paths.

Even if we don’t want to,
Even if we want to stay,
Right where we are,
And do what we are doing.

The destiny organizes circumstances,
In such a way that,
We have to leave the place,
And embark upon a quest.

Unknown places,
Unknown conditions,
Unknown people,
And unknown journey.

But what we know certainly is,
There is no going back.
Once we leave, we leave.
Then what do we do?

We miss that beautiful place,
Recall all the memories,
Maybe cry a little,
And let our emotions flow.

I wonder if the destiny,
Realigns the circumstances,
Get us back to the place,
We had no intention to leave.

The same place,
The same conditions,
And the same people,
Everything will be the same.

Same joy,
Same emotions,
And same vibes.
Everything same as before.

The crazy fact is,
I know this will never happen,
But I wish it would,
I just wish.

बिछड़ गए हम आपसे जिस लम्हे में

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बिछड़ गए हम आपसे जिस लम्हे में, उस लम्हेने सारा सुकून छीन लिया,
चैन खो गया दिलका जैसे, डोर से टूटकर पतंगने अपना वजूद खो दिया,

इरादे सहम गए ज़िंदा रहनेके जैसे गर्दिशने तारोको गुम कर दिया,
खो गई हस्ती आपके बिना हमारी और परछाईओने भी पेहचाननेंसे इन्कार कर दिया,

आसमानोंकी अर्ज़ियां सुनकर लम्हे थम जाते है क्या कभी?
ज़ुन्झ ज़ुन्झ कर अपने आपसे, कोई सुलझता है क्या कभी?

खुदगर्ज़ है ये ज़िन्दगी, कभी कभार कैसे सितम ढाती है?
सितारोंको छूनेकी बात करने वालोको, हमेशा ज़मीनही क्यों नसीब हो जाती है?

दिन और रात गुजर जाते है रोज़, बिखरे हुए दिलके टुकड़े इकट्ठा करनेमें,
फिर मिलने की आसने ज़िंदा रखा है, वरना कितना वक्त लगता है अपने आपको मिटानेमें।


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Power of Darkness

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I never wanted to be aloof,
No one wants to,
But I had to choose to be,
To isolate myself.

I had to choose that way,
Because I didn’t want to be,
In a company of people,
Who did not believe in me.

I knew, it included the people,
Who were close to me,
Family and friends,
I couldn’t believe, they were pulling me down.

I wanted to surround myself,
With people who will uplift me,
Who will believe in me,
When I lose all the hope.

But that’s just a fairytale for me,
I thought I’ll make myself so strong,
I won’t need anyone else to lift myself up,
But it was impossible.

So here I am, sitting alone in the room,
Trying to shed a tear at my misery.
But I can’t, I just can’t,
I don’t know what happened to me.

I can’t feel anything,
The loneliness swallowed me,
And drowned me into darkness,
From where I could see no light.

I have drowned so deep,
It even seems futile,
To make an effort,
To find the light.

This darkness is a consequence,
Of the choice I made consciously,
And I am glad I made this choice,
I could see the different world.

I see different shades of it,
Some of those shades show original versions,
Some show strange realities,
And those are uglier than I thought.

The crazy fact,
What I never thought was,
The darkness had power to show,
Brutally honest versions of the world.


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And Above All.. I Miss.. YOU

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I have been trying to fill the void,
Since the time we had to part ways.
I tried to submerge myself in work,
Listen to songs imagining you in those lyrics,
And pretend to be happy by laughing out loud.

But the time comes when I realize,
These are all temporary ways to escape.
I can try everything to convince myself,
That everything is fine and this is life,
This happens, and there’s no big deal about it.

But let me tell you the truth,
I’m not able to fill the void,
I must not try to find an alternate escape,
It’s meaningless and it’s driving me insane,
The restlessness is rising constantly.

I’m trying to act mature, like a grown up kid,
I can’t do it anymore. I’m still a kid, it seems,
So the only way to deal with this,
Accept the fact that you are irreplaceable in my life,
The bond we shared is irreplaceable.

I just want to stop pretending and embrace the feeling.
We feel what we feel, we are humans,
No one is perfect and that’s the beauty of it,
And there is nothing wrong about it.
So, yes, I think of you all the time.

I cry when I think of all those moments,
when we laughed wholeheartedly.
I smile when I think of those times,
When we opened our hearts out,
And tried to understand each other rather than judging.

The crazy fact,
I miss everything.
And above all, I miss you.
I wish the destiny would intervene,
And set everything right again.


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मुझे पता है…

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मुझे पता है,
आपको सब पता है, पर बताते नहीं हो,
सब महसूस होता है, पर जताते नहीं हो,

मुझे पता है,
आप सब समझते हुए भी नासमझ रहते हो,
सबके साथ मौजूद रेहकर भी खोये खोये रहते हो,

मुझे पता है,
आप सब सुनकर भी अनसुना करते हो,
सब जानकर भी नज़रअंदाज़ करते हो,

मुझे पता है,
आपको दर्द भी होता है, रोना भी आता है,
और ये सब कुछ,
उस हँसी के पीछे छुपाना भी आता है।


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