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a road of forgotten and veiled dreams,
sometimes slowly, sometimes gaily,
sometimes lost, sometimes profound,
I walk a road of unknown mysteries,
fervently finding my way through the endless path.....

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hope kills...


Hope kills
yes it does
a sharp weapon
that prods relentlessly.
moments ago
a momentary respite
you got up
brushing tears aside
all seemed well
in control
unlocking the door
bridling worries
you march ahead
nature soothes
bolstering you up
are trespassers
and slowly 'hope' crepts in
back and revived.
you loose guard
mistaking it for-ever
but vicissitude is inevitable
inexorable
a blowing jerk
and its ripped off
throbbing beats slowing down
gasping for air
a momentary respite
moments ago
another jab
now no more
told you my friend
hope kills.......


PS : I have tried depicting a circle which defines 'hope' in our lives. Its actually a viscous one...killing us one moment and compelling us to 'hope' on the very next....but then thats my view point, you are welcome to let those imaginary horses gallop wild and free and interpret the words in your own way :)

40 comments:

  1. hope kills, but again hope keeps up alive.. so u r true that it is a circle,, but m not inclined to call it viscous, maybe it's the circle of life..

    anyways, nice post.. i like ur style of writing.. but i don't think u shud explain ur poem :P , everybody is entitled to interpret it in their own way..

    -- aneek ( http://sylarthemaverick.blogspot.com )

    u've earned a new follower :)

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  2. I wish you had included Expectation along with Hope.
    Profound poem.

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  3. Deep.
    *Like*

    I am sorry for such a choppy comment. But exams and sleep deprivation has screwed with my powers of critical response. :-l

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  4. hope is the pro-creator of desires and desires leads to temptation.

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  5. Hi Sarah,

    True , hope is what we all humans are inherited with , its an automatic expression , to hope is a good thing whether irrespective of the state of mind , its always bolster our belief in our-self.
    But our belief has to be +ve so it open doors for a creativity and open our life for a betterment of us and ppl around

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  6. madhumathi - thnks a lot!

    Aliastar - I called it vicious coz we humans are trapped in it completely..and without hope our lives are meaningless..so betrayal or denial...trust or acceptance...the circle has to go on and on! u r right on ur part, that i shud let readers have their own interpretations..will tweak it a bit..thnks for d great suggestions..keep coming :)

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  7. Beautiful words, expressed wonderfully!

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  8. prateek - I suppose hope embodies expectations in a lot of ways. neither do v stop hoping nor do v stop expecting...wt say? :)

    Amropali - I can completely understand! d first thing examinations attack on is our creative sides..thnks for taking out d time and appreciating :)

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  9. Rachit - well said. Its all a part of d same circle that is outlined by hope! :)

    vivek - good to c u after a long time on d blog! and u r completely correct, but then there r times in our lives when hoping itself is a struggle..and v tend to blame everything on ourselves.
    and d truth is..that whtever we may say...v humans can never stop hoping till life seizes!

    Arti - glad u liked it!

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  10. nice one...
    but i still feel hope is a good thing...people would call a person without hope...Hopeless!;-)

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  11. Prateek - ohho...ab ye baat hogai to, nxt time wen i write something..i ll 'hopefully' include expectations is bold letters and come up to ur expectations too..happy? :)

    SUB - thnks! d point is..i realized that being in a state of 'hopelessness' is as much a part of a normal life as is being hopeful...so u really can't overlook any of them and live on! :)

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  12. hope is a choice & so is being hopeless
    liked the post

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  13. Do you really want my 'horses' to run wild? If yes, what exactly did the 'blowing jerk' mean? :D Nice imagery, jokes apart!

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  14. But isn't it Hope that gives us courage to move forward again and makes us feel we're alive though we are dying every passing second!

    It sure rekindles the fire in us but then smothers us the very next second!

    Loved your take on it:)

    Take Care.

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  15. brilliant poem but sometimes hope is all we have ! thank you for sharing

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  16. I agree with you Sarah. Hope is vicious thing. It actually kills. Loved it

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  17. Although I admire the write, I could not disagree more!
    here is mine:
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/04/18/i-tell-myself/

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  18. The horses verily galloped and I see your point and agree that hope does create and kill! Great write!

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  19. hmmm, very well written. loved this!

    :)

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  20. nandita - indeed it is..but sometimes an unconcious one..glad u liked it!

    mango man - good to c u bk at d arrival of d mango season :P and tk blowing jerk in its literal meaning..i asked d readers' to gallop their horses..y do u think mine were doing d same wen i wrote this? i prefer keeping it simple! and happy u liked it :)

    fatima - u r right..but thnigs somehow dont turn out this way most of d time..so perceptions tend to differ! :)

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  21. Kez - oh yes..its simply impossible to live without it! btw , welcome to my space.

    bendedspoon - this is one of my favourite comment..if i can inspire thinking i have done my job. thnks so much :)

    Rimly - yes..hope is where our lives lean on..glad u liked it!

    Jingle - thnks so much!

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  22. Kim - oh well..u r free to disagree but it wud have been better had u stated ur reasons for d same. hope to c them coming..will surely hop on to read urs :)

    Abthomas - a big thnks to those horses then! welcome to embodying emotions! :)

    Luna - err y witch? I like fairies more :P thnks for d appreciation..welcome!

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  23. "Hope kills"...well it may kill but we always hope for it, bcoz......
    "Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears....."

    Besy wishes,
    irfan.

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  24. awesome sharah.
    unlocking the door
    bridling worries
    you march ahead
    nature soothes
    bolstering you up
    are trespassers
    omg lines loved it.

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  25. Hope and the fall, all come with statuary warnings, its only our mistake that we miss the warning signs on hope and rely on it past its expiry date.

    Nice read.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  26. Agree with Anshul...Very interesting perspective.

    Loved it.

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  27. Hope, expectation, unreciprocated love ... All kill. Different aspect, different priority but still the feeling it adheres along is all the same. The hurt, disappointment kills, burns and slashes...
    Beautiful words convey the silent truth. The hurting truth.

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  28. Hope, expectation, unreciprocated love ... All kill. Different aspect, different priority but still the feeling it adheres along is all the same. The hurt, disappointment kills, burns and slashes...
    Beautiful words convey the silent truth. The hurting truth.

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  29. Life is all about once going with the light and sometimes all dark..and each time it either makes a bridge of hope or breaks a bridge of hope..and the journey continues..

    Nice!

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  30. Beautifully penned down. Enjoyed my stay here :)
    Keep blogging and writing such posts!

    By the way hope you enjoy reading my post - Say no to chlorine!

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  31. I love poems because in poems just a few words can say so much more than whole long pieces of prose can. Your poems says a lot too. Hope really hurts, I know that from personal experience :-) When it is alive, it tortures you with fears that it might not come true. And when it dies, if the hope had been ardent, it just leaves the person shattered.
    Loved reading it.

    Jyoti. (Author of Dream's Sake)

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  32. Hope kills topic is really different topic for this blog. I like above your poem. some words give painful meaning about that poem.

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  33. hope is really one good thing- i feel- nice poetry though. loved this one. And glad u r following my blog too. you are my 50th follower after reading my 50th post!! haha. Do check out this blog
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