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July 30, 2009

of life, hope and simple desires...

Desires---dont we all have some??
ofcourse we do...afterall 'salvation' is something far far away for us mere mortals isnt it??
our desires keep changing according to the various phases we are in and as per the myriad parts we play in life...

but often we take things for granted...like say normal day to day achievements without even stopping to think that these could be the unfulfilled desires of someone...
someone who you dont even know or perhaps never would...
someone who desires to perform the normal mundane tasks u do and maybe have even cribbed about just because its too routine and because u needed a change...

What if u never had the capacity to perform them? what if u had never been blessed with that potetial uve been overlooking and taking for granted all along?
To see the myriad colours of the rainbow...
to appreciate the beauty of which they all say...
to know what loved ones look like without having to feel them...
to understand what it means when people say 'u look wonderful today'...
thus are the simple desires of the blind!

to hear the various notes of music...
to listen to the chirpings of those beautiful birds...
to know what the first rains sound like....
to dream as ur love whispers those 3 words...
thus are the heartfelt desires of the deaf!

to sleep in the loving arms of a mother...
to argue with a screaming dad...
to play and fight alike with siblings...
these are the blessings that orphan kid never had...
thus are the longing desires of the alone!

to eat that candy the other kids are having...
without the fear of falling sick...
the chance to pamper that craving sweet tooth...
without the terror of that extra prick...
thus are the sweet desires of a juvenile diabetic!

to walk around without any support...
to stand tall and see what it feels...
not ever having to face those 'following' eyes,
of people around when they see u on wheels...
thus are the desires of the crippled!

and yet we all have our own desires...
though some may seem simple, while others profound...
but 'sans' desires, life would be nothin...
cos they are the threads by which our dreams are bound!

thus are the desires of people..of dreams..of life---thanks to which we are here today...
alive and hoping...
alive and dreaming...
alive and living....



PS: i had written this piece a long while ago and some of you might have already read it on my then-functional-blog "raindrops on roses"
but for some reason it triggered off a strange sense of nostalgia as i read it today and so i thought of reposting it here.
i apologise for the usage of harsh words like 'blind' , 'deaf' and 'crippled' instead of a more subtle 'challenged' or 'impaired'...but ive used them so that one does not ignore the intensity of the situation.
because no matter what they say, it still is a strong blow and a harsh world for those who have to face it!!

9 comments:

Jaggu said...

Nice one. I agree, everybody have desires. But the frustrating part is we often dont try to make them real. We just dream and leave. We should strive hard to feel them.

Jaggu said...

BTW, Updated my blog after long time.

Srivats said...

Very good one, we take too many things for granted , yet alone our abilities. We also take people around us for granted , very well said. Welcome back!

Arv said...

insightful thoughts :)

Nidzzi said...

Beautiful Pri. loved it.
i have the same sympathy for all these ppl cuz i m knda going thru similar thing.
i had bad accident and my leg is still in the process of recovery. whn i see kids running i feel they r so blessed tht they have a perfect bending knee. they can run, dance . they dnt knw hw blessed they are. only oher ppl who lack knows the value of it cuz other take it for granted.
have added u in Gtalk and i have moved to www.drunkthought.blogspot.com

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

I am totally speechless right now. you have done magic.. and may god give them all the emotional and physical strength they need to live this life with a smile.. these are actual brave people.. who face the world and the tough time but never give up..

Pink Orchid

dave said...

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

Pri said...

@ jaggu
yes i agree..we gotta strive to make our dreams come true--atleast those which we have the capacity to fulfill.
losing hope is easy..its hoping against hope and giving destiny a good fight that matters.
will drop by your blog soon.
seeya around

@ srivats
thanks sri, it feels good to be back! :)
ya true..like they say "we only miss the water after its gone"
and often times its too late when we realise the importance of whats missing then..

@ arv
thankyou :)

Pri said...

@ nidzii
i understand what u must be feeling..and i also know its not a easy spot to be in..but just keep up the confidence u have in you and keep going.
we all are fighting a battle within ourselves..and the secret is, the ones that dont give up are the ones that win!!

take care and keep smiling

@ pink orchid
true..like i said, we all are fighting a battle of desires vs destiny..dreams vs reality..hope vs practicality..
we all need strength to keep fighting..to never give up and to never lose hope because if we give in, then there is nothing worth living for.
each one is in a different spot but we all need to learn from each other and never quit!

@ dave
thanks :)