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August 24, 2011

Obsession


We people are a funny lot,
when left to our own device...
We each are ruled by some little quirk,
an addiction or a vice...

Some are obsessed with passion,
others with looks divine,
A lot with wealth and riches,
and some with food and wine...

There are those addicted to perfection,
to love-lorn discipline in life,
And those clumsy in their fashion,
albeit strung out on their wife...

And of course them--unrequited lovers,
who care not for loss nor gain...
Those poets and those writers,
who seem addicted to their pain...

There are narcissists and egotists,
each with an obsession alike...
Sadists and masochists,
hooked on to their psyche...

But we are mere players,
and obsession, the dirty game...
Blind to our own quirky whim,
why slander each other's name?

Why not be obsessed with equality,
with life sans terror and deep dread?
Why not be addicted to integrity
and world peace instead?

To ethics to moral character,
to honesty, truth and faith...
to change the wrong in society,
Make haste, it's not too late...

We indeed are much an obsessed lot,
left each to our own device...
So lets bunch up and in unity,
make a virtue from this vice!

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Prompt taken from One Single Impression, the topic being 'obsession' :)

31 comments:

simply me said...

AMAZING POST :) :)

Nanka said...

Make virtue out of vice indeed a good thought!!...and agree we are a funny quirky lot :)

Muhammad Israr said...

i think addiction is a must in human life...be it to drink or drug or love or work or money or anything....but everybody got some kind of addiction :)

subtlescribbler said...

what a great thought! amazingly put in words :)
and i think some madness and vices r a MUST coz as they say 'perfection is too boring at times'!!


sarah

Saru Singhal said...

Expression at it's best! Can't say more as no have words, Speechless...

Neha said...

thnx for stopping by...This post is very well written...Happy to join you...Keep visiting me...

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

We are obsessed indeed, and if we paid a little more attention to things that are despite of and inspite of us, we'd do some good in real sense.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Aakash Kokz said...

This is really very beautiful. Loved the pic as well as the splendid words :-)

Imperfect said...

Loved the heart in this post. Keep writing!

pri said...

@ simply me
danke! :)

pri said...

@ nanka
yes we are...and we gotta make do with what we have :)

welcome to my space!

pri said...

@ muhammad
i agree, passion is important...but it should be one which does not cause any harm to others or to the self :)
and hence the need to direct our passion towards a sensible obsession.

pri said...

@ subtle scribbler
i guess my reply to muhammad's comment above would fit in as a reply to your comment.
thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

Muhammad Israr said...

if only every human could do that..the world would have been a much better place :)

pri said...

@ saru
im flattered..thankyou :)
i first wanted to write in a post on this topic..but then thought poetry would sustain a better effect.
hope ive done justice to it...

pri said...

@ neha
you are most welcome dear...im glad to have your company :)

pri said...

@ blasphemous aesthete
true that!!!
and as always, the jist well captured :)

pri said...

@ aakash kolz
gracias! :)
welcome to my 'nostalgic moments'

pri said...

@ imperfect
thankyou!
im glad you could see the heart in it :)

pri said...

@ muhammad
if only every human would try...

:)

Muhammad Israr said...

yes yes..but i think its more philosophical... like everybody knows what is good and what is bad..but still see there are so many bad people around...

Yash said...

I really enjoy such rhyme schemes.
Your underlying message is true through and through: united we stand.
Please read my latest blog post, too. It's a tech blog...please promote it on Indivine, if you like it!:)
You can access it here: The Tablet Revolutionary

Yash said...

I really enjoy such rhyme schemes.
Your underlying message is true through and through: united we stand.
Please read my latest blog post, too. It's a tech blog...please promote it on Indivine, if you like it!:)
You can access it here: The Tablet Revolutionary

j. littlejohn said...

"writers who seem addicted to their pain" -- it's true

great work here

Vyankatesh said...

Beautiful poem.

You covered almost the entire world and reflected on their feelings.

pri said...

@ muhammad israr
and hence the need of a conscience...

pri said...

@ yash
glad you saw through the rhyme :)

pri said...

@ j.little john
danke!

and welcome to my 'nostalgic moments' :)

pri said...

@ vyankatesh
thankyou for the kind words...that is too huge a compliment :)

Seeker of Equanimity said...

You have crafted the last paragraph really well.
Good going.
Yes all of us are obsessed with something or the other. It's up to us to make the best of it.

Rajendra raikwar said...

I will surely come back for more