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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Selfless






She pledged being by my side 

Forever and ever in dark and light 

In this world and the life above

She assured me 

Of her selfless love


Once in passing, just a mere musing

I pined   'In your lap I want to die'

She sprang -  .'How dare you ' she cried

'It's my right that before you, 

In my grave I shall lie '


I grinned bemused

For I saw glimpse of both

The truth and margins of her selfless love










47 comments:

  1. brilliant bro!! it seems like you have depicted somebody else's emotions into your poem and you have blessed with some unconditional and selfless love. I have question that from where you find those thoughts!! i mean your every work is just superb..

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    1. Thank You Rohan. You've always been very kind in your analysis of my works. I'm deeply encouraged by your remarks Rohan.

      The essence of the poem is that, a man's beloved gets furious when she hears that her man wants to leave her alone in this world. So she says that she wants to leave her mortal form before he does. Now the man satirically tells her that though he's glad that she loves him so much, he is equally disheartened to know that after a limit her love for him becomes selfish as she wants to die firts giving him the pain of living alone. Hence he says

      "For I saw glimpse of both

      The truth and margins of her selfless love"

      Portraying that his beloved's selfless love is true but also limited to a point.

      As far as being blessed with selfless and unconditional love is concerned, I pray before God that He blesses me with it till I breathe my last. It's all in His hands.

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    2. really a deep thought but how does she will live without her man, i mean in other sense that man's love is also limited to some point.. but as far as i understand 'love' there should be no limit in love,its just love;no boundaries and no expectations,right!!

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    3. I agree Rohan that the claim of the woman is equally valid as that of the man. It's the quintessential angst of lovers. Neither wants to live without the other's company.

      About your understanding of love, you're so right when you say it should be without limits and expectations. But then the souls of lovers are of humans who thrive on expectations.

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    4. Very interesting chain of thoughts....
      I really appreciate the entire thought process, but my view is that there is always a thin line of difference between love and attachment. We are normally attached to our closed ones, which is not pure love. As per me, Attachment = Love + Pain(coming from unfulfilled expectations).
      As a human soul, we were born with pure love but we build on to expectations which lead to attachment (which is an impure form of love). We need to work on ourselves so that we can go back to the "pure love" state which has no hurt, no fear..only love !!

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  2. lovely...Must have been a wife to his husband.
    This time a touching one,Anupam

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  3. That's so touching and awesome :) :)

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  4. "after a limit her love for him becomes selfish as she wants to die first"
    I didn't understand the last stanza of the poem either.. this is deep! Wow.. I'm so amazed by the way your mind works :) Superb.

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    2. The man is perplexed whether he should be happy or sad. For he sees both sides of his beloved's love when she says that she wants to die first. On one hand she epitomizes a devoted lover who cannot survive without her beloved's company, but at the same time her words also conveys her selfish self who is fine with leaving her lover alone to pine away in her memory.

      That's what I conveyed in the last stanza.

      Thanks for reading Rehya.

      And welcome back to 'reflections'. You were deeply missed.

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  5. Anumpam! You are at it again. Effortless. Simple. Subtle. Yet extraordinarily Beautiful.

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    1. I'm touched by your appreciation Rohit. Thank You

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  6. 2nd Poem read today , both Sad , but like it..

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    1. Thanks Bajpai.

      What was the first one ?

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  7. Awesum is the word !!!
    Its simply lovely depiction of feelings !!

    Happy Blogging !!!

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    1. Thank You Amit. I'm glad you liked it.

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  8. Good one Anupam, love and commitment for each other. The image itself says it all, part of the same body.
    Keep posting Anupam :)

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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  9. Truth and margins..well written poem!

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  10. simply amazing...margin of selfless love..

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  11. Oh! I am spell-bound after reading your poem. The irony of selfless love, selflessness has got its own limits. Fantastic!

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    1. Thank You Namrata. I'm glad that you liked the poem.

      And Happy Birthday !!!

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  12. be careful..the more you get romantic in life, the bigger knockout punch is waiting..and by looking at your beautiful poem, i feel you deserve a hard blow on your face...Keep it up and all the best..

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    1. Ha Ha!!

      Since you've raised the topic of knock out punches, le'me assure that I've been delivered quite a few solid ones. It has also got for me incredible moments to live and cherish.

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  13. i m never quite comfortable with the idea of cherishing once knocked out flat...i am glad if you can..for me its like loosing faith in most of the things...all the good that i got was a very dark sense of humor, and a bucketload of pain to write about...glad if you can cherish..quality that i can envy

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