AN EMBELLISHED GLASS OF OBLIVION

I found myself in a clear glass pitcher;

Looking through its walls with famished eyes;

To think, peruse, justify and be abler;

I did imbibe in the preachings of the learned wise.

I learnt to explore the near and yonder;

As the time wheel cycled its way unheeded;

I jumped, slid till the glass got scratches of ponder;

I thought all was forever unfolded.

But then I heard weary footsteps draw closer to me;

A hand reached out with tassels, assortments and mirrors;

I sat aghast with a locked mind door sans key;

I watched as the blemishes on the glass all fell under glitters.

I gazed on, afraid to judge, pricked by impending fallacy;

No longer could I enjoy the pure transparency of my glass home;

I know the cracks still exist but evades the outsider’s see;

It’s sad that the embellishments block my sight with their chrome.

I sit here lifeless as more cracks come by;

And I sigh as more glitters and beads mask them on;

I now exist in a colourful jar so opaque that none see me cry;

I mock this world of pretence and lament my oblivion.

But today I dare to peek out of my jar and accuse,

The lunatic coward artist to have done to me so;

But what! I stand petrified as my heart and mind just refuse,

To accept the artist to be me, my human, that has become my foe.

It has forgotten about its true self, enough to plan my death;

It’s a shame to indulge in such ostentatious show;

My dear human, one day you will, hope not too late, realise your true worth;

That day you will throw away this fake coat and I’ll be able to see through again, learn and grow.

Β© Megha Bose 2018

Photo Credit: https://goo.gl/images/bpMFRM

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112 Comments Add yours

  1. ASH says:

    This was a very moving reflection!

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  2. dronstadblog says:

    I like the rhythm of a poem and verses you used. It really goes smooth. πŸ˜€ Bravo.

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Loved it

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  4. Ady says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Beautifully written πŸ™‚

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    1. So happy to hear that. 😊

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  5. This was so beautiful! I also wanted to thank you for liking my post “Positivity can be Motivating.” I am so glad you enjoyed it and I hope you will enjoy more in time! I can not want to see more of your posts!!!

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    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed exploring your blog. It’s all my pleasure.πŸ˜‡

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    1. Thank you so much.😊
      I have another Liebster pending too.
      I would wish to do this sometime later to avoid creating too frequent same award posts.
      There is already a recent post I have made of Liebster. Please do check it out.
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      1. Your welcome😊❀

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    1. Thank you so much. 😊

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      1. lambamsworld says:

        My pleasure πŸ˜‡πŸ‘

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  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    To think, peruse, justify and be abler. A worthwhile mission for any observer of life.
    Thanks for the visit and Welcome.

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    1. Yup. Thanks for your kind visit. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much.😊

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    1. That’s absolutely fine, dear. I so much appreciate the love and support you all give to my blog. That’s my true treasure. Thank you so much for the nomination as well as the love.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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    1. Welcome to the blogging world. 😊 Actually, I don’t interact much through email. But, you can always drop a comment. πŸ˜€β€ My best wishes are with you, dear friend.

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      1. You’re welcome.😊

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    1. Glad to hear that, friend.

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  12. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    FOREGROUND. BACKGROUND AND ALL VERY GOOD GROUND—AND GOOD VERSE! πŸ™‚

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  13. Nithya Nexo says:

    Wonderfully written..

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  14. Shubhi says:

    Story of every artist… Feels like my own.. you’ve given words to what so of us quietly feel… Beautiful.

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    1. True. We are all artists who sometimes put the true self under cover in the pursuit of outer beauty.

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  15. R. Jane Bowen says:

    I think that second to last line is wonderful, thank you: My dear human, one day you will, hope not too late, realise your true worth…

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  16. kenza says:

    So beautiful! Thank you!
    (and thank you for visiting and liking my blog -I am most honoured)
    I will come back here.
    Kenza.

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    1. You’re welcome, dear.😊

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  17. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks for following my blog and I hope you find a blessing there

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    1. You’re welcome.😊

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  18. Ravisingh says:

    Superb! I loved your post.

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  19. kathrynlazaro says:

    Wow, the rhythm and rhyme here really require discipline. Great work!

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  20. B. says:

    A time comes for everyone to take their responsibilities and face them…

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    1. That’s true. No matter how many layers of masks we wear, at the end of the day we face ourselves. We know our true self and we need to let it flourish as it is, rather than covering it up for the world.

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  21. Janice Wald says:

    Hi Megha,
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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ
      I’ll surely check out your blog.

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      1. Janice Wald says:

        Exciting Megha! Thanks for your reply. I blog at https://mostlyblogging.com.
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  22. aquacompass7 says:

    Thank you for stopping my blog.

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    1. It’s my pleasure. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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  23. This is superb. Sweet. I like it. KEEP SHINING!

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    1. Thank you so much. 😊❀

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  24. buddy71 says:

    does not the drink taste the same even if the glass was repaired?

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    1. Hmmm…the glass here stands for the transparency of our soul. As we move on in life we tend to decorate the outer side to hide our so called cracks, namely our faults and differences from others but inside we are still ourselves. In this show game we forget that this limits the purity of our soul. Only when we start to admire ourselves for what we are and take off these false decorations, the transparency of our soul is restored. The person inside the pitcher stands for our inner self and the artist is our human self that everyone sees.

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  25. Avni says:

    Hey,I’ve nominated you for the brotherhood of the world bloggers award..πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you so much.😊 ❀

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      1. Avni says:

        You’re welcome dearπŸ€—.. You deserved itπŸ’ž

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  26. anjana says:

    Loved the poem, Megha! Feels a certain rhythmic beauty to it too.

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    1. Thanks for your eloquent comment.😊

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      1. anjana says:

        My pleasure πŸ™‚

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  27. Very profound and beautiful!

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      1. You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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  28. franklparker says:

    Thanks for liking my World Book Day post about going wide.

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    1. You’re welcome.😊

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  29. Anand Bose says:

    Interesting poem …the usage of tropes is so exquisite. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Thank you for appreciating my work. 😊

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  30. Hi…we should work on an educative post together sometime

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  31. lindasschaub says:

    Very nice – I enjoyed the writing and the drawing matches perfectly!

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  32. aruna3 says:

    Amazing use of metaphor”i thought all was unfolded forever……”wonderful comparission between glass n life.having philosophical touch.well done.

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating my work. 😊

      Like

      1. aruna3 says:

        Most welcome,dear!!

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  33. Equipping says:

    Thanks for being such a good blog friend.

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  34. Wow, what a revelation put to rhyme. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Antsafanou says:

    This is really beautiful^^

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  36. Geo says:

    Lovely! I like The feeling it gaves to me your poem.

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    1. Glad to know you liked it. πŸ˜€

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