Tuesday, September 29, 2009

That one thing !!!



We all are nothing but seekers,
seeker of the one thing which seduces us all,
seekers of the one thing which drives us all,
seekers of the one thing without which we are zombies .



We all have that one thing in our mind,
all our actions are done so as to achieve that one thing,
all our words are spoken so as to reflect that one thing,
all our definitions are based so as to achieve that one thing.


The definition of that one thing is vague,
Some seek it in their relations,
some seek it in their environment,
some seek it in spirituality,
some seek it in materialism,
but the true definition of it is known to none ...


It is this thing which makes us hypocrite,
We all are but seekers of that one thing ,
that one thing which makes us wear colorful masks,
so as to achieve that one thing.
Some do not wear these masks
yet all they seek is that one thing ,
and with exposed faces they fanatically seek that one thing
sadly all they get is pain
the pain of being exposed
the pain of their skin being peeled in search of masks.

I stand exposed too,
exposed to all the colorful masks, in search of that one thing .
I try to open the masks of those who matter,
but all I get is another color,and pain,
the pain of my skin being peeled in search of a mask .
I am in search of that one thing just like others,
but all I get, is being deprived as I stand exposed.

The colorful masks attract me now,
as they would protect me from pain , they would shield my exposed face.
I am falling in love with the colors that hide our face.
Yes I truly adore them now,
I am but a seeker of that one thing ,
All I need is that one thing just like everyone else.

Here I stand wearing colorful masks ,
trying to attract that one thing to me ,
I am no more in pain, as I am covered now,
covered with masks , masks which protect me.
I am now a part of that hypocrite world,
yet am in peace as no one peels my face anymore.
I am, but a seeker of that one thing,

the thing called "happiness"

27 comments:

Mithun Shinde said...

very rightly & honestly put ......a mask is an attempt by anyone & everyone to prevent yourself from getting hurt..... & it helps you get your share of vital "Happiness"!!!!!!!!

Arnav said...

@ Mithun

Thanks :) I wander can we get it without the mask??

simar said...

offcourse you could get "it" without the mask...only it'll be the hard way!

'n trust me that is bliss...

:)
simar

Mithun Shinde said...

Honestly we all have weaknesses which we wanna hide & to hedge that we need cover up(mask)..... there's nothing right or wrong about it....if u need it to keep yourself satisfied & happy, a mask is justified!!!!

Arnav said...

@ Simar ,
Maybe But it depends on how we define happiness and what exactly are we seeing it,, nahi ??

@ Mithun
ya you are right,
but by hiding our true selves will we truly achieve happiness ??

Mithun Shinde said...

Acceptance of your original self by the people around you.......if dat happens


dats a true bliss!!!!


but your hesitation won't let you do it......

Arnav said...

@ mithun

I think that the bliss which at least I seek :) And thankfully I have friends (including you of course) who bring that bliss to me..

But I see so many around me pretending to be someone just for the sake of "something "

Nishi said...

Y Every-1 is talking about Mask....the bitter truth is life doesn't change even if u close ur eyes.... So, personally I don't believe in Masks....
It's better to get realism as early as possible. More u delay. more tender would be ur skin for such exposures. Bravery comes from inside... in repercussions to external environment... So, I don't believe in any kind of masks.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Indeed! We are all seekers of happiness and bliss! The earlier our search ends, the better!

Wonderful lines!

Arnav said...

@ Nishi
Masks here means we tend to pretend , we tend to behave in a way which is not us , ans we do all this only to search happiness :)
Of course life doesn't change if we close our eyes and I am not saying close your eyes..

I Think you need to read it again :)

Welcome to my blog :)


Keep Visiting :)

Arnav said...

@ Rakesh

Thanks for the visit :)


Keep Visiting and Smiling :)

Shruti said...

We all search the happiness. Attaining our happiness is a true bliss :)

Srivats said...

//Here I stand wearing colorful masks ,
trying to attract that one thing to me ,
I am no more in pain, as I am covered now,
covered with masks , masks which protect me.
I am now a part of that hypocrite world,
yet am in peace as no one peels my face anymore.
I am, but a seeker of that one thing//

These lines said it all! so realistic yet poetic and hey thanks for changing the layout it looks much better now

Arnav said...

@Shruti

Thanks for the Visit, truly there is nothing which is more blissful than attaining happiness : )


@ Srivats
Glad you liked it .. Thanks for the visit .



Keep Visiting and Smiling :)

HaRy!! said...

well we all seek something ..dont we? yep... in Pusruit of Happyness ?:)! i think it depends on the individual as to see how he portrays happyness!:) nice write dude...first time here..cya around!

Indrajit said...

Made for a good read.

Excelllent and so close to life.

:) keep going with guns ablaze.


Tc

Arnav said...

@ Hary
Welcome dude :)
Glad you liked it :)
Yes we all are in the pursuit of happiness.. :) and the portrayal of happiness is very subjective :)


Keep Visiting and Smiling :)
Arnav

Arnav said...

@ Indrajit

Thanks dude :)

Keep Visiting and smiling :)


Arnav

Chandrama said...

"the pain of their skin being peeled in search of masks" loved this line. Could relate to your post so well. The image of "Mask" couldn't have been described better. Good going!

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Yeah.. i agree with you..that one thing is happiness indeed....no one agrees..or no one really knows it..but the ultimate thing everyone wants is happiness in life...

very nicely written....i appreciate your attempt very much on this :)

Inner Voice said...

Here I have a question for everyone -
Do we as human being ever get that one thing ?

Our demands our unlimited. We keep searching for that one thing till we are dead, its just the form of happiness which keeps changing as soon as we get what we were longing for.

Very well written, beautifully expressed in words. Good one - Way to go as I always say. Keep writing more Bro...

Arnav said...

@Chandrama

Welcome to my blog . Glad that you liked it :)


Keep Visiting and Smiling :)

Arnav said...

@ Mahesh

Thanks for the visit , Ya we all are in search of that one thing but in different forms...

Arnav said...

@ Reetika Di ( Inner Voice)

Thanks di,

Well we get or not it all depends on what we are searching , If we seek happiness in all the little things in life, out search will never end as you said, but even happiness will always be there as Little things are all around us we only need to keep our eyes open ...Do read

http://arnavspeaks.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-love-myself.html

http://arnavspeaks.blogspot.com/2008/11/reason-to-smile-transition-needed.html

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Jaunty anima said...

everyone is a put-on..but it justifies itself in different circumstances..nicely weaved words/..loved it!!

Arnav said...

@bloggertown

Thanks a lot :) would register soon ..

@ Jaunty

Yes it truly justified in some circumstances :)
Thanks for the Visit :)