Saturday, March 29, 2014

Celebration

(My first attempt at songwriting)


Everyday can be a celebration
Of the fact that we're alive
I don't need a cause for jubilation
Nor chemicals to get high

I'd rather be dreaming than worrying
Laughing than crying
I just want to live a crazy life
And feel alive before I'm dying

Every night is new year's eve
Each morning a new beginning
Life's too short to waste in grief
I'd rather spend it singing

And dreaming than worrying
Loving than hating
Don't you just want to live a crazy life
And feel alive before you're dying

The universe is so exciting
You'll never catch me bored
While my heart is still beating
I refuse to grow up!

I'd rather be dreaming than worrying
Laughing than crying
I just want to live a crazy life
And feel alive before I'm dying


Friday, March 28, 2014

Self-discovery

Life is about finding yourself, they say.
But what if you don't like what you find?
And who put says I'm lost anyway?

They tell you to be yourself.
But who decided who my "self" is?
Couldn't this be my new self, or just another version?

Perhaps, then, life is about creating yourself
And making sure, that at the end,
The journey was worth it.

Imagine finding at the end a work of abstract art!
Not meant to be defined, categorized, or even understood.
Not meant to fit into a box.



When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Homelessness

Trapped without walls
It wasn't my choice
I had my pride
My will too, until it was broken
Leaving me with nothing

So don't walk past me
And don't look through me
Like I'm invisible
I am here, I exist
Do you care?

Does it hurt too much?
Do I spoil your pretty picture?
Does it make you think too much
About the injustice of it all
And your part in it?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Purpose

It's not about the money,
And not about the fame,
Not about your work,
Nor about your aim.
There is no purpose.
You just are.

A hundred years from now
You'll be dead.
A hundred years ago
You already were.
Ashes to ashes,
Stardust to stardust.

Note: a followup to Life, as I see it.

Update: Also take a look at this awesome video.

Yet another update: A friend of mine once said something very interesting-
"The purpose of life is to distract yourself until the time you die".

Monday, March 17, 2014

Safe

Don't imprison me
For my own good.

Don't limit my boundaries
To keep me safe.

Don't tell me I can't do this
Or that I shouldn't do that.

I'd rather be alive
Than die in a safe.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Human after all

An ode to the incomparable Roger Federer

There once lived a player so great
He wielded his racket as if it were a wand
And cast a spell upon all those who looked on.
So talented was he, maestro, they called him
So graceful- poetry in motion, they said
So incredible- a magician, surely!
It was just so easy for him.

Then came a day when the unthinkable happened
As we knew it would - the match was lost.
But we didn't lose faith.
Slowly though, defeat became less scarce
And we ran out of tears
We thought he was done
That we'd have to learn to move on
As would he.

He didn't though.
He played on, just for the love of it
He never lost belief, even when we did
And he rose again, like so many times before
And many times to come
Never have I been so glad
To be proven wrong