Theme: Departure

Lonely Soul in a Crowd

Lights flashed from different
Perspectives capturing
the wonderful moments.
It added glory to the materialistic
World and meaningful  joy
to everyone’s interests and investments.
Lot of smiles exchanged with
Handshakes, greetings and wishes
Some genuine smiles and some fake
Easily understood them needed no translations
A vacuum in the heart still unnecessary prevailed
Without any reason and unmoved motivation.
My soul was wandering in search
of a known soul so purely modest
Oh Sad! Saw him standing 
in the materialistic race of contest.
Entangled never to be emancipated.
Real defeat of oneself under the pretext of conquest.
This selfish crowd changed his attitude
Helplessly he got swayed away
Showing off his high profile designation
and rendering so called sincere gratitude
with all sorts of dedication and passion.
Shockingly I saw a stranger in him
Who to me was sheer unknown.
Ego and Pride sail hand in hand
where there is abundance of
Popularity, greed and
desire to have too many possessions.
Lonely soul turned away
Without any remorse or frustration
And quietly moved to a peaceful destination.


More By  :  Mohini Gurav

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Dr Ram Sharma for your comments . Thanks a lot .

18-Mar-2014 07:36 AM

Comment wonderful --- well crafted

Dr.Ram Sharma
18-Oct-2013 10:18 AM

Comment Thanks Padmaja ji means a lot to me to receive generous and motivating comments from a poetess.

Mohini Gurav
02-Oct-2013 05:04 AM

Comment This poem is such a departure from the run- of--the-mill stuff - sop refreshing! I like the dispassionate analysis of ego and pride (an inevitable human folly or trait depending on the situation) in an increasingly commercial world. Very insightful observations on human nature! Thanks for sharing Mohiniji.

Padmaja Iyengar
01-Oct-2013 23:06 PM

Comment Thanks Payel dear to motivate me to write more ..

Mohini Gurav
01-Oct-2013 21:43 PM

Comment Pride nd selfishness da coz of human degradation.....go on composing more works of art...awesum !!!1

01-Oct-2013 12:19 PM

Comment Thanks Nathmal Sharma sir for your views . And yes God is with us and he will guide us all the way when we are lonely .No change is permanent so why hope from others .. better to turn away and move to a peaceful destination..Desires are cause of all sufferings.
Thanks a lot sir for your heartfelt comments.

Mohini Gurav
01-Oct-2013 05:06 AM

Comment What is this world,full of variety ,a lot of changes take place immediately.This
world is changing every moment.So why should we hope from others that
they will behave with us correctly.No one was of us then.No one is of us now and no one will remain with us.It is all creation of illusion.Our souls are lonely even though in crowd.We started our journey lonely,We
will depart lonely.No one goes with us.So Only supreme God is ours.We should
fell Him and do His providing work patiently.You have described here reality
of our life.We should assume that God is with us & we are not fighting with life struggles alone.A lot of thanks for good and lovely writing.

Nathmal Sharma
30-Sep-2013 15:24 PM

Comment Thanks Dr Ratan Da . It means a lot to me to receive comments from a poet . Honoured.

Mohini Gurav
30-Sep-2013 08:15 AM

Comment Really Ego and Pride sail hand in hand.... nice image..the idea is similar to Wordsworth's The World is too much with us

Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee
30-Sep-2013 05:49 AM

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