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Traveling the world with a frantic zeal,

she was naive of the hoarding smoke and dust

enveloping her innocent skin

with an ugly mask of a vying dark horse.

As the smoke clouded her cognition,

and dust coated her inner voice

she felt like losing the virtues and morals

that had shaped her into a noble human

slowly and quietly fading away.

As the realization kicked in

and she felt like she had lost her real self

somewhere on the way,

a small voice spoke from the back of her head

reminding her that her prized assets

were hidden beneath the layer

of accumulated filthiness.

The filth was anger, jealousy, hatred

and the greed to conquer the world,

which at first seemed requisite fuel

to ignite her passion and resolve.

What she never knew is

she would be sacrificing herself

in the journey of winning

everything else in the world.

Perhaps what she considered fuels

were in fact depleting her of vigor and grandeur.

Been proven by history time and again

empathy, humility, love and elation

are the finest driving forces of success

and embodiment of a life of perfection.

Having learned her mistakes

and earnestly deciding to shed the mask off

as she let the wisdom sink in,

she dived deep into the sea of redemption.





About SK Rajeshwari

I am an incurable bibliophile, dreamer, writer, poet and connoisseur of all things beautiful. This blog 'My Cosmos' is my first love and nothing pleases me more than constructive feedback for my write-ups. My second love is books. I am an insatiable and roly-poly bookworm. Books teach me how to explore the world inside me and the ones that are outcomes of someone else's unadulterated imagination. What beautifies my existence is the endless walk I enjoy putting on those shoes of imagination. Step into my world, feel my poems and allow your wandering soul to be hypnotized by the fragrance of the captivating manifestations of my dreams, experiences and imagination. Allow this feeling to creep into your being and let your nerves speak the language of beauty and artistry. Bienvenido :)

Posted on September 3, 2016, in Poems and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. mind provoking work dear…loved it


  2. Very straightforward and engaging. Many would relate to this.


  3. That’s a highly admirable expression.

    Jitendra Mathur


  4. Excellent composition!


  5. This poem speaks of today’s reality. As well, the realization may not be seen by all. We just tend to move on and continue with life journey.

    The choice of words are excellent. Very beautifully penned. πŸ™‚

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  6. Wow.
    Beautifully written. πŸ™‚


  7. Very good one, something I’d like to quote is
    ‘Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderness’ -Rumi


  8. Hey pretty poet,

    Thanks for liking my post & helping me step into your world & get soaked in your thoughts! I must say it was quiet refreshing.

    Nicely written. Yes, we accumulate a lot of filth trading on a ship of greed & covet. But a delayed redemption, will definitely make the ship hit the hard rock.

    Nicely designed page. Looking forward to get hypnotized by the fragrance of your thoughts, dreams and imaginations! πŸ™‚


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