Take off that Mask !

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Lonely & exhausted

You wear this mask

Day in and day out

Carrying the charade

You think you must.
You begin to forget

Who you really are

 

That mask

Your protection

And

Your barrier

Between you

And

You.

 

Alienates and crumbles

Fragments your sense of self

Tears into your integrity

 

How did you forget?

The core of your being

Your beautiful soul

The one that exists without masks

Intrinsically quiet and observant

Willing to open up its fragrance to the world

 

So, why do you cover all that beauty

With that unforgiving mask
Yes, life has been tough

Yes, you surrendered

Took the incentive

And raised your barriers

 

But you are beautiful

Despite the tears that stain your cheeks

With all that you think is imperfect within

Along with broken dreams

And that abyss of  sorrow

Unmet desires

And unfulfilled yearnings

Despite infidelities

And broken trust

 

You are vast

You are infinite

Yes, you feel small

But (k)No(w) that you are not
You are powerful

You are love

You are courage

Personified

 

And you are here

And you are now
You stand tall

You own this space

You own your thoughts
Feel the eternal & the finite

For you are

The unmasked master of your destiny

 

©Rachna

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Are you…

Disclaimer: This poem is not about me ( I wish it was, but it is not). It is based on feelings that ‘I felt’ when I saw a photograph of a man with his shades on – It was a powerful picture that spoke volumes (to me). This poem is an expression of my perception of his ‘probable’ feelings. And as we all know perception are just that – perceptions !!! But the picture moved me enough to help me create this little poem reflecting – resignation, annoyance, pride, courage, determination, helplessness as well as hope of self-perseverance. For that I am very grateful.

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You said you wanted to see my eyes

Are you brave enough?
To look into them
Without shuffling on your feet?
Can you bear to see the pain
And not squirm
Or fidget with your scarf?

Will you flinch when you see the raw anger
That oozes out…seeps
Simply because it’s tired of raging
Do you have the nerve to face
Your own sadness
Reflected in my eyes?

Can you stand quietly,
And not drop words
Of sympathy
Like coins in an empty box?
Nor look away
Because you cannot bear to feel my pain

If your answer is – Yes
Then I will undress my eyes
And let yours see thru mine.

 ©Rachna

Picture Credit – From the Internet – Hugh Laurie (Edited by Rachna Sharma Sirtaj)

 

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Look…

Autumn Sun
Autumn

 

Hints of rust on yellow leaves,
Glistening under the autumn sun.

Softly lit evening, slants further,
Inching towards another nippy, satin night.

My heart misses a beat,
Oh hey…look it’s coming alive…

Again!!

 

 

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Amalgamation.

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Amalgamation

Depths
Of
Despair,
Pain
And
Sorrow
Submerge.

Forming
An
Abyss;
Within
Which,
Life
Springs.

Deep
Within,
Stillness
Reverberates;
Longing
For
Tranquility.

Flames
Leap.

Waters
Flow.

Life
Goes
On.

The verse above was written to accompany my new painting – ‘Amalgamation’ (Acrylic on canvas)

 

Picture Credit: ‘Amalgamation’ – Acrylic on Canvas – Artist: Rachna Sharma Sirtaj

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My little Buddha.

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There he is.

Surrounded by silence.

The little light flickers, casting a shadow,

Shadow, that looms large upon him.

Encompasses his being.

Smoke – coils and recoils.

Seems to move

His immovable being.

Through layers of darkness;

Into layers of Light.

Intertwined & enmeshed.

From darkness to light

Through flux into Peace.

Changing forms, shifting shapes;

Nothing to everything

Finite to Infinite

My little Buddha

Grows silently,

Within his own shadow.

 

©Rachna

Picture Credit: Rachna Sharma Sirtaj

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But for now…

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Leaving behind long shadows
The sun heads homewards
To slumber through another starry night

Throwing casually
Over it’s shoulders
A soft cashmere of cool breeze

Moving through chirpy notes
Wafting thru soft evening light

Dreaming already of a bright tomorrow
Laced with hope, brimming with life
Another milestone in eternity

Another tomorrow
Another chance to live
Another dance into infinite time

But for now – night is the calling
A destination … A resting place.

 

©Rachna

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Time

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With swift pace
Time flows by
Takes many a precious moments
Leaves me all alone
To reminisce, smile
Regret & mourn.

A misty haze
Of memories
A tapestry of colour
Which starts to fade
Silently…
With time.

 

©Rachna

 

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Thanks to an unknown musician

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There was music in the air
Music or magic
Maybe a sprinkling of both

There you were
Far away… Intense
Serene and alone

Making melody
Stirring my heart
And wrenching my soul

Looking forlorn
So “in” the moment
As time stood still

Mesmerizing, the universe
With your soulful
Melody

Watching intently, the frequencies
Caressing them
With your tunes

A moment
Etched
In eternity

I looked around
And there it was.
My truth … The realization.

‘This’ is the moment
My moment in time
Now…for Now is real

The rest is
A vivid memory
Or at best imagination

Living this moment
Is all there is
Is all there really was.

Since forever.

 

(With heartfelt thanks to an unknown musician…)
©Rachna

 

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Hmmm…

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Passion
Compassion
Victory
Defeat
Tears
Laughter
Hope
Hopelessness
Struggle
Resolve

Entwined emotions
Writhing amidst varied yearnings

Love?

Maybe
Maybe not.

 

©Rachna

Art : Rachna Sharma Sirtaj

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Soul-Connection

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An eye contact

A flicker of pupils

Background noises dim

Sounds seem softer

An unspoken language conveys what a thousand words can’t

And everything makes perfect sense

A stop in the journey

Time stands still

And in a heartbeat

An eternal connection is revived

 

©Rachna (Author)

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Bubbles

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Observing people and understanding human behaviour has always been my favourite hobby as well as occupation. The poem below was written long ago…in India, after a visit to M.G. Road in  Bangalore. I was waiting on the sidewalk for someone to arrive. It was early autumn and the leaves were turning colour. Sky was a blushing shade of  pink interspersed with pale orange. The slanting sun, mystical autumn light, typical smells of a late Indian afternoon. People were passing by as people in India do – talking, laughing….time seemed to stand still. That moment in time is kinda frozen in my mind, even if it was many many years ago. Everything seemed abuzz and yet sublime. I was literally surrounded by throngs of people walking past, on the same pavement that I was waiting on…and yet I distinctly remember the sense of being all alone – Not lonely – but alone. A complete unit within myself. A world that walked amongst so many other worlds. A story that was moving along so many other stories, on the same pavement. Each of us carried within ourselves an undeniably self-sufficient universe.

We are interdependent by nature and choice and yet each one of us holds the ebbs and flows of the oceans, rotations and revolutions of the earth and the vastness of the universe, all within our own shells.

We are all unique and we are all similar. Similar in our uniqueness and unique in our similarity.

Although sometimes we just seem to forget this beautiful bond of uniqueness and similarities – that binds us all with the same thread – called Life.

This is what I wrote that autumn evening, in Bangalore.

Bubbles

Standing on the pavement
Bubbles pass me by
Each one a universe in itself
Snatches of conversations
Heralding arrivals
Whispering departures
Sounds of shattered dreams
Chimes of triumphs
Love gained
Love lost

Standing on the pavement
I see the bubbles
Passing me by
Each little universe
Carrying
Light-hearted bliss
Leaded grief
Anticipation of love
Fuming out the rage

Consumed by
Existential angst

Everything in there
Everything contained

Transparent walls
Soft boundaries
Delicate
Fragile
Whole

Revealing
Impenetrable

Harmonious
Paradoxical

Consistent
Disconnected

At the end of the day

Just a fragile bubble
Holding within itself
All the colors of a rainbow.

©Rachna

 

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