Sunday, November 29, 2009

Flying Saucer




By Gaurav Parab

Racing along on an endless road
Constrained thoughts, feelings overflowed
I believed in the triumph of life over death
With his passing, my belief took its last breath

I just want my beliefs to reach somewhere
So I am not sinking here, or floating there
As my motorcycle screams through the nights
I look up and I see three twinkling lights

I used to believe in the words I wrote and said
But the meaning in them lies long dead
The lights seem to follow as I look above
I once believed in the loveliness of love

My motorcycle’s engine taunts my life lived in vain
The cynic inside believes it is an aeroplane
But the lights are following me, are they not?
Remnants of innocence that believe a lot

 I once believed that I will always be a child
Then time found a way to run wild
I once believed that working hard pays
Those wheeler dealers showed other ways
Then I believed in the power of a cause
Little men and women with their fake applause
I had reason to believe I was tougher than the rest
A weaker person then changed the test
Not too long ago, I thought everyone is brilliantly unique
Mediocrity I came across, that doesn’t even deserve a critique

I shake my head
Mediocrity everywhere

As I let go of the handle bar, and I slowly look up
The sum of my disbeliefs erupts
Those lights are still, but I am not sure
All I want is an unknown to discover
I know it is a flying saucer! It has to be one!
I so want to believe that my beliefs are not yet done.



7 comments:

Aruna said...

Brilliant.

Priyanka Khot said...

"I had reason to believe I was tougher than the rest
A weaker person then changed the test"

I identify with these lines to a great extent. Well penned!

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Yogesh Powar said...

Jakas blog re!
I liked this
I once believed that I will always be a child
Then time found a way to run wild

Keep Writing.

Ruby said...

Brilliance has another name.


For me it is spelt Parab

man in the iron mask said...

All-too-similar are they still to each other. Verily, even the greatest found I--all-too-human!--

- Friedrich Nietzsche


I think we need a Fight Club.

AM said...

Awesome!..

I simply adore the ending:
'I so want to believe that my beliefs are not yet done.'

U really do write well..

Himadri said...

excellent.