Sunday, 26 October 2014

When you learn ...

naïve you walk
open hearted
true to self, true to all
walls around your heart
you don’t grow
visible everything in your eyes
happiness and sorrow
you speak
speak your deepest thoughts
in what you believe
and, sometimes what others made you see
in front of those
who you thought were your own
unknowing, unaware
that you are being judged
opinions 
true, false and half baked
being formed
to be used against you
when time is ripe
when you differ
to their ideas of conformity
after all, one and all around
are looking for nothing
but an echo of their opinions
and you sit and wonder
at your candor
or stupidity to be true
because your guards were never in place
open hearted
true to self, true to all
you have been
but there are times
when you start to unlearn
in what you believed
and when you begin to disbelieve
what you had learnt
that’s when your walls begin to grow
when seeds of trust
only in yourself
you learn to sow

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24 comments:

  1. So easy to be tricked.. unfortunately good intentions are always eaten by those who care less.

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  2. oy...i would say to speak the truth and hold on to the truth would be the ultimate goal, regardless of what others might think...pretty sad to be persuaded from your truth intot he apathy of others....

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    1. But that's the irony of life, isn't it, Brian??

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  3. So true... you form trust and learn from them, and eventually you realize to trust yourself more when the hopes and trust is broken, when the learnings were unlearned. That is how we all live!!!! Thoughtful! :)

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  4. "but there are times
    when you start to unlearn
    in what you believed
    and when you begin to disbelieve
    what you had learnt
    that’s when your walls begin to grow"

    We all have gone through this.
    Wise creation this one!

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    1. Yep, we all have been there. Thanks babes !!

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  5. This caught my attention:

    "opinions
    true, false and half baked
    being formed
    to be used against you"

    This happens far too often with people.

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  6. It is painful that one has to erect proverbial walls around oneself to survive this world... maybe that is why it is important to pen down the real feelings and let the verses relieve the pain...

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  7. But then life is a good teacher, and you learn on the way :-)

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  8. That's real truth and I really I liked the way you played with the words ;)

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    1. Thanks a lot Vikram. Glad you liked it :)

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  9. Very beautifully said...
    The walls indeed begin to grow when reality strikes us...

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  10. I adored this. Sometimes it can be hard to stand out in the crowd but it's so worth it!

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  11. Beautiful writing, Jyotsna. Fodder for thought:)

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    1. Thank you Vishal. Lovely to have you here everytime :)

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