La Mauvaise Foi

La liberté est ce que vous faites avec ce qui a été fait à vous.   (Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you) - Jean-Paul Sartre.   You try to wake up on time every morning. Sometimes you have had a good sleep, sometimes you haven’t, because you were anxious. You try to finish your morning routine as early as possible because you have to leave home by 8AM; to reach office by 9 AM. Office, a place where you spend at least 9 hours of your day, working on things that you probably do not even make use of. But they are important, because they are owned by someone else and they would sell it to other people and make money. You will have to help them make that money because a tiny fraction of that money becomes your salary. There is another person above you, whose primary job is to manage you and make sure you work as intended. You aspire to be that person someday, as he on the other hand, aspires to be the person above him. 

Soak No More!


Soak no more! says the boy,
who sells bubble makers,
that has seen no takers.

These are no bubbles,
but dreams in a crowd;
thus he calls out loud.

He gracefully pleads
to let them all fly,
into the winter sky.

Dreams into reality,
they shall spin,
says he, with a grin.

But before he leaves
he gladly glances,
at all the happy faces.

“Bubbles they only are.
Rest was all but lies.”
Saying so, he smiles.

And then he declares;
appear they shall, immaterial,
but joy hides in the trivial!


PS: About the picture - I met this little boy who sells bubble makers at Lalbagh who was eager to empty the solution until i captured my best shot. In return I promise to give him some prints.

Comments

  1. Ahaha, read it twice. Two angles to look a bubbles. I guess I will just believe the lies.
    Wonderful click and very timely!

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    1. :-) Sure both are fine i guess, provided it makes someone happy. :-)

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  2. Joy hides in the trivial --- great message :-)

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  3. Marvelous! Very well written and a great picture to go with it.

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  4. bubble no more
    not until you clicked him

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  5. Lovely poem with a lovely message. :)
    And shot was very timely.

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  6. Awesome poem Ajeya :)
    'dreams into reality, they shall spin' loved it. Very optimistic.
    Lucky boy to get a print. Were you among 'no takers'..? :)

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  7. great one Ajeya... i loved the last line the most.

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  8. there was a certain innocence in this poem, which I totally like.. Nice post :)

    All the best :)

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    1. Thanks Confused Soul. Welcome to my blog and thanks for promoting.

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  9. Wow, That was awesome!!! :)

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  10. Wow! well written.
    It is amazing what contests can do to you!
    You are turning in to a poet. :)

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    1. Thanks Indrani. :-) However, this is my 39th poem so far.But you are right. I returned back to poetry after almost an year now. thanks to the contest i guess.

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  11. lovely..I really like the pic :)

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  12. Someone is special - Thank you and Welcome

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  13. First visit to your blog, Ajeya, lovely poem. I guess I saw you in the recent SoakNoMore meeting held at the Capitol...hope to meet you next time..:) Really beautiful lines expressing what that unknown face had to say....great pic..:)

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    1. Welcome and Thank You Prashanth for stopping by. Sure next time!

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  15. lovely, loved the fourth one!

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  17. This is such a cool shot! Well done.

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  18. very well composed ......all the best

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  19. Thanks for writing this, read something short and unpretentious after a long time.

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  20. nice poem out of a bubble maker..ah that's a lost dream that we all had once...I still love those bubbles! :)

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