Take off that mask !

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Wearing a mask
Day in and day out
Lonely & exhausted
Carrying the charade, you think you must.
You begin to forget
Who you really are

That mask
Your protection & your barrier
Between you and you.
Alienating and crumbling
Fragmenting your sense of self
Tearing into your integrity

How did you forget?
The core of your being
Your beautiful soul
That exists without masks
Intrinsically quiet and observant
Willing to open up its fragrance to the world.

Oh, why do you cover all that beauty
With that unforgiving mask
I know, life has been tough
I know you surrendered
Took the incentive
And raised the barriers

But you are beautiful
Despite the tears that stain your cheeks
With all that you consider 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
I know you feel small
But that you are not
You are powerful
You are love and courage personified

And you are here, now
Standing tall in this precious space
Own your thoughts
Feel the eternal & the finite
For you are
The unmasked master of your destiny

©Rachna (Author)

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You think you are the only one?

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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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Over the Edge…

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“THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” –  Hunter S. Thompson

The traditional view of ‘going over the edge’ is usually that moment when one absolutely loses ‘it’… has no control over circumstances and self. Those who revert back from that point are determined, resilient souls – definitely very fortunate.

There is however another view of ‘going over the edge’. ‘Going over the edge’ does not have to or always results in the negative. Sometimes going over the edge gives us a new perspective and an insight into our own strength that resides within ourselves. Sometimes going over the edge shouts out loud and says – ‘Hey I made it !!! I survived. I came to the end of all that I knew I was capable of, but I kept going…Even though I was filled with fear and thought I lost ‘it’ … I kept walking – went over the edge … and SURVIVED !!!”

In both the views however, ‘where’ the edge is, is inexplicable…Each persons perception and definition of the edge is different, subjective and unique.

“Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came.
He pushed them and they flew.”

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)

 

-Rachna

 

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It’s okay to be at a place of struggle…

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Don’t let this world make you bitter.

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When you’re struggling with something…

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Breathe..You’re going to be okay….

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Blue eyes…Brown tresses

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At the bottom of her heart, however, she was waiting for something to happen. Like shipwrecked sailors, she turned despairing eyes upon the solitude of her life, seeking afar off some white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know what this chance would be, what wind would bring it her, towards what shore it would drive her, if it would be a shallop or a three-decker, laden with anguish or full of bliss to the portholes. But each morning, as she awoke, she hoped it would come that day; she listened to every sound, sprang up with a start, wondered that it did not come; then at sunset, always more saddened, she longed for the morrow.”

Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary

 

I completed this painting a while ago ( a few days before I left Munich for 5 weeks). This one followed ‘Amalgamation‘ and was inspired by a picture I found online. The final painting took shape slowly…evoking deep emotions at times and making me learn more than what I previously knew. You see, I am not a trained artist and generally do not feel confident of my painting skills at all. Buuuut…despite all that – I love to paint. (Just as much as I love to write) I love the colours, the feel of the brush strokes on the canvas, the smell of turpentine and linseed oil. I love the mediums I use and most of all I love the person I am when I am painting and creating something on my own. I feel free, eclectic…wild and beautiful – all at once – and that ensures that I usually start another painting, soon after finishing the current one. I sincerely hope, your visit here today has been worth your time and patient reading.

To complete this post…here is something that kinda resonates with me – “Painting reflects. It kills you in a colourful shower of emptiness. Flatness. Randomness. And beauty. Yes, it is the most pure beauty I have ever felt in my life.”

 
Nigel Tomm

 

©Rachna (Author)

 
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