Tuesday, April 1, 2014


When you wish,
To reach a state,
To get something,
And to be somebody.

Considering your desire is just and natural,
You make an effort.

What if you are not lucky?
Not that luck by itself endows something,
But you fail- Even if you try,
And try sincerely.

You feel frustrated,
Not so much by dauntiness of the task in hand,
But by your own incapacity,
To orchestrate the result.

In those trying times,
Motivating yourself,
Regaining lost strength,
You rear your head,
Determined to be pushing and moving ahead.

In those circumstances,
You get guided by your beliefs,
Certain principles of life,
Which you deem dear and true.

What if your beliefs are belied,
And you still don’t succeed,
You fail again,
And don’t know,
What to do now?
Where to go?

You have reached limit then,
Angry and frustrated,
And most of all- Deeply hurt,
With yourself,
And with quirkiness of truth.

You are then unable to move,
And you get ripped apart,
When you think of the inverted logic,
The plain unjustness and bizarre ways of the visible world.

At that point my friend,
When you are about to sink in the ocean of difficulties,
There is a ray of light,
Which you see,
When you loose everything and surrender.

It brings with it a renewed spirit,
And inexhaustible energy to go ahead,
To try and to act,
For the sheer pleasure of it all.

That light,
That inexplicable motivation,
That indescribable feeling is,
What we call ‘Faith’.


Possibilities Unlimited said...

Nice to see you restore faith in yourself and others via this beautiful poem.

Chaitanya Jee said...

Hi 'Possibilities Unlimited', Thanks for your comments. Let me know more about you :)

Infinite Possibilities said...

Someday I will let you know more about me. There could be a POSSIBILITY that you already know a lot about me!

Chaitanya Jee said...

Let that 'Someday' come soon.

Infinite Possibilities said...


Chaitanya Jee said...

Can you give some hint? Are you writer of 'Ajnabi Sheher Me'?

Chaitanya Jee said...

Let it be secret, cause you want to keep it secret

Infinite Possibilities said...

Well, I'm really not that secretive. But,I thought you would have guessed.So,let it be the way it is..................................And, I'm not the writer of 'Ajnabi Sheher me'. Would love to read it though. I may not be a very creative writer but I'm surely an avid reader.

Chaitanya Jee said...

Hmm. Give me some hint then i can guess.

Let's play this game.

Infinite Possibilities said...

Well, our conversation itself is one big hint! You should have guessed by now. As usual, you have disappointed me ;)

Chaitanya Jee said...

OK. Got it.

Infinite Possibilities said...

Hmmm...... That was quick. But I still haven't received any message from your end. So how would I know,that u know?

Chaitanya Jee said...

What message you are expecting?

Infinite Possibilities said...


Phoenix said...

When frustration bubbles
up to the brim
We call our rescuer faith
for its synonyms are dim
Expectations in life
Often arise out of a whim
Sometime you're both
the criminal and the victim

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