From under the door I could see,
Through a line of light,
Something that could not be,
A real world’s sensible sight.
What I saw was a tree,
Probably growing upside down,
Because left and right my eyes were free,
What’s up and down was never found,
I could only see its dark brown trunk,
Narrow below and above wide,
Was it real or was I drunk,
To understand, hard I tried.
Now it was night,
Dark of sight,
And nothing I was able to see,
Lights were gone,
Sounds were on,
But silence was still heard free,
I saw no tree,
No bush and no bee,
Not even a tiny green,
My room was a prison,
I was inside for a reason,
And under the door was my screen.
Keys cluttered against the bars,
Morning alarm kept my ears on scars,
From under the door I could see,
A world I made with my fantasy,
Because inside a cell,
It was a living hell,
And my mind could only make me free!!!
I see you in that corner again,
Waiting for your bus on the next lane,
You look at me as if you’re going to speak,
But then you go silent again.
I wait for your eyes to turn towards me,
I wait for your words to hit on me,
So desperate I am to hear you my dear,
Speaking those words of love again.
I know this silence,
I’ve heard it before,
But then we were close,
Not far anymore.
And today I dream,
Of being with you,
Without any fear or regret,
How hard is a mistake to forget?
I ask myself and I then ask you,
If you can forgive me for the wrong I did too,
I can barely breathe, but live restrained,
But I still know it’s LOVE, the unexplained..!!
Guest post by Gourav Gupta
“Even if a gem be placed on foot and a mirror on the head. Still, the gem will not lose its value.”
The quote stated above has a very deep meaning. For a better understanding I have tried to organize things under the following headings, Have a look…
Don’t judge a book by its cover:
The simple fact is that people tend to perceive things as they appear to them. Another interesting fact is that there is no hard bonding between appearance and reality. It tends to happen that both are a close match in most of the cases, but not in all set of events.
This is the reason why an ordinary person is not able to differentiate between a real gem and an ordinary piece of glass. Only a gemmologist can do it.
The introvert talented people must talk about or at least give a hint about their real worth. Otherwise, they will face difficulty in gaining acceptance within the society.
People use Glass, but care for Gems:
If you are someone ordinary, then it is obvious that you’ll be treated like an ordinary person. On the other hand, if you are special then you will be offered a special treatment.
I mean, who seriously cares for an object made of glass. If the window breaks you will get it replaced and move on. Anyhow, when it comes about jewels, then you do care, protect them by keeping those stones in a safe, pull them out for special occasions, let your friends know about them, and do much more.
… And in a similar manner we treat people and are treated by people.
Long Experience Vs the shortcuts:
Be it a gem or glass, both require a lot of heat in the creation process. The thing that varies significantly in the formation of both is time.
Heat the ordinary sand to appropriate level and you will create glass. This is the reason we have so much glass all around us. It is a very-very quick process in comparison to millions of years required in creation of gem stones.
To become an expert (real one) in a particular field, you will require devoting a lot of time and hard work. Example: Like many acquire a degree, but only a few end up enlisting in fortune five hundred.
It will be biased to conclude at this point. Take example of diamonds; those are also created artificially, but the fact remains. The artificial diamonds are cheap (say very cheap in comparison to real ones). They are used as industrial cutters and a fraction of them goes into creation of jewellery.
For sure they are more precious than glass, people care a bit for them, but at the end the major part of the story remains same.
- Gourav Gupta