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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Goldfish...


I'm very safe though
in this sparkling crystal bowl
filled with temperature controlled
mineral water,
and being fed on 
carefully measured
couples of granules.

My admirers come 
dressed in
immaculate Armanis
or Victoria's Secrets(beneath),
wearing Chanel No5 
or Pour Homme.

But I'm tired of
this 20"x20" jar,
and its safe confinement.

I want to live..
Live life dangerously
in a river, lake or ocean.

Swim miles swiftly
in sweet or saline waters smartly,
hungry sometimes
and satiated at others.

Or being destroyed even
when I'm sluggish,
without regrets
whatsoever!
  

52 comments:

  1. Well written.
    Human beings are very selfish.

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    1. Thank you Ranjana:)
      ...yes we are!

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  2. nothing is sweeter than freedom.......

    beautiful and expressive poem amit jee.

    regards
    anu

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    1. Yes..the golden cage..
      Thank you Ghazala:)

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  4. Nice,does it also refer to those leading indolent luxurious lives;if at all they wake up?

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    1. Yes, it does..if at all they do..
      Thank you Indu:)

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  5. lovely lines....
    predicaments of goldfish largely because we human are selfish
    :)

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    1. So we are..:)
      Thank you Saikat:)

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  6. Beautiful Amitji....Dangerous freedom is better than a safe boredom! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you Jaish, for liking and agreeing:)

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  7. you are right Amit once you've tasted freedom noting excites you more. Rather than living a safe and comfortable life give me freedom and all the hardship that comes with it . Loved your thoughts .

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  8. don't we all live the life of a goldfish?

    exceptional writing again and i guess i need to find some other adjective to define your work. getting addicted to your posts.

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    1. yes, we are goldfish!
      Thank you Deb for your kind words:) ..and you don't have to look for new adjectives at all, I'll be happy even if your comment is a brief "liked"..you've already applauded so generously always..:)

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  9. Living dangerously is sure addictive!

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  10. Amit in his finer spirits, for sure. I loved it.

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    1. Thank you Uma:) I'm delighted:)

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  11. wow...such thoughtful poem!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you Sushmita for your appreciation:)

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  12. exactly ,thats the only reason i dont keep fish at home ,otherwise i would love to have an aquarium ,well said :)

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    1. Thank you Alka, glad you liked:)

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  13. Like a life not examined, a life lived within the confines of safety and certainty is a life wasted. Love the thought behind these lines. Thanks for making me think, Amit.

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    1. Thank you Subho for the deep insight, and liking it:)

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  14. Amit.. we are all living a life like this Goldfish! But, I have a couple of them in a huge tank.Bowls make them claustrophobic. They've been with me for over seven years now! And...they respond and play with everyone at home! To me, they look pretty happy :D
    No, I should not feel bad...or guilty, they're my babies..:)))
    Loved this poem, Amit.

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    1. Thank you Panchali, for liking the poem:)

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  15. WEll I am sure everyone has said it .. HUMAN nature that is nowadays


    Bikram's

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  16. The one who has lost freedom will know its real worth.. Lovely expression.

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    1. Thank you Farila:) glad you liked it:)

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  17. Perennial longing for freedom!
    Beautifully versed.

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    1. Thank you Deepak for appreciating:)

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  18. many of us are like a gold fish in purified water, live and die in comfort, though for which we are made for not, knowing the limits not.
    thought provoking lines sir.

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    1. Thank you Sathish:) glad you liked:)

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  19. " without regrets
    whatsoever!" Waah Waah :)

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  20. That's a thought well expressed. Freedom means so much!

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    1. Thank you Shail for liking it:)

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  21. Very well expressed Amit sir.

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  22. Thank you very many, Maksood sir:)

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  23. Safe, but sad.
    Thought provoking lines.
    Nicely written, Amit.

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    1. Thank you Divya:) glad you liked:)

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  24. there is no difference between fish in a bowl and human who may be living a well off life making huge chunk of money as profits from business or drawing salaries..but may not be living life as freely probably a nomad is living ! nice post Amit !

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    1. Thank you Mysay for appreciating:)

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