Saturday, July 10, 2010


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 12; the twelfth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Wishes are moments of insanity that lie within the mind.
Deep rooted, they stick to the very cores.
Rarely come true, rarely do we behold such miracles.
But wish we do all the same, so they may take us to untainted shores.

I wish people would stop killing each other for mere glory.
I wish men would stop waging wars for money and oil.
I wish they would see sense in living together in harmony.
I wish people would simply be gratified to be alive and well.

I wish we could stop hurting all that surrounds us.
I wish we could live in accord with all of the world.
I wish there would be no threats and no fear in our minds all the time.
I wish the reprobates would make amends and be welcomed back into the fold.

But will these wishes ever amount to anything tangibly true.
Will they rise up above the blackened seas and appease man's thirst.
Not by quenching them but by succeeding to understand them.
And by throwing the baton of power out of reach of anyone's hands.

Or will I see the shooting star dive before my eyes.
Fading away in dust, remaining only an amazing spectacle.
It is but a wish, in my mind, very vivid, very intense.
Wishing that the wish comes true, I wish some more.
So the images be painted real and the flying stars always sparkle.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful thoughts.. ATB :)

D2 said...

Thanks, Manna. All the best to you too. :)

aayanman said...

The knack of poetry clearly shows. the underlying philosophy is
well etched.

Good stuff.

D2 said...

@Gyanban : Thanks a lot. :)

Anonymous said...

this is real good!!!
i have noticed that u relate every post to a picture by some artist, this is unique!!
best wishes for BAT12! :)

D2 said...

@easyvivek : Thanks, mate. :)
I use the pictures or paintings because I like them and the relation they have to the way I think myself, and because I'm extremely poor at painting and photography, I borrow. :D

Someone is Special said...

Beautiful poem, pic and theme.. I loved your wish...

I wish you a good luck for BATOM - 12

Saravana Kumar - Wish

Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

D2 said...

@Saravana : Thanks a lot. :)
And all the best to you too.

Sayak Shome said...

I don't believe in them,
But I do wish,
I am a human being;
Without them maybe I won't survive,
Like, without water,

Vipul Grover said...

Hi, welcome to Blog-a-Ton.. A very thoughtful post and a nice piece of poetry.. May the world move towards lesser chaos.. keep participating :)

Vee said...

i wish i could write like you one day! :)

D2 said...

@Sayak :
well said, as always, mate.

@Marshal :
Thanks a lot. :)
I will.

@Vee :
That is the highest compliment anyone can give me. Thanks a lot. :)

Maverick said...

wonderfully crafted thoughts...likd it! :)

tc and wish ya luck! :)

D2 said...

@Maverick :
Thanks, mate. :)

Nalini Hebbar said...

Great blog...loved the poems

D2 said...

@Nalini :
Thanks a lot. :)

Pavil said...

A wish which must come true to fulfill many a wishes.
Good thoughts although it sounds a bit utopian to me. But yes the world can surely do with less chaos.
All The Best

D2 said...

@Pavil :
I know it sounds rather utopian, but that is exactly why I wrote the last two verses. Because wishes simply remain. They rarely come true, even the best ones.
Thanks. :)

mayur said...

nothing can convey an idea like a well crafted poem can....and urs surely did!

All the best for BAT!

D2 said...

@Mayur :
Thanks, mate. :)

Brijender Singh said...

Very mellow,very profound.
It is difficult to determine if the thoughts outdo the words or vice versa-brilliant post !

D2 said...

@Brijender : Thanks a lot. :)

Mahesh Aadhya Kalal said...

Wishes, hurting and domination are integral part of evolution nurtured by nature through the instincts ...

D2 said...

@Mahesh : Absolutely. They all co-exist in one's mind at the same time. It is the thought that is strongest that makes man yield to his brooding.

Sidra Sayeed said...

'baton of power', cleverly put. Will watch out for your future posts.

D2 said...

@Sidra : Thank you.
And your comments are invited.

Miss D said...

Amused to notice the likeness of dis poem wid mine...
Somehow brings a smile on my face :)
superlike :)!!

D2 said...

Yeah, Dimitri, that's why I sort of recommended it!
I'm glad it made you smile. :)

Miss D said...

Hehehehe LOL LOL LOL at above!

Writers bonding!! LOL :P

and what, "Dimitri"??!! HAHAHHAHHAHA :P

D2 said...

The writers have bonded pretty far indeed. So far that their lives are now intertwined. I love you, Dimitri. Nah, I love you, Enchanta.

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