On The Way


Thousands of miles
I have walked along the way,
but still I find nowhere near
the destination of my dreams…

I had big dreams
of emulating others’ lives,
while many others
were dreaming of living my life…

I was dreaming of flying high,
while a pilot on a plane
was dreaming to land
at a beautiful farmhouse…

I think I’m intelligent,
but I find more intelligent people
who kept reiterating lessons of life
time and again on the way…

All keep waiting
for their dreams to be fulfilled
oblivious of the fact that the sun
shines only in the day
and the moon in the night…

I have seen people
rushing to grab happiness
at the first available opportunity,
but on the way I see
only the poor kids
dancing freely on the streets…

A seed may also dream
of getting sunlight, water,
manure and proper care
to grow into a sapling,
but I have seen seeds on the way
that simply tear the chest of stone
to grow…

It’s futile to argue whether
a glass is half-full of half-empty,
the point is the glass is refillable
and I have the ability to fill it…

I know that thousands of miles
are still there to be covered
and I also know
there are so many turns and twists
as inconsistency
is the only consistency…

I stop momentarily to review,
repair and restart yet again
with two of my best friends
in my heart and cerebrum
and with four of the best doctors
in my two legs and two hands
with hopes in front and failures
and desperations behind…


–Kaushal Kishore

22 Comments

  1. Dreams are like fuel of our life it doesn’t matter so much that they fullfill or not it matters that we tried our best or not it is possible that we may fail but remember every things happen for good.

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for the philosophical thoughts about the tribulations of life.
    I love your perceptive view that you can fill the glass instead of being a glass half full or half empty.
    The poignant idea of all those miles in life to be coved invites the thought of Lewis Carroll:
    ” If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
    Thank you for the lovely presentation.

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for sharing the beautiful quote by Lewis Carroll. I think there was a similar conversation in Alice in Wonderland too. I’m glad you liked the post that means a lot to me.

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