One Step Forward

There is so much to give
and so much to live
here in this world itself,
but the wheel of time
keeps moving at its own pace,
in the two hemispheres
of known and unknown,
of feasible and unfeasible,
it keeps pushing us
to take one step forward
then the next
and then the next to next…

But lethargic inadequacy
may put some naysayers
in the slumber of constraints
contemplating various templates
to find some excuses
not to get awakened,
but find themselves pushed
a step backward,
and the irony of life
continues to prevail…

But there are those who love
to ramble through the lanes
of probabilities and opportunities,
as they tend to wish
what is not easy to get,
they come with their destiny,
but go with their own karmas,
they make a beginning
by taking one step forward,
the beginning provides an end
that in turn gives an opportunity
to make one more beginning
here in this life and in this world,
for rebirth is too uncertain…


–Kaushal Kishore

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38 Comments

  1. A philosophical discourse into what keeps the mind in motion. I like your second verse”s argument that the irony of it all it that negativity takes the spirit backward…which is not where we want to go..yet doubt Seems to find comfort there.
    Brilliant thinking Kaushal. Bravo

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for the philosophical musing that wakes us to ponder your
    complex thoughts.
    When I once wrote we could meet when I come to India in the next life, you exclaimed, “But I won’t be there!”
    Rebirth too uncertain? I agree!

    Joanna

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    1. Your memory is very sharp, Joanna! That’s what I admire about you. Thank you very much for your kind comment and appreciation!

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      1. I don’t think an account can be used as a website. So far my knowledge goes, Soniya, you have to create a website and upload there what you want including posts.

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  3. lovely words of hope in your poetry KK.

    💗
    “they come with their destiny,
    but go with their own karmas,
    they make a beginning
    by taking one step forward,
    the beginning provides an end
    that in turn gives an opportunity’

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    1. Oh yes, Cheryl, you must go for a walk. I was reading somewhere that real life exists outside. Thank you for appreciating the post and photos. It means a lot 😊💖

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  4. One step forward is all I can do these days I broke my ankle and I’m in purgatory ⚰️🦵🏽🙏🏽it awful 😭😭😭👩🏽‍⚕️👩🏽‍⚕️👩🏽‍⚕️⚰️⚰️⚰️🦵🏽🦵🏽🦵🏽❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹🤧🤧🤧

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    1. Gosh, this is so unfortunate! How did it happen? I can understand your position. Please take care and rest. My thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏💐💖

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      1. So sorry to know about your plight. I have faced such a situation in my life twice. It’s really horrible and quite painful, but I hope and pray that you will come out of this soon. Please take care.

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      2. I’m so sorry, my friend, that you’re undergoing such pains. Take care and proper rest. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you will get soon. I pray for you 🙏💐🙏

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      3. Thank you KK each day it’s a little better just a little bit but I still in the miserable range😭🥺🙏🏽🦶🏽🦵🏽 I wish I could upload a picture of my foot it’s rather impressive I’m still alive and the break didn’t go through the flesh which surprised the hell out of me. But what pissed me off they didn’t give me enough pain pills and didn’t X-ray before reSetting my foot on a broken Ankle. 2 times. I scared for bloody murder I don’t do pain well I cried cried cried everything hurt including my feelings bless it KK Bless it y’all Bless Me and Don’t Count me Out. Hopefully I feel normal soon as long as I’m in yall heart. 💗💜💗💜
        💜💗Ninth/Ennea Ennea 💗💜

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      4. I can feel your pain, it’s really terrible. I agree with you that in such a case, painkillers are must to subside pain. But let’s hope for early recovery. This too shall pass. My thoughts are with you. God bless you, always 💖❤️💖🙏🙏🙏💐💐💐

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