Into Another World 

Taking a flight to Mars last week,
I just returned to Earth.
Umm, Not Earth actually.
It isn’t universally acceptable; 
Like, 
When someone asks you, “Where are you from?”
You don’t say, “I am from Earth, duh. Why do you even ask such a thing?”
Instead, we all blabber about the different countries we reside in.
Demarcating humanity even within countries – the states.
(especially in a huge and diverse country like India.)
Basically in short to say,
“Hey! We all are different.”
Okay, yeah philosophically
and psychologically
We are different, unique.

But come on, you got what I wanted to say. 
Black, 
Brown, 
White, 
Red, 
Muslim, 
Hindu, 
Christian, 
Jew, 
blah blah blah. 

Why can’t we just say, 
“I am an Earth-ian. Period.” 
In some time then, 
people would stop asking 
such absurd questions 
And differentiating 
amongst themselves. 

Mars, was just beautiful without defined beauty.
Had scars in a perfect way.
Burnt with an inevitable passion to collide with sun;
An urge to surpass Mercury and Venus, 
(Because Earth is herself planning to become Sun)
which is though impossible 
Yet, she is trying inexorably. 
I didn’t comprehend that time, that competition
exists even there. 
Hoof, anyway. 
An invisible competition among the competitors is okay, 
Right?

There is no life at Mars, it is said.
Nobody can live there, 
No appropriate amount of oxygen.
But here too, you know the condition of oxygen. 

Hey, STOP!

I wanted to write something else,
I ended up writing something else.
The purpose of my visit,
Was to get away from the gruesome realities of my life,
Dismantling the partially ripped mind,
And rejuvenating the brain cells.

Believe me, it did help me. 
But eventually I knew I had to return to my place.
To return to the same surroundings,
Come back to the same atmosphere,

It’s just one of the phases of my life when 
Not for any substantial reason,
I find life meaningless, monotonous. 
I am just melancholic to the whole existence of humanity. 

But then a dream bangs the door of my mind at night,
Engenders hope and transcend my spirit to a land unknown.
 

__________________________

I have written after a very very long time and this is also not satisfying. I am stuck in the mess created by my own mind. Time – I just don’t have it. And I badly want to write something beautiful, but I am just not able to. Anyway, I didn’t lose touch with WP, I was constantly reading all of my fellow bloggers work and was just cribbing about the fact I am unable to sew words.

Happy reading! 

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55 Comments Add yours

  1. aramsey_poet says:

    Perhaps sewing words isn’t your thing. Knitting! You’ve woven a thought quite beautiful here. We are all on the same home competing for where we are from, as if planets compete to be the sun. Really though we just need to be a better woven tapestry of humanity. I enjoyed this!

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    1. Hey, thanks there. I cannot express how much I value your comment right now, because I think I am just not able to write these days and the little bit I can, I cannot comprehend whether it’s nice or not.

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      1. aramsey_poet says:

        You’re doing excellent! Worry not.

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      2. Thanks! That brought a smile to my face.

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  2. izza ifzaal says:

    This phase is excruciating but you are getting through it after every second. .don’t stop writing okay. .vent out here and you ll get the contentment 🙂

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    1. I am trying. I won’t stop writing for sure. There can be just not good posts for sometime maybe.

      Like

      1. izza ifzaal says:

        We all think that srishti. .at least I know that about myself that I never feel good about my writing as well.we all have insecurities but please don’t let that hover over you. Keep writing n don’t give a fig about good or bad 💜

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      2. Haha, yeah! 😅
        I won’t stop writing, because it’s very difficult for an artist to be content with his/her work.
        Thanks for your comment. 😊

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      3. izza ifzaal says:

        Yayee 😀

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  3. Hello, dear fellow Earthian! I love that! It’s frustrating to be an artist and not have enough time to be an artist. The filp-side is if we aren’t living a real life with its struggles and monotony then we’ve nothing to write that relates to other Earthians. I relate on many levels, to what you’ve written here and the heart of creative writing is allowing the story to unfold and reveal to the writer and the reader its surprises. Having said all that, I enjoyed this piece and I also, write to dissociate…

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    1. I know right? It would be so cool, “Earth-ian”. No discrimination and stupid superiority complexes. Yeah, I agree it’s important to be detached I believe.
      And I would like to say, I just love your blog. 😀

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  4. Hi Srishti! That’s a very beautiful thought and I completely second you on that. we all should be one and not divided. I loved that line – Why can’t we just say, “I am an Earth-ian. Period.”. As far as your writing is concerned I’ve read so many of your poems and they are amazing. All writers go through what you are going through, at some point or the other but the importaint thing is to just hang in there and face the challenge. And trust me, you will come out a hero. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Aradhana. I loved the line “you will come out as a hero.”
      And yeah, we need to be united.

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  5. I really like this poem that you wrote. There is so much truth in it.

    “I find life meaningless, monotonous.
    I am just melancholic to the whole existence of humanity. ”
    This quotes describes exactly how I feel sometimes. When everything seems unimportant and I am just asking myself what am I living for? Why is it so important to live when we are all going to die one day?

    I guess this are the questions of life and everyone has to figure them out alone.
    But I am so happy that you write this, because all this metaphors and the descriptions of the world made me think. And it is really beautiful!! I am not just saying it, it simply is.

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    1. Heya! I know right? The same happens to me. I agree these are the questions, answers to which we have to find out alone!
      And thanks for your lovely comment! I am so happy.

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  6. Matt On Accident says:

    “I’m from Earth…duh.”
    You made me laugh!
    Glad to see you’ve gotten out of your writers block!

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    1. Haha, thanks! 😀😉
      I am not completely out of the block, though! 🙈

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  7. Sindhuja R says:

    beautiful, Shrishti – you may not know it, but it was very creative – I enjoyed every word. You’re out of the block, if you were ever in one!

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    1. Thanks a lot! I am in it even now.
      But I appreciate your comment.
      Love!

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  8. Finally the writer’s block is done with 😉 Welcome back Girl 😀 Hope you write things more and this I loved as I watched The Martian movie yesterday 😛

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    1. I am still not back with the force! 😛
      Thanks for the welcome back though.
      How’s the movie btw?

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      1. Thik thak :d Wenr to mroning show and uske pehli raat soya nahi tha so slept in the 1st half but it’s good :d some 8.5 IMDb rating 😉 Keep writing and we all will welcome your words always 🙂

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      2. You slept in the first half and you are still critiquing it? 😛

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      3. Haan acha tha :d ab sci-fi movies bore lag raha hai 😉 But loved it as most of TV series actors were there and also Matt Damon 😛

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  9. VAVA says:

    That’s beautifully crafted blog from the core of ur pure heart I just loved it

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  10. stacilys says:

    I believe you must be going through what is called, ‘writer’s block’. Been there, done that. It feels like you’ll never be able to write something worthwhile again, doesn’t it? It will come back though. Just don’t give up, my friend. Even in this piece you did here – it’s unique.
    Now when it comes to being from here or there or anywhere… I think humans were made to connect. We were made for relationship, for culture. And we identify with that culture/society/etc. Like take the family for instance. A family, in and of itself is a little society. Like a tiny little culture within a house. Lol. I think that may be why people are so into where they’re from, and asking where one is from. It’s part of our identity.
    I’ve been away for a couple of weeks. Just trying to catch up now on things.
    I hope you’re having a great week so far.
    🙂

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    1. Hey! Yeah “writers block”. I agree with you on all aspects! 🙂
      My week is going good!
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      1. stacilys says:

        You’re more than welcome.
        🙂

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  11. Nena says:

    I disagree with you about what you have put together here…it IS beautiful! A hiatus is very much needed time and again, whether it is intentional or not. The thoughts you put together here are full of truth and empowerment. And how they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder;) You were missed dearly and your work is admired all the more for it:)

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    1. Nenaaaaaaa, I always love your comments! You are a beautiful person yourself!
      Thanks for not have stopped reading my posts!

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      1. Nena says:

        I truly enjoy your blog so you have a faithful follower with me:)

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      2. You have a faithful follower in me too. Anyway, you are more faithful! 😀

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    1. Thanks for the reblog! 🙂
      Your blog is really nice, though. I will get back to your blog and try and see all your works. 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome and I like your blog as well. 🙂

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  12. I understand totally. I can’t stay on top of things though I’m a great multi tasker and then poof, a week goes by but how?

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    1. All of us don’t have time. I know. 😂

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      1. I sometimes get stuck just going over my social media responses for hours. There are so many things. So little time.

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  13. complexlyme says:

    hey shrishti… so glad to see you back here.. 😀
    that was really a very heartfelt piece you’ve posted.
    I enjoyed reading it.. 🙂

    I was in that stage too.. when you cant find the time to write and you cant write when you find the time.. but you just have to hang on i guess..
    words are faithful to writers who cherish them.. they’ll come back to you. 🙂

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    1. I cannot explain you how much I loved your comment. Everything you said made so much sense.
      You are a great writer! 🙂

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      1. complexlyme says:

        thank you shrishti.. 🙂
        now i can sleep in peace. yay.

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  14. Jessie says:

    Very beautifully written ! And thanks for stopping by, really appreciate it 🙂

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    1. Thanks for stopping by yourself!
      🙂

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      1. Jessie says:

        My pleasure to stumble upon such a captivating writer!

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      2. Your writings are equally engrossing. 😀

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  15. archana235 says:

    I did kinda feel like you weren’t around much! But, I get it Srishti! Especially the moment where you really want to write but circumtances decide to work completely against you.
    This post was amazing. I loved how it was a story (an interestig one, indeed) and a beautiful poem at the same time. You have absolutley not lost your flair! No way.
    You’ve just got to keep estimating your infinity =)

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    1. Hahahahahha, yeah I liked the last sentence.
      There are just so amazing writers like you in my company that I won’t stop writing and you all will inspire me.

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      1. archana235 says:

        Yayyy awesome. Right back at you. :’D

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  16. Well watever u post is mesmerizing to me, as of this one too.
    I like that u have an unsatisfied writers soul coz perhaps it hurls ur insightful writing……..and I admire the poignancy in ur poems and the way u usually leave a ‘door of light’ open by the end of ur posts, j’adore it ………keep writing my friend 🙂

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    1. Heya! Thanks, there. I always like your comments and I always say that.
      I have to put some hopeful insights at the end, just so it doesn’t become pessimistic. And yeah I actually like doing that. 🙂

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      1. And I love wat u like doing…….I truly admire the beauty of ur write up….be it optimism or contrast of it 🙂

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  17. Ashish kumar says:

    This is very well written… There is a message too in the poem which you have described brilliantly and in a sarcastic manner which I liked a lot… Beautiful post as always… 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you liked it.
      😀

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