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Below is the poem entitled ABOVE THE CLOUDS which was written by poet Adarsh Raj. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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To hell with these monotonies,
no strings attached I fly.
Live normally with anomalies,
myself, my sole ally.
Disguise realised through shrouded lies,
I wore to please beliefs.
And wore a crease which won't suffice,
to lead a life so brief.
Then I shed, ceased to pretebd,
off, through clouds to Utopia.
The world then wailed, won't apprehend,
my flight, denying euphoria.
Trapped by rules I'm bound to abide,
ambushed by decree, they foiled my flee.
Rehab by living, this world a cyanide,
I bite debris, failed to foresee.
Dead sea ahead, spilling with sharks,
and tears, as I pray for blissful healing.
Tossed my ark, on faith I embark,
denying me any custom feeling.
Lost and found, again I'm bound,
the world hard steel, me, wet naked rust
swim through my tears, go around, astound,
the world, as I make, bridges from dust.
To combust the gap, between dreams and reality,
existance a fiasco, the world gave me naught.
Above clouds, floating away from my vanity,
and cycles, of rebirth, illusions I ain't bought.
Beyond the clouds, in seizured thralls,
of dreams so extreme, themed to my design.
Envied, world shakes me,"Hello Dr.",it calls,
luck mine, no one on the other line.
The world plays roles, while I play the lead,
in my life, now as I prepare to rebel.
Those unjust bondages, we merely accede,
with guns in heaven. and roses in hell.
Storm brings rain, from pleasure comes pain,
cavities left, by dreams so sweet.
The world deep below, like a being insane,
made me think, was it worth the feat?
From anthills of hope, 'bove clouds today,
returned to douse the world ablaze.
Realized, Utopia, on earth it lays,
beyond clouds, the world, cured of malaise.
From within I'll fight, to see that day,
from a grain of hope, those fields I'll raise.
Of truth, and yet, I cry a phrase,
                                     YET I GOT GRACE............................................

[Summary--Living a life of disguise in a world full of lies, the protagonist believes that beyond the clouds there lays an ideal city where he can follow his noble dreams and be his original self. But the world mocks him. Yet he makes beyond the clouds, to his ideal life, only to see men deep below suffering. He is trapped by his conscience and returns to the world, realising that the world can be cured only by LIVING IN IT. Thus he brings the clouds down to the earth, to form his own blissful Utopia]

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:53:00 AM
    deep thoughtful poem enjoyed Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:43:00 AM
    Its difficult in a world where realities are different from the reality we dream of..but i do believe that bu staying in the world..our little whisper amongst loud voices can do the difference..Well penned indeed.Welcome to our poettrysoup site : )

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Intresting that God has chosen us humans to be th agent of change in this planet. When we choose our own selfish desires the change brings destruction. When we allows him to work through him God's Kingdom expands to the earth. Like your poem we need to be in the World to change the World.

    Raj Avatar Adarsh Raj
    Date: 6/25/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The reader understands the motive behind one's poem....That's the greatest gift of poetry ...Well said sir, and thank you.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 10:11:00 AM
    What the story there, my dear. You did set the world ablaze with that one! :) I love the choice of words....The one about cavities from dreams too sweet just captivated me! Thanks for your visits.

    Raj Avatar Adarsh Raj
    Date: 6/25/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The pleasure is mine that you read my poem....Thank you.
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 9:33:00 PM
    This had many lines that stood well alone..the poem as a whole is a masterpiece..awesome

    Raj Avatar Adarsh Raj
    Date: 6/25/2013 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you ma'am
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:11:00 PM
    I enjoyed this poem and what you said about it at the bottom. I really like your story and its message.

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 1:52:00 PM
    You are a story teller of legends and a good one enjoyed your poetry, just wish you would grace us with more poetry, I'll be waiting to read them as they weave themselves out of you, have a blessed day xxxVxxx

    Raj Avatar Adarsh Raj
    Date: 6/25/2013 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sure I would grace you with more poetry, thanks for reading my works.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Adarsh !Loved it.Thanks for visiting my pages.

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Outstanding, my friend!! You have a singular voice. Well rhymed with a pleasing flow, unique language and marvelous imagery! Keith

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Adarsh, wow wow! powerful, and the grace you had through it all... wow.... love it... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 2:49:00 AM
    - Well written, Adarsh! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Raj Avatar Adarsh Raj
    Date: 6/21/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot, ma'am!
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 2:05:00 AM
    Powerful writing and great message, Adarsh. Existence means participation... David

    Raj Avatar Adarsh Raj
    Date: 6/21/2013 2:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot , sir!!