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The Non conformist's Version

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The Non conformist's Version

Some of us ,perhaps are not cut out for this perfect world,
Life tells its story as the moments unfold.
Here we are sharing this Space, this Age,
Like odd misfits, sharing this societal charade.

      The lonesome lover, whose love has died,
      The angry rebel who trains children to fight..
      The child who grew up on the streets,
      The girl who left home in shame for her deeds.
Countless lives, strange stories,
Empathy, sympathy,sadness, joy, anger, love.
Each tale has its own fragrance, 
Its not just the beginning or the end,
Its a bit deeper than that, my friend.

      Conformation to conventions bind our minds,
      'Freedom' is born inside.
      Little control that we have over others' opinions,
      Free yourself, free the mind-
            The world transforms, the vision changes,
      Hope blossoms, Love makes its way inside,
      Life grows, meanings surface,
      Peace reigns... and the courage returns.

Copyright © Girish Gokul

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  1. Date: 1/18/2010 1:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on placing in the contest, a great poem. I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Girish. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:01:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:13:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:43:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured poem this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 2:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 4:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Girish. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 10:14:00 PM
    congrats and wonderful dear...its essence of life..keep it up....with love..

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 4:53:00 PM
    What an awesome write, Girish! I'm going to read more of your work! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 1:03:00 PM
    HI Girish, enjoyed your feature poem this week, congrats! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 12:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured >> James

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 11:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem! ***Danielle***

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 1:46:00 PM
    "Confirmation to conventions bind our minds" is a very astute observation. Each life is different, yet somehow we are expected to "conform." Really like the way you offe hope in the last verse. Unless our visions change and we become more accepting of each other's differences, we will not see the day when "Peace reigns." Quite a brilliant work, Girish! I admire your talent for communicating spiritual issues so well. Love, Carolyn