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Being Brown

BEING BROWN my color does not rub off on any one, said the brown to the white, nor does it pale on being exposed to you we could share the same spa, the water will not change color don’t turn your face, your back speaks the same language as your steps echo the thoughts laid bare, I may not react but leave, turn back, with my body dripping drops of abject dismay you become the looking glass, denying me my reflection, as in life everything is a cause and effect, as are we, of the same cause, two different effects, just the same causes presented differently, such is the way of our known world each time distaste is displayed, the belief rises from layers of your past to rèflect on your being - though the scriptures prohibit, convenience beckons and provides the blinkers in this sequestered life of choosing ‘Tat tvam asi’ – you are what you are – and I am the beautiful me, without bleach and beyond the veil – and, are we not all travelers in search of the truth from the finite to the infinite, in our equal existence you do not get everything you desire, since your life is chained to your karma – your choices form your destiny – not always in black and white but often displayed in many shades, mostly in between We are a part of the form and the formless, You can hurt the brown in the form not in the Formless, so do not judge - as you will be carrying The baggage of a your fears in your form searching the formless in time In dreams that shelter hope, you live, with goals that were never complete - despite the faith or the lack of it - as they ignored much of the colour around – do your worst, as the best in me, is yet to come we will all be probably born again, when the colours of this life change our present life may dictate the next as the past catches up in time, and perhaps, we will meet once again, when I am white and you brown SUDHIR DIWAN 54 lines Vedic literature * ‘Tat tvam asi’ - you are what you are and **‘Karma’ – your good or bad deeds

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Date: 1/3/2019 3:30:00 AM
This caught my eye, because my favorite place to be is called "Diwan" and it is a place where everyone is colorblind!!!
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Date: 12/17/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thank you, Kaveesha Ruwandi. Your poem Summer Breeze is tremendous.
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Kaveesha Ruwindi
Date: 12/17/2018 9:18:00 PM
Thanks Sudhir, and keep on writing! :)
Date: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
This is an amazing poem, Sudhir. Loved this. Welcome to Poetry Soup. :)
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