Futile Existence



Express joy seeing a new- born;
mourning at a being’s passing away,
animatedly, we lead our sordid lives-
we continue to live without a way.

waking up- at the dawn
tired, we sleep at nights.
carelessly we go on breathing:
we care not; as we live and then- die.

Foolishly, we “join” our pleasure n pain
with things external; that- of mortal fame.
Knowing your gain maybe someone’s pain;
yet, we go on celebrating in vain.

Have you questioned an unfortunate?
Why he doesn’t cry or smile?
Has he already renounced the affections?
Or is it that he has become the divine?

We dwell in riches that brings us glory,
the ultimate extravagant luxury.
We grief equally when we lose a body:
why cry when money can buy all that we need?

All we do is to breathe and live,
to survive; be mean and care for our own being.
How without a purpose we continue to live:
remaining consumed in our selfish Bliss!


26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kavita
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 15:06:41

    Trust me.. I have asked this question many a time to myself, as well as to others! Somehow, I have never received any answer though.. (sigh)

    Please help me with the answer, sweetie… no kidding!!!


    • Olivia
      Feb 02, 2011 @ 20:00:32

      Karmas.. and balancing of those.. If only we become a little more thoughtful; things would speed up and this world would become a better place to live.. Alas!! we won’t have 7 sins to write about then.. 😉 Neither would we get to win a contest while clicking a beggar.. I won’t be able to write about Sanjay Mandal and get a note of Thanks from him..

      It’s a chain of events. None of us are barely wanting to think about it; much less stop and act upon.. 😦
      We just liven celebrate n make merry- let me ask- what for if we n our “dear” ones are to die sooner or later? Leave the theory of “souls meet on the heaven or hell” for a minute; what are we doing at the present tense? Has anyone gone “up” there and reported yet? So why are we being so complacent? Is everything in order yet?

      Nevermind that..!!
      Thanks for stopping by and asking me to think.. 🙂


  2. A.B. Thomas
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 08:17:42

    A far too true observation – a painfully great write!


  3. ashbeezone
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 18:52:13

    It’s a very good stuff ..
    Take a look on mine ..


  4. azfree
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 02:16:08

    Ignorance is bliss!


  5. Scent of my heart
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 22:57:59

    Very wise words Liv. So well captured the sense of thoughts we all have sometimes!


  6. Paula Tohline Calhoun
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 22:28:56

    Thank you SO much for leading me here for this delicious treat! It truly fed my hungry soul! I am thoroughly “hooked” on your site. May God continue to bless you – a prayer that never fails!


    • Olivia
      Jan 31, 2011 @ 22:34:17

      Thank you so much Paula Dear.. Blessings is all I need and in heaps..
      I am glad that I read your comment on JP.. It definitely has led me to a beautiful someone.. 🙂

      Love xox


  7. deadpoet88
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 22:14:33

    Very powerful poem, and it speaks such truth! I love the sarcastic tone you’ve used. We really do live in a world where people are selfish and even those who aren’t land up becoming selfish someday. I like the usage of the term “selfish bliss”. Superb poem!


  8. Jingle
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 21:28:33

    love your words of wisdom here..

    fabulous word flow.
    have fun!



  9. thoughtsnotlost
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 21:06:11

    Your poem has given me something to think about and take with me. Well done!


  10. PinkLady
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 18:05:34

    this is so true… sometimes we just get consumed by our own life’s drama that we forget we are not alone in this world. this lovely poem makes us reassess how we live our lives. 🙂


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  12. Babajichinmaya
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 08:20:57

    Hari Om!

    The purpose of human life is not what we are doing at present. Living the
    right life require some small change in thinking pattern.
    Our efforts through blog is to practise the right living and to make a turnaround in ourself.
    No action can bring that turnaround in the life. Knowledge and contemplation is the only means.

    You have very nicely put the present day scenario and way we are wasting our life.

    Love and Om!


  13. holy007lotus
    Jul 04, 2010 @ 00:52:47

    awesome metaphor you just wrote above 🙂 bless you


  14. ram0singhal
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 23:59:44

    divine……..foot “ball” dance divine

    A child is walking in the garden holding one finger of mother, happy enjoying the breeze, inquires suddenly , why I like holding your hand ?. Mom answers as we transfer the data in the computer as this is data transfer of love between us . Child inquires again,this breeze is touching us , what is that?

    Mom answers that is the data transfer of love between you and cosmic intelligence.

    Child inquires again , what is the cosmic intelligence ?

    Mom answers , breath is a union between you and cosmic intelligence , now go and play,let me watch you both together.

    eternity is dancing on eternity like football….eternal space outside and inside…


  15. holy007lotus
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 22:38:56

    Wonderful Olivia.. there was so much of truth in all that you said above.. and that too beautifully 🙂


    • Olivia
      Jul 03, 2010 @ 23:13:14

      @holy007lotus: Nice of you to have said so..
      They are straight from my Life and not any imagination..
      I wonder you liked these mundane truths..
      Thank you again.. This Blog is full of those..


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