Rustic Reflections

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swirling around listless as if crazy
when right or wrong ceases to be hazy
buoyant ripples of its crazy frenzy
surge into jubilation in a jazzy fancy

wiggling between what is right or wrong
when thoughts go insane & play ping pong
euphoric strokes of its exhilarating song
take us over the seventh heaven all along

fighting every fear to lose her on the way
when mettle goes feeble and begins to sway
its enchanting intoxication begins to play
a wily game on the sly with the intention to slay

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it was just me with my false premise
blinded by belief i ceased to be wise
chasing it all alone in those scary skies
i found it to be a mirage in a neat disguise

but something still stops me to believe what i see
assures me again & again that it’ll come back to me
i really want to believe in this inner voice of mine
but was it just only me ?..squirms like a tremor within me

PS..i really wish it comes back to me..i know it’ll come back to me someday…

I am not so good, I am so much bad
I dont know this, I dont know that
Good for nothing, I carry this tag

Things entice me, I hop on all of them
Continue nothing, never let anything stem
Good for nothing, all of them condemn

I start things, But not to finish
All the zeal soon tends to diminsh
Good for nothing, thats why they admonish

I run along, but not long enough
That makes the race rough and tough
Good for nothing, thats why they rebuff

I let my moods swing and sway so easily
That anyone and anything can fling me quickly
Good for nothing, thats why they say constantly

I expect people to talk and befriend me
But never try to set my inhibitions free
Good for nothing, thats why they decree

I dream a lot, but work less and less
Waiting for some angel to come and bless
Good for nothing, I must confess

Every morning, I take up a pledge
To curb my impulses & keep myself on edge
But my propensity drives me down the wedge
Good for nothing, thats why they allege

good for nothing

PS…many a times its necessary that we criticize ourselves to bring out best in ourselves !! 🙂

however scary the path may be
however hazy the situation may be
there’s always a glimmer at the end of tunnel
sun always turns down night is a fact eternal

mind may be cluttered with doubt
logic might be covered with cloud
ideas always come when they are least expected
peaks exist only because troughs are resurrected

sometimes wishes seem to be elusive
however hard we may try to be progressive
there’s always a dream hidden deep inside our hearts
visualize it just everyday and reach for the stars!!

determination

PS…here’s one my fav quotes from my all time fav movie series Rocky….”it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

As I had suspected in my previous post…N. Korea, Malaysia, Palestine and other anti US countries are praising the shoe-throwing act of Iraqi journalist…

Here are some excepts from newspapers..

Daily Times:

Seoul, Dec 20, 08..

North Korea’s government newspaper has poured scorn on US President George W Bush over the Baghdad shoe-throwing incident, saying the outgoing leader deserved it.
In a commentary entitled ‘Well-Deserved Insult’, Minju Chosun said on Thursday it was fortunate that Bush had been able to duck the flying footwear. “Otherwise, he would have had his face printed with the dirty shoe soles,” it said in an article seen on Friday on a media website operated by the communist state. The paper said Bush tried to put a brave face on the incident. But it likened his demeanour to “a cock soaked in the rain” – a reference to a Korean proverb describing a person who suddenly falls from high status to shame.
Minju Chosun added, “It was folly for Bush to appear recklessly for a press conference aimed at trying to win favour from Iraqis in a country where anti-US sentiment is reaching the sky. “The US power-holder subjected himself to greater disgrace as he attempted to embellish his failed policy in Iraq. It is unnecessary to add he was showered with derision and laughter.”
Also on Friday, Malaysia’s foreign minister praised the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at Bush, calling it retaliation for the invasion of Iraq. “The best show of retaliation so far is the shoe throwing act by that remarkable reporter who gave President Bush his final farewell last week,” Foreign Minister Rais Yatim said at an event to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations.

Hindustan Times:

Kuala Lumpur, December 20, 2008

Malaysia’s foreign minister has praised the Iraqi journalist who tossed his shoes at President George W Bush, saying it was the “best show of retaliation” for the US invasion of Iraq.

Rais Yatim praised “the shoe-throwing act by that remarkable reporter who gave President Bush his final farewell last week.” “That shoe-throwing episode, in my view, is truly the best weapon of mass destruction to the leader who coined the phrase ‘axis of evil’ to denote Iran, Iraq and North Korea,” he said in a speech late Friday at a dinner to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations.

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Times of India:

Palestine, December 21, 2008

Palestinian gunmen give the boot to US President George W Bush during a demonstration in support of Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at Bush in a press conference during his ‘farewell visit’ to Baghdad this week

Palestinian gunmen give the boot to US President George W Bush during a demonstration in support of Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at Bush in a press conference during his ‘farewell visit’ to Baghdad this week

PS..all these reflect the common feelings held by people who in some or other way have been hurt by US imperialist policies….now the baton passes to Obama….hope he is able to bring some good will and harmony and not be swayed by the powers of being a head of state of a superpower!

Somehow I have never liked Bush from the day he won that controversial US election in 2000. Whether it is his so-called war on terrorism, or his invasion on Afghanistan, Iraq, or his policies towards N.Korea, Iran and especially India and Pakistan.  So when today I saw bizarre photographs of one of the most protected leaders in historyducking as two size 10 shoes hurtled in his direction by an Iraqi journo, it felt good to my eyes…

More noteworthy is the statement made by that turbulent journalist….“It is the farewell kiss, you dog,” he shouted, and threw the shoes straight towards Bush.  It clearly reflects the lingering hostility still felt towards the man who ordered the 2003 invasion of the country.

So I thought it quite right to write an account of his tenure highlighting some events which made his tenure into a ‘tenure of error’ and a ‘reign of terror‘..

Hazy election on a quirky float
Gore retiring with popular vote
Marginal win on electoral vote
Bush sets sail on his victory boat

Taliban emerges on nine-by-eleven
Bush hurls War-on-terrorism demon
Marauding Afghan in search of Laden
Forces numerous victims to heaven

N.Korea, Iran, Iraq facing his ire
Just hint of WMD puts Iraq in fire
Baghdad sinks into cadaverous mire
Civil war leads to distrust even higher

With all the money draining in warfare
Subprime and market crash adds to despair
Capitalist US turns into a Socialist hare
Supports crumbling corps with utmost care

At the end of his hard aggressive regime
His Iraq visit fulfills hurt-folks’ dream
To make him taste ignominy to its extreme
He throws a boot in face, stigmatizing his false esteem

Muntadar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi TV journalist, (centre) throws a shoe at US President George Bush during a news conference with Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki (right) in Baghdad on Sunday. Bush, who ducked for cover, downplayed the incident and joked, “All I can report is a size 10”

FOOTWEAR FRACAS: Muntadar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi TV journalist, (centre) throws a shoe at US President George Bush during a news conference with Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki (right) in Baghdad on Sunday. Bush, who ducked for cover, downplayed the incident and joked, “All I can report is a size 10”

democracy is a delicacy, in its true sense..
but no more than hypocrisy, in its real sense..

so many parties, with so many manifestos..
hard to gauge a friend among so many fishy foes..

promises, claims, flamboyant speeches and declarations..
just ways to draw masses and grab votes in sugary deceptions..

vote is a symbol of our say in the system..
manipulative politics stigmatize this rightful custom..

no criteria for entering into politics..
power hungry thugs bring nation into terrible fix..

parliament is a place to discuss and debate..
selfish-intents take public-interest to pitiable fate..

executive and judiciary are always at loggerheads..
bills ordinances amendments weaken already loosened threads..

public money squandered in the name of common man..
only to fatten already bulging pockets of ruling clan..

people want their leaders to lead the race..
coalition blame-game leads us to shame and disgrace..

democracy is for, by and of the people..conceptually..
but to live by its meaning is far from reality..really..

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PS…crippling carnage in mumbai recently was just another manifestation of this dramatic travesty….high time to awaken and take some action !!