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Proud

February 9, 2015 Leave a comment

When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?

Flying on a magic carpet
To exotic countries
Greeted with cheers by die-hard fans
Crying to catch a glimpse of me

A shining limousine picks me up
Protected by body guards
From media and paparazzi
Fans vie for my attention

Whatever I need appears
I have the magic midas touch
The world around – a maze of mirrors
Everywhere I look there is just me

Sucked into a vortex
By fame, pride and wealth
Drawn away from love
My own being has deserted me

This mind, intellect and ego
Truth, knowledge and freedom
Happiness, fearlessness and fame
Are all an illusion

Blowing away my magic carpet
Pricking the balloon of my ego
I was pulled down to earth
By a shattering quake

Jolted from my reverie
Half-asleep and inebriated
I held on to my prized possessions
Self-belief and happiness

© copyright, skm, 19th June, 2014

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) https://phenomenallass.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/daily-prompt-proud/
2) https://qtheadult.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/pride/
3) https://prettywitgla33es.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/daily-prompt-proud/
4) https://thewellroundedlifeblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/someone-is-proud-of-me/
5) https://emmalmoore.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/proud/
6) http://geekergosum.com/2015/02/08/well-done-for-doing-your-job-or-proud/
7) http://www.inspiringmax.com/proud/
8) https://theyyouandme.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/proud-of-me/
9) http://ireland-ms.com/2015/02/08/proud/
10) https://thedailyblabber.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/im-so-proud-of-you/

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Instant Celebrity

If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why?

 

Flying on a magic carpet
To exotic countries
Greeted with cheers by die-hard fans
Crying to catch a glimpse of me

A shining limousine picks me up
Protected by body guards
From media and paparazzi
Fans vie for my attention

Whatever I need appears
I have the magic midas touch
The world around – a maze of mirrors
Everywhere I look there is just me

Sucked into a vortex
By fame, pride and wealth
Drawn away from love
My own being has deserted me

This mind, intellect and ego
Truth, knowledge and freedom
Happiness, fearlessness and fame
Are all an illusion

Blowing away my magic carpet
Pricking the balloon of my ego
I was pulled down to earth
By a shattering quake

Jolted from my reverie
Half-asleep and inebriated
I held on to my prized possessions
Self-belief and happiness

 

© copyright, skm, 19th June, 2014

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/famous-for-a-day/
2) http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/daily-prompt-you-cant-eat-fame/
3) http://geekergosum.com/2014/06/18/instant-celebrity/
4) http://anonymouslygay.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/instant-celebrity-jlaw/
5) http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/instant-celebrity-you-are-beautiful-and-a-powerful-trigger-for-infatuation-the-shape-of-my-heart/

 

 

 

Categories: Poetry Tags: , , ,

What does Success mean to you?

April 10, 2011 8 comments

Oxford Dictionary defines Success as:
i) the attainment of fame, wealth, or social status  or
ii)the accomplishment of an aim or purpose

We are everyday fed with images  of successful people – celebrities,  royalty, millionaires, sportsmen, technopreneurs etc by media and newspapers and our notions of success are largely influenced by these media.  We have always equated success with economic freedom, career and money.  We cannot forget that such a definition of success creates also a very bad image of one who is not successful as a ‘loser in life’.

We  create icons of celebrities and sportsmen and we expect them to be ‘’ideal’’.  But, we later come to realise that they have their own set of problems.  Our parents, teachers and role-models shape our ideas of success from very early in life.  So some concepts are driven in our minds from young.  It is important to unlearn these ideas and break out from these moulds if we are to be successful.

We forget that it is impossible to be successful at everything in life.   A person who is highly successful in his career gets to spend very little time with family  Do we enjoy what we do in life?   Are we contented with our achievements ?  Are we happy and can we share this happiness with our family, friends and society?  These are some questions that also define how successful we are.

It is not wrong to be ambitious and to create wealth.  But when greed takes over and we try to be successful by any means then success can also corrupt.  Billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Gates have pledged more than 50% of their wealth to charity and this has spurred billionaires  in many parts of the world to do the same.   Social responsibility has become a key component of a successful business practice.

What makes you most happy and feeds your soul? By pursuing  goals that align with our values and  nature and not living on borrowed goals,  by giving our best shot and sharing our joys with family , friends and society we can become more happy and contented.  One mans  idea of success may differ from that of another.  What does Success mean to you?

Here is an interesting TED talk by Älan de Botton on a kinder, gentler philosophy of success:

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