"Beauty is truth,
truth beauty,
that is all Ye know on Earth,
that is all Ye need to know..." - John Keats


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Catcher in the Dust...

There is the distance scaled through this mind,
Speed given by this thoughtful find...
The ghost of the past regime,
History of a distant past,
Running and pant of a tired boy and his scream…

Legend of the faces, creases of the age,
And the mind’s own cage...
They are like the stranger passing through
This unknown land, like a whisper
soaked by thought's own hand...

I am the change you want to see,
I will never show you what is there,
that is for you to see, but not me…
I see your soul naked and its fire,
I am the old school, who never tires…

I am the Lancelot of mystery,
I am the Arthur of history…
I am humble as we speak,
As I know I am just as weak...
But inside I am Hercules,
but that's just saying for me…

For this day, and days hence,
I may seem to be a freak,
But I know what I am,
I am the beauty that I wish to see…
Nay boasting, I am the trust that I wish to believe…

You see, faith is what is in me,
And duty is what there awaits…
I am the only chance I have,
And the only person on whom I can bank…
I am the faithful, only sincere to the duties of me
and the slave of this body, but my dream
and my course is free,
‘cos the will of free soul does not sleep…

© Karthik Adithya Singaraju

3 comments:

Deepika Vasudeva said...

WOW..!
this one is classic piece of writing.
"I am the Lancelot of mystery,
I am the Arthur of history…"
this one amazes me with the determination u write... the passion is pouring out through words.
great work karthik!

Carrie Burtt said...

So much depth and beauty in this poem....it reflects the Hercules in your soul. :-)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Karthik,
Personal belief and strength are so important in life. Those qualities are there in abundance within your superb words.
This is a very strong and well crafted piece of writing Karthik.

Best wishes, Eileen