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Anuj Nair 

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Who art thou ?


         Who art thou ?

        Who art thou

          Friend or foe ?

          Hide and seek

          Is your play

          When you lay

          In the recess of my weak

          Vacillating mind

          Bundles of desires

          To build castles in the air

          All enwrapt

          In feathers of gold

You revolve your wheel

And generate

In the flimsy leaves

And petals of my lotus heart

The fuss of strength

And vitality.

Yes, you intoxicate

Its stainless blades 

With your hottest

Sinful stimulants

Of shady shapes,

And bewitching hues.

You plunge that plant

So sensitive

In the ocean of objects

Too glittering

And lure and enchant

As to keep it

In your clutches

Ha ! vile and deceptive

Pest that thou art.

In your seeming bed of roses

While this poor dove roosts

You pour on it

Your doses of venom

Of fright and doubt

And let it falter,

Faint and fall

To dangerous depths

And get all shattered

Its cherished dreams.

Ha ! Intellect

Why you sleep

And let this ape

Leap from branch to bough

Of the tree of my life

And make it taste

The fruits, bitter,

Sweet or sour

Born of this devil mind.

Reigns of decision

Don't you wield 

To check the onslaughts

Of this mischievous Mind.

If you fail, Intellect !

I'll invoke my Lord, the self

Within, the witness

And judge in one.

Sure, would he come

And rescue soon

This soul so poor

And helpless sheer

Victim indeed

Fallen unawares

Into the hands of minister Mind.

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