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Monday, May 6, 2013

Lost Prairie, Perished Dreams


Someone said
Look for greener pastures
Chase it, dream high
Leave the barren highlands
You're an eagle
Just fly...

I did what they said
I left my folks
Earned enough bread
Slogged day in, day out

Yesterday someone else asked -
Are you happy?
Enough dime, perfect home
I smiled, I thought
Living in the prairie
My dreams are lost

Merrier times, I profess
Can't be bought with money

*Read the footnote here
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121 comments:

  1. very true,but what about ambitions ?

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    1. While chasing ambitions, we loose the course of inner happiness. We need to strike a balance between two.

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  2. So true Saru! Money can fulfil dreams of happy life to a point and internal happiness comes from things not really material but more related to soul and mind:)

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    1. Very true Sir. Often chasing our dreams, we forget this simple truth.

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  3. मन का चाहे, कोई न जाने,
    हमको बस कुछ वर्ष बिताने।

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    1. Wish, we think more profound than that...

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  4. So true but.. Sad. !!!.. But it is money world. With money we cant buy happiness.. But without it we cant do anything so today other things is secondary ..... Nd also happiness.!!!

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    1. We need to strike a balance. Chasing money mindlessly will only increase our woes.

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  5. So true and so sad... And yet, sometimes, we can find new dreams along the way.

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  6. Ah you have one and miss another. Vicious circle of life!

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  7. Sab but true...well versed nice

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  8. money cant buy the real happiness.. sad but true. good one saru..

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  9. So true - Money can fultill our materialistic happiness, dreams.. BUT its very hard to fulfill ourinternal happiness, satisfaction.

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    1. Yes! And welcome back Kitty :) You were missed.

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  10. Beautiful composition...indeed money can't buy us happiness....and if sometimes it does buy it, it doesn't last long!

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    1. Absolutely, happiness bought with money doesn't last long. It just satisfies our materialistic desires. Thanks for a beautiful comment Bushra.

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  11. happiness is everything, but to understand it in real sense
    just to know that money can't buy everything, we gotta once try and buy it all .. when we fail, that's when we realize

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    1. We all learn from experience and those are the true lessons.

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  12. True..grass is always greener on the other side. We reach the point where we aim and don't realize what we lose in between...when we have somethings in abundance, we definitely do miss many other small things..

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    1. Very true. We both can relate to it Latha.

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  13. Kuch paane ke liye kuch khona zaroori hai :)
    Bful lines as always

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    1. Sahi Kaha! Thanks for gracing this blog :)

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  14. oh ...lovely ...very thought provoking .....!!

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  15. Very true. Money can't buy most of the time what we want. Good one.

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    1. Indeed! We make mistakes, we learn, we unlearn and we make mistakes again...:P

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  17. I think, we both have a kind of connection. You have put in words- my anxiety, I have been seeking for. Relieved!
    Bless you! :)

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    1. Even I think so. Hope all is well on your side Gayatri :)

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  18. You have summed up a bitter truth about our generation in beautiful words :)

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    1. We can relate to it. We think about it many times...

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  19. Beautiful composition... :)
    Liked the way you connected things altogether.

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  20. Bang on!!! the truth of life. weaved in words so marvelously..

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    1. Thanks a lot Manjulika, glad you liked it.

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  21. Truly said! Money can't buy love and happiness and the inner piece...

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    1. It can never, it can only fulfill materialistic desires.

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  22. Beautiful!! The poem is soul stirring and emotional Loved it, Saru.

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  23. The famous question that haunts all the career driven professionals! Are we happy? With the money we have, with the materialistic possessions et al.. Its sad that we know about this yet we run after money.. That's what humans have turned into.. Very apt Saru! :)

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    1. Yeah, we make mistakes knowing well what we are upto. Thanks for reading and sharing your views Binu :)

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  24. Very well written.. This is similar to my situation too. I keep moving in search of greener pastures, and sway away from family and happiness!
    Nicely done~ :)

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    1. Sadly, we all do that...Thanks for reading Mi :)

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  25. absolute truth! wonderfully written Saru!

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  26. A truth, unfortunately realized after running behind illusionary dreams and achieving all but nothing..

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  27. To get one, we need to lose one! And so many times, not out of choice, we choose green pastures to live a convenient lifestyle.

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    1. Yes, you are so very right. Our choice for a comfortable life has led to such complexities.

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  28. But what if the dreams themselves are the greener pastures. Wouldn't we all humans being would have been humble content beings!

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    1. Is it possible? But, if it is possible, we will make a merrier generation.

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  29. Wonderful message hidden in there and so true. This reminded me of that ad which says - " there are some things money cant buy... for everything else there is..". You bought that out beautifully :)

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    1. Yes, that ad is so beautiful with a lovely message. Thanks for reading Arti :)

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  30. such a pretty poem with a beautiful message Saru :) I loved it!

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  31. thoughtful Am i Happy .. loved it so much !

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  32. Merrier times dfinitely can not be bought with Money!
    Well written and expressed..

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  33. Money is not be all and end all of life.Since happiness is mind-set, we can trod on life without money.Nice write .

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    1. It is indeed a state of mind and that's a beautiful thought. Thanks for sharing such lovely message with us.

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  34. Are you happy? This question is the most difficult to answer for man. Nice.

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  35. Happiness is a state of mind depends on what brings you happiness ..you cant buy happiness with money but for some happiness can be money :))

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    1. Even that's true. But when they reach that stage, they will think otherwise.

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  36. Well stated message with nice, simple words. Money can't buy you happiness... but you know, it's a lot easier to cry in a Mercedes Benz than a Yugo! :-P

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    1. Haha... I say that to my friends. It's super awesome to think in Starbucks, sipping latte and gazing the lovely view.

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  37. 'Are you happy?'
    I have never figured out the right answer to that question!

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    1. I think most of us are trying to find that answer.

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  38. Totally agree!dream high and be happy totally differ from each other...

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  39. Chasing dreams, leaving family and friends behind, I hear ya. A lost prarie that I am. A good read, thank you Saru.

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    1. Glad you connected with my thoughts. Thanks for reading dear.

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  40. heart touching lines ! Its tough to follow the lines of your dreams !

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  41. I hope money buys it all and life will be so much more simple :)

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    1. True, very true. Having a bank balance would be only problem.

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  42. True depiction of feelings..!!!

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  43. So true in today's times. Nice read. :)

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  44. This poem comes straight from your heart it seems.Such is life--when we pick one potion we have to leave the other.

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    1. It's all about making choices. I wish there was an easy way of opting things.

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  46. Hi Saru. Always good to come to your place. :)

    Life is weird, enough evidence of that could be seen in your poem. As we chase our dreams, we find that they have to be achieved at the cost of something equally dear to us, the peace of mind. BEAUTIFUL POEM Saru.

    Merrier times, I profess
    Can't be bought with money.

    So true. WELL PROFESSED. :)

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    1. Hi Deepak, Happiness, peace of mind and such adjectives attain more importance when our chase leads us to complexities. We have to taste the bitter to understand what is sweet.

      Thanks for reading and for a beautiful comment. Your presence is always sought. :)

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  47. beautiful poem... short yet big , simple yet complex....

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  48. Very True Saru ! We need a right balance between ambitions and happiness as you said.

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  49. That's the truth about life...we strive for happiness...by thinking...Money,Fame,prosperity and happiness can be brought about...but at the end we end on moments where we could have lived our life and be happy instead of going for the materialistic possessions...!!!

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    1. We all go through this path. We learn this lesson from our mistakes.

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  50. It is magical when path of dreams coincides with path of happiness! Wish that happens!

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    1. Yeah, wish that happens...Life will be blissful!

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  51. Nicely conveyed the simple truth which we take a long time to realize.

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    1. We take a lot of time to understand the basics of life. Thanks for reading :)

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  52. It might be a simple thought, but really -- it's written so beautifully and in such a way that everyone relates to it. I hope you find dreams in the Prairies too.

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    1. Thank you Divya. Definition of dream keeps on changing for me. I guess, we are growing up now.

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  53. what I relate to is leaving your janmabhoomi towards karmabhoomi ....longing for a sweet homecoming...

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    1. Yeah, longing for homecoming and to be really happy.

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  54. They chased and then stopped to question if it was even necessary....
    I TRULYYYY LOVED THIS ONE SARU!

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    1. We all do that, we learn from our mistakes. Glad you like it :)

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  55. It's true that merrier times can't be bought with money but sometimes harsh times can arise due to lack of money.

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    1. Yeah but that will be putting money at use.

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  56. you are right most of us do not realise the difference between the two....a good topic to write on....

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  57. Surely, money isn't everything !!!

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  58. Many think that goal of life is 'study-earn-marry-kids-work-harder-retire-grandkids-die'. Generation of generation this format is inherited. But the real goal of life is happiness. One should do what they love and not live for the satisfaction of society by sacrificing their own happiness.

    You have written the truth as a poem, Singhal. Well done!

    This reminds me of the top regrets of the dying recorded by a nurse.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying

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    1. Hi Arun, first thanks for sharing such a wonderful read. We must do what we actually feel like. Also, those who do that excel in life, others just lead a mechanical life.

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