Tuesday, May 22, 2007

From a tea leaf to a human

I have given
All I had
and all that was expected of me.

My life is complete.

I have been boiled
till all my colour drained out
leaving me pallid and weak.
I have been squeezed mercilessly
to yield the last drop of my flavour.
I have lived not for myself
but for you,
and now I'm reduced to
nothing but manure.

My friend...
our lives are the same.
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p.s. definitely not one of the better ones,but thought I'd post it anyway.

9 comments:

Alien said...

Poignant...!!

First time here.. hopefully there shall be more.. keep writing...

Bland Spice said...

Nice.

But don't mind it, this might be the autobiography of a tea-leaf!

Bland Spice said...

oh sheesh!
this is actually a tea leaf speaking!

i just read the poem and that's exactly what struck me.

Bland Spice said...

to be honest, i don't have an eye for poetry; only prose. But I like yours. They are relevant, pithy and very evocative. Something like a haiku. Try to write more regularly. Our generation does not have a lot of art that captures our own experiences - instead we try to extrapolate from what comes from the Western world. It's nice to read your lines and be able to relate it to an experience lost or alive; but there nevertheless.

Bland Spice said...

long time
no verse

gsk said...

"definately not one of the better ones"??

I think its great.

R said...

I have tweaked a couple of lines.. Most sincere apologies if I've disturbed the sentiment.... Your blog is quite good - R



I have given
All I had
and all that was expected of me.

My life is complete.

I have been boiled
till all my colour drained out
leaving me pallid and weak.
I have been squeezed mercilessly
to yield the last drop of my flavour.
I have lived not for myself
but for you,
and now I'm reduced to
nothing but manure
So that I may be soon
A tea-leaf again
And give myself to you.

My friend...
our lives can be the same
Should you find whose days you flavor.

Anonymous said...

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Kiran said...

too good... Mind blasting...
Seriously..