Footprints

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On this tortuous lane of life,
I serve all those baffled souls.
Staying witness en this route,
Let me warn you once or more.

Route that brought you until here,
Splits in two and takes you home.
Roads are not as plain as past;
Careful when you take your step.

Having traveled miles at ease,
This might look that simple too.
In your quest for perennial light,
Things are more that you must know.



One that lines up straight ahead,
Offers best of things in life.
Lit up bright in golden glow;
Path is paved with softest stones.

Take that path and you reach home,
Walking through a deluxe route. 
As and when you approach there,
Things are more that you will note.

A light which led you all that while,
Dims off gradual as you move.
The floor that caressed both your foot,
Transforms solid step by step.

As you reach your destined place,
You see no more light in there.
Should you settle with that life,
Reigned by herds of darker mind?

Now this road that deviates off,
Offers worst of things in life.
Dark as murky moonless night;
Path is set in thorny floors.

Take that path and you reach home,
Daring all that comes on way.
As an when you approach there,
Things are more that you will note.

A path that scares you with it's gloom,
Lights up with your inner light.
Soles that pained on rugged floor,
Transform tougher step by step.

As you reach your destined place,
You see no more darkness there.
Should you settle with that life,
Shining bright as dome of light?

On this tortuous lane of life,
I serve all those baffled souls.
Staying witness all this while,
Let me warn you once or more.

Route that brought you until here,
Splits in two and takes you home.
Roads are not as plain as past;
Careful when you take your step.

Having traveled miles at ease,
This might look that simple too.
In your quest for perennial light,
Things are more that you must know.


52 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Loved it.... Life is all about the choices we make and it has been beautifully portrayed here... Thank you friend!!

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  2. If only the choices where easy to make
    excellent and beautifully crafted lines!

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  3. Oh My God! That was awesome! Beautiful :D

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  4. Daring all that comes on way.
    in the second paragraph made it sound sweet like

    Else, the poem was very good.

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  5. finding oneself always at the square and deciding which way to go..maybe that is what makes life interesting...very well written :)

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  6. First of all, welcome back to the blogging world, Leo. :)
    I loved all the stanzas, very beautiful and profound. :)

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  7. Oh god that was intense...I loved it :)

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  8. A beautiful and very philosophical denouement of the choices and their consequences in life; a difference that the road well traveled and the road less traveled cane make.

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  9. Amazing and I am speechless! It reminds me of 'Roads not taken'

    And a very happy birthday!

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  10. Ahh! choices! These lines run deep, doc.
    A couple of days ago, I was just thinking it's been a while since you put up a post and thought this might help bring you back. http://dnambiar11.blogspot.com/2012/08/tagged.html :)
    Welcome back. :)

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  11. Is this a birthday gift from you to the readers:)

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  12. choices choices choices .. and then to decide on which one to take

    and from other comments it seems its your b'day .. so wishing you a very happy birthday , when was it :)

    Bikram's

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  13. It's all about one's choice, isn't it? I'd say, "Beautiful!"

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  14. beautifully expressed ... reminds me of crossroads :)
    wish u a v happy b'day :)

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  15. LEO you have taken the issue of choices to the next level-so profound real.

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  16. Life is about Change, Choices & Experiences; we need acceptance & courage to go through it.

    Lovely insights. I like the parting shot .... that knowledge is limitless; there is so much to learn.

    Wonderful!

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  17. Route that brought you until here,
    Splits in two and takes you home.
    Roads are not as plain as past;
    Careful when you take your step.

    Awesome stanza...and a very beautiful poem...

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  18. Lovely...Mostly tough decisions prove to be the best decisions in the end. Your poem describes it the best :)

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  19. At every point on our life, at every juncture we are faced with innumerable choices. Everything may seem inviting, everything may seem flawed, but in the end it is up to us to decide what we would want to experience and endure. Very nicely written. Wonderful poem :-)

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  20. Loved the way you have captured the essence of choices in life's journey. I love the way you use direct and simple images to convey deep ideas. Love reading poetry that doesn't drive you to a dictionary or an encyclopedia of antiquities.

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  23. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

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