Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Ugly Duckling

I’m not made for this world
It doesn’t let me dream

I can’t spread my wings here
Someone keeps cutting them off

I want to fall in love
But all I get is a bottomless pit

I take people on face value
Only to find a knife stuck in my back

I say what’s on my mind
And still get misunderstood

I want life to go slow, so I can savor every moment
But time just keeps slipping out of reach

I can’t taste the water
All I taste are the tears

A rocky past, an uncertain future
And a present that feels like a curse

I’m not made for this world
It doesn’t let me be

26 comments:

c e e d y said...

first of....did you take that pic - its cool

we are not products made to order - we are malleable and ductile homosapies who have to adjust and fine tune and just when comfortable readjust.....

welcome to the real world....well keep the faith and be hopeful if this is for real and if not if was a good write up

desperado said...

"when i was young there were times when i would close my eyes take a deep breath and hold it wishing that around me would come to a standstill I could never hold my breath long enough"

Keep trying :)

shy said...

the world can be harsh. keep the spirit...don't let this bog you down...

btw, there's a tag waiting for you if you wish to...something to bring a smile and a groan, on your face.

hugs

DewdropDream said...

Actually, ever considered throwing some 'It's MY world... you only live in it' attitude?? Just might work...hmmm... definitely, maybe :)

Deepali said...

I’m not made for this world
It doesn’t let me be


Very nicely put.

Anyway don't know if it is any consolation but lots of people would relate to this post.

Mirage said...

@c e e d y: Faith's the last resort man.

@Dhruv: I still do that... :)

@Shy: Oh is there?? Might just take it up then... ;)

@Dewdropdream: You think so? I'll have to give that a shot then!

@Deepali: I wouldn't want that to happen tho...it's a miserable feeling. Thanks for visiting!

Ashu said...

Ki hoya kudiye ? Fikar not, sab thik ho jayega!!!!

Deepali said...

It is a miserable feeling and we all have been (or still are) there.

I think like everything else it just passes by.

Haha the ugly duckling turns out to be the beautiful swan - sorry couldn't resist.

But seriously nicely done post - I have felt like this so many times in my life and I am sure me and you am not alone.

Rohit Talwar said...

I say what’s on my mind
And still get misunderstood



Ah, I finally found the expression.

:)

Mirage said...

@ashu: Hmmm...hope so!

@Deepali: Hmm well, i wonder when i'll get to be the swan! :P But lets see... i'm sure we're nt alone too...wud be fun to find more "ugly ducklings" lk ourselves!

@Rohit: :) Whr have u been dude?? Long time!

Naresh said...

Hang in there, buddy! Tough times are not made to last long, but we are... Worryin over bad times is like adding fuel to the fire. Just smile and you ll realise that the world is much more better than u cud imagine...

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

Keep Dreaming... dont stop it.. atleast its a getaway from the harsh truth of life...

btw.. long time no visit??? kahan ho!!!

Mez said...

Bahut acha likha hai..deepth with truth.I sent u a mail..did u get it?Hope u know who i am..

anuj said...

If only .. the ways were so easy ..

I guess v are meant to continue fighting fr whtevr it is .. life, hapiness n a smile ..

u flew during some moments ..jus tht nothing is forevr .. I think whts to be done to find your way on the ground .. n walk firm ;)

cheers

Mirage said...

@Naresh: Well...if u insist!

@Rahul: Yahi hoon :) Took up Shy's tag, will post soon. And will be dropping by soon too!

@Mez: Er...??

@Anuj: Well said buddy, will remember that

KP said...

Lets hope things get better for ya...;)

really deeply written....

these two lines ...
"A rocky past, an uncertain future
And a present that feels like a curse"

I feel that at times.....;)

I was just curious...what does mirage means? i meant most bloggers name are somehow related to their blog..........MY bad if i have offended u with this Q

Canary said...

Just flew by.. glad I did.. Lovely poem..
Also loved the post about Jim Corbett, i wanna go there too! :)

freesherry said...

I’m not made for this world
It doesn’t let me dream


u couldn't have said it better
have blogrolled u

ATAullah said...

i cannot decide whether to love the pic or the poem . just two lines eveytime makes me think . i read them and get into my thoughts . i took me about 15 min to get me to comment here . couldnt figure out what to tell.

every word making a line hits straight at heart .

when the heart speaks it speaks to teh heart .

thanks . i actually went into my world reading that and does not happen usually .
thanks again.

Saurabh said...

I’m not made for this world
It doesn’t let me be


hmm... keep trying, be urself, and stop expecting from others, dont think what would they think. just do what u feel is rite.

Abhishek Khanna said...

well written.. :)

Mirage said...

KP: Hey nt at all ya...Mirage is essentially an illusion, mostly used in the context of a desert.

@Canary: And you should too...just make sure ur company's as fun as mine was. :)

@Freesherry: Thanks!

@Ataullah: Wow, didnt think this would have that much of an effect on anyone. Thanks a ton :)

@Saurabh: Hmm wish it were that easy

@Abhishek: Thanks :)

Ekta said...

aah..sometimes u gotta just make ur own world!!

mayz said...

niceeeee....

I can’t spread my wings here
Someone keeps cutting them off

a brilliant analogy...broken wings...broken trust..a falling angel...

I can’t taste the water
All I taste are the tears

its like d rivers mixing in the sea...d fresh water of d rivers cant b distinguised from d salty water of d sea...everythin seems to b lost...all freshness drowned

Jeya Anand said...

That was a sad but a realistic one...love it... :)

Solitaire said...

The world can be cruel sometimes. :(