A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)



There, within the heart
When all else blacks out
Is the one single thought.

That keeps me real.
That makes me whole.
Cold and warm.

As I sink into the
Ripple of a dream-
Tipping back, gently
Enveloped by waves
Of Consciousness, that
Touch, caress, and leave…

My body feels lighter
Yet, I sink, slip
Under the surface
Groping, looking
Searching, seeking

For that something
I have lost- and
Need to own, to be
Once again.

And in that dream
I share with you
I find that – my heart
With yours – when you
Rise, to sink with me-
When we wake together…

Into that perfect conjoining
Of a jigsaw puzzle
The parts to the whole

Being that tangible totem
Of consciousness…
Then we know.

That we always did.

20 July to 8 August, 2010

Totally (and obviously :D) inspired by “Inception”; actually the totem concept was fascinating, and I have yet to get over how mesmerizing the whole idea of the totem is, in reality!


Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

5 thoughts on “Totem

  1. Making a poem out of Inception's soul concept is still fine which ofcourse takes a lot of understanding from the author, anyway. But I can not but ADORE the point where someone who hasn't seen the movie can relate to a simple romantic charm that prevails throughout the poetry and finishes so delicately.Beautiful is the word and sheer mastery!


  2. Soumya, you always, but always grace the writes with a benediction of such gentle charm, that they are blessed indeed. AS I am 🙂 Thank you immensely!:) 🙂 Layers in the comment too 🙂 as always 🙂


  3. Words flowing like unending stream
    joining together and without a seam
    like ripples in sunlight they gleam
    makes one wonder if we are in a dream.
    As usual fantastic Usha. 🙂
    In the real sense I can’t comment on Totem
    I haven’t seen Inception or its post-mortem
    with work I have been out of the system
    and caught in a irreveocable diastem.


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