A Quest on Overdrive … :)

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


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We… CAN!

Can we-
Ever, but never

Put aside masks

So part of us?
I’m human-
Oh? I’m Super-human!
Uh-Oh! I’m Super-duper-Human!
And so speaks
The Social Conscience,
In all those (ph)(f)aces
Of our existence!

I wonder,
Yet again-
Can we
Someday, sometime
Merge our colours
Into the stream
That once was?

(The Greens, The Reds
The Saffrons…
Strand by strand
Thin myopic reeds, like veins
Dispersing, dispensing, insidiously
Into the bloodstream of a populace
To tinge, stain, mark
Indelibly!
)

Fuse again, into that pure white
Light of the knowledge
That we are indeed built
Upon that cell, with the
Same stream of Consciousness
Running through its memory!

Are we so far gone
Down that wilderness
As a rampant equine
Without blinkers?
That we shall not ever
See the wood for the trees?
(Or is it the other way around?)

Can we
Just
STOP!
Right There.
Just stop.
And think.
Know. Believe. Act.

Rewind to that
Moment of Truth
When a Great Soul
Told us-
At that Midnight tryst
We Can! We did!

And down the
Chute of time
We undid…

How I wish we’d
Strive again,
And know!

Can’t We?

We

Can?

5 November, 2008

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(Gandhiji’s Picture, courtsey, theinspirationroom.com)

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In wait, for the indomitable human spirit to rise again, here – an echo of which we heard this day, in the U S of A!
Also Congratulations to Mr Barack Obama, for being the harbinger of a possibility that we should explore 🙂 The possibility, of course, being the clarion call he made for Unity of all the colour, creed, orientation, class, political ideology!!
I believe, that it is possible:) With the Children of Today… Can’t we tell them at least that? That They Can… ? Teach them the wonder of the uplifting song called

The Impossible Dream

from that timeless movie on Don Quixote, “The Man from La Mancha”

Also, I just came across this on Youtube.. And it charmed me no end!!!

Gandhi’s words in this Telecom Italia TV ad:

“If you want to give a message it must be a message of ‘Love’, it must be a message of ‘Truth’. I want to capture your hearts. Let your hearts clap in unison with what I’m saying. A friend asked yesterday, ‘Did I believe in one world?’ How can I possibly do otherwise, of course I believe in one world”.



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The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

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These are the inspiring words of the song from the film, The Man from La Mancha, the story of Don Quixote… for me a Knight Extraordinaire…

A song that fills me up everytime I listen to it, and makes me want to put in that much more of myself in all that I do… Here it is, a rare clip from the film itself….I hope it will move you too, in the same way…:)

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