The Labyrinth PrefaceThe Labyrinth contains Scenes from everyday Life.This is brought in front of your eyes by the meansof poetry. It is a sight of a normal human beingeveryday, what he watches what he observes, itswhat we all see but fail to realize, and even if we domany of us fail to portray ourselves in the best ofways.Life gives us the opportunity to express ourselvesand deliver the feelings and pass the message toothers, which connects you in many ways. I believemy work of poems in The Labyrinth is a journeythrough a maze of life and how one is stuck in thatmaze. The scenes portrayed are one’s perceived andfelt by me and others in many waysI hope that everyone who reads them realizes that itis written from a very open perspective and a simplevision.
LostEveryone say’s I am LostLost in thoughts, Lost in a worldFail to realize why everything looks so blurredI want to see, but hands shut my eyeI want to speak but voice is unheardLost in the crowdNowhere to be seenNowhere to be heardJust another dayJust another manDifference is differentiated in boundless waysThe one’s who realize the potential are fewEveryone is just a part of another crewWalking the known streets walked everydayYet I tend to stray awayA path so familiar yet so faint.It seems like a glass half full yet seems half emptyA simplicity way to see eternityYet people stray awayWe still doubtStill we followHeart is hollowTough to swallowEveryone’s Lost!
AloneI walked aloneAll AloneNever felt so LoneHome AloneIn the roomOn the roadI laid on the bed aloneI felt silence creeping overI was aloneI walked on the busy roadYet walked aloneFelt the rush pass byI yet remained alonePeople came into my lifeI was a prisoner of silenceI couldn’t speakNo sound heardAs I remained aloneAll Alone
Strange FriendA Sudden appearance into my lifeThat created time unlike the uselessnessIt was a feeling so strongFelt completely like a new bondAt times oldWhen sounded BoldIs it true that they are very fewOr We fail to realize that they existFor us they are newThey seem strangeBut they feel oldA strange faceBut a feeling boldA hand always there to holdUnlike the friend who is oldHe also gives you a scoldWhen you catch a coldDifficult But trueStrange friends are true
First DayEveryone is ready for the first dayFor the first momentEveryone is happy and gaySome are nervous and shySome also sit down and cryIts never the first dayAs you are born every dayYou see life the way you want toYou are the creator You are the LeonardoSo trust yourself and Move OnJust believe in yourselfAnd Carry On
DistanceIt is not definiteFor the heart it is not the ultimateYou never feel the same everydayYou are not the same the each dayInvention has taken placeGraham Bell is in his placeWe are never farGot Plane and carJust Let me KnowIf you miss Me soFor you My world Is flatIll Pack my bags and run back fastIt is not the DistanceIt was never ,and never will be..
Best for the lastIt tastes good. We will taste itIt feels good. We will feel it.It smells good. We will smell itBut we still leave itLife comes just this onceWe are given just that one chanceWe all know itYet we leave for the lastWe can make them happyWe know that wellThough it smells wellOur minds dwellWe never believe in immortalityBut we act as if we doWe are not insaneBut yet we act as if we doHumans, that’s we are calledHumanity is still not on boardInsanity remains the captain of the shipAnd Greed becomes the sailors on boardWe never accept that we are greedyYet why do we saveWe do not wear the best everydayWhy just in a party or a birthdayIts never too late to realizeThat you never have to compromiseLife is just this onceNever leave the best for the last
DisconnectedWe all are so DisconnectedIn this world of Wireless TelecomThe Internet and the Dot comYet Everyone remains frustratedWe have trains planes boats and carsYet we remain so farWe live with the passing hoursBecome a part of the system so farForgetting someone has become so easyEven though he/she exists in my familyAll it takes is a phone callYet we just take it easyMeeting the one’s only on certain occasionsMissing the opportunity will relate to forgetfulnessMaking 500 friends on facebook is easyMaking an effort to keep in touch is not anecessity??Why move on when you cant carry onWhy say Yes when you cant acceptWhy hear when you cant listenHypocrisy reigns in every segment of lifeIt is a fact, which we just don’t realizeStaying connected is just simpleAll it takes is a click of a button
The walk along the seashoreOh! What a view,Thank god its not pay per viewI looked and stared at its magnitudeWith No show and no AttitudeRustling down the rocks,Beneath the soilOver the pebblesEverywhere it stalksI sat down with a friendLong lost still held my handI looked deep in the eyesThe rays were to make me standI spoke in the remaining silenceWe never spokeYet had long conversationsI asked for answersBut got more questionsI tried to solveBut left unsolvedThat’s the way it works, I thoughtMaybe I shouldn’t have soughtSeeking for answers is what he taughtBut yet gave me answers like a robotWeird personality he keepsMy friend is whom everyone seeksDo try meeting him if you want to know moreJust take a walk along the seashore
Waiting At The Bus StopEarly in the morning andLate at nightI just wait, for its sightAt the Bust stopAs usual it never is on timeMakes us waitRealizing the fact that we are helplessMany do pass byYet we wait for the oneIf it does not arriveWe board noneRustling of leavesScreeching CarsEmpty CansBroken jarsIt’s a different atmosphereEveryone looks in one directionThen the handHands ticking byLegs banging the floorWe all know one thing for sureThat we all are..Waiting at the bus stop
HeadphonesYou make me seem like a girlWith all the twists and curlsI wear itSeem deafI do not careI do not fearIts with meThat’s all I careProvides melodyA vision for lifeA moment of peaceAn instance of joyDifferent from the restLost in the thoughtsYet we stayMuch in the presentIt’s whispers into our earsYet we are aware through the sightWe know the moments pass byBut with the melody and joyThey do not make us deaf..Its what we do not hearWhat we filter through our brainsIt’s a filterA visionaryMy headphones
DoubtI am late, quite lateIts dark, walking through a parkMy eyes rollMy head turnsI am in doubtWith friends, partyingGet calls from homeEveryone is doubtingWhen in the air or while walking on the streetWe still think to breatheIs it the human creed?We have lost hope completelyWe pray yet lost in the frayWe are keen, to the extent that,We believe the unseen.Is this what we live forOr is it what we feelA state of metamorphosisOr A burning inside we feel?I always see in those eyesFilling up the emptiness moreThey are so soreYet filled with LiesStill in Doubt??
High SpeedI never thought about it.Not even a bitIt was just the timeWhen I felt there was no timeI felt the rush of airWith no moment to spareFelt the smell of roseWith no time to sit with it and poseI looked at the beachStill out of my reachFunny, it was just a mileOnly took me a whileThe water dropped from the skyFelt as if the angels cryWalked along the busy streetTo meet the tension’s treatIt only takes a secondIf you’d reckonedTo look around for a bitStare and sit for a bitLooking at the unseenListening the unheardFeeling the untouchedTasting the new flavoursStepping a Step BackFromHigh Speed
The BeggarWilly they called himWilliam was his nameEveryone thoughtIt was Mexico from where he cameHE roamed on the streetsOn the streets of LondonWalked with dignityA Smile on his faceHE never asked for moneyYet he was poorFor he had no familyExcept a group of fourHe was rich, onceA day when he laughedA day when he caredHe day when he staredHE was not awareOf whet he hade becomeHe just moved onAs life was what he had become
It was a usual pintHe had enough mintNever did he go moreNeither bit lessHe often walked around the churchJust couldn’t pass through the doorsThere was enough takenCouldn’t dare to give moreHe just askedAlways asked for one thingWalked across with the group of fourThought he ever had a family
DotIts carried everydayWeather you sitOr weather you playIts there in your systemYou know it existsYou fail to acceptIf it still persistsFailure is just another step to successThat is easy to hearDifficult are things to executeRequires Labour , Pain & EffortYou Have to become the societyIts important to become a partSome call it evilSome a boonIt exists everywhereWe can see The unseenWe know the unknownYet we feel saturatedLiving in a globeWe are yet a dot
ConnectionEvery hour of the day passes bySeconds, minutes hours just flyI stare out of the windowLooking at the birds flyNever saw the same bird twiceLiving in the world of deceptionYet we are completeMoney is the source and energyA source so powerfulConnecting souls worldwideCompleting the IncompleteGiving a beggar a dollar makes him richTaking away a few from a millionaire makes himpoor in angerDebts creates quarrelsHaving none is no goodIf it persists a probability of various possibilitiesarise.Freedom is not free, but comes with a priceLiberty is not liberatedEverything comes with a priceIt is not the president who rulesNot even the peopleThat is the point when we seeYou never receive a meal for freeIBM, Microsoft Apple,Are the new religionsDOW, NASDAQ are the new GodsPay more & you are in the best place in HeavenIf not you are going to suffer hell in paradise.
Connection is lost in a very big loopholeMyspace and Facebook are the newMeetings have become fewDinners, Family occasions and siblings were thetalk of the pastWhat is the new connection?I still cannot judge,When I think deepI end up becoming a creepI crawl and creep, Just to findA connection to the past for the present & future
SadnessGazing out without a doubtJust looked out with no second thoughtNO fear No pain Just lost in vainHad no thoughts for the first time that made mesmileI just stood still and gazed out for a whileI clearly understood what was happening to meYet I wanted my mind to be completely freeI never expected such things happening aroundWith no breath or soundIt still remained aroundMind Wandering in a boundI wanted it yet profoundNot in a boundWandering AroundI seek and seekUntil I just closed my eyes and got lostLost in very deepIn a thought so deep, didn’t realize I was in a sleepIt creeps over many a times,Just pulls away all your energyYou hardly speakYou hardly talkAll you do is weepBut that is just another emotionCaused due to commotionIn the traffic of lifeThis is just another strife
Realizations turn to realitySongs turn to soundsNo grey houndsNo long boundsAll the same, it not a shameWe remain plain,Yet in vainInsane
Another day in the trainSat with jack on the trainIt moved onJack said wait, hold onLet me move onI asked him why?,He started to cry,Replied, It’s the train of lifeNot my type,No complaintsNo arguments eitherWell its lifeSo why bother, why cry?But Yet a feeling so weirdSo differentEveryday is newI remain the same old in the crewA different trainBut the same meI wish, said heI pull the chain, and let it beGet down & move onOn the platform of lifeWhere there’s no life
I waited for himAnd saw him goI pulled his handBut he let me goIt was differentSomething, which I could not believeBut it just happenedAnd it startled meIn the Train of Life.. !!!
Anger in PainLying down on the streetOr crying down on the stairsWeather you are bleeding in PainOr dying in painYou are almost left in vainBlood pushes upGushes hardTowards the heartTowards the mind and bodyKilling the soulMaking Purity so impureMaking you visibly blindSounds heard bout not listenedWords spoken but makes no senseJust acts like arrows, piercing hearts
Never has this emotion let anyoneForget or ForgiveFew do succeedWe call them heroesWe see that flower bloomYet we stay in gloomRealizing yet remaining unrealizedBeing totally unaccomplishedWhile accomplishing the emptinessIts not as complicated to get out of itAll it takes is a bit of enduranceAn effort to resist and sustainTo feel the pain and yet gainTo yet walk and smile in the Rain
EgoShe laughed and walked awayNot looked backWhile the world turned blackIt seemed as if it was totally her faultI tried to put the blame on meBut yet I felt incompleteI did not yet feel freeIt was no co-incidenceNot a chance by which I knew I was wrongNeither of us were rightShe tried teaching me a lessonWhile in her enduring painWhich I never learnt to gainIt felt like pulling a bucket out of the wellWhen the hand started to swellYou get empty returnsWhile your hand yet burnsAll I wanted was to be more humanTo be meBut she never gave me a chance to be meWhy, did she do this to me?Why was she behaving like thisOr is this normally her behavior?Oh I see, Its not just meIm not the only one who is not freeShe is killing everyone in the sea.
Silence in the DarkEverybody wakes up in the morningGoes for the workingGoes for shoppingThen the eatingHaving the sleepingThe meetingThe chattingLoosing the TimingThe LovingThe CaringThe CharmingRunning After the ShiningThe financingThe buildingThe partyingThe minting
Laughing on the KillingThe dyingThe non-sense-ingThe bullshit-ingCrying onNothingSleeping onEverythingWorshippingSomethingCursingYour ThingYet Moving
Smile when Happy Laugh When SadThe thought makes one wonderWhy to ponder?Just keep it underSometimes you may just smile for the sake of itYet you would like to hide it in front of everyoneIts SimpleA process like 1-2-3Make your emotions more freeDon’t Keep it underDon’t PonderDon’t WonderJust be what you would love to beFeel the gush of the water on your faceThe drops pouring downAnd touching where you want it to beWhen others cryYou just don’t cry alongSing a songMove alongWorld is a small placeLife is a short paceIts all moving in a hasteSo please do not wasteEnjoy every bit if itLet the lamp be litDon’t just stare and sitGo
Twice Bitten Twice ShyIt was never a feelingShot under so deepIt came to beginFrom beginning till the endA friend or a foeBoth Sneaking on toeMaking MistakesTo BefriendConfused was ITo understand their emotionsMade Mistakes in realizing the factsIt was never too lateNever too badI was never again too sadCuz love was one thing I never hadI yet looked up with hopeTo gain some momentum in lifeThe plain black skyLooked down at me with a gasp of sigh
There are moments which show you a pathThis is the one to followSome do,While others don’tA few move onOthers get stuckIt quite difficult to be who you want to beYet you remain cursedYou would love to be happyYet entangled in this tragedy
Loud SilenceI did not quit Here where I startedA challenge what I soughtI never gave up, Yet in the battleWhile other gasp & startleNobody understood, Not even A fewThe message was yet for just a fewBut I guess I failed to reach out to them all tooIt was just plain wordsAlphabetically mistakenGrammatically drivenA challengeThat I keep withinA driven thought for lifeWill keep movingAnd As the Silence Gets louderMy Voice Will be heard in the crowd
FateAn anonymous feeling yet feels so knownDeep inside us within our soulWe cannot Live without even we grow oldWe think it’s the only reason to loose or succeedA Hope that lies always in deepWe never loose it & think its trueOnly to realize at the end we’ve been a foolSometimes in a dilemma, weather its all trueSometimes in anger why its all blueSometimes in pain while its all bruisedAn old man once said all that glitters is not goldWhat’s in this saying which makes this so boldWhile a feeling yet old, UncontrolledPeople born and die everydaySome in hunger some in painSome die in war while other in vainFor them fate is insaneAsked a beggar he called it lifeAsked a husband he called his wifeAsked a mother she just smiledAt the end I just realizedAll through our lives we live throughThere is always something new to go throughSomething to explore ,Something to learnEvery moment is worth to earnFate is just a mandatoryA feeling residing for temporary
UltimatumWe often reach to conclusionSomething, which we do not even, have clue ofThings we don’t wonder aboutDon’t Care aboutYet it’s the ultimatumIt’s a tradition followed,The last word to be heard in the houseNever asked why?When asked was slapped and made to cryEven death would not be so ruthlessWhy are they acting so carelessWho so brutal?Things can get at times fatalNot asking for sympathyNot trying to gain the media hypeIts just a plain question asked to everyoneHave they just become “someone”Why such a change in everythingWhy such a change in everyoneThey all see but do not observeThey Observe but never actLeaders speak but do not actActors perform But never actCharity shows are done everydayYet millions die of hunger each dayDrugs Thugs MugsIts all another way of avoiding the factsAnother way of survival
Nobody is born a thief or murdererSociety is the one who creates them over yearsMoney is a slow poisonWhile people die in recessionEveryone is a prey to it in one way or the otherThe monetary chain is for nobody to escapeYet we create the ultimatumYet we call hundreds wrong while it was just oneWe do hundred wrongs all under the sunIts us who are to blameNow why are you hiding your face in shame?Whom are you finding to blame?News is just another poison so switch on yourtelevision setsNewspapers should be used to clean toilet seatsSee, for yourself and believe in your instinctsPeople need things to talk aboutThat’s why we are called social animalsBut try and be more social and less of an animal
InsanityTruly it is becoming a realityHopes turning into catastropheTruth fading away, turning into destinyFate the only string attached with HumanityThey ShootThey KillThey don’t think That’s why they willEven though You say no They still DrillSocial groups, Activists, Media, GovernmentEveryone is confusedBlames soar from one person to the otherFrom Cultures to SocietiesBecoming a sea of blame and suspicionAt the end you are floating in the seaThey pick up guns to find an answerThey throw bombs to give an answerWars & Terrorism has become a poemEnthusiasm is just rising withinFire burning deep withinTwo sides to thisOne Anger and the other PainThe latter enduring all of itTe rest lying yet in vainNobody is left a winnerBecause Nobody is left to win
Continuing this will lead to the end of the worldThis is true though it sounds absurdNo doubt we are to be blamed for itA lot of said is unsaidSilence is still speaks louder than wordsBut Actions screams too, and its too loudSome questions still remained unquestionedSome Actions still remain unansweredSome beliefs remain unquestionedSome people remained unchangedThe list is longCan go on all night longBetter we carry onEven you learn to move onThe end to insanity in nowhereBut in humanity Be more human , not insane
WastedIt was a life was gifted well presentedIn the form of a soulA body to maintainA heart to sustainEverything went in proportionAll was in good combinationWe believed in perfectionNot in satisfactionPleasure and Luxury became the ultimate aimPoverty and Hunger was the least to maintainNothing was in sight but there was painMoney was rain, blood went down the drainCant I asked , but even HE seemed to be afraidLooking at the Dead,Seemed to be loosing his Head.Assumptions now became realityInvisibility became crueltyNothings left but insanity
Broken HeartI Love youThese three words took the breath out of youSometimes Its MeRest its YOUCouldn’t Sleep, Couldn’t EatJust couldn’t stand on my feetLooking at the clockMade me still as a rockI wondered why I thought about you more than afriendSometimes I just drive my car upto the dead end.Its an uneasy decisionTo tell you my situationYou just made things differentA heart which cannot be mendedIt was just so fastThat I couldn’t even ask.Now I just stayWith a Broken HeartAll aloneIn this Arc
Is Everybody’s Lonely?That’s what most of them sayBut all of them are just lost astraySome of them areSome of them aren’tThey look fine , but simply defyThat looks are deceptive and make them crySome say that they had enoughSome said they cried enoughIt is sad to have sorrow all aroundWhen there is a lot to be done and foundNobody looses if they tryBut they don’t that’s why they cryMany just give reasons, as they are weakEscaping the moment is all they seekSadness is like a poison , its taking over the wholeworldBut yet many have not lost hope that’s why we areyet aroundMy words are bitter and many will disagreeBut this is the truth, and we have to become freeThe choice is yoursNobody is LonelyWith Billions of us in this planet that’s not apossibility!
A Huge MistakeSometimes we really doWhat we cannot undoIt is hard to say sorryHard to not worryDifficult to resistWhat you cannot persistEasy to dwellWhen the pain swellsYou just have a moment to forgetBut you can’t help but regretA pain resides deepDeep enough to steal away your sleepWhat is it that you have doneWhat can’t be undoneWhat is that you said, which makes you so sadThat you wish you could make it un saidSome wishes just remain floating in the airYou just have to believe, stop and not care.
A Dream to HighEverybody Dreams, A dream to AchieveI consider it normal to build castles in the airAt which we can sit and stareWhy have those innocent dreams lost after 8 or 9Why do we fear of owning a plane and ;Sit yet in the office till 5We were fearless, carefree could be a bird or a beeFlying cars and abundance was always on our mindWhy has it suddenly become a mockery of a kindI dream about abundanceNot for me alone, but for everyone on this planetMany will laugh when they read this lineBut they fail to realize its not a mockery of any kindLet us promise ourselves today , thatWe will never fear to dream.A Dream to save the worldA Dream to helpA Dream to smile and make others smileA Dream to Live our Dreams
MoodsIt is something that changes everydaySometimes happy, Sometimes GayAn emotion that feels so trueThat at times we love it tooNever saw an angry man smileBut saw a laughing face crySometimes silence says it allAt times words mean nothing at allJust a blink could mean a thousand thingsWhere as a smile could mea a million thingsWe pass though a different one every dayJust like a special mood for a SundaySaw a kid playing on the streetHopping and jumping while on his feetAn emotion so happy could make anyone smileBut while leaving a small, tear in your eye.
Never ending StoryA Bolt from the blueBut it is trueWe live to seeWe breathe to feelEvery second brings us close to somethingEvery moment pulls us apartMoments of Joy, Moments of PeaceEmotions felt, Grief releasedFew are those who understand it true,Rest of us, just live in the blueWe have become uncontrollable to our own actionsSometimes we fear while otherwise we have areasonEven After death we have a storyHeaven/hell will lead us to gloryWhy do we know so muchWhich makes us worth not KnowingEducation achieved is still not enoughWe still remain a student but don’t know enoughA phase which we call LifeIs more than a poets word to describe.
Just A thought makes me worryWhy is life a never ending Story?