Sunday, July 30, 2006

MAN ON THE TOR

Out there somewhere on the moor
I see a man lurking in the shadows
Eyes glistening and fear written all over his face
He mopped his brow and continued his work at a hare's pace

Burning with curiosity I inched forward,a Lantern in hand
In the prevailing darkness I could figure out he was digging the land
The terrain was ragged and it was a steep climb up the hill
Somewhere there was the man on the tor & the moon behind him standing still

Heart beating faster I inched closer to the stranger
Seeing the shovel and knife in hand I sensed danger
A sense of overwhelming dé·jà vu was all that I was feeling
And it heightened into a climax which sent my senses reeling

He was digging a grave for the person he had slain
When he turned to look back there was only fear and pain
His features his gait all seemed familiar and striking
I was stunned I was looking at a mirror and that moment of truth sent my hair spiking

Hands trembling & trying to touch him I asked "Who are You?"
"You are me and I am You"

Looking down into the grave I saw in horror to see myself lying dead
What was I doing there when I was supposed to be lying on the bed

I realised I had sold my soul and was digging my own grave doing things I hated
The truth dawned upon me and for this I must thank 1 man before the feeling gets abated
And there far beyond I see him guiding me - "THE MAN ON THE TOR"

12 comments:

Vijay said...

Hmmmm...
Rest thy self in peace.
Good one.

Sriram said...

Self-realisation...well written..
let the Buried one be buried always.
Long Live the Man in the Tor!!

Shashi Rajasekaran said...

what a come back dude..brilliant stuff..

if the undertaker needs some aid..
cos it u who is getting laid (pun intended)
but wud it be necrophilism or narcisim..
you decide..its your isomerism..

The last adam said...

//I realised I had sold my soul and was digging my own grave doing things I hated//

How true!! You have given voice to many a soul....Even I feel the same way...keep up the good work bud!!

Arjun said...
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Arjun said...

nice return.....happy self realisation

cartic said...

Anniyan padam paathu kettu poitta da.. lol.. true..frustration comes and goes..light thesko..r be a rebel..it's r call btw...

haarika said...

wow nice one!!!!!!!
i didnt know u write soo well..... but one qus
why r u so frustrated?????
sorry another qus
what r the things which u dont what to do??????

ashwin sundar said...

@vijay-Ya will definitely try doin that
@sriram-That's man on the tor not man in tor.. he he..
@shashi-Wat a comment!!took me some time to understand that and yeah thanx for ur comment it means a lot

ashwin sundar said...

@last adam-Well thanx to wat u said lets c how far it can inspire
@arjun-Dont post such comments d next time he he..
@cartic-Dei vennai padam paathu kettu pordhu naa illa n how do i be a rebel?
@haarika-Thanx for ur comment n as to my frustrations i think it'll occupy a full blog cant put it as a comment and things wen they r inside its called frustration n it comes out it is anger..i am not angry still so cant tell wat I dont want to do here

succubus said...

getting fired was from first job, freelancing is what i do now.. and trust me with the politics involved i could get fired from that too!!

Pavs said...

Well written!!

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