I am unknown to myself,

Still a great ocean to dive and delve,

I am just letting myself float away,

Tides of life make me swing and sway.

Entombed in the coffin of my shallow thoughts,

My ego kept me tied up in knots,

Caught in the whirlpools of ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘can’ and ‘not’

That exposed my insecure spots.

I yielded to my manipulative mind,

In the web of artificiality, the ‘real me’ couldn’t be found,

To my real self, I remained oblivious,

With my soul, I never had any rendezvous.

I became stranger to myself,

Blinded by glitter of power and pelf,

To myself I remained a mysterious entity,

A ruined figure of lost identity.

I am both a butcher and a lamb,

It is just the way I am,

In my own eyes, I am nothing but a sham,

The one who is not worth a damn.

Time to lift myself so high,

Far beyond my constricted mind’s sky,

To reclaim the treasures of my origin,

Self-realization is now to begin.

Let me dive in to the depth of my soul,

Deeper in to expanding inner light in whole,

Reflecting the light of stars,

No more a martyr of mind’s unending wars.

Leaping over my mental prison bars,

A new ‘me’ is set to soar the stars,

Possessed with mystical feelings,

A transformation in to a spiritual being.

© K.Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

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