Life is but an illusion,
I run after everything temporal that doesn’t exist in reality,
And think it will lead to success,
Or social acceptance,
No wonder even while I achieve success,
I remain deeply dissatisfied and incomplete.
So then is life about running after the distant dream,
That I am never going to achieve,
A mirage, life is an illusion,
When it has to end it will reach a sense of completeness.
Why should I care how much wealth, fame or respect I receive in this world?
For the people who remember me today, will have another name to play with,
Heroes do fall,
And the pit is a grave self dug.
So if life is an illusion the purpose seems to be doing my duty,
And staying unattached and distanced from what eyes can see.
Inspired: While watching the Kannada movie ‘Mane’ directed by Girish Kasarvalli I paused it and wrote this poem. I don’t why I wrote this, and how I wrote this. But, it came just instantly.
Watch this great movie, it has English subtitles 🙂 : Courtesy YouTube.