CLUTTER IN MY MIND
When my mind ceases to work,
It drives me berserk,
When I’m reminded of the curse,
Where clutter is at its worst.
If empty mind is a devil’s workshop,
Cluttered mind is a spooky den,
Where emptiness is a result of nothingness,
But clutter an offshoot of plentiness.
When I began doing things,
I came out of my emptiness,
But by doing too many things,
I only cluttered my wits,
But whether it is emptiness or the clutter,
Void or the litter,
Song or the clamour,
Both in excess,
Smother the rigours.
And in this baffling world of mine,
One wonders at times,
From where to begin,
And where to end,
The acrobats of life.
At times when the mind fails to act,
And slumps into emptiness,
Succumbs to everythingness,
Deviates from equilibrium,
In the poetry of existence.
I realise the hollowness,
Nothingness and everythingness,
In this world of lavishness.
One day when I opened my eyes,
To read my mind,
I could only see zigzag and criss-crosses of empty lines,
That only revealed the reasons,
For the clutter in my mind.
So delete the clutter,
Throw away the litter,
Remove the flutter,
To avoid the gutter.
For life is to live,
Life is to give,
Life is to steer,
And life is to gear.
So beware of the clutter,
That rides over your grey matter,
For life is all about,
Living away from the clutter.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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