Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fit right in

It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
~Rick Riordan

I don't know if I'd fit right in
there's this spot that's missing
I look out to see, people hanging out in their cliques
talking in codes, walking in a pattern round and round
they keep on doing that, and I feel like

I'm just an alien, peeking in form outside
trying to make out the contours, on a recon mission
checking whether I'd fit right in
we exist, all together on same plane
but, there's this rift that separates us

I keep going back to thinking "what's missing"
I guess we'll never know
in the midst of webs of complexity from
which human mind is made
it's like you take a shovel to dig deep
but how deep is the fact that's missing

That conscious thought of enormous void
you feel, you tried hard to fill
so many times with so many tools
from where it came and how far it goes
you seem them busy in their work
while you are lost in your own
and before you can realize eons are gone

Rift is still there
and I guess it'll always be
it's better if you fit right in
and it'll do fine if you don't
as people are those jigsaw puzzles
where some pieces are always missing


  1. "as people are those jigsaw puzzles
    where some pieces are always missing" - I just loved this line !!! Awesome :-)

  2. I have always wondered if those voids we fill are actually voids or are they of our own creation? It's always been a thought that runs through my mind. Wonderful post and very thought-provoking :)

  3. Hmm very interesting thoughts you convey, pieces pop out not sure if they ever go back in the same though.

  4. very nice, happy Holi ! please, come to my blog also.

  5. मन को कोई समझ न पाया,
    जितना खोया, उतना पाया।

  6. I could relate to this mindset! Well figure it out.

  7. you must have heard round hole and square peg stuff na?
    something similar here :P

  8. होली का पर्व आपको सपरिवार शुभ और मंगलमय हो!

    कल दिनांक28/03/2013 को आपकी यह पोस्ट http://nayi-purani-halchal.blogspot.in पर लिंक की जा रही हैं.आपकी प्रतिक्रिया का स्वागत है .

  9. That's what life is today...
    People use to say.. ab pehli jaisi baat nahi rahi! :(

  10. in the midst of webs of complexity from
    which human mind is made
    it's like you take a shovel to dig deep

    Truly said Jyoti! The human mind is too complex to understand. It's just not that simple to unravel. Nicely!


  11. Human bevaiour is very complex and complicated -communication gaps are ought to occur....every one here has his own void and gaps -but still humanity works like a bee hive-hive minds we are ! Otherwise we would have not flourished like this on the planet earth!
    Excellent piece!

  12. smiles. there is truth in that metaphor you end on...we are always missing pieces....and we are always trying to fill them with things as well....

  13. Most of your poems are very thoughtful Jyoti!
    I loved the last two lines...so true!

  14. true...some pieces are always missing and it's ok..also true on always trying to fit in and sometimes we think we do, sometimes we don't ...both is ok as well

  15. Each one is a unique jigsaw puzzle :)

  16. Quite a profound read Jyoti. Well, you always the standards pretty high.

  17. Beautiful words - which triggers my question?
    How much should we expect people to fill the void for us versus how we should try to make ourselves happy before we can make others happy?

    Any thoughts?


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