We need exile

We need exile

No, not the forced
exile, of an
outcast
even that is
too glorious

Not even the kind
of exile
where the crowd has gone
the other way
while you stayed the course
zealously
like a man possessed

It’s too coincidental
Too at other people’s
random whims,
however predictable

We need exile
where we choose
the time and the place
deliberately
and walk away
from the center-stage
ignoring the applause

Because we wanted
to go
to be
to grow
to see, for oneself
the emptiness within

Yet we won’t
walk away,
and will wait
for a martyrdom,
or a grand finale

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9 thoughts on “We need exile

  1. Ubermensch says:

    Hey asuph,
    Yes, seems like I have got here in time. The advent of feedreads.
    Yes, Liked it. Would have more if you had chopped off the last stanza, sounds bit preachy to my humble ears ( how’s that for a emotional disclaimer?)

    Also, a bit more rhythm would be work well.
    Like in the last stanza

    Because we
    wanted
    to
    Be
    go
    be
    grow
    see,
    for oneself ?ourselves?

    the empty
    ness
    within

    Heck mercies, it would then turn out to be my than yours.
    cheers

  2. bilbo says:

    nice
    and hits a little too close to home

    especially these lines

    Not even the kind
    of exile
    where the crowd has gone
    the other way
    while you stayed the course
    zealously
    like a man possessed

    I liked it.

  3. IW says:

    >> to grow
    to see, for oneself
    the emptiness within

    That quite explains your (frequent) self-imposed Vanvaas from the Shout-Box. So much emptiness to deal with !! Good for you (and to those around you) 🙂

    p.s. : Prose.. Prose.. Prose.. Plz. Pretty Plz.

  4. Nisha says:

    just the right read for me in this mood. Just got to your post from somewhere i don’t remember. But like it a lot and frequently come visit it.

    Loved this para:
    We need exile
    where we choose
    the time and the place
    deliberately
    and walk away
    from the center-stage
    ignoring the applause

    Though this is quite close to martydom i guess..

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