your lost self………….

It was looking at me from inside the water, it was dancing around the waves, yet maintaining its position.

I was a victim of calumny, usually people don’t get punished for their egregious behavior. But I was different, I was about to receive punishment for my munificence, my natural human quality.I was left bereft by the series of incidents that occurred to me, and that also killed my alacrity.


To adumbrate the situation, I was dead, not from outside, but from inside. It was still starring at me from inside the water.Why are you looking at me shockingly? It asked. I am nothing but your reflection, you are my creator, you own me.


I was baffled to hear that, I tried to capitulate, a feeling of compunction was there somewhere inside me.


I replied- I don’t own you, you are different, you have nothing in common with me. You are fearless and full of life, I am exactly opposite to you.

It said-

Trust me you are cognizant,

the fearlessness is there somewhere still extant,

in turning to the right direction you are able,

keep your hope alive and disown your debacle,

take that little flame inside your defunct mind, and turn it into a conflagration,

stop those leaving cells of hope from migration,

Look at me to remember yourself,

I am nothing but your lost self,

As you leave I will be be gone,

the water will allow someone else to be born..


You need not to emulate me, you just comprehend me, for I am just you, filtered with the calmness and truthfulness of the ever flowing water.

If you ever feel enervated, if you ever lose yourself, come back right here and find me,
I will be always here, because you own me, because I am nothing but your lost self..

0 thoughts on “your lost self………….”

  1. Aishwarya says:

    This is some fabulous writing Shreyans!! Well done!

    1. shreyans says:

      Thank you so much….)
      Really glad you liked it

  2. kiranmag says:

    Finding my lost self means much to me too☺

    1. shreyans says:

      It should…thank you for reading..)

  3. Jennifer Calvert says:

    Reblogged this on INK AND QUILL and commented:
    I love this piece and can totally relate; feeling quite lost too! Beautifully written.

    1. shreyans says:

      thank you for this gesture….it means a lot…thank you for reading it..

  4. Ranjini says:

    Would this be same if it was the mirror? Will I find my true self in there?
    Such a beautiful way of discovering oneself. The message is clear 🙂

    1. shreyans says:

      yes it can be anything…..but the flowing water connects you with the serenity around, and it will do a bit more i guess in your meeting with your lost self…thank you for reading this..

      1. Ranjini says:

        Yes that is true 🙂

    1. shreyans says:

      Thank you so much..glad you liked it..

  5. Aashi Kulshrestha says:

    it’s a beautigul poetry! and I think you’re in love with the word defunct! you used it all over the place(I mean in most of yer posts)

    1. shreyans says:

      First of all…thank you for reading my posts…glad you liked…and about the word defunct..all my posts are related with the inactive mind and body, thinking about the bad things, it all comes down to the state of mind, and defunct seems to be the most apt description of that situation..

    2. shreyans says:

      that is quite a name you have given me….will find one for you in your upcoming posts…i am sure you also use a particular word every now and then…

      1. Aashi Kulshrestha says:

        I am not sure about this fact of repitition
        Fine, I challenge you to find a word that I have repeated in most of my posts!

        1. shreyans says:

          give me five more posts…challenge accepted..

    1. shreyans says:

      Thank you so much for reading..great blog..

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