Friday, February 17, 2006

Peak Pressure

Top men/women are in demand
for Top slot and Top position.
Peak is the best place to be.
Because being numero uno matters.
you become You only if you are on top
Or you become one among many you's.

Taught to tread the steep terrain
of success with single-mindedness..
The backpack is filled with only
"necessary"(who decides?) items.
The trek has only one aim-
be on top and stay there
or atleast let your name linger.
(An added burden!!!)

Here, however, pressure increases
as you reach higher heights...
the density is high too...
what with so many people vying for the zenith.
Crowding its periphery...moving closer
closer, closer...the pressure increases.

A few brave hearts manage a foot hold.

A few wait for the one on top to fall
atleast a few notches down!

Morrie questioned: "whats wrong in being second best?"
A few learnt this sweet lesson the hard way.
They continue to live and enjoy the journey...
they are happy with the large expanse at their diposal

But a few unfortunates...too weak to carry on
Scared to leave the journey half way
Too timid to accept so-called-failure
Take one final leap....
downward...
expecting a final recognition...mentioning of name...
died-fighting-for-kind (what for??)
From desire to be on top ,they find solace
in the abyss of annonimity...
in the abyss of the unknown.

3 Comments:

Blogger jocklohm junction said...

well well welll...
the empty joys of lonely kingdom!

12:50 PM  
Blogger jocklohm junction said...

and ya... love morries words though :) brought an instant smile on my face

12:51 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

rightly said chintan. empty joys of lonely kingdom....
morrie's words are worth remembering at every step. very inspiring.

8:14 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home