Friday, October 12, 2012

Owning Up to Oneself

Owning Up to your Mistakes

I have never blamed 
my shortcomings 
on my bad luck,
Nor have I cursed God 
for my adversities.
Likewise, 
wouldnt like to credit 
my success 
to anyone else but me,
For I have worked hard for it.
Neither luck 
nor will God 
have anything to do with it.
I am equally responsible 
for my success 
and my failures,
I despise anyone 
claiming credit for either.
I am the creator of my destiny; 
and in worst case scenario, 
also its destroyer.


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46 comments:

  1. Wow.. This is a surprise :) Really nice to see a poetry on your blog Akshay.. And this is the second poem u have written right..
    Your poem conveys a message to the reader how to be self dependent and strong in any circumstances without blaming anyone.. Good one.. I loved it :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Sonia, always a pleasure getting a comment from you. :) Yes, this is my second poem, just woke up one morning very early and wrote this in like 5 minutes. :D

      Thanks again for reading and liking it. :)

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  2. WOW....

    Whispers
    Hibernating
    Intoxicating in
    Their
    Entirety
    Truly inspiring !! These shows your strength, your powerful mind! Am impressed! Kudos, Akshay!!
    Glad I discovered your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much for that awesome comment, Ma'm. It really made me go, WOW! Always a privilege to get a comment from you. :)

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  3. Good on you Akshay! Way to go!! Great to see you posting again!!

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    1. Thank you Sir for your patience, will try posting more often. :)

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    1. My poem made you comment on my blog, then it has to be really good. :D Thanks brother. :)

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  5. Great to see a post from you after ages, brother, and that too a poem. It is very nicely written. You have captured the magic of free will so perfectly. Welcome back.

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    1. Babu Moshai, thank you very much again for your faith in me. Your tweet about my post, just made my day. :)

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  6. Ming blowing stuff!

    I agree with the poem, though, at times we are modest to say it loud but it is true. However, this poem has evoked the sense of religion as we are the creator and destroyer. Last three lines are hats-off stuff.

    Loved it. I wish I have written this. :)

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    1. Dear Saru, I told you the other day, getting a such a huge compliment from a great poetess like you is the most special thing for me. I will cherish it, forever. Thank you so very much. :)

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  7. It is a short but scintillating poem. Very well written indeed! May God Bless You!

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    1. Thank you Umashankar ji for your continued support and encouragement, I am privileged to have a reader in you. :)

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  8. Full philosophical n all..nice :-)

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    1. Haha! Thanks Ana. So nice to see you on my blog after a very long time. :)

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  9. Couldn't get it out of my head during the day. Stopped to read it once again. What a poem!

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    1. Oh My! This is just overwhelming. I am so privileged, Saru. Thank you very much once again. :)

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  10. Awesome poetry!....True!...We are the creators or destroyers of our own destiny...

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    1. Indeed. Thank you Valli for stopping by and appreciating my poem. :)

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  11. Welcome back Akshay:)
    A deep, thoughtful and nice poem this!
    Keep writing...all the best!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sir. Very glad to see you on my blog again. :)

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  12. Strong words with a powerful message. Very positive and progressive. Welcome back :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Ghazala. Although I am no way as good as you in writing poems, I am trying to. :D Thank you once again. :)

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  13. Thats one strong message Akshay...Back with a bang ?? :)

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    1. Thank you, Jaish. Great to have you here as always. :) I am back alright, not sure about the bang part. :P

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  14. You are so right. Way to go, Akshay.
    That was the first time I read some poetry on this blog. Hey, and it's good. Hope to see some more of it. :) Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much Divya for the constant support. Yes, I don't write poems that often, in fact this is my second poem ever. Hopefully I'll get some courage to write more poems in future. :)

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  15. Liked it. Strong and clear. I agree, by the way.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shovon. And welcome to my blog. :) Do visit more often.

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  16. I can almost see these words gushing straight from your heart-i like your attitude and honesty.

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'm. Some of my inspirations also stem from your blog posts too. :)

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  17. Good one Akshay. God might be there to guide is, but it is our own decisions that mould us. At the end of the day it all comes down to our actions and choices.

    A very well written poem ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ash. Always a pleasure to see you here. Exactly, totally agree with you. :)

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  18. Wonderful poem, loved the message interwoven - subtly yet with a distinct clarity. To take responsibility is one of the hardest things that comes to us and we are ever ready to dole it out on others especially in case of defeat. Loved the 'Creator of my own destiny' thought. Cent percent true, couldn't agree more to it and the one who realizes it is also the one who leads, not necessarily right or wrong, but a very fulfilling life in the end.

    Great to see you back in action, now please keep posting and do not keep us waiting for such long periods of time :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear for that profound comment, I am very happy to see your views on my blog, feel privileged as always. :) I can;t be as prolific or as good as you but I do aspire to be. Hopefully I would be capable of churning out more meaningful posts in future. Thank you so much once again for your faith and confidence in me, gives me so much confidence to carry on. :) And btw, your comment was the 1000th comment on my blog. A milestone comment by a legendary blogger. Feel so happy. :)

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    2. WOW! I am the 1000th commentator! It is a huge honor for me! I am jumping up and down in my seat, Congratulations! :) And hey, I am no legendary, I am an ordinary and this is a milestone. :)

      I apologize if my comment gave you the wrong impression, but I did not mean to hurt you or say that you are not churning out meaningful posts right now. :) All of your works are already meaningful, good and prolific, Just requesting to make it 'A Bit More Often' :):)

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    3. Dear Arti,

      You are very sweet. :) I could never take your comment in the wrong way, I respect your views. I should have commented in a much more mature way as it gave out a wrong meaning from what I actually meant. Please accept my apologies. Have replied to your Indi Mail. :)

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  19. Akshay… how did I miss this one? :( Beautifully written. Lovely words which convey a great message. Life is what we make of it. And you for one has lived it with so much purpose and determination. Hats of for that as well as for this lovely little rendition. Simply superb. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Raj for your kind words. I am so glad you made your way to this post, had really missed your views on this one. Thank you very much for all the encouragement and motivation. Really appreciate it. :)

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    2. Heyy Akshay.. you are one wonderful from the heart writer. And I never intend to miss any of your works! :)

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    3. That really means a lot to me, Raj. Coming from a great writer like yourself is a huge compliment. :) Thank you. :)

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  20. Happened to read this late . . Never knew you wrote poems . . beautiful one indeed . . They say we write the best , when we write from our heart . I can definitely imagine the emotions surfing inside you while you wrote this . You sure can be proud of yourself akshay . . keep fighting :)

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    1. Hey Maliny, welcome back to my blog, its been a very long time. And thank you very much for your compliments, yes I don't write poems at all, just got up one day and wrote these lines in like 5 minutes, it was very instinctive, spontaneous. Thank you for your kind words once again. :)

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