Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

Escapism?


Why the dream is too far away from reality?
Why the reality of life is so bitter?
Why one want to run away from life?

Why my life looks so beautiful to others
That everyone want to live?
Is the way I present myself
Before others to make one feel jealous.
May be I myself responsible for unhappiness in it..
I believed in trust rather than in love..
Which didn't go my way
So, I am not happy in life.

I may be of dreaming of someone else life
So beautiful it looks from outside
But inside may be a hollow
They may be having more trust than love.

Heaven for one person is
Hell for another person.

Its not necessary trust and love is balanced well in life.
Some life look so romantic but there may be no trust.
Others not happy because no romance in life.

I forgot myself in this dreamy world
Of love and trust,
For the time being.
I made an escape from real world
As they were never ready to listen to my hurting voice in real life.
That's why I love dreamy world
Cause there is no pain..
So, I don't want to go the reality of life!
I just want to dream only but don't want to do anything.
This means Escapism from life or reality
Do I want to live in dream always?
No?
Then why am searching for happiness in dreams only.
Why am I not taking an effort to convert my dream into reality?

Running away from life is Escapism.....

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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  • Akshaya Pawasker (9/7/2013 5:38:00 AM)

    grass is always greener on the other side.but we never know what others suffer unless we walk in their shoes.lovley write (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/6/2013 11:19:00 PM)

    Living someone's life is unimaginable to me as we love me, myself and I more than anything else, though the pretension is the norm of life (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/6/2013 2:46:00 AM)

    blueprints of a building exist fist on paper
    then someone studies these fictional buildings
    and are capable of turning them into homes, bridges, even cities.
    all of life has a blueprint we can draw and implement.
    So it may not be escapism but future planning.
    Trust is the left hand that holds the right hand of love when we shake hands. (Report) Reply

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