poet Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

A Rootless Existence

Severed from self
It is just
A selfless existence
Of this body
Made up of mere clay

Nomadic thoughts
Your mind loves to create
Untrodden paths
Your feet tend to walk
Unknown words
Your tongue slips to pronounce
Speak with care
You are not allowed
To say
What has not been told to you
Yet

My Love should be fearless
Then
Why all the time I have worries
Of my poor self
My pocket is crying for
The chocolates
My daughter loves to eat
My wife is building a new home
On the graveyard of my old dreams
My shoes have grown a little older too
Like the sadness in my mother’s eyes
I can replace my middle-aged lusterless shoes
With the young ones having a pristine shine
But what should I do
To rejuvenate the marks of happiness
In my mother’s lifeless eyes
And
In my life’s soulless existence

This life is nothing
But a wakeful dream
I was predisposed to live
Then
Why am I rebellious
To my default operating system
I keep on customizing
My intrinsic programming
With an artificial intelligence
Errors and bloopers
And what I get in the end
Is nothing but
A rootless existence


Nov 29,2008

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 29, 2008

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  • Wojja Fink (4/4/2010 2:31:00 PM)

    This life is nothing
    But a wakeful dream
    I was predisposed to live
    Then
    Why am I rebellious
    To my default operating system
    I keep on customizing
    My intrinsic programming
    With an artificial intelligence
    Errors and bloopers
    And what I get in the end
    Is nothing but
    A rootless existence

    Just brilliant in a rootfull kind of way..
    only those who haven't lost their roots can say..
    ..Simply.....beautiful beyond words...John

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  • Rani Turton (12/9/2008 8:13:00 AM)

    A deeply profound poem in which one's intrinsic thoughts have been written with emotional restrainst.

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  • Min Sia (12/8/2008 12:55:00 AM)

    Truly mind provoking..revealing what was once been so blind within...

    Wonderful poem..truly a piece of art!

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  • April Breeland (12/7/2008 9:48:00 PM)

    Great Read. I loved it! It made me smile.

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (12/7/2008 2:04:00 PM)

    This life is nothing
    But a wakeful dream
    I was predisposed to live
    Then.............................................
    it is the crux of quest from time immemorial
    living gets baffled by the life by the appocalypse
    it is the rainbow over the blue sky in time and space
    queries when all unanswered onto the last dregs of rain.............wonderful verse by the living slowly sprucing the skin of life and again on decline, yet introspective, history repeats on and on the body of eternal stream slithering to the void of vastness, great write,10++++, thanks for sharing

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (12/7/2008 1:34:00 PM)

    Pregnant with profoundity.Wonderfully written! 10/10

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  • Aijaz Asif (12/4/2008 3:58:00 PM)

    uff bhai what a write....the first stanza its amazingly beautiful and strong, i dont have the words to explain, you have shown everything in this marvellous write, the realities with the mixture of sweet and bitterness...a very power write with deep thoughts...bravo, bravo....thanks for sharing 10++++++ nd A++++

    rgds
    asif

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  • Dr Rajesh Kumar Vaid (12/2/2008 6:37:00 AM)

    A poem, which, with deliberation, paints the thoughts of reality of existence, and things we think we do, or we do! Well done.

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  • Maryam Khan (12/1/2008 6:49:00 AM)

    nice write all that i can say is that u r really a vry good poet as i always used to say this but u really r wel done
    Maryam

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (11/30/2008 8:02:00 AM)

    Indeed, powerful eloquence! !
    A picture you painted here which come in people's mind.
    ....things let people to think this way. I agree with Sulaiman that there is a root.
    10+++

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  • Krista Churchill (11/30/2008 12:32:00 AM)

    very thoughtful i love how it moves along.. Very peacefully.. Great write



    Krista

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  • Seema Chowdhury (11/29/2008 10:14:00 PM)

    a nice and different and a well thought poem. words are nice and theme is goo too.

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  • Anjali Sinha (11/29/2008 12:38:00 PM)

    Kamran,
    This is toooooooooooooo difficult for me to understand dear. I have to perform
    postmortem on every line here. You are a very intelligent poet and I have yet to reach your level of perception. So what comment can I give you except that
    all that you have written is simply the best.---Keep up your good work
    May God Bless you-- is my sincerest prayer for you.
    regards anju ++++++++++10

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  • Reshma Ramesh (11/29/2008 10:06:00 AM)

    hmmmmmmm...well i need to read this again maybe in the morning and then.......dwell on it........good write.........well done

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (11/29/2008 7:30:00 AM)

    great hauting philosophy. I need to read it again and again to digest. So many beautiful lines with highly touching thoughts..............10++++++++++++++

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (11/29/2008 6:32:00 AM)

    Your root is your manner, your talk, your character and your look........when your not angry.Thats your root! ! ! !

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (11/29/2008 6:23:00 AM)

    good philosophical piece...life, in one sense, is meaningless...and this very knowledge makes life attractively challenging, worthy to live...pre-programmed, we are pushed out here, Kamran...the imageries you build in this poem support very well its insightful character...10+

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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (11/29/2008 6:16:00 AM)

    A rootless existence
    Mocking at reasons and
    intellegence
    What is the use of this pompous play
    this grand display
    If we have to merge one day
    in a merciless clay.
    Good Work. But so melanocholic.

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