Varanasi Ramabrahmam

I Am

I am the stream, I am the rivulet
I am the river flowing to the east or the west, south or north
I am the sea, I am the ocean
I am the delightful union of the river and the ocean;

I am the hills, I am the valleys, I am the peaks of the mountains;
I am the plants, I am the trees piercing the earth,
I am the black clouds, I am the incessant down pour,
I am the deafening thunder, I am the blinding lightening

I am the Sun, I am the Illumination,
I am the moon, I am the pleasant moonlight,
I am the earth holding all life and all the moving and stationary;
I am the green fields, I am the red flames

I am the flowers full of honey,
I am the sound made by the bees sucking honey;

I am the stone, I am the rock, I am the ravishing beauty of youthful women,
I am the insect, I am the reptile, I am the delightful flow of poetry,
I am the bird, I am the Man, I am the consort of the Nature;

I am the planets, I am the revolutions of planets,
I am the universe, I am the cosmos,
I am the form of all worlds,
I am the holder of the universe in me;

I am the knower, I am the known,
I speak, I understand;

I am the frolic play of boys and girls,
I am the amorous feelings of the youth,
I am the beautiful smiles of the infants and the aged;

All the nature, planets, stars, universe, celestial worlds, cosmos
Are originating, growing and dissolving in me;

I am the liberty, I am the independence
I am the peace, I am the glow of all life;

Such I am

Can not be caged
By castes, religions, languages, regions, nationalities,
Ideologies, cultures, cults, isms or fanatic slogans;

Even though arrows are pierced through me,
Swords cut me into pieces; bullets make my body and heart a sieve
Bombs scatter my body parts; tanks roll over me and make me a paste,
Kings, Emperors, Rulers, fanatic religious heads, Caste leaders,
Champions of ideology though stand in rows
Can not bind me;

All the efforts to annihilate me
Will be consumed by the flames of
My fiery nature

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 24, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, September 25, 2009

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  • Anuradha BhattacharyyaAnuradha Bhattacharyya (1/17/2015 7:50:00 AM)

    A power packed monologue.

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  • warner treuter (5/4/2010 8:02:00 PM)

    As a poem yes! But as a statement of philosophy or actuality, the great Unknown, Time, deletes it. A poet is like the rooster, the glory of the barnyard.- this poet is serenading his and our sense of beauty through self-awareness - and doing a good job - while sensibly ignoring what is totally beyond our ken: Time.

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (10/21/2009 3:15:00 PM)

    Superb sojourn of I’m.
    I’m All.
    It’s a Vedantic thought. Enjoyed.
    Ten+
    Ms. Nivedita

    Cordially invite to read, comment
    Enigmatic Navel
    Lie Sly or other poems
    niv

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  • Philosophy of a DewyFlower (9/6/2009 6:42:00 AM)

    a wonderful description, meaningful too.
    well penned!
    you're deep!
    thanks for sharing.

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  • Vanita Thakkar (8/31/2009 9:21:00 AM)

    A nice poem - deep and elaborate, still leaving lots unsaid, to be felt / experienced as the state being portrayed is much beyond words....
    Regards,
    Vanita.

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  • Kristi . (8/30/2009 3:25:00 AM)

    wow, very meaningful message. Wonderfully written,10 :)

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  • Bele Lele (8/29/2009 11:31:00 AM)

    Amazing, wonderful love it
    Keep it up.
    Well writen
    All the best
    Pamela

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  • Vinod Ak (8/29/2009 4:34:00 AM)

    wonderful discovery of thyself! your profound verses prompts to conclude that 'i am the indestructible, eternal, ever pure, immaculate, holy, sacred soul! ! ! '

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (8/28/2009 2:13:00 PM)

    Wonderful hyperbolic poem, very well written..............10

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/27/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    All the efforts to annihilate me
    Will be consumed by the flames of
    My fiery nature.............so nicely worded poem to be remembered all the time....10

    read mine what happens if... what is common

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  • Rakesh Bedi (8/24/2009 9:54:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing such a deep thought, sir........regards!

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (8/24/2009 11:28:00 AM)

    Yes! I am Poet as I am leader, teacher and everything in one! Very nice to read!

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  • Ian Bowen (8/24/2009 10:09:00 AM)

    Varanasi, enjoyed your poem with a passion. Well written.10/10
    Regards,
    Ian

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  • Mamta Agarwal (8/24/2009 9:57:00 AM)

    brilliant poem, with a great message


    Regards
    Mamta

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