Anu Veluri

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I Am Not In The Rat Race! ! - Poem by Anu Veluri

A push that’s always from behind, never from within comes
Passionless performance making life more and more cumbersome
Never was I, never will I be in such a desultory chase
I am not in the rat race

An insinuation made by the heart would I rather follow
Kin may become averse; my ways for them would be hard to swallow
A second time can I this life not purchase
I am not in the rat race

A standard set to follow, is for mentality of the herd
Iconoclasm’s the trend that I much preferred
I am not worried about losing out on pace
I am not in the rat race

A blessed mood whenever upon me dawns
Eternity I cherish in a moment, to the world I might appear forlorn
The essence of the ‘being’ gets trapped in the materialistic maze
I am not in the rat race


Comments about I Am Not In The Rat Race! ! by Anu Veluri

  • (10/16/2007 1:25:00 AM)

    This is one of the better class of poems that truly speaks from the heart of heart of true man! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2007 10:56:00 PM)

    Essence of preferment -The essence of the ‘being’ gets trapped in the materialistic maze -love and life (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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