chandra Mohan Bhandari


Life's Pendulum - Poem by chandra Mohan Bhandari

Pendulum’s swinging periodic modes,
Chaotic spells too, short or long,
Link unfamiliar psy-states -
Baffled, rattled I walk along,
Trying to seek a conciliatory note.

My ‘I’ –
A superposition of countless I’s
Pushes me beyond myself;
Each probable phase of being
Entrenched in it’s own vicious design,
Encapsulates the inflating ego
And cries out - clear and loud
Trying to shape contours of mind.

The journey continues
Ever alert, ready to take a leap
Into the transpersonal zone.
At times I find I’m alone
Next moment I’m not –
Or perhaps both co-exist;
This gives me some consolation
Together or alone, I find myself
Surrounded by my own
Innumerable imprints, scattered,
Enlarged or deflated or shattered;
Point towards countless routes
Towards undefined, unreachable goal.

I shall probably learn in the long run
To love and embrace the route itself
And assign it a desirable,
Somewhat respectable role.


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  • Vipins Puthooran (6/18/2013 2:08:00 AM)


    An exotic poem! ! ! good writing! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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