Raj Dronamraju


Transparent Life - Poem by Raj Dronamraju

We are the goldfish in the bowl
We are known as Mr. and Mrs. Goldfish
I don't mind this transparency, a benign surveillance

I often feel like I am living life backwards
I am carefree and light of spirit and open minded in post middle-age
But was angry and bitter and filled with resentment in my teens and 20's

We swim around in the goldfish bowl
Oblivious to the thoughts and opinions of others
Whose sole source of entertainment is watching us live out our days in the goldfish bowl

From your polluted corner of a smudged and vile universe
Peer into the fish tank and see how good my life is
Yours is processed food, traffic jams, and Internet addiction

Topic(s) of this poem: happiness


Comments about Transparent Life by Raj Dronamraju

  • Prabir Gayen (5/1/2019 10:58:00 PM)

    From your polluted corner of a smudged and vile universe
    Peer into the fish tank and see how good my life is
    Yours is processed food, traffic jams, and Internet addiction
    .......very beautiful poem
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (10/21/2017 11:30:00 AM)

    Peer into the fish tank and see how good my life is.. fantastic..! A very brilliantly drafted poem is shared,.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/21/2017 10:42:00 AM)

    This is beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 21, 2017



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