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The Past – Perhaps Yours – Certainly Mine


Everyone of us has a past…sometimes cherished and sometimes haunting.

So many of us would come into this graceful world of blogging because of something powerful that happened in our past which certainly shapes our present and future in some sense.

Whatever it may be – the perfection of past lies in the fact that we actually lived it to be the person we are.

…and proud bloggers we are !!



Ruffling recollections

Lying on parched sunsets.

Blissful blisters, simplified.

Dilemmas won in bets.


This part of me, half sustained,

half disfigured and half beaming.

Decorated with hidden imperfections.

Desires witnessing careless pruning.


Wanting to change the past, departed.

Floating inside the traditional chasm.

Show me the faith, still burning low,

before heartbeat hurts like a spasm.


What good is the calm that swathes the will,

after the battering inside a storm.

Make my world a place to live.

Take me home in this dismantled form.


Pick my past, endowed criticism.

Cite the minuscule peace within.

Bring back the time of creating a self.

Wrap my soul with a new skin.



  1. September 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Blogging surely helps either reliving or killing a bit of the past.
    And paves the way for future friendships!

    Cheers, to that! 😀

  2. September 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I love the sentence: “Bring back the time of creating a self.” Every day we are in need of being “saved” anew – – – recreating who we are and choosing who we want to be and asking God to help us in our becoming. This is a very thoughtful, reflective piece, Prashant. Thank you for writing and sharing it. Also, thank you for going to JanBeek and “liking” those pictures of Jesus. I love them!! Go back now that I have added my poetry to it – – – and tell me what you think. It was an interesting message from the pulpit last Sunday! Blessings and love to you!! ❤ 🙂

    • September 21, 2012 at 5:34 am

      Thank you so much ma’am for your overwhelming support…m going straight back to your post.

  3. September 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

    coming to terms is an interesting thing.. I have learned a lot through reading others blogs.

    • September 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

      In all of those chaotic social networking sites…only blogging has got a soul.

      • September 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

        I suppose you could say it gives a different feel.. social networking sites each have their purpose, benefits, and downfalls.. depends how it is utilized.

      • September 21, 2012 at 7:39 am


  4. drsuraiyanasim
    September 21, 2012 at 4:35 am

    This is breathtakinlgy breathtaking!!!
    “This part of me half-sustained, half-disfigured and half-beaming”…..wow!!!
    I loved the entire second stanza….i am sure lots of bloggers will be able to connect to this.
    The last stanza is the icing and the very last line the cherry-“wrap my soul with a new skin”. (sorry, for such poor compliments, i need a dictionary).
    In totality this poem is too amazing for words…let me confess i am at a loss for it.

    • September 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Very rarely we wud meet someone who wud put her heart and all enthusiasm behind her words of compliments. Thank you Suraiya…you were never at loss of words!

  5. September 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Loved this one, Prashant. Yes, the past, in its many forms, has much to teach us x

    • September 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Julia…what we must never forget is to respect the past.

  6. September 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The past always creates a new person..however bad or sad it is ,if the heart tries to smile back again with all will to try and become a refined one, it surely happens.carrying the guilt always tends to kill the soul within,destroying the dreams… There is a very wise saying”
    “Every saint has a sinner past and every sinner has a bright future”…
    You always touch the deepest chord of everyone thru your posts!

    • September 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks you ma’am…I’m glad it is so…:-)

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