Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It is crowded

Millions of people moving about

Walking, Jogging, Running

There is no space between the people yet they never touch each other

They continue about their business

Without notice or care for what is around them

Eyes are focused on something that only they know and see

Ears listen to the sounds that are only in their heads

Skin feels only the fabric covering their body

In their midst stands a young boy

He has black hair and brown eyes

The young boy calls out but no one hears him

He then screams out, nothing

He tugs at the sleeves of those who walk by and around him

They don’t feel him

He cries and they take less notice of him, if that were even possible

The tears stream down his face but matter not for no one cares

He stands in the center of millions of people, from all walks of life

Yet he is alone, never seen, never heard, never felt

He reaches out and is never touched

His pain and his story is his alone

The path he walks is only walked by him

He is the loneliest boy in the world

(This is something I wrote a few years back, something I felt all people feel, the sense that we and we only understand our existence as individuals. What I feel or know is only know by me, even despite my ability to communicate my ideas, thoughts or feelings to others, does any of this vibe with you? I'd love to hear your thoughts about it)


Anonymous said...

Does the boy still feel the same and what is the boy trying to convey with pain?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mukund:)

Anonymous said...

I am a person who feels the same. I have also seen many people who feel the same, for ex: most of my friends. Every man experiences different kinds of feelings, ups and downs in life and he expects others to listen and cater to his feelings. You have beautifully conveyed a persons inner feelings from within. I have read your postings about your excellent translation of Bhagavadgita and all others. You seem to have a wonderful mind and a beautiful side!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better....One fine day somebody will be there for you to cater to your feelings.....its a matter of time:) what do you think???