Symphony of Greed & Fear


“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

—Charles du Bois


I think what I’m about to do

is bravest thing I put myself through

Leaving behind the hopes so high
Falling like stars a crumbling sky
In the darkness like a ray of hope
Its a tough life, too tough to cope

Let it hatch the shell without knife
A Midas touch to create a new life

~ Abhi

Thoughts of mind (synopsis):

If one wants to gain anything he has to give something in return be his/her dedication, time or an aspect of life that is owned. It is very tough to give-up things that we own, because we are fond of them. We get habitual with them being a part of life. – A so-called “comfort zone“.  It is at this point we refrain from achieving what we can just because of the fear of losing what we already have. The first part of the poem depicts the greed & fear that rule our life. Greed to achieve things that we don’t have and Fear of loosing things that we possess.

In the second part I tried to capture the feelings when you overcome this fear. With first step towards change you see the sight of failure, thing not working as you expect them to be and suddenly the world start to seem upside down and in that darkness you still cling to the hope. This is the point of life that pushes you to get back to you “comfort zone”

In the last part I have used contradictions. Hatching the egg-shell but without the sharpness of knife as a symbol of new life that hatches out with its gentle fingers, Medas touch contradicts to creation of life, is used as adding a value to the new thing, the new change that you are about to bring. When you create something, Aren’t you Medas giving a golden touch to your creation?