Thursday, 23 January 2014

Man is a master of his own fate !

Within a kitten’s whiskers distance from her attainment,
I chose the uncouthness as it seemed too merry,
I choose to desist shaving for I thought I shall tarry,
With a shabby face full of grimace,
I teemed in dejection and appeared so deplorable,
For I looked so subdued and so unkempt,
That I soon became a symbol of being despicable.

People maintained distance from me,
Trying best to withhold judgment,
For mine plight was not a delight,
They finally vetted at my assessment,
Through social prejudice and stereotyping,
Calumnies were issued against me,
Through ostracising from the parish
They finally made my identity to vanish.

I tried hard to linger,
Despite the vilification, despite the hunger,
I tried to last even with this stubble,
Trying hard not to get hit as they rained on me rubble,
I was termed an outcast, so esoteric that they even called me an ignominious beast
For I finally left my reveries and made my way to the benevolent priest.

Son, he said, his eloquence bringing to me some light,
A man ought to be clean shaven and that’s what always seems right,
His halo emanated wisdom and virtue as I sat till the morning sun,
And the moment I felt enlightened, I made my home run.
Off went the grizzly stubble and that parch of weeds,
I was now a worthy man vying on all his needs.

I took my chances on that girl again,
Sensing nothing that shall deter,
I proclaimed my affection in my usual way,
And my clean shaven look bowled her.

What this world needs is not a grumpy looking bear,
Never own stubble that makes you suffer sear,
Never do deeds that make your fortunes abate,
For ultimately man is a master of his own fate.

I would like to tag Jasz and Samar in this post.
This post is a part of the Protest Against Smelly Stubble Activity in association with BlogAdda.


  1. Yes, man is the master of his own fate. I liked your rhyme. I have tagged you here. Hope you will accept it. Let me know, if you like to tag :)

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    1. Thanks a lot man, for your feedback as well as suggestions for the blog. Will incorporate them in the new year :)

  2. Hey.Such an awesome peom. Have tagged you in my new post. Please do acknowledge it and let me know. Tag me back if you like me to acknowledge as well.

  3. Hi Tushar,nice poem.I have tagged you here in Newly Found Love in Metro !! . Hope you will acknowledge me on your next post and tag me back if you like :)

  4. Great post :)
    I have tagged you. Please tag me back if you acknowledge it :)

    1. Just tried to manifest the ramblings into something comprehensive. Elated that you found it worthy of your time :)