The Wrong Man


They told me that the man once lived here.
But all I could find in this world, is just the shadow of a man.

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  1. Sigh. That's because he is the wrong man. You'll see the right man in his full might once he comes along :-)

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  2. Think about it....

    "IF YOU COULD FIND THE SHADOW,
    YOU'RE CLOSE TO THE ETERNAL SOURCE OF LIGHT
    FOR SHADOW IS CAST UPON THIS EARTH ONLY FOR THERE IS THE SUN
    REMEMBER
    THE SAME OBJECT CALLED THE MOON
    WHICH CAUSES THE ECLIPSE
    SHOWS ITS ILLUMINED PHASES
    EACH DAY IN DIFFERENT PROPORTIONS.
    MAN IS SO MUCH THE SAME.

    WHAT MATTERS IS
    THAT WHICH CHORD OF HIS
    IS STRUCK WITH THE MUSIC OF COSMIC ENERGY
    WHICH PHASE OF HIS IS REVEALED, AND WHICH HIDDEN BY HIS OWN SHADOW."

    Got reminded of Shri Harivanshrai Bachchan-

    है चमकता जो सितारा, वह प्रभा से हीन होगा।
    बढ़ रहा जो चाँद नभ में, एक दिन फिर शीण होगा।
    शीण होगा पूर्ण फिर से, म्लान फिर द्युतिमान होगा।
    भ्रांत इस आवर्त में ही, विश्व जीवन लीन होगा।

    किस विजय पर ढोल पीटूं? किस पराजय पर धुनु सर ?
    रात-दिन सा जड़, नियम से बद्ध पतानोथ्थान मेरा।

    रात-दिन सा जड़, नियम से बद्ध पतानोथ्थान मेरा।

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  3. @Raajii & Gazal- the irony here is the dark side of a man is so prominent that it takes the courage of out him, and he becomes a mute spectator..

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  4. I love the idea of finding someone, yet having one's expectations flipped in the face of reality.

    To have a shadow, a darker version of one's self... It's almost as if some small thing which lights all others is lost, and I think that's a tragic and beautiful truth you've managed to put forth in such few words.

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  5. @Michael- I love the depth of your words... you complimented it so well, that you left me speechless now.

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  6. Maybe he is just lost trying to find a way back from the dark into the light but the path seems to have vanished and now all is just but a silhouette!

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  7. @Fatima- that's a devastating situation, he has to find his way back somehow

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  8. Few words express a lot! Powerful.

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  9. such deep meaning the photo and the lines u have posted below have..

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