So Fierce

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Blinded by a love so fierce he shut out everyone else

It ran its course; Liberated he was
Found himself in a lonely shack; Stranded in a storm wreck

Blinded by a rage so fierce he shut himself close

It ran its course; Hollow he was
Like drained in a wind so thin; Like used in a summer fling

Blinded by a remorse so fierce he was at a loss

It ran its course; Laden he was
Too weak to move, too forced to stay; Withering away like hay

Brought to peace in time by a love so calm; No words suffice to fit this rhyme.

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The Buddha City

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Buddha City

Bangalore.

A city with no serene beaches or breathtaking mountain views. Traffics a mess here and city planning seems to have been done by underpant gnomes(South Park). A city of blood-sucking-parasite-of-rickshawallahs and dreamy software folks. India’s Silicon Valley with innovations borrowed and adapted from the West & a Garden City bleeding concrete.

Yet the city thrives. With a calming pulse unlike any other city. Its a pulse which is not captured in those wide angle-skyscrapers cityline-flashing traffic-late night shots. Its right here in the middle of this stalling silk-board traffic. Or there by the white sand on the madiwala lake side. Or in any one of the numerous cafes mushrooming in the city. Roll your windows down, shuffle your playlist and zip up your jacket. There is no hurry. Its a city you don’t have to get away from on a weekend.

A romantic’s view this is. Nevertheless I am sure many people will reflect similar sentiments. I have a good mind to call this the Buddha city. That has a nice ring to it. Calm in the eye of the storm feeling.

But then this might be the reflection of the state of my mind. I choose not to believe that as it has been definitely inspired by this place and it has to be given credit for what it is. And I see a cloud creeping into my mind. Is it the place or the people here?

Well lets keep that for another post, another day. For now let me dwell in this calm. Of the Buddha City.

P.S: Thanks 7-themes.com for the image.