I think, therefore I write

Mapping’s all we got to do

questions-and-answersThe battle between fear and rational mind
Is definitely fiercest of the kind
Has there ever been a perfect solution?
Yet we take part in pursuit of salvation.

Life’s puzzles break our heads for hours
Does life answer every question of yours?
Forever fighting on, no is what we say
And that life goes on everyday.

But has anyone ever stopped to ponder
And focused without letting the mind wander
If we did so, there could be a bright light
That brings our focus into sight.

For every question, mapping’s what we all got to do
To the hidden answer, bidding our fears adieu
Maybe or maybe not, the mapping to be one to one
But never for a question will the answer be only one.

That’s the point, to seek and find
Let’s not be meek and be left behind
Come my love, let’s live to the fullest
So when life’s buzzer goes, we have no regrets.

Until later ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S: I know my poetry attempts are always revolving life and it’s mysteries. I don’t know why, maybe my mind gets that at some level. I promise, I will try something different next time.

P.P.S: Whenever I attempt such poetry, I start writing something and end up with something else. In fact, this poem started out with the plot of “Life has many questions but answers are not guaranteed” but ended up writing that “All of life’s questions have answers, it’s up to us to map it” Quite contradicting, isn’t it? Who knows why that happens, maybe this is life’s way of answering me, by meddling with my mind while writing. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Bikram

    YEs.. lets not..

    we the people wste so much time pondering and life is so short make the best of it ..

    and hey you write so very well and one has to be in a frame of mind to talk about these mysteries not many can do it ..

    All the best


    • Keirthana

      Hmm that’s true. But we do need a little bit thinking to figure out what exactly we are seeking in this life.


  2. Uma

    A lovely poem, Keirthana but what had me nodding more was the p.s. I start off with something in mind and end up with something very different. Mostly I want to be humourous and end up philosophical :-p I worry if I’m turning old earlier than necessary ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Keirthana

      Thanks Uma!

      About the P.S, so you too experience the syndrome. Philosophical eh? I do that a lot more in person than in writing ๐Ÿ˜› Guess you are right, need to find something kiddish soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Soumya

    You know I absolutely loved this? It was wonderful.

    You should write poetry more often.

    P.S: I love the new Comic Sans font!


    • Keirthana

      Thanks Soumya! Yeah, I am trying to write fiction and poetry more often ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comic Sans is my second favorite next to French Script ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Aathira

    Thatโ€™s the point, to seek and find… What a beautiful line! Your poetry is as amazing as your short stories ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Keirthana

      Thank you for your lovely words Aathira ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Blasphemous Aesthete

    โ€œLife has many questions but answers are not guaranteedโ€
    “All of lifeโ€™s questions have answers, itโ€™s up to us to map it”

    Don’t you see what just happened? Your question was framed in the form of the first idea, but as you pondered, a better explanation evolved, which is what you’ve extrapolated throughout the poem. Isn’t it wonderful?

    Blasphemous Aesthete

    • Keirthana

      True indeed! Mind works in weird ways ๐Ÿ™‚

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