It’s The Way You Look At It

Have you ever cried your heart out?
Or haven’t stopped the urge to shout?
Never thinking what others think,
But letting the madness over the brink?
Have ever felt, that you are free-
Free to live, to love and be?
Have you never felt the restrains,
Tying you down, holding you back
Burden you till the wills sag,
Till you stifle the screams of pains?

O Oh! I wrote this but this is not me. Nor the way I want anyone to be. I am this.

I believe I can fly!
Yonder over in the sky,
I may not have wings
But I soar and I sing,
And I dance and I play
Every wonderful day.
That’s a part of me
As happy as it could be,
Knows the ups and downs
But knows to wear the crown;
There’s good and there’s bad
But nothing ever to make you sad.
Small but the strongest part
Knows life is celebration,
To discover your own heart
A journey of bliss and elation;
I am not simple, nor a fool,
But I live on my terms, as me
A life that is worthy and full,
And just the way I want it to be.

I always believe happiness is a state of mind, and not the momentary kind. When you decide to be happy, no force in the world can make it otherwise. and when you decide to be not happy, nothing and no one can ever make you happy. Β 

The secret is to be always happy, on your own terms, decisions and then on any terms.

And the first step: Love yourself.

N.B. I got the idea for this post from the beautiful Rane over at Soul of A Woman, and the words just began to flow (almost). Ladies, you should read her, she is an expert on the woman’s heart, and also the men, if you are brave enough (because if you read her, you’ll not have your favourite form of bafflement/excuse: “what does a woman want?”)

I am talking to myself here: And I am missing being sarcastic! Am I losing my touch?? Poetry, for God’s sake?? Damn, what’s happening to me?!!

Indian Sarcastic people, have you read my “Typical Indian” post? If you are missing sarcasm, you can go to that, till I dish out more. For more details contact the Author via…the comment box, of course! (You thought I’ll be giving out my number?!!)Β 

About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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22 Responses to It’s The Way You Look At It

  1. Kaka says:

    i didnt think u would be giving out ur number…:P…..i love being sarcastic….:)….nice poem…..i have been through the typical indian post also…..:D…:)


  2. Yellow Tulip says:

    nice post dear:)…n yaa specially the way u have flown ur poems excellent:)..


  3. Neha says:

    well well sreya, it's been quite long since I have read a good enough write up on sarcasm…would love to read urs…will do tht soon enough…gal, from where do you get the ideas to write stuff in such a poetic manner? god, you all r true artists…quite enjoyed reading this post of urs..


  4. Guria says:

    Hey Kaka…

    Actually by that last line, I was checking to see whether I have lost my flair. Of being sarcastic, of course! πŸ™‚

    Really, really great to have you here! πŸ™‚


  5. Guria says:

    Hi Yellow Tulip

    Every time you tell me that my poems are good, you warm my heart. You know why.

    You are also one of the people whose poetry have inspired and I have admired. πŸ™‚


    I was first almost blushing on reading your extravagant praise! Thank you. Your thoughts are the ultimate prize and incentive to it all.



  6. Shruti says:

    Interlacing your poems, sarcasm's and the secrets of you being happy always is really awesome!
    How can you think like this?! If i sit and think nothing pops out!


  7. Guria says:

    Hey Shruti

    As always you are too good for my ego!

    And I refuse to believe nothing pops out, what pops out is always what I go back to read twice, thrice. πŸ™‚



  8. Shruti says:

    Reading my posts twice or thrice?! Whoa!!


  9. Guria says:


    Absolutely! The way you write, it is hard to stay away and always great for a couple of re-reads. Ask any one else, they tell you so too.



  10. Shruti says:

    Migh migh!!
    Am really feeling elated after reading your reply!! Am converting your comment window as a chat window


  11. Archana says:

    Rane is fantastic, I love reading her blog too. πŸ™‚ Also thanks for stopping by DS, I cracked up over your comment. Will swing by your blog again sometime!


  12. Guria says:


    Glad that you dropped by. I liked DS. I, too, will be found there again, soon. πŸ™‚


  13. rimz says:

    aww… just loved dat…:)be happy…:)


  14. Hey Sreya

    i completely agree with this awesome poem.
    Yeah u are right when u say:
    “I always believe happiness is a state of mind, and not the momentary kind”

    You are also absolutely right about Rane. Her writing is pure music.

    Hey i did not criticize your previous poem. i, infact agree with u.Wars must be prevented. But there are certain moments in history when war becomes the only option.Also i am sorry that i called ur poem a RAP….i dont think u liked that stupid comment of mine, i am sorry


  15. Guria says:

    Hey Indian Pundit

    Buddy, there wasn't anything to not like. I was tickled pink that you called the poem a rap. It was funny! πŸ˜€

    I also know you didn't criticize the poem but I wanted to tell you that I know you'll be honest about what you feel about what I write. πŸ™‚

    Come on, I'll take constructive criticism any day over empty accolades! Wouldn't you? πŸ™‚

    And also I didn't at first understand what you were trying to say about wars. We both were right in our arguments. πŸ™‚


  16. HaRy!! says:

    Hey..nice one! happiness is not momentary agree with yu v well …!! take care…chk out my new blog as well…cya around!


  17. Aditya says:

    Ah I expected at least a personal mail id πŸ˜‰ *sighs*

    beautifully written poems πŸ™‚ .


  18. Guria says:

    Heyy Aditya

    Don't be cute! πŸ˜€
    I read your last post and liked it, fun it was but sorry, not getting time to write a full-bodied comment! πŸ™‚

    I'm apologizing on my own blog… lol!

    Heyy HaRy

    New blog you say?! Can't wait bro'!! Will chk it out pronto! πŸ™‚


  19. “I'll take constructive criticism any day over empty accolades!”

    Me too yaar.
    But u know what, there are certain bloggers here who dont like any kind of criticism.

    i am glad that u are just like me,open to constructive criticism.

    If u ever found anything to disagree in my blog posts…..just point them out either in comments or via e-mail. i love honest discussions and debates…..

    Cheers…..and how is ur admission process going?GRE results out?


  20. That was too good girl.. fan of your poetry too πŸ™‚


  21. urm…lovely…although i do not usually digest a girlie poem…but i think i liked this one…


  22. pra says:

    I like both the poems. I think you have littlebit of all the characteristics as in both the poems! Good to read poems as well! so keep it up! I love to read Rane as well.


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