Nobody

Life,
A mime,
Where audience dance,
To puppeteers tune.

While the puppeteer remains,
Forever performing,
For the actors.

I wonder oft,
Who exactly is performing
And who is the audience ?

Long before I could even realize,
I was cast ,
In myriad roles

I am now one with them.
I am now,
A living dead,
A Nobody.

Prompted at :

One Single Impression

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12 Comments

  1. This took me a couple of readings to let sink in. It’s an intriguing mix of lightness and despair, like a clownface that looks humorous at first glance, but then you notice the tear.

  2. I get the impression of someone subsumed by outside impressions here. A most intriguing and mysterious take on the prompt.

  3. The words had a smile, but their meaning had despair. A very interesting mix! I enjoyed this a lot.

  4. i am now,
    a living dead,
    a nobody.

    sounded like i know this person.
    then realized it sounded like me.

    vinay.

  5. Thank you so much for such sweet words! and for liking and reading my poem 🙂

  6. “Long before I could even realize,
    I was cast ,
    In myriad roles

    I am now one with them.
    I am now,
    A living dead,
    A Nobody.” – this gives a perspective about life that’s existentially dull but then who said all things dull and negative – which themselves are concepts – are not true? Though I have always believed in personal will and choices, that these are in someway already connected with the roles in which we are (type)cast is indeed my personal response to this.
    A very fine write this… about life…

    • It is quite ironical isnt it ? We try to know whats so different about us.. and yet.. each one of us undergoes the same quest and that makes the whole exercise useless!

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