MAP FOR THE SOUL





Not long ago, in the distant past,
Men used you to discover new lands,
You guided them to their fortunes,
Passing through many hands...

Through you though,
They've looted and plundered,
Building illustrious colonies,
They pushed away the natives
Without regards...

Ruthless and mean,
All you've seen,
A link to the gory history,
You've always been...

Now too, mankind needs a map,
But of a different sort,
One that would guide,
Our misguided souls.


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33 comments:

  1. I fear there is no map able to guide us in these troubled times ... nice writing!!

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    1. aah...thats bad news if there arent any...i hope we find one soon...thanks for reading @Helen

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    2. There are things whose existence, we can't change; to reach such things wee need to find a map.However, the soul desires to reach a place which doesn't exist & hence needs to be created - For reaching such a place we need to create a map.

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  2. Wish there was a map to guide the misguided souls and bring peace. But man loves to be the Conqueror but has not right to banish the natives from their own land.

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  3. Loved the last line. Yes mankind indeed needs a map! Very well written!

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  4. Never has the need for a map, and someone willing to read and follow it, been so desperate.

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    1. yeah..we all need one! fast

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  5. 'Tis better to have a Guide than just a map, but a map can certainly help to calm troubled minds.

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  6. If only one would arrive...like a message in a bottle...

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    1. how good it'd be for all...but then 'if only'!! thanks for the prompt @Tess.

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  7. Very good. You are right we do need that map. Wish we didn't but we do.

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  8. If only Mankind DID have such a map, it would certainly help……if there was someone who was an expert map reader to keep us on the right course.

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  9. I loved the last stanza. indeed mankind needs such a map. i believe all of us have that map within us but we are either afraid of drawing it down or are not seeing it properly enough.

    lovely thoughts here. loved reading it. :)

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  10. indeed man has used maps to plunder and colonize but the maps he used were greed and thirst for power..man needs to use a map of love and goodwill instead. Such a map exists but those in power have torn it to shreds..we must find and repair the pieces. nice poem

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    1. thanks @Dorianna...yes you're right...those in power has shred them to bits...but we can still make effort to find it or build one ourselves.

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  11. beautiful ! last stanza is superb !

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    1. thanks for reading @Ankur :-)

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  12. That's why I attend Church.

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  13. Nice interpretations ...loved it!

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  14. I just wished that there should've been such a map , but then thought what's the fun in that.Life is full of surprises & some like to keep it that way right.
    Guidance is required at times but not all the time i guess.
    Excellent piece of writing nandini.

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    1. yep...life full of surprises is fun too for some :-)

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  15. Anonymous11:28

    I like the last lines very much "one that would guide our misguide souls"

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  16. sure there will be a route for every soul... excellent thought. :)

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