Poetry

Lonely Reflections

These times are old yet new,

Troubled by wicked memories few,

Like petals decked in the morning dew,

Distant horizon masked by tresses that blew,

In such withering voids if you knew,

How much I now miss you.

What would you do now?

I sometimes longingly feel,

if I didn’t miss the chance,

that I so hopelessly blew.

Sometimes these reflections,

help reflect away life.

In this lonely perfection,

Hurt is soul’s carving knife.

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Abstract Rumblings

The Secrets of the Failure Academy

Well success is easy to achieve isn’t it? With numerous workarounds, guides, quotes, books written on achieving success it is high time someone elucidates the working of failure. Failure in itself is a very vast field of extremes. Ranging from simple failures like not being able to outscore someone at Temple Run, to the ones that give you an extra year at med school to set things right.

Failure is something that universally ties all humanity. Something that reminds us how we all are equal and nowhere close to perfection of immortality. We owe almost all progress and success to those hours spent in contemplating failure and developing strategies to achieve those elusive results. However it’s important to analyze failure, be it simply the inadequacy of effort, to the lack of preparation, to the unavoidable stroke of bad luck or simply being outclassed by a better opponent (don’t worry the failure scales are soon going to be tipped against them too). Failure is something that is truly universal in corporeality.

Society has spent years on ways to devise a workarounds around failure but tends to forget that failures is an institution in itself. Let’s get to intimately know this institution:

  • There are no fees for getting admission.
  • There are no set rules and regulations governing your stay (come any time, stay as long as you want, train in whatever program you want).
  • There are no academic or intellectual fees (you can even sit back and bask in the freedom of idle nothingness that failure gives you).
  • There are no regular tests, just a final examination that gets you out of the institution.
  • There are courses offered in guilt, regret, non-acceptance, coping strategies or be it a permanent residency in the failure arts. Tougher courses are also offered in dedication, courage, planning, execution and disaster management in everyday enterprise.
  • The failure institution is something unavoidable, sooner or later we are going to find ourselves enrolled there, actually most of us may be in different phases of the admission procedure.

The important thing is that we have to make our education there worthwhile. What matters even more is that can we turn that education into learning and actually apply that to the real world scenarios. Unfortunately failure is an incorrigible institution; there are no shortcuts, no guides, and no hands to hold as you face the unforgiving examiners (pretty much mimics the dreaded college vivas). Ultimately it’s you who have to venture ahead and actually face failure head-on, otherwise there is free entertainment, food, boarding and lodging till you rest and recuperate to have another go at the final examination again and as they say, “try, try again… “, perhaps to succeed and become an alumni of this institution.

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