Wednesday, 26 February 2014

You Should Dine Out, Mr Lennon.


Who influences history? Who changes it more than the other? Historians will argue and categorise the weight and influence a person or event has in history. With regards to that, what I am about to write might barely change the significant annals of history. But to any person who loves music and art, this is perhaps the most significant change we need.
As John Lennon on 8th December, 1980, I would decide to never return home. After my recording sessions with Yoko, I would retire to a restaurant for dinner. From there, I would call my apartment to ask the guards to clear any fans as I come back in the wee hours of early morning and in case of any suspicious behaviour, call the police. I thereby escape a senseless murder by Mark David Chapman.
Perhaps, being a Beatles Fan, I should wish that The Beatles never breakup in 1970 and that there is no reason for John Lennon to be in New York on that night. Whatever the differences, I still created The Beatles. They are my baby. Perhaps we need some time off to explore our own creative pursuits. Many bands have done that while still being united, why can't we? Maybe we make an album a year and go to concert once while still releasing solo albums. I am a rebel and a dreamer. It’s time to rebel against the notion that all good things come to an end. I rebel against that. If I do it long enough, maybe I can change Paul's quote-"What a f**king great band we were" to "What a f**king great band we always are".

Every Time Travel devotee will tell you that it is impossible to change the past or future without creating ripples. Our choices shape the world. In that case, either of my choices will permanently alter something. Perhaps I will not come into this world in 1992. Or the world will look quite different today. In either case, a world with John Lennon in it or The Beatles still united is still worth more than my existence. They/he changed our world in more ways than I can describe. So yes, a world with John Lennon in it is the world I want to live in or see from above.
                                In case you doubt me, checkout his most famous Solo:

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Remember,Remember.


Remember, Remember,
Someone is watching as you go on,
HE may not come to help you,
But he is ready to strike down.

Remember, Remember,
Love will save us all,
But it is hate that the world wants,
And to love in a world of hate is a fool's errand.

Remember, Remember,
All that you do is accounted for,
We will all leave settled,
Pray to God or the Devil,
You will pay your arrears.

Remember, Remember,
People forget, but hearts don't,
That nail driven today will not be forgotten,
That trust you betrayed will not be regained.

Remember, Remember,
I do not forget or forgive,
If you pinch me now,
I will prick you back later.
Call it not revenge but justice earned.

Remember, Remember,
You Only Live Once,
There is no slate to erase,
But stone written with your actions,
Be stupid and you will pay,
Be smart and you will play.

Remember, Remember,
That's all I ask,
Do not forget that which happened in the past,
The world is a cycle bound on repetition,
There is no revolution,
Learn or perish is the name of the game,
If they did it once, they will do it again.
Remember, Remember.


Monday, 3 February 2014

As I Stood There..


As I stood there with a smile on,
They came and greeted with a wicked look on.
Golden moment it was to be a friend,
Because happiness defines it all.

Smiles were all around and laughter filled the sky,
But in between these moments of escaping joy,
I see a mirror in their eyes,
Not of what I am, but that I can never be.

The warmth turns cold as I frown in despair,
That "Equal to All" brotherhood got afraid,
Because here stood someone unafraid,
And that which does not fear loneliness can see through it all.

Quickly they ran before It could be unmasked,
The frailty of their demeanor and the innocent lies,
A custom of centuries which is a must.
And all I did was stand there.

Soon alone I was, not that I was never that before,
The vessels had just parted,Lonely I always was.
For reasons I quite do not know,
Humanity puzzles me and everyday more so.

As I stood there in the pool of reflection,
A child comes to me ,dancing with a smile.
I lift him up high above to see a smile of Sun
Which could end this bout of doom,
But what I see makes me shudder,
It is me from ages ago, that child I once was,
Now lost forever.

He laughs and laughs and then vanishes about,
As I stood there with all my dreams around,

Life came back like a gust of wind,
Sprawling every corner my naked eye could see,
I stood there like a statue, observing.

I saw that, which others ignored,
I revealed that which others feared,
I was the toast of the town,
But never it's friend.

They stand like one and even among them I stand apart,
Oh, the sting of Pride for being the One among those Many.
I feel no despair anymore, just plain and simple pride,
I am different of them all. Smile.

But what is this feeling of chill inside this heart,
You are revered, isn't that enough?
Loneliness returns to this aching heart.
As much as I love being that which cannot be Many,
I must admit it is not easy being Me.

I trust none and love few,
I dream more and hope even less,
"Men are designed to destroy"
I say on repeat to remind this ache.
Which still hurts again and again.

How can I get that which I so need?
To be apart and yet loved?
To be true and also be told the truth?
To fight and be fought for?
To endure and be endured for?

It looks like a forever road.
It looks the search for Holy Grail.
Let me give up for there is nothing here,
But to stand and whither till no one cares.

As I stood there ready to accept this fate,
To be forgotten before I could be remembered,
Someone came and stood there too,
A fellow someone with pain who,
Had eyes which were a mirror to me,
Yes they showed what I was and so was she.
Pain thrived alongwith hope
And among the melancholy,
We smiled as if on dope.

As I stood there among the crowds of billions,
The depressed fool born to suffer and persevere,
Someone came by to take me away and always,
And never again did I stand alone....