Sunday, January 12, 2014

ಅನಂತವಾಗಿ

ಅಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೊ ಕಂಡೂ ಕಾಣದ ಗುರಿ. 
ನಡೆದೆ ನಡೆದೆ ನಡೆದೆ 
ಕಲ್ಲು ಮುಳ್ಳುಗಳ 
ಹಾದಿಯ ದಾಟಿ. 

ಒಂದೊಂದು ಗೆಲುವು, 
ಒಂದೊಂದು ಸೋಲು. 
ಸೋತರೂ, ಗೆದ್ದರೂ
ದಿಗಂತವ ಮುಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ. 
ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ನಡೆದೆ. 

ನಡೆದಷ್ಟು ಮುಗಿಯದ ಕೇರಿ. 
ನಿಲ್ಲಬೇಕೆಂಬ 
ಆಸೆ ಇಲ್ಲದ ನದಿಯಂತೆ ಓಡಿದೆ 
ಧಣಿವ ಜೊತೆಗೂ. 
ಥತ್! ಎಡವಿದೆ! 
ಏನಾಯಿತೆಂದು ಹಿಂದಿರುಗಿದರೆ, 
'ನಿಧಾನಿಸೆ ಹುಡುಗಿ'
ಎಂಬಂತೆ ಒಂದು ಕಲ್ಲು. 

ಕುಳಿತೆ
ಬಂದ ದಾರಿಯನ್ನೆ ದಿಟ್ಟಿಸುತ. 
ಸಾಗಿ ಬಂದಷ್ಟು ದೂರ 
ನೆನಪುಗಳ ಹೊತ್ತು ತಂದಿದ್ದೆ;
ನನ್ನ ಗೆಲುವು ಎಂಬಂತೆ, 
ಬಾಯರಿದ ಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಅಮೃತದಂತೆ! 

ನಡೆಯಲೆದ್ದು ನಿಂತೆ 
ಮತ್ತದೆ ಮುಗ್ಧ ಉತ್ಸಾಹದೊಂದಿಗೆ. 
ನಡೆದೆ, ನಡೆದೆ, ನಡೆದೆ.. 
ಸೋಲು ಗೆಲುವಿನ ಜೊತೆಗೆ 
ನಡೆಯುತಲೇ ಇರುವೆ 
ನಿಂತಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಲ್ಲದೆ
ಅನಂತವಾಗಿ.

3 comments:

  1. 'ದಣಿವ', 'ಬಾಯಾರಿದ'...

    what girl, long time no see? looks like you were on maternity leave from blogging. well, its really been ages since i too came online. was checking something and your blogname was there on the sidebar. flashed across my mind that i'd seen this somewhere and when i visited your page - viola! bought back all those good ole' memories...haha

    hope life is treating you well. happy new year n keep rocking & writing!

    cheers!
    -R

    by the way, can see that there has been terrific improvement in your writing+spelling skills!

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  2. hey there!
    yeah.. couldn't update.. may be i was too busy or i was too lazy.. haha..
    Happy new year to you too :)
    thank u so much for noticing my improvement and my mistake :)
    if 'm not wrong are u Rankusa?

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  3. no, u're not wrong. yes thats me! gosh its such an ego booster to know that ppl identify me just by looking at my style u know! now u r thinking of taking back your wishes, aren't u?? haha

    well, i lost my other email a/c a long long time ago. so had to create a new one.

    i think we exchanged a few mails when u were in 10+2, and nw u r in 10+2+2! man, time flies so fast. well, i still vaguely remember some of the points dat we both had put forth during our email world war. now it carves such a huge smile on my face! haha. hope u've no hard feelings abt it. pls shoot if u've got a copy of the correspondence that we exchanged (if u've nt yet deleted it out of anger). my id is: rankusa.2013@gmail.com. thx in advance.

    so, all well?

    tc,
    -R

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