Human Mind - An Enigma

November 6, 2015

Human Mind - An Enigma

Incorporeal and impalpable - that little space
Neither its origin nor its base - can one trace
Yet it potently controls the human existence
No one can evade its formidable persistence

Thoughts erupt from this little space, like a soda fizz
Spurting all around; aimless and directionless
Moments pass in deciphering their true meaning
Sometimes even a life time

Big revolutions originated from this illusive space
So were the ends of civilizations
No one knows where it lies, or what it wants
Yet one obediently surrenders to its injunction

This enigma is neither bound by space nor by time
Can travel to eternity or back in time
Can reach places within the spur of a moment
Can touch the stars or recluse into a dent

Destruction and suffering it can devise
Revenge and hatred it can spice
Treacherous and barbaric plots it can hatch
Brutally and mercilessly it can dispatch

Bombs and missiles were invented by this doodah
So were the space ships, life jackets and the delicious falooda
It has a sweeter side too, that binds humanity together
The dawn, that we are the birds of same feather

Love blossoms owing to mind’s masterly art
Then why is all the credit taken by the heart?
Mind it is, which can instigate or shatter a relationship
All boundaries of passion it can outstrip

Mind is the artificer of every human task
It can display honesty or even put on a mask
It can accommodate the ghastly obsession
The whole human personality is in its possession

With consciousness and deliberation, this space can be tamed
For your behaviours and actions, mind is not to be blamed
It is you who is the life’s sole captain
Mind is just the helm that steers you to your station.


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By Annie Dimple Castelino
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Comment on this article

  • Vincent Dsa, Shankerpura/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 14 2015

    Very nice .Made me read repeatedly.Our brain has tremendous capacity,yet no one tries to understand its mystery.Thank you for penning down nicely.

  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 09 2015

    Yet another mind boggling masterpiece, Annie. In all, what we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.

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