keeping your eyelids incorrigibly open,
That after a few minutes you felt besieged by loud yawns; transited
How was it ever possible when you firmly decided not to consume food
day; famishing yourself to unprecedented limits,
That after spending the morning hungry; your hand automatically crept
the refrigerator; wherein was stashed succulent fruit and ravishing
How was it ever possible when you pledged not to perspire the
as cool and unflinching as an enchanting angel,
That after trespassing for a while under the blazing sun; drops of
sweat trickled down profusely from your nape?
How was it ever possible when you were resolute about not going to the
bathroom for months; preserving all delectable food you had in your
That after sprinting for a little while on the ground; your bowels felt
they would erupt; and you meekly hid yourself behind the screen of the
How was it ever possible when you determined not to sneeze come what
incessantly inhale gallons of revitalizing breeze,
That the instant a fly buzzed pertinently around your nose; you
miserably; inundated the atmosphere with a deafening roar?
How was it ever possible when you thought that you would never smile;
at everybody you encountered in the day,
That after witnessing a man parading naked into a business meeting;
it to be his private bedroom; you thunderously broke into guffaws of
How was it ever possible when you were stubborn that you wouldn’t
avert yourself completely from the most minuscule of fantasy,
That after dozing off inadvertently in the afternoon; you immediately
to romanticize about the girl next door; umpteenth suspense stories
your mind from all quarters?
How was it ever possible when you had taken an oath that you would
bathe; no matter how much amount of heat infiltrated into your body,
That after remaining unwashed for a full week; and a peculiar stench of
tomato emanating from your visage; propelled you to dump all your
plunge audaciously into the river from the summit of the mountain?
How was it ever possible when you clenched your teeth and said that you
weren't going to open your eyes; even if it meant that you sacrificed
That as soon as you wanted to cross the bustling street; the screeching
of vehicles darting towards you at electric speeds; engendered you to
your lashes; keep them held stringently till all the commotion had
How was it ever possible when you whipped your mind infinite times;
it to be patient in all circumstances engulfing it; dictating it to
stoical as placid ice,
That the moment your spouse spilled milk on your immaculate shirt; you
as if bringing the entire roof down?
How was it ever possible when you swore on yourself that you would
lured by sanctimonious wealth; live life imprisoned in chains of rustic
That as soon as your feet struck a pot replete with gold; the glitter
coins; the boundless supply of wealth; made you almost blind and
even your own voice?
How was it ever possible when you had resolutely decided to act
philanthropically all your life; keep benevolently executing tasks to
That the second the earthquake rocked the entire city; you were the
to jump out of the window with your son; without even bothering to
your neighbors; with whom you had always made it a point to have
How was it ever possible when you had resolved not to scratch; even if
were attacked by a million monsters,
That the moment you were stung by an inconspicuous mosquito; your
metamorphosed to a perfect crimson; and you rubbed your skin brutally
How was it ever possible when you had commanded all bones in your body
silent; lie down in tranquil contentment even in the most tumultuous of
That you started to violently dance the minute you heard pulsating
fiery flamboyance of your youth pinning all your sagaciousness down?
How was it ever possible when you had decided to stay for marathon days
without liquid; even if the chords in your throat charred to a
That you greedily sucked water from the very next stream you
splashing it rampantly all across your parched lips and body?
How was it ever possible when you had intractably appealed to your
let your wounds flow; leave them open even if each droplet of blood was
exhausted from your body,
That you draped your flesh with spools of white bandage and pungent
antiseptic; as it simply got pricked by a needle; let alone the
blood leaking out?
How was it ever possible when you had pledged to hold your breath; and
continue the chapter of life,
That after stifling your breath only for 30 seconds; you felt loads of
escape noisily down your nostril?
And how was it ever possible when you had prepared yourself for every
calamity; trying to stand invincible against the most belligerent of
trying to emulate God,
That after simply walking on the scorching sands; and that too with
strapped tightly on; you fainted in a bedraggled heap with gasps of
and feeble sounds asking for water diffusing from your mouth?
Well the answer to the above was as simple as the uninhibited love of a
mother; the smile of a newly born child,
As all of this was possible only because you were just a Human; and for
all this was NATURAL.
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