These Days

These Days

A Poem by Anand Sehgal

In this time of acute erosion ,
before leaving the shelter, the privacy,
the virtue called trust should be kept hidden inside the pillow cover.
It has been used , then eventually grossly misused
and thus needs ample rest.
Only self-belief and occasionally courage can be carried with,
as they need to undergo the seasoning
- sunshine, occasional rain and the fresh air .
Carry them inside the hidden pocket closer
to the sweating warm chest, or
the drenched vest .
Size the carry-on amount well ,
they must comfortably fit to the pocket.

© 2016 Anand Sehgal



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I love this message done as a personification of these various values & your somewhat playful approach of suggesting which value should be protected the most & which ones will be needed at the ready, on hand. Nice imagination in the way you present these ideas. I also agree that in today's world, TRUST is a tender little morsel needing protection. In my own life, I trust very sparingly these days (I'm 60 & I've had too many severe hurts along the way!)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

11 Months Ago

I am very pleased to receive your comments and loved your discussion :) Please be in touch :)



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It seems everyone out there wants a bit of your soul.
Through hook or by crook.
Sad that trust must be taken so seriously now.
Where did all the good people go.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

2 Months Ago

good people are mostly gone ! This is the era of manipulation.
and there seems only enough trust these days to fit into a very small pocket of ease---the unease fills a suitcase full of clothes with large pockets.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Anand Sehgal

3 Months Ago

It always carries a special touch, when the comment comes from a teacher like you Jacob. I keep lear.. read more
great thoughts. well written. trust so important & needs to be held close & protected.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

3 Months Ago

Thanks so very much my friend :) Yes, trust is rare virtue and must be protected from going extinct .. read more
Yes, after trust has been misused, one needs to carry self-belief and courage hidden in the pocket, close to one's heart. You have written a very perceptive poem. I like it very much.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Anand Sehgal

3 Months Ago

Review coming from you is always special :) glad that it could connect with you :)
I love this message done as a personification of these various values & your somewhat playful approach of suggesting which value should be protected the most & which ones will be needed at the ready, on hand. Nice imagination in the way you present these ideas. I also agree that in today's world, TRUST is a tender little morsel needing protection. In my own life, I trust very sparingly these days (I'm 60 & I've had too many severe hurts along the way!)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

11 Months Ago

I am very pleased to receive your comments and loved your discussion :) Please be in touch :)
Trust....it seems difficult to earn and to keep these days. We do have to play our cards close to the vest, no doubt. Lydi*

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

11 Months Ago

Thanks so very much :) the world around is harsh, tough. We must learn to weather ourselves from it... read more
I suppose it is best to not harbour which you feel must be kept secret. Especially if it comes with a sense of guilt or coveting. Then there is no reveal that is not a pleasant surprise:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Anand Sehgal

11 Months Ago

Witty remark from you :) How have you been Pryde?
What you have written is sad but true. Trust is becoming as rare commodity these days.
Wonderfully expressed.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

11 Months Ago

Thanks so much for the Kind words and the feedback :)
Lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Anand Sehgal

1 Year Ago

thanks so much for the kind words :)

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Anand Sehgal
Anand Sehgal

Kolkata, India



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