Does that make sense?

26 Sep

If we sieve and separate
Nurture’s role
Dessicate the DNA
From the whole

If we distill away
All we learnt from school
And bleach our religions
And their rules

If we winnow the words
From the books we read
And the rsidue they left
Inside our heads

If we boiled the ideas
Handed down by our peers
And evaporated our emotions
Accumulated through the years.

What would we be
In our pure essence?
We’d be like each other!!
Does that make any sense?


Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Poetry, Reflections, spirituality


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20 responses to “Does that make sense?

  1. Kairali Railbhavan

    November 24, 2011 at 8:26

    getting at the essence of being…. your poem is so powerful and thought provoking, nadiraji!

  2. becca givens

    October 4, 2011 at 8:26

    Nadira – you have such a way with words that convey messages simple to understand with a powerful message underneath, in the middle and woven on top for all to appreciate. Thank you for your gift of sharing! Stunning ~~

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      October 5, 2011 at 8:26

      Thank you most warmly Becca. You were one of the first to read and comment on my blog , when I started on WordPress. Keep in touch:-)

  3. jazzminey

    October 4, 2011 at 8:26

    It does make perfect sense. and very hard to do. but well worth the effort. finding our true essence is pure love and delight. Sometimes I think I may actually glimpse it, fleeting as it may be. Thank you Nadira. Janice

  4. Pat Cegan

    October 4, 2011 at 8:26

    I had a friend who was an art teacher. He said that his job was to undo all the nonsense that his students had been taught so they were free to create their purity, untainted by another’s “shoulds.” This poem is simply wonderful. At our essence we are One….a phrase that has become overused without understanding what it really means. You capture its message with stunning simplicity and breath taking beauty. Thank you! hugs, pat

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      October 5, 2011 at 8:26

      Thank you Pat. Sometimes I wonder and sometimes I’m sure that the blog pages that I land up on while just surfing through are meant to be. coming across yours. It’s kind of wonderful , isn’t it that separated by physical distances we still can gauge and relate to another’s expressions?

      • Pat Cegan

        October 5, 2011 at 8:26

        I no longer believe that anything is a coincidence. Each person and each circumstance that comes into our lives is here to help us grow and also to receive from us. I am also seeing a very interesting web of light that is forming across the world of feminine energy that is creating a healing grid. The Internet has become a wonderful Source for this connection. Each of us who write inspirational messages are contributing to this Web of Light. Sometimes we are lucky enough to meet other points of light, you and I for instance. It is lovely to share directly with each other. Keep writing. Keep loving. That is what it is all about…learning to give and receive unconditional love. hugs, pat

  5. brokenpenwriter

    October 1, 2011 at 8:26

    Once again you floored me with your clear, earth-mother wisdom. Of course it makes sense. Thank you, Nadira!

  6. B. M. Joseph (@bjmunayath)

    September 29, 2011 at 8:26

    Memories of a bygone era came rushing after reading your blog. Stumbled upon your blog accidentally. A treat for the senses – B. M. Joseph (

  7. P C JAIN

    September 29, 2011 at 8:26

    so beautifully expressed

  8. kgangadharan

    September 26, 2011 at 8:26

    love “winnowing the words”!. you ask such hard questions, so softly too! i hope it won’t be just the empty vessel which is left.

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      September 29, 2011 at 8:26

      No, I don’t think what is left is empty. It just leaves a lot of space cosmic love/grace to come rushing in….that’s what I feel:-)

  9. Broken Sparkles

    September 26, 2011 at 8:26

    It does make perfect sense! Through your words everything does! Bravo! A gem!

  10. davidtenn

    September 26, 2011 at 8:26

    Yes, that makes sense! Well done Nadira.


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