Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why so serious????

Picking lines from my momentary idol the Joker- Wanna know how I got these scars? My father was....a drinker. And a fiend. And one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. Turns to me and he says "Why so serious?" Comes at me with the knife,"Why so serious?" He sticks the blade in my mouth. "Let’s put a smile on that face!" And..... Why so serious?

Why so serious?

You hate me because I finally took a call
And asked you to get out
What about the times I let you in
Thirty one times in three years
I never forgot the smirk on your face
Nor the proud sense of achievement
Saw myself replaced by mules and blokes
I still laughed then, why cant you now?

Why don’t you laugh?
Why so serious?

I let you close I let you near
Even with my family you could play
All my joys and all my fears
Shared each bit and lived each moment-each day
All done, all accepted, all welcomed with open arms
Now when for something I said enough is enough
You packed your bags and began to leave
You were the one who always would try to make up

Try laughing this time….
Why so serious?

I healed your past, took you to the present
Let you be a kid who never grew up
If in return I wished for some love
Why my past became an issue?
Why did my love become lust?
I gave you dreams of never-ending togetherness
But you could joke of blowing up my fortune
I didn’t find it funny but you called it a joke

Well I cracked one now….
Why so serious?

You found me and I found you
Bingos everywhere, love everywhere
Exploring each other, everything the first time
Until when your dreams stumbled upon
I still remember moulding mine to suit yours
When out of the blue you took me out
For no reason to fly away but sadly to be alone
All by yourself, all alone; I don’t get it, No I don’t

We both could have just laughed
Why so serious?

I danced with you the entire night
Compared you with the Moon the next day
You asked me out and I obliged
Life suddenly looked bright not grey
When one fine day you called me a stranger
And asked me to take some time away
You never came back nor allowed the time to
I tried and tried till I failed

You can maybe laugh on yourself at least….
Why so serious?

For you love was a running train
One you saw and felt like catching straight away
Lunch on board and a little dance
Maybe a movie followed by a night stay
You caught the train and experienced love
When your true self emerged and hungered for more
Not finding your ways you left abrupt
Blaming the menu, finding it not your types

Who had the last laugh then- Definitely not you….
Why so serious????

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain….

61 comments:

Unknown said...

dude .... dude .... DUDE!!!!!
brillllliiiiiiiiiiYANT!
just brilliant

u might relate to this

http://sidacys.blogspot.com/2008/07/this-is-mewhy-did-you-not-love-me.html

aria said...

this made me serious.
There is so much here to relate.. the zoom lens perspective.. I'd call it .. the enlargements of small moments are exquisite in their subtlety.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it is inspired by something that really happened in your life but its good you're out of it! :)

Solitaire said...

Gawd! This sends chills down my spine.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

"Admiration is a short lived passion that decays immediately upon growing familiar with its object."

I like the last line "You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain…"

Precisely......in today's highly stressful world, its takes a lot to keep calm and stay detached despite all the provocations professionally & personally!
God save Humanity.

Good post Chirag! Intense lines!

Jayashree and Just Jay said...

This time full of emotions ah!!! Must admit, Good Imagination with expressive word. There are many questions which couldnt be answered yaar at times not only by you but even every bit of people who were in love before and got seperated due to unfortunate/fortunate circumstances.

Like, Why so serious? Why dont you laugh? why my past became an issue? Why did my love become lust?

There is one funda adopted by recent generation is love can always happen 2nd time as well.. Yes true... but i advice never stop loving that person who thought what is love to you.. it might be atleast for a day. But that one day your love made you so special, which should never be forgotten.

Good writing.. Keep it up...

Cheers
J

Chaggoholic.... said...

@descryin the shadows- Thnx man.My pleasure.Hope to kp the flow on for mah frnds whom i cant let down....

@Aria dear i need to see a new one on urs.Bn quite long now.Thnk u so much for ur effervescent appreciation of my work.Mmuaahh....

Queenie yup it is my past put a bit oddish vividly on paper.M glad u liked it....

Chaggoholic.... said...

Solitaire dear thanx so much for candid comments.Kp comin....

Rakesh well the last line is a dialogue dear from my frnd the Joker.Mah frnd You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little...push. thnks for comin and kp comin....

Inspiration dear i don forget my love.Never!!All i want 2forget is the hurt and the brunt which is slowly escapin from my brim.Remember d vessel thats me....

Jayashree and Just Jay said...

Good Yaar.. Am proud of You.. First love is always special. I wish you lots of more love in life..

Cheers,
J

Unknown said...

heh he .. so what if i rhyme better ... how does that matter thats just the decoration right ???
its the thought that went behind it for me tht counts you knw .. not hw well one has expressed it .. just the thought ... If ppl concentrated more on the thought , i bet they would change the way they see the world ...

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

Hey great poem..and what ur spkin abt so often happens.. and I'm a huge fan of the joker too and you've adapted his dialogue brilliantly.

DMulan said...

that was something!! quite unlike the previous posts of yours that ive read.. loved it... and whatever you tried to convey is also very clear.. apt use of words that blend in perfectly... great work!

Cess said...

really cool one, it gave me goosebumps ;)
tc

C.

man in painting said...

just loved it..
All those words were like melted metal drops...it hurt..but make tattoos deep inside my consciousness..There was intense pain ..a type of pain after a severe blow..But I liked it..type of pain you start loving...when you are in a boxing ring. your opponent taking the role of your trusted companion..
just loved it..
keep posting
wishes..

Jahnabi Roy said...

i wish i cud say somen other than "wow!" but its just one of those moments where there is just so much to say but then there are no words that are good enuf...
ps: blogrolled u.

Unknown said...

whoooaaaa

thatt was brilliant..
reallyy..
it actually made me realise so many things.. all the small things in life.. thats what matters the most.. and thts what ends up hurting u the most as well..

" I healed your past, took you to the present, If in return I wished for some love.
Exploring each other, everything the first time
Until when your dreams stumbled upon
I still remember moulding mine to suit yours
When out of the blue you took me out
For no reason to fly away but sadly to be alone"

simplyy superbbb..

the lines frm the dark knight is simply superbb..

and thanks for stoppin by on my blog earlier..
blog rolling u..
take care.. have a nice weekend..

rantravereflect/ jane said...

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...
BRILLIANT.. SOOO ABSOFUCKUTINLGY goooooooooood...
loved the last set the best...
for i think, everyone one us treats love like a thrilling ride on the train at some stage in our lives, n the blame all of it on the damn menu or the way things are- the very menu n things which we apparently 'fell in love with' in the first place...

"I healed your past, took you to the present
Let you be a kid who never grew up
If in return I wished for some love
Why my past became an issue?
Why did my love become lust?"

whoaaaa! truly amazing..

head over heels in love with them

Meow said...

A post with intense thoughts & feelings, definitely.. I would want to add something though.. When things don't work out well between two people, the responsibility should gracefully be shared by both of them equally.. It's not that one is right & the other wrong but that the two of them fail to together agree on what's right & wrong.. Who has the last laugh doesn't really matter then cos it's unfortunate that it ended.. We must still respect & love & cherish those moments which we shared that overflowed with love & the person we shared them with... God Bless

Chaggoholic.... said...

Descryin the shadow- So ture mah frnd ppl change their perspective and everythin changes. Thnx kp comin....

Thanks Akshaya i love the joker and this piece just fitted so well with how i felt....

Thanks Divya kp comin....

Cess sorry about the goosebumps.Kp droppin by....

Chaggoholic.... said...

Man in d paintin- Thnx for the comment.i hold yours real dear to myslf.Kp comin man....

Thanks Jahnabi for the sweet comment and the blogrollin.I m honoured.Plz do drop in again.I m done postin every 6-7 days.Wud luv to c ya around....

Ani dear thank u so much for the praise.Also for the blogrollin.So sweet of u.Kp comin for more....

Jane thnx for hoppin by.No meals on the train for u though;) Kp comin dear....

Nebula said...

Terrific!
keep writing, will see ya around :)

Salty said...

lovely:)
Wishing you loads of happiness as u move on in life.

PI said...

superb. brings out the emotions connected with a break up brilliantly!

mixdbrew said...

hmm...nice texture of words :) i would advice you though to get rid of all the hurt and pain though. it only makes you more bitter and corrodes you on the inside.

so, let go and free yourself :)

Shravan Vijayaprasad said...

The Joker part is just awesome!! I loved the movie as much as I liked this post!!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

amazingggggggggggggg.

take care

Lahari Chatterji said...

Very well written.

Lakshmi said...

such serious thoughts written so beautifully..poignant and evocative

Anindita said...

The pain always leaves its scars and the darkness engulfs...

A lot of pain and the even harder decision to let go.. The perspective becomes blank and the zephyrs cease to blow.. Life moves on. We need to learn to move with it.

Take care. :)

Chaggoholic.... said...

Nebula thnx for d lovely comment.I will surely c u around....

Salty dear thnx for d wishes and the d comments.

Thnx Pseudo for d sweet praise.Kp droppin by....

Mixdbrew m already over all this but its jus that in a metal container filled wid liquid of pain, even wen the liquid is drained out there's some rust somewhere remindin u of it. Kp comin thnx....

Chaggoholic.... said...

Hi Shrav thnx for the comments.Kp comin bro....

Thnx Preetilata, kp comin dear....

Lahari i still cant beat d versatility u hv wid poems and storywritin....

Lakshmi thnx a lot.Plz kp droppin by....

Chaggoholic.... said...

Meow my doll, true very true wat u said and i totally agree but sometimes we do give in to our egoistical craving to see only the one side we want to and thats bcoz of the madness u kp nurturin inside. Like the joker says-You see Madness mah frnd is like gravity.All u need is a little push....

Anonymous said...

well.... how to begin.. i'm not
into blogging, just happened to drop here..
what u created here is no less than my inner self...
yes the time frames were different for me.. it was 5 times in 1 year.. but i guess damage once done is DONE!

'I healed your past, took you to the present
Let you be a kid who never grew up
If in return I wished for some love
Why my past became an issue?'

i can pen down more of such lines..
life is beautiful with someone until that someone... yes he never came back nor did he allowed the time to...

amazing piece.. !!
loved it :)

- Simran

~vagabond~ said...

Nicely written!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Stranger in the mirror! said...

wow!WOW!WOWWWW!!
awesome:) how uv taken off from what inspired u in the Dark Knight and weaved ur own original tale!loved it,!!!

Chaggoholic.... said...

Anindita thnx dear fro teh wonderful comments.Plz kp droppin by....

Anonymous(Simran)I am so glad u cud relate it as ur own.Wish to hear more from u.Loved ur comment.Thnk u so much for comin.Lets chat sometime.M on rockchag@gmail.com....

Thnks Vagabond for droppin by and for d cute comment.Kp comin....

Dewdropz thnx dear for passin by.Kp comin....

Unknown said...

sirji...aap aur kavi...
yeh kab huwa??
would like to see u write some thing other than poems...
just a req...
as I am dumb n cannot understand these BIG words ;P

Shilpa said...

this is scary

this is also a reminder to be thankful of the wonderful life and partner i am blessed with.
touch wood.

Anonymous said...

nice blog.....love the color....and thanks for visitng....!!!

Peace.

FreeSpirit said...

Hi,
Nice reading your blog!!You sure do touch the strings . and thanks for visiting my blog. Hoe did you get there?
Shakuntala

Sheetal Sukhija said...

Sometimes people are just left speechless and then what takes over is the thin thread of understanding that binds unseen, unheard people...
However, here the cynical me takes over - is it possible to have such a near perfect person? Well and also, no offence but it'd be great if we had the other side of the story...if there is any. But remember not to take my comments too seriously coz the drifting continues...

PS Did that make sense at all?

Gauri said...

WOW !!! Brilliant piece..deeply poignant...reading it has left me quite speechless. All I can mouth is a WOW !!

Cinderella said...

Amazing !!! Just amazing !!!!

And Joker is kinda my idol of the moment too !!!!

YOu conjred it flawlessly !

Chaggoholic.... said...

Roopa Ji thnk u hai for ur appreciation. Bhai aapke liye bhi likhenge jald hi. Plz keep comin....

Shilpa Thnx for comin and gud2know u r happy and glad wid urs....

Aqua Gurl thnx for comin dear and plz kp droppin by....

Free spirirt well i jus stumbled upon urs.Thnx for ur lovely comments.Kp comin....

Chaggoholic.... said...

Sheetal i m glad a thread of connection cud bind ur thoughts wid mine momentarily.I do beleieve the perfect understanding exists.person can be imperfect but then all of us are arent we????

Gauri thnx da for the wonderful comment....

Thnks Cindy u know wat a comment that kinds from u really makes my day....

shipra said...

know wat.. i have just been back from the december of 2005 while reading these blogs... though quite a role-reversal here... but nevertheless, painfully emoted and beautifully crafted. love yu!

Neers said...

awesome!


p.c: cool, spoke to casper on this... speak with him, he'll fill you in... once we have enough votes... will talk about hows n whys!

ReVelatIon nd TrutH said...

Amazin writin!!! Keep 'em comin Chirag...nd thnx for ur comments on my blog...:-)

Unknown said...

oW!
can relate my life to it!!!

Gunjan Aylawadi said...

damn y did i miss d movie :(

Chaggoholic.... said...

Shipra dear there's no role reversal here just that i m a lot less sarcy in my portrayals;)Lol thnx for comin tc....

Neers yup Pubs filled me in on the concept.U still kp comin to leave ur comments.Thnx....

Thnx Ranju for ur comments and hey kp comin da....

@Springs and Winter thnx dear for ur comment.Glad u cud relate urslf here.Kp comin....

Gunj What d hell? U didnt see the movie.Go watch it da. Thnx for comin and kp comin....

The Happy-hungry Wanderer said...

Phew! reading d Comment posts ws as interesting as reading d post itself! (I really did go thru all d 51) :-)

Whoever created d 2words.. "Move On" Accolades to dem..

You got it perfectly ryt.. coz wat ppl relate to d most r emotions at d end of d dusk.. Brilliant one..

Well.. aft readin so many ppl say, "Oh-It-sounds-lyk-my-story", i ve a question.. Y do v keep dividing ourselves as different wen v r all almost d same? :-)

Happy writing!

Usha said...

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain

- so so true, I say.

beautiful post.

Heart'n'Soul said...

Did ya write this one?
AWESOME

i indeed was missing some action... sowwy been busy with work

But m glad i came by... loved the last line :)

Art Earth Ink Soul said...

A dancer AND a writer .. cool ..

Chaggoholic.... said...

Sanjana well sometime humble emotions give u a bigger perspective on ur own life. We all are humans at the end of the day so i guess its almost like a common destiny. Loved ur comment. Hopin u turn up more often....

Usha thnx da for the comments.Plz kp comin....

Munnabehen not done haan.Told u three times and then u came. next time no invites.Straight gatecrashin....

Nazu thanks for comin dear.Well ur about me talks of bigger multitaskin levels. Hope to c u around....

HP said...

oh man ... this is awesome...i'm speechless..!

Unknown said...

loved every smallest bit of it...
huge hug for pennin this 1..
lots of love

WarmSunshine said...

Wonderful... with a serious tone to it.
I liked the flow. A nice idea to write about. Is it something that happened with you for real? Cz i sure hope it didn't!

Chaggoholic.... said...

HP my frnd thank you for the appreciation. Kp comin....

Taru doll u r always so sweet and kind with ur comments. Thnx....

Mehreen thanx for comin.Well this sure did happen wid me and is not fiction. But in every sense a passed away phase that doesnt anymore hurt me....

whoami said...

Quite intense & interesting. Trying to stitch the pieces together ;)