Sunday, February 3, 2013

The 7x7x7x7 Prompt

While my blog lay neglected yet again for various reasons, Corinne of Everyday Gyaan came up with this exciting prompt.

Grab the 7th book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Pinpoint the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a poem that begins with that sentence and limit its length to 7 lines.

The book on my first shelf from the left was The book of woman by Osho. The numbered page seven,seventh line said something about woman and the missionary position.Frankly ,not a single decent word came out of my mind so I began counting from the right and spotted   Seven 6s are 43 by Kiran Nagarkar . The seventh line on page seven says : 
......They are what they are and one is what one is.

Here is my composition, all of seven lines,keeping close to the thought behind the above..

They are what they are and one is what one is...                                                              

 Aiming to change precisely that,
is like asking for magic where there is none.
What is left of him is not him anymore,
a shadow mere of what you yearned for. 
Put away that mould that tells you to hold.....
To change is to control and to control not love,
 it's broken shackles that yield enduring bonds

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We may have unfair expectations from others to be more like us but we should understand that they should be appreciated for what they are.If  we do not like what we see , the change has to be from our side. It is not on others to make us happy, it is our own responsibility. Sooner we understand that, healthier our relationships will be.

Thank you Corinne for the prompt.


  1. Aah i so agree with this line "they should be appreciated for what they are" sadly we spend so much time changing others that we stop enjoying a relationship!

  2. Lovely. Changing others to suit our needs is such a waste of time.

  3. Sharmila - Truly loved this. It's our expectations of others that keeps us from relating to who they are at present.

  4. Well said! Love means loving people the way they are. When we want people to change, we are trying to control or manipulate them which is so detrimental for a relationship!



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