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ROLLING STONE

05 Jul
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Rolling Stone
In response to a prompt on project 365, we post daily on how it would be to be a rolling stone with no fixed address
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All my life, I’ve carried a tag,
whrever I’ve gone
You are a Bong, a Delhiite,
a Calcatian, Kolkatan
An honorary Punjabi, a Mumbaikar,
and so on and on
People need to place me ,
wherever they can
Fix a label on me ,
fit me in a spot
Draw some foregone conclusions
Whether they fit or not
Oh! A Hindu, Brahmin?
This is what he’s like
Ah! A Bong? A Marxist,
About to call a strike?

What if I were rootless,
Without a fixed abode
A man without a label,
Without a special God
Not limited by boundaries
Citizen of the World
A rolling stone, a wanderer
Cast out of the herd
Then no one could tag me
And tell me what I am
I could be who I choose to be,
Whoever I am, I AM
I could be a nomad,
I could be a tramp,
I could be a Gypsy,
I wont bear your stamp!
Oh! The joyous Freedom
Not to have a Home
Not weighed down by History
The world for you to roam
Wont carry no baggage
Born anew each day
The Rolling stones a comin’
Move outta my Way!

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15 responses to “ROLLING STONE

  1. beloome

    July 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Some people find it comforting when they can place everyone they meet in one or the other box, one or the other category. It makes things easier for them, simpler to assume and label. Wonder if they ever ask – is it really necessary? Why is it needed at all? Why can’t just people be?
    Nicely penned!

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    • wiseguy from the east

      July 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you. :). We are guilty of this too. We alott generic charecteristics to people not only on racial or linguistic grounds but also on socioeconomic grounds
      Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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  2. vishalbheeroo

    July 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Hey absolutely love this one..a free wandering soul and how I wish I wasn’t labelled or restricted..a true nomad in the heart:)

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    • wiseguy from the east

      July 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you Vishal. In reality lived in 3 metros of India only & you can make out I’m a Bong @ 7 paces
      Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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  3. Rekha

    July 7, 2014 at 12:49 am

    “Not limited by boundaries”

    I guess everyone wishes to be like that. But then almost everyone judges everyone else and thus mostly no one gets a life like that. Loved your take on the prompt.

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    • wiseguy from the east

      July 8, 2014 at 3:22 am

      the sentiments are true but the expression is embarrassingly juvenile. my first attempt at poetry thats not funny came a cropper. will stick to limericks, humour and prose in future

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    • wiseguy from the east

      July 8, 2014 at 3:23 am

      the sentiments are true but the expression is embarrassingly juvenile. my first attempt at poetry thats not funny came a cropper. will stick to limericks, humour and prose in future

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  4. wiseguy from the east

    July 8, 2014 at 3:31 am

    the sentiments are true but the expression is embarrassingly juvenile. my first attempt at poetry thats not funny came a cropper. will stick to limericks, humour and prose in future

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  5. A K Chanda

    July 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Even with tagging one can be rolling stone.

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    • wiseguy from the east

      July 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      yes, but tagging a rolling stone is difficult

      On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow wrote:

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  6. niftyjacob

    July 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

    WordPress recommended this blog and the title caught my attention. Enjoyed the pithy lines.Sometimes being confirmed by ethnic tags can make you feel out of place in a foreign land.

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  7. wiseguy from the east

    July 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    liked that niftyjacob 🙂 following you now

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