Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Behind that elusive mask!


 With bright twinkling eyes
His impish grin fascinates 
Sweet manners ooze out

Charmer of people
Favorited by good and bad
Basks in his glory

Goes back home silent
Possessing elusive traits
Takes off happy mask

It's never easy or right to judge people by their appearances. A happy face might have a huge deal of misery masked cleverly. There are loads of people who believe in spreading only smiles and joy, keeping their problems and sorrow to themselves. Understanding these special ones is a Herculean task, succeeding which opens a gate to that undisclosed territory where trespassing is not allowed!

This Haiku is written for OSI. The prompt for this week is 'ELUSIVE'.


  1. Yes, I think we all wear masks and often not aware of it. To know real self is spirituality.

  2. :) absolutely true. that many do wear such masks. and that it is a herculean task to know who, among the people you are with, is actually like that!

    so true. and so beautifully written. thank you. :)

    1. and it is a herculean task to wear the mask too. if it is not for the sake of the loved ones and others, who wants to see someone who is not he, when he looks into a mirror. life! aah!

    2. True... that is why understanding these masked people is like invading a whole foreign territory.. it's like you know them and still you don't!

  3. Truer words could not be spoken. Many of us are wearing a mask of happiness hiding a sadness or emptiness underneath. Beautifully written!

    1. Thanks a lot pal... M glad you agree :)

    2. self realization is all that counts... this was indeed inspirational

  4. definitely. some hides in masks. others live in masks.

  5. Parinita, it took me almost five days to finally get your page open up..had been stuck with a slow computer for few days where the miracle didn't happen..

    I am so happy to read your take on Mask.. I published a book under the same title as that of my blog..there I had written something interesting on Mask.. I am giving the link of the posts on mask here.. would love you to give me feed back.

    And another one here: This is among my favourite poems.. ah, mask..

    Hope you will find read.

    A few new haiku posts too wait..RS:)

    1. Thank you sooo much Ramesh ji... For ur umpteenth attempt in readin my post!!! That means something to me! :)

      M totally off to ur pages... m sure m in for a poetic treat..
      Cheers! :)