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Poem 327: Hippie

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


people telling me careless

I'm carefree

careless meaning haven't learnt to care

but am free from care

thought learnt from family and society

before getting freedom practiced bondage

care to lead the life of harmony

care to lead the time of progress

care to lead the space of achievement

vague words not in dictionary

words can't bound me

a bound life full of care always a bondage

those who haven't learnt are criminals

but those who are free after learning are hippies

no bathing to keep the body heat intact

hardly lost

keeping long hairs to ensure growth of sensation

harnessing emotional feelings

drug addiction to frame hallucinating tales

dream stories amid harsh reality

wearing small dresses to open up in air

freedom in mind and body

problem of people

my body odor

clean body with water

no problem with long hairs, deadly narcotics or small dress

be clean to reach God but enjoyment is God

hardly wishes to do so

enthusiasm lost with latent heat

water killing the heat of life and times and space

heat leading to sensation

sensation leading to hallucination

hallucination leading to freedom

heat lost hippie lost

© 2022 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

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