April 16, 2010


In a small room
all dark, all dark.

In some centre
I sit

God asks me
What did you do?

I say-


bibhash k jha said...

well , its not god .. u were introspecting i suppose ..

Thousif Raza said...

well i donno what made you write this, but if its current... i hope you feel better.....

take care and keep writing..........

Quest said...

Doing nothing is the greatest sin... :)

ANWESA said...


Liked the undercurrent of innocence.

ABHISHEK SiM said...

was like something unexpected hitting me square on face.

not sure if it was intended or coincidence, but thank you.

Bikram said...

Hmm.. thats the story with majority of us mortal beings.. You will find millions sitting and answering the same NOTHING.. including me ..

Tulika said...

@ Bibhash:
Hmm.. But I did go by my faith.
Well, Welcome to Muse Memoir!

@ Thousif:
It comes from Teenage Diary. But it creeps in. And it's for the good.


@ Anwesa:
Wow! WOW!
How I wanted somebody to feel that innocence, I'm so thankful to you. You are a writer's delight. :)

@ Abhishek:
Intended. No. Not at all.
Well, I'll talk about this to you later.

@ Bikram:
Thanks for reading.

prajyot said...

What a painful feeling...

Divya said...

u expressed void in an excellent way! i jus loved it!

akanksha said...

Beautifully sad!
Whatever it is, i am sure you would get over it!

Take care

PRIYALA said...

No wonder it comes as one nasty blow...usually i find your posts full of light and encouragement, introspection...
This one was introspective too, and dark...with deeper meanings. For me it not only is about innocence...but also a impulse to justify and take a stand. We do that with God... justification... though we put it in a more humble form - 'prayer' that is.

anubhavb said...

Hmmm, depressing - did you really do nothing?

A smile, a bit of support, a bit of help, an offhand bit of good advice - the sum of these and other tiny droplets - I would like to believe they add up to something...

Doing nothing when something needs to be done is sinful, but in this case the judgment passed seems a bit too harsh... :)

Perhaps I'm interpreting the lines out of context...

Aayushi Mehta said...

I liked the whole conversation with God thing.

Poignant write.

Suresh Kumar said...

Hmm... well I thought U had exams... U shud have said revising :)

Jokes apart, sumtimes mind does go blank....

Chandrika S Saini said...

Deep emotions are expressed very well.

Tulika said...

@ Prajyot:
Yeah, true.

@ Divya:

@ Akansha:
Thanks for the concern. But I'm perfectly fine. :)

Tulika said...

@ Priyala:
Introspection: Yes
Dark : No
Prayer: Yes
Justification: No

@ Anubhav & Priyala:
Its just a word with God. And you would know how if you read the line What did you do? as a friend's concern for another and not a judgemental statement. You would see darkness disintegrating with something powerful.

And Priyala,I liked the word prayer. It lit me up. Great!

Yes Anubhav, I did nothing. But this is not the end. Doing nothing is mere process.

Tulika said...

@ Aayushi:
Thank you so much.

@ Suresh:
Oh I guess you missed a comment somewhere. My exams got over. :)

@ Chandrika:

Thanks :)

@ All:

Pleasure to be read by you all and got some real enlightening feedback! Thanks. :)

Destiny's child... said...

I liked that...small yet conveys a lot. Nothing....root cause of many thing, right?

Tulika said...

@ Destiny's child:

Well dunno. Nothing can be everything too I believe.