Monday, September 8, 2008

Smoked Brain !

To thaw my brain
I soaked it in spirit
and lighted a cigar.
I lost everything
because of that fire.
Now I have to live
selling smoked brain.
Never play with fire
near inflammables.

61 comments:

Mampi said...

I think your smoked brain will be very yum,
this is the morbid me speaking.
Long awaited poem.
And what was the confusion?

descrying the shadows said...

I dunno if i interpreted it right but i guess the point was about taking a risk for something better risk did not work and u are left in a position far worse than you were in wen u started out ..
am i right ..?
btw brilliant stuff... to convey so much in so little ... thts art ..

deepsat said...

excellent word mix! indeed, one step to unfreeze a thought is enough to make it a habit! and the result is nothing to gain!!

;-))

aria said...

"Never play with fire
near inflammables."

thats so true but then the urge is always the contrary.. to play near the fire and then end up smoked.. out of that I'd see you fashion a legacy of joy in your words and sketches..

d gypsy! said...

I agree with aria...

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wow! Your smoked brain has been tripping eh? Good post and a very good summary indeed of how fire and the inflammable need to be miles apart! Keep the good work going

RiverSoul said...

So meaningfull.
So much of data in so few words....
Sorry, but c-programming is getting to me.
Anyways, its good. A nice little notapoem.

And ps
My Blog still exists you know. . .. . . Why no visits? Don't like my works? If not, then plz say so.
:)

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@mampi...
Confusion was about blogging itself..
i am planning a post on that..
happy you liked the word arrange ment

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@descrying the shadows..
I liked your interpretation..
it can be read in that way too.
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@satish..
i liked the way you read it..
loved it.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@aria
lol
but i never smoke nor drink..
happy you liked it..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@gypsy
nice name..
liked the change..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@rakesh
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@river soul
How can I miss you..
check your blog
smile..

starry nights said...

Love your play with words.awesome.

Rajesh said...

dude...!!!! thot u were so creative at drawings but u are too good at writings too...

A SMOKED BRAIN can produce such write-ups....u r amazing!!! keep it going :)

P.S:Blog updated

What's In A Name ? said...

inflammable brain ?? some concept that!

Me Mini Mini Mouse said...

so much expressed in hardly any words... man u r damn creative... AWESOME!!!

especially loved this line - Never play with fire near inflammables... i don know if i really undrstood it rite but the irony of it all made me laugh like anything

Rakesh said...

nice thought and very well put down

Keshi said...

i like smoked salmon...so I wish u were a salmon right now lol!


Keshi.

Solitaire said...

Its so simple yet so deep.

Me like it!

Roopa said...

I think soaking was the issue, my friend. If you hadn't soaked it, you wouldn't have burned it ;). But then, smoked brains can be tasty too I presume :D

Enjoyed it - a bit of your smoked brain, that is :D.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@starry nights
Thank you
@Rajesh
Thank you..
@whats in a name..
It is highly inflammable..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@mini mouse..
liked your new name..
happy it made you laugh..
but never try it..
lol

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@rakesh..
Thank you
@keshi..
:)
Thank you..
@@solitaire..
thanx

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@roopa
"spirit"...
:)
thank you...

The Solitary Writer. said...

its really good mip.. i really liked it

Chaggoholic.... said...

A teetotaler still dabbling wid spirit in his brain, playin wid a cigar and endin up as a shopkeeper though of an unique shop thats ells smoked brain.Nice very nice mah frnd. I shall come agin for more of ur wonderful stuff....

Matangi Mawley said...

:).. very well written!

ani said...

niceee..

so is it like u have to risk to know the unknown or be happy the way u are???

Trinaa said...

u r a wordsmith!! *bowing*

Shruti said...

Whoa!!
I'll come back again to understand it better...right now, Math is reigning me..

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

The smoked brain
has me all coaxed
never to bring anything near fire
after its been soaked

ur smoked brain is amazing with words :D

Ayushi said...

very introspective...this again can be related to a lot of things.
I do it in this way-
To relieve urself,u may create an illusion around yourself,and while it was there to cloud your mind:you gave way to every desire...nd now u have to work with the destruction caused to yourself.
never let urself 'go' when in an illusion(under the action of spirits)

:)

I also like the words which u used, they gave an overall nice effect.

AshenGlow said...

@ '...Now I have to live
selling smoked brain...'

Ha!.. quite explains my situation nowadays... The most painful exercise being having to explain to yourself why and how everything happened... I guess its better not to introspect after all.. Just read the caution and shut up.

Great read buddy... Very.

Sashu... said...

VERY VERY VERY CLEVER!! lovely write!!

debasish.. said...

fiery !

tunafish said...

You know after reading all this deep interpretations, it may sound silly but all I can think of right now is I want to ask X to take me out for dinner, menu- yes, you guessed right- smoked chicken kebabs! I just think this poem is quite humourous...

speaking of inflammable - Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

tunafish said...

as an afterthought... check out some lines of my favourite poetry...

Lena said...

you have your way with words, the way you mix them up is awesome :)

Rajesh said...

MIP....I wud lik u 2 read ma latest write-up...w8ing 4 ur comments on that....very eagerly :)

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

Refreshing read. No worries, if the spirit dint work out, somehing else will. Just wait for the brain to rejuvinate first.

Swayam said...

"I soaked it in spirit
and lighted a cigar"
tendencies i'd want to indulge in once in a while...

Salil said...

Sorry MIP.
My intelligence (whatever little I have in 'single' digit IQ score) doesn't help me appreciate this.
Isn't is common sense not to play with fire near inflammables? :-)
Keep writing buddy.
Cheers,
Salil

Anu said...

Smoked brain.. the image that conjures up is intriguing and oddly scary..nice one MIP

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

ouch!>> yeah thats what i can say after reading it...

very true.. and very well written :-)

Priya said...

:) Hurrah! Long awaited piece of writing...the poem is like a winding road...enjoyed walking through it ...

manorath said...

a funny way of expressing the tested n proven truth.. am here after a long time and got the same experience which i used to identify ur blog with.. howz u buddy? am sorry dat i din do the tag.. i was damn busy with my shifting n my classes, n wasnt wired for a while..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@solitary..
thank you
@chaggoholic
thank you..
@matangi
after long time...:)
thank you..
@ani...
interesting question..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@trina
Thank you
@shruthi
best wishes for exams..
@fantasies of a life time
Thanks a lot..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@ayushi
That was a nice evaluation..
liked the way you read it..
wasn't much reflective..
still me too connect to it in some or other ways..
@ashenglow
true..
Feel is also equally important..
:)
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@sashu
thank you
@debu
thank you
@tuna
Can tuna think of anything else?
lol
Thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@lena
Thank you
@rajesh
Definitely

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@akshaya kamalnath
Thank you
@svayam
never smoke
never drink
smile

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@salil
lol
common sense is not so....
@anu
thank you..
it is little scary ..
@raaji
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@priya
Thank you..
@manorath
happy you are back mano..

Sajiganesh said...

I suppose so many other things in life can be used instead of spirit,
cigar, fire and smoked brain to reach the same ending. Brilliant imagination and beautiful mixing of words. I loved it.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@sajiganesh..
Major saab!
thanks a lot.
happy you liked it...
MIP

paritosh said...

so we have a resident "hannibal" here selling smoked brains? :D
On a serious note, all i can say is moderation is the key to success when it comes to playing with fire near inflammable objects. That sudden thrill of being so near and yet so far is all that we are looking for.... excess of "fire" will ruin everything

Devika said...

Your 'smoked brain' is still illuminating & not a bad item to sell at all :-)
Good one, MIP!

Mudit said...

i got it..every word f it..spirit n smoked up brain..

'Now I have to live
selling smoked brain' - very true

'but i never smoke nor drink..' - i cant believe it..ur lying

i have one on d similar lines..Rebirth of a muggle..check it out if u have time..