My Habits 


I have none but what derived from others
I have none but innate and taken from nature
It changes as they change, it remains as
Other remain, in whirlpool of existence
It travels with me like the old ravines
From Indus to Amazon, from Nile to Kinhar
I do not complain, I do not remain in anger

Resident in me, million and one characters
My ego is asleep, they say, in appearance
I am your reflection of what you are and say
Found in mosaics and walls, in the old pacific
I have no habits, good or bad, just there
Tools of existence and communication
It changes as they change, in appearance

I am in rotation as the earth shifts its burdens
From one place to another, from days to nights
Remains in me, my old self, for conversations
I am in my simplicity like you and others
My friends, my fellow beings from
One corner to other, as I travel
I have grown too fond not to refuse
What is on offer and to learn?

I am asleep in my existence but awake
In this world with others, for drama and life
Of all those habits that make our composition
Of you and me, of them and us,
Words are my habits, words are my friends
I remain in love with saints and sinners
As I remain in my quest, to become human!

Kashkin

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11 thoughts on “ My Habits 

  1. And also what I wrote as in “comments” section on Aadil’s page.

    brilliant

    The attributes of sharing, Maths, Load shedding, the old idealism, Music, Internet and Sweets.

    I throughly enjoyed reading these and also your last line like a relay race passing the baton off to MZee and myself. As I thought, I was thinking of those habits in a poetic form. The first poem after going through a syndrome called ” absentia”.

    Sharing is always good, without this, there is no completion as a person. Be it personal experiences, knowledge or whatever one’s heart desires.

    I was actually pretty good in Maths. Infact, so good and so focussed I was that I forgot my Maths B paper in FSc. Arrived there at the college, a day later to my horror and surprise that the exam had already taken place. 🙂

    This idealism of yours have remained with me as well in its various forms and disguises.

    Music..now this is gonna sound really strange.I used to listen to the music completely different what my contempararies were listening to. From Pathanay Khan to Abba, from Pink Floyd to Leanord Cohen, from Lata to the classical opera, from Sehgal to Henryk Gorecki, and from Nusrat to Beethoven and from Vital signs to Spanish Carmen and the music of the gysies and from Ali Azmat Na re Nay to Enigma, Africian musicians, Peter Gabriel and all the rest.

    On Internet, the story is a similar to what you, Ayesha and others have presented. If someone would ask ASL, my response always used to be Angry Sri Lankan :)…..

    and Sweets…only gulab jamans, and Kit kat…only occasionally..Mostly prefer salty stuff…

  2. Resident in me, million and one characters

    !
    !

    I am in rotation as the earth shifts its burdens
    From one place to another, from days to nights
    Remains in me, my old self, for conversations
    I am in my simplicity like you and others

    You’ve got an adorable personality KB 🙂

  3. He treads a path
    chose by men of utmost honour.
    He stirs the pond
    of a nation’s slumbering conscience,
    creating waves that will reach
    to the shores of national salvation.
    The poet!
    The revolutionary!
    The universal!
    The Kashkin!

    Liked the description of your habits. ‘My Habits’ an impressive poem, quite universal in nature just like your personality. Your music list is awsom too especiall the Na re na part 🙂 .. I loved Ali Azmat’s social circus as well. Now he’s come with KlashinFolk. Do check it, so will I. And KitKat is lovely too though it finishes quickly 🙂

    Thanks for your comments on my post! 🙂

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