Monday, July 26, 2010

Round of Music

This post declared winner at the Blogadda "Dream Job" contest , July 30,2010.

Submitted for the Blogadda "Dream Job" contest.






Good thing you asked.


Because
I will learn,
once again,
to Dream.


An interrupted Dream,
a crashed Job.
But my
Core Competence
is my Strong mind.

In a dark world.

Budding years,
playing with lots of little girls
singing lustily
in the rains,
keeping beat
to the raindrops
on the roof,
the earth aroma,
wondering about
the wild wind
with its besura howling.

But the colors
of the monsoon
eluded me;
like
I never knew
what my
parents
siblings,
friends,
or even enemies
looked like;
I was born blind.

I stand tall
today,
the star
of the Blind School,
and expert in Braille,
and a magician
with the violin,
which I teach
to those
that ask,
as I travel,
with my friend
the Cane, and my dog, Jyoti.

I am so glad you asked.

My Dream
is to be
a
Primary School
music teacher,
and
teach kids
to enjoy music
without
the mandatory
sound of swear words,
gun shots,
drumrolls,
tears,
shouting and
canned applause......

Those that so wish,
I will
teach
the violin;
like magic with
a cane of a
different type
as it
pats a taut wire here,
and strokes a mind there.

And so
I applied for a job,
forms, references, CD's,
and of course
my brilliant photo,
with the dead eyes.

They put me
in some Category,
and then,
between
sips of tea,
nods of "understanding",
fingers
running down a list,
denied me
the job
because
I was
considered
"100% disabled" ...

I am so glad you asked.

I just have
a Dumb, Blind question.

My Dreams
rest and grow
in my Mind's Eye,
and I lose myself
in the sounds of music
interspersed
with the innocents'
efforts to sing...

Will you let me do this Dream Job, gratis ?

13 comments:

  1. hello bhabiji. Had a doubt- hw do u avail ur goodie wen u win a contest? I mean al d items i saw were pricier dan d budget- thot u mite know isliye askd. Shorrie 4 takin up dis plac bt dint kno hw els 2 get in touch. N d poem too is really really nice- m positiv u wil do wel. Gud luck. Thnx :)

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  2. Wow, it's a beautiful poem.

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  3. Sadiya The instructions on what you can choose, and how, are nicely explained in the email that winners receive from Blogadda. Please follow those .

    Priya Thank you.

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  4. hi! nice poem.

    Only thing,

    denied me
    the job
    because
    I was
    considered
    "100% disabled" ...

    there is a reservation of seats in eductional institutes and organisaions - govt, semi govt, etc. So getting a job for a differently abled is no that big a issue that the social accpetance is, the support to grow up fine is.

    great post! all the best !

    Restless

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  5. A restless mind.... I know the reservation is there. Sometimes only on paper. And they often prefer other "levels" of disability in preference to this ....thanks for your very relevant comment...

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  6. Again, a great piece Suranga! Admire the fact that you speak for others mostly and what you write, from your experiences maybe, is amazing :)
    Good luck for the contest!M sure you'll win this one too :)

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  7. It is sad that it is the others who are unable to see the stellar qualities in this blind girl.

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  8. Got it! Was lost in a different track...thanx all the same....again, nice poem....shorriee...*hugs* :)

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  9. Congratulations, your post deserved to win.

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  10. Congratulations. Wonderful and well deserved.

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  11. Priya, Sucharita, Sadiya, Moumita, RS Thank you all very much !

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  12. Fabulous Poem. I really enjoyed it !
    congratulations on the win !

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