The Lone Warrior


“Battered and bruised I stand today, waiting for my last breath.
I am left with nothing more, but there was a time when I had joys galore.
My each nerve was bursting with energy as there was a new life on each of my branches.”

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I was sent on this earth in the form of a seed and slowly I started forming a shape. The first time I opened my eyes and saw the vastness of this earth I was awestruck. I had fallen in love with this world that I was surrounded with. I saw the other people who were around me and claimed me to my well wishers. They gave me a warm welcome and made me feel at home immediately.

I loved each and every moment of my growing up years as I experienced something new each day. The first time I saw a fruit dangling from my branch I was ecstatic. It suddenly made me feel all grown up. Mornings were blissful with birds chirping firmly perched on my shoulders and nights peaceful as cool breeze ruffled my hair playfully throughout. It was so wonderful to have such beautiful birds for company. They came from faraway lands and made me their abode. They gave birth to new lives and I felt as if I was reborn.

I gave shade to tired passersby and was home for so many birds. Children felt safe under me as they played for hours together. My fruits had filled so many hungry stomachs and tantalized many taste buds as well. But as they say nothing is forever. My heaven was also short lived . I remember the day when I was young and had faced a storm for the first time. I was very scared and was trying to look for some savior. That is the day when I realized that from the moment I have stepped on this earth I was all by myself. As I grew I became stronger and stronger each day gathering strength to face all the storms that come my way. This moment was my coming of age.

Today as I stand tall on the edge of this hill, I feel like a warrior. I fought so many battles my entire life for my near and dear ones.  But during this entire time I forgot one important fact. I was alone here.  I had come alone, am still alone and will go alone from here. In this journey I met some wonderful people, made friends and also got some companions on this journey. But somewhere in this journey they all went on their own paths. Some might have reached their destinations while some would still be on their way. And I am here.

Having fought so many battles in my life I am waiting for that last battle which will defeat me. Till now each day I faced new battles – won some, lost some but I fought each one with my full strength. I learnt how important the rule of survival of the fittest is in today’s world. I also realized how much lies we all are surrounded with. I have no regrets whatsoever as I have lived my life to the fullest each moment.  But there is still a hope. A hope of winning this last battle and relive my life once again.

~ To ~
The Savior
Loneliness engulfs me as I stand here today,
Having a mixed feeling not knowing what to say.
O the mighty and the strong creator of us all,
The Lone Warrior is here waiting for your move or your call
Hoping to get a reply before it’s too late
To see whether it’s a check or a check mate.
~ From~
 The Lone Warrior


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Comments

  1. :) :)
    LOVED IT TOTALLY! You write really well :) :) I feel fortunate that I managed to stumble upon this space :)

    I felt like I have been transported to an alternate universe when I read this :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks a ton Divya for such a sweet comment. It is really nice of you to say that, am truly honoured :)

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  2. This is such a metaphorical post. The comparison between the tree and our own existence has been brought out beautifully!

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  3. "I was alone here. I had come alone, am still alone and will go alone from here"

    Yes so true..!!! Inspirational post Privy:)

    Needed this push today...thanks for this:)

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    1. Thanks Gayu... I agree sometimes in life we are so badly stuck that we need a magical thrust to go ahead. Was feeling the same when I wrote this, so I can very well understand :)

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  4. I feel like this post is specially for me. I am truly struck with the way you have written this post. It feels as if the words are telling my story, a story that I always wanted to hear. Short and yet so deep. You are climbing one step with every post Me, and this is one of the larger steps you took. Beautifully written! :)

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    1. I was stuck the way you are when I was writing this post. I am honoured that you feel a strong connection with this tale. I feel each one of us can relate to atleast one aspect in this entire post. Be it the joy of friends, be it loneliness, or fighting battles. We have been there or are there currently.

      As always, thank you so much for such a lovely comment Leo. You just made my day brighter :D

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  5. That was simply amazing.
    In love with the last lines. Keep writing! Kudos

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    1. :)

      I am glad you think so....thanks a ton!

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  6. I wanted to write a precise comment here, was falling short of words but Uma said that correctly. Beautiful comparison and perfectly worded.

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    1. Thank you very much Saru... it feels great to read this comment from you.

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  7. Really lovely. You have written it so well.

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  8. hmmmmmm the comparison is great but then one thing I will say human make the life like that full of lies -deciet- heart breaks and what not .. the tree does none of that and still a human goes and cuts it down..

    Loved reading it :)

    Bikram's

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    1. I completely agree to you here Bikram... we do this to trees which is very ruthless of us.

      Thanks :)

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  9. Amazing.....Really thoughtful....I badly wanted this...read and felt good:)))

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    1. Wow...it feels great to hear that dear....thank you so much!

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  10. I liked the comparison and the the depth of your post.Keep up the good work :))You write beautifully.

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  11. That is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  12. u have a amazing way of writing! Its thoughtful and deep!

    Like you blog!!

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    1. Welcome here Pripat,

      Glad you liked. Thank you so much. Hope to see you here more often!

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  13. This is very similar to human life also. we come. we go. alone. Our hard works and success is like we are bearing fruits and other people enjoy. Younger ones seek protection and security, care love. older ones seek help and respect. We seek appreciation. It all same, just that Plant is a still life and ours flowing :)

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    1. Yes, very true. Actually when I started I wanted to talk only about a tree. But somewhere in between I realised the deep connection and similarities we had with it...

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  14. Since I started following your posts this is the first time I am seeing something different. May be you were already know well how to write "object oriented perspective". I would it's a very good attempt if this is your first time. If not then I cannot compare :P.
    Tree always among my ideal living beings. It's not so easy to understand from science as well.
    I would say it depends ones' own perspective to how to perceive their feelings. Either consider them alone warrior or a supercooperator. But the point what you wanted to keep is very well planted. Many of the lines one can easily compare with human beings.

    My counterargument needs a closure ;)

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    1. Yes you are right. I have tried something very different here. BTW I am clueless about 'object oriented perspective' that you mention here. So glad you liked it. I would love to call myself a lone warrior. Perception is a thing which will make everything look different, so I guess that is always going to be there with each one of ours thoughts.

      Your compliments are accepted graciously :)

      Glad you finally felt that your counter argument needs a closure!

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  15. Excellent post ! I could read on and on . As the topic for this week was to write the thoughts of the last tree on the forest , i didnt quite relate the story to that of human beings . But having read the comments above and reading the post all over again i feel one can connect the both very well . . good write up ! :)

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    1. :)

      Thank you so much Maliny... glad you loved it so much.

      Thanks for the follow too, truly appreciate it!

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  16. Loved your post.... Creative writing at its best...

    GR
    http://momentsilike.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Truly appreciate the same and your follow too :)

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  17. A masterful and painfully honest expression!! Loved it honestly!:)

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    1. :)

      It is always a pleasure to have a comment from you Panchaliji!

      Thanks so much, glad you loved it.

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  18. It's up there amongst one of the most inspiring posts...loved the way you explained the story of a tree...though it's somewhat a story of everyone of us...loved the ephemeral of the lone warrior...loved it a lot...!!!

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    1. When I started writing this I wanted to tell the story of a tree only but by the time I reached half of it I realised our lives are so similar. This came out unintentionally but I am glad I did as that is something we all fail to notice.

      Thanks a ton - this was my first attempt at ephemeral :)

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  19. spellbinding narration. a real tribute to the last tree standing.

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    1. Thank you so much for such lovely words of appreciation :)

      Welcome to my blog, hope to see you here more often!

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    1. Thank you so much Ankit, glad you liked it!

      I loved your entry, specially your last lines. I truly appreciate your follow here..thanks a ton :)

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  21. What a lovely comparison Privy between the life of tree and a human life. All the creatures are born alone and have to go back alone but in the process have to gather experiences, repay debt, collect good wishes and then leave a mark on this earth. loved your post very much .

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    1. Very true Kalpana....rightly said!!

      Thanks so much dear

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