Expectations: Living in the Age of Blasted Hopes


Varied splendour
Of human skill.
Ever-rising pyramids
Of human expectations.
Commentators extolling
The virtues of the players.


Between moments of singing with the praise singers
Victory and brutal defeats
Men; women tearing at themselves
Pushing their limits
Lies…Glory, Exhilaration;
Doomed ambitions; shattered dreams.


With last vestiges of hope
Within the confines of the stadium
I stand confused
Suppressing my disappointment
Whether to laud the efforts of the athletes*
Or rue at their failures.

*athletes- Indian athletes and their performance at Rio Olympics 


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1 thought on “Expectations: Living in the Age of Blasted Hopes”

  1. They are all politically guided puppets. Strange…. in a land of 125 crores.. we couldnt select people who could bring even a single medal. So disheartening.

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