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I cannot compare or compete

I cannot compare or compete with erosion
I cannot compare or compete with destructions’ conscious loss
I cannot compare or compete with beauty in the wind of gravity’s way
I cannot compare or compete with throwing life away
I cannot compare or compete with ‘I love you selfish reasons.’
I cannot compare or compete with the disease of greed or divine hatreds
I cannot compare or compete with un-embodied entities, cold blood, and insects
I cannot compare or compete with the whoremasters’ of freedom
I cannot compare or compete with the creations of water’s ruin
I cannot compare or compete with divine reasons to kill or blame the ‘others’
I cannot compare or compete with Kingdom’s Come wane or ‘Me!’

I love you poetry
I love you poets
I love you failures of the heart so genuine to the receive of life’s gift

I cannot compare or compete with you

And still
In the wake of all that dies to the kiss of each moment’s good-bye
I cannot compare or compete with the compliance of pain is the end of happiness

And so I give to life in return of my soul’s joy and gratitude’s hug my last words; always.

© Copyright September 3rd, 2011 C.C. Arshagra

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I have not been here at RB for some time. I only was moved so to write this because I have such deep respect and gratitude for Ushna Sardar’s undying contribution to the writers of RB. And the email I received to submit to her writer’s challenge #4 in the ‘Imaginative Skull’ Group, with theme based on the image ‘Paper Cut’ by Bogac Erguvenc.

You see, I just realized it would have taken just as long to come up with the words to say ’I’m sorry, I love you all, and I’m too busy and overloaded to do this now’ and that just did not rest. So please do contribute to this. Everyone is winner and we all stand to lose life’s gift together. The entries are amazing! The image is wonderful and deserving of a closer look.



  • sure2010
    sure2010over 3 years ago

    Just superb Sir

  • Thank you, Sir!

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 3 years ago

    Beautiful write.

  • Thank you, Home Artist! Welcome! So good to virtually join with another creative being here. My time here is at a virtual minimum these days. I hope to find some soon, and catch up. I still do not know how to up-grade my site to the current up-dates. Yours is beautiful. be well, cc

    – C.C. Arshagra

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

    So pure n wonderful! i touched by words! you are one of the best writers on RB!
    Thank you so much making time to write such a great piece! so nice of you!
    wish you good luck!

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • vikram sharma
    vikram sharmaover 3 years ago

    i love ur words sooooo sweet !! just FABULOUS

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    This is so humbling and humble …..I cannot compare and compete with the honesty …
    But I can see it and look it straight in the eyes and say welcome ..xx

  • Karen01
    Karen01over 3 years ago

    souls like yrs need never compare nor compete, their hearts beat in a different realm already.. good to have yr voice back here.. xxx

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful write; funny I stumble on this when I do; I’ve been feeling the same; and at the same time away for so long on RedBubble myself. I also realize that everyone, and I mean everyone will have something I envy, something I cannot compete to; much like you express here – but we all find that thing that is meaningful to us and focus in that direction. I start to accept that I’m different, and shouldn’t have to feel shameful of leaving the path that I could not pursue in order to proceed on the one right for me. I also learned there is always reason for everything, and not everything is may it may seem. Lovely work.

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 2 years ago

    very beautiful..

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