Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A Rebel Without A Cause

A rebel without a cause,
A rebel in search of one,
A rebel not really a rebel!
There are no set norms left to rebel……
Against a background of increasing individuality
Individuality…. so individualistic that, it becomes collective
A collective memory so individualistic
So exclusive……., so alienating……..
A rebellion supported by one and all,
A rebellion no longer a rebellion
Just a mass movement;…….
A rebellion no longer an antithesis but a thesis,
With no threat of antithesis usurping it
In such a collective apathy, I roam
Looking for a cause to rebel
A rebel without a cause……….
A wanderer without a way
Or just an errant ..........
Justifying his trance
........
Justifying his errors .........
By calling himself……..
A rebel without a cause

12 Comments:

Blogger livinghigh said...

hmmm.... if rebels actually sat down to think so much, i doubt there wud BE any revolution in any case! ;-) liked the line of thoughts, erratica! ;-)

PS: u a journo too?

2:48 AM  
Blogger livinghigh said...

by the way, the Huseein piece was also pretty cool. Are u suggesting that Hussein is gay? Now THAT wud be interesting... or, the other impression i cud get, was a kind of "mirror complex" - i am, therefore i am...?

keep on scribbling, erratica!

3:00 AM  
Blogger erratica said...

But the rebels of today think and act, may be thats the reason why there are no revolutions now a days! ;) Not that i want any revolutions. It was just a random thought and dint have anything better to do during my lecture.

3:01 AM  
Blogger erratica said...

In the actual hussein piece, the name of the protagonist is Whosane ;) And no suggestions about whosane , just questioning the slot he is put into.

3:05 AM  
Blogger El Diabl020 said...

If you wish so, a curse upon you...

May you live in interesting times.

The chinese were indeed wise once..
But.. yet... I can't help comment... if you wish for a cause, there are many, and worthy they be too..
Just seek and ye shall find eh?

plenty worthy, plenty waiting... for the rebel without a cause.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Sreekesh Menon said...

A rebel wihtout a cause
A search without a torch

1:03 PM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

that'd make a cool movie promo...
i guess the way forward would be to rebel against the rebellion..?isnt it already happening?

6:03 AM  
Blogger Primalsoup said...

Causes are over-rated coz just about anything can be one!
Thanks for the comments on my Blog :)

7:29 AM  
Blogger . : A : . said...

Agree with what livinghigh says about this, "if rebels actually sat down to think so much, i doubt there wud BE any revolution in any case!"

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.

5:20 PM  
Blogger erratica said...

I DONT want a rebellion or a revolution.I m happy with the way the ways things are. I have already writtten before that this was written to combat boredom during a lecture. So, the only person I was rebellin against was the teacher[ who, I think was happy to see me lost in thoughts instead of yapping away to glory as I usually do in her lecs]

5:08 AM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

hmm... 'we dont need no education.." would be a good way to start..:)

6:27 AM  
Blogger erratica said...

manuscipts, i have been sayin "we dont need no education" from the time i was born. i think my poor spellings and a disregard for punctuations are a result of this sentiment

8:02 AM  

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