Monday, October 17, 2011

First glimpse


People generally outline opinion by what they see and later they may judge others by what they think.The first impression comes from your physical appearance(a distant look) that is why we are acutely sensitive about it, rest other noticeable points are secondary(you go close and interact)require for judgement.
Multi-million people exist in this world. Here words are reflected from the view of an unknown gal.

An ugly face in a crowd
desire attention more or less,
astound by the glamor around
and the first glimpse at a lass.
The mindpower doesn't count,
the pure heart is veiled
when alluring looks isn't there .
Brunette skin,curls of light hair,
bulky form with bewildered expression,
still trying for a perfect first impression ?
Hiding her disappointment,
She moved as she failed...
Time to change,
she has to change,
skim off the fat,
from messy to mesmeric,
from eyesore to eyeful,
from grotesque to pretty.
Altered looks,
altered the fortune.
Now capable of captivating many hearts,
Recalling her own,which was before broken into parts.

37 comments:

TheBluntBlogger said...

:) first impression bit bites me all the time! I come across has a harsh person :D and it gets a bit difficult for me...

the other side of me said...

hey u noe i read this post earlier but i was rushing to work and i just cant wait to comment

Sadly this is how the world see,too bad sometimes we tend to change for others..but again in order to play along we have to follow the rules set by the world

Nicely written a very honest piece

Saru Singhal said...

I don't judge people at all and I think thats the best quality I have. This poem is so soulful and fits perfectly in today's world. Last line is so profound. Brilliant poem...

Saru

Sunakshi said...

This is so so realistic n beautiful.Fantastic work. :)

Alas!the first impression can sometimes ruin all..!

Alcina said...

A change but i just hope she didn't change the inner me :)
Sorry have not read so many posts from you...have been in a emotional fix..
will be sure to compensate from now on hopefully :)

Your writing is simple yet stirs the readers just right..
Nice work reicha :)

Cяystal said...

Indeed. How often do we go on appearances, and then realize how misleading they can be.
THIS one put it up perfectly.
*from messy to mesmeric,
from eyesore to eyeful,
from grotesque to pretty.

Those were my favourite lines :)

Rahul said...

:( i just wish to us guys a gal's looks weren't that important......i wish it weren't,but it is...it just is..:-( if only we had been programmed in a different fashion....*sigh*

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

@Chintan ji --> why ? you look pretty good. I saw your in pictures :)

@Aleeya --> so sweet of you gal, you visited again to drop a comment. Yeah !it is hurtful when you change yourself just for the world.

@Saru --> Wow ! Its something really nice if you don't judge people. I honestly admire you for this part and Thank you for the appreciation.

@sunakshi --> i am glad that you are making visits on blog.
Yo, not everytime you get second chance in life.

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

@alcina --> Yeah ! the outer appearance may vary with time but the inner you is the real person who you are. Oh its ok, i hope you are well now. I am really happy to see you back on blogspot. :)

@Crystal --> Thanks for your visit gal. Hmm, often we are mislead.

@Rahul --> Welcome to the blog. Thanks for such an honest reply..Hmm time is changing. Few but there are people who realize the importance of secondary factors besides beauty.

Rahul Bhatia said...

A harsh judgemental world it is!! Very well written Reicha

Ashish Nandwani said...

I liked it. Agree with Rahuk ji , harsh judgmental work. But still i think , if she had to change , it was for herself , not for others .

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

@Rahul sir --> Yep, but its unfair though...

@Ashish --> Yeah ! agree with rahul sir.
When we live in a society maximum times when we bring change within us the reason is SECOND person. We don't want the change, we change because someone else wants us to change.

Ashish Nandwani said...

Sorry , but i can not agree Reicha. I think we change because we want to change. We see lives from other's eyes not others. It's very easy to say that situations have changed me but i did not want to. If i change , If I learn is because I want to . I want to love and to be loved. I want to do good.

We wear a mask.We pretend. We are not unique . We are common.Common on love. We are responsible for each and every action of ours.

We fear. We fear of ourselves. We are not sure. We are not confident. We do things which people want us do(and not we want to do) , That's what you are saying but we are responsible for it , not the society and not the situations.

Ashish Nandwani said...

correction -other's eyes not ours!

PeeVee™ said...

It's almost a wonderment how people are so quick to judge others. They do not think that the Raavan-like countenance might hide a heart of gold but the Prada-adorned lass might just pull out the rug from under you.

And personally people have always told me that my first impression s always one of attitude/high-and-mighty:( But I never mean it to be that way.

SUB said...

first impressions can be deceptive...in our quest to impress sometimes we forget ourselves....

nice post

Cheers!
SUB

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

@Ashish --> Here i just wanna talk about females( "We" term is used for both).Well i do respect your points but they are from the perspective of those approx 10-20% women who are independent,not bound to any issues and can live their life in their own ways. They are free to take their own decisions, change when they like to and they least care about the social talks but maximum gals/women in our country or even if you consider world are dependent on their family( by chance or by choice) due to social restrainers because of this reason their thinking is confined to what other people think about them. Their own point of view is never respected by others and thus they have learnt to keep them behind others opinion.

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

@Priyanka --> LOL i know usually it happens.
Those people who remain quite in the crowd/seen busy at times, are often considered as the one with high attitude,arrogant etc but later when you connect with them you realize they are gem.

@SUB --> thanks for your visit. Yeah ! first impression is OFTEN deceptive. Sometimes we lose ourselves so as to impress others.

Ashish Nandwani said...

I completely understand what you mean to say. Lot of factors , Yes it has a lot of factors , environment. I agree to it completely considering a specific set of people(not only women). Its beautifully written , I have no doubt about it. I know what you mean when you say (10-15 %) of girls and they change when they need to. I was never talking about those high society one's you can relate to. I was talking about a different 'change' word than what you were thinking. Change for the good , change not to expect , change to live for your dreams not others was what i meant. I am talking about a common man/woman. May be, i don't know if i am able to explain each and everything i am thinking of right now. Sometimes words don't mean anything. I think what is specific is general. that's all about poetry. So i was looking at your poem in a very general way.Not only about men , not only women. I have experienced the change.I have been through that gradual process. It's good to have a healthy conversation going always. God bless!

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

haha , ok now i have understood . Exactly.... it can be seen from that perspective too.
We need to change ourselves for the good, to improve ourselves simply for the betterment and the world shouldn't be the reason for this change :)
But when we live in a society sometimes we need to be concerned about it.
I took the case of gals because i observed that this theme(looks/attraction) are more concerned for gals than that in men's life.

I am glad when i see someone taking pain to visit again and check my reply to their comment and discuss more about it :)
Thanks for your visit !
Take care.

~Moonlight~ said...

I hate when people "assume" stuff about you just by looking at your face, or hair or whatever :/ That kind of sucks right!
I mean there's lot more to people, and they miss all of it that way !!

Loved the last line to bits :)

Love, ~Moonlight~ :)

Ashwini said...

Though I try to be flexible, I find it hard to change my first impressions. Very well written :)_

The Solitary Writer said...

well written..but i dont think that one shd change their inner self for the first impression ...nothing else matters..its all about moving on.

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

@Moonlight --> Thanks for your visit :)
I turn a blind eye to those who don't know how to respect GOD's creation.

@Ashwini --> Yep it is hard to change the first impression. All that matters is on what basis are you classifying others.
Thanks :)

@Solitary writer --> Hmm, one should not change their inner self for the first impression but every time its not easy to move on.

Cяystal said...

Aye, update soon girl :) xx
And I mentioned you here :
http://exceptionallyme.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-than-diyas-on-diwali.html

Rahul Rawal said...

Nice and neat.. loved it simply :)

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

Crystal : thanks for the link gal :)

@Rahul --> Welcome to the blog. Thanks for the appreciation.

Menachery said...

wowwwww .. that was beautifully written, and first impression (blah), i smhw dnt adhere by it, blame d sloth in me :P ... but nevertheless .. luvlyyy poem, its just fab...

Reicha Ahluwalia said...

Thanks for you visit Menachery. I am glad to have you in my list :)

A S said...

wow! beautiful i must say...this is a das reality, pple tend to judge character by looks only

Diksha Sharma said...

Judging somebody by their appearance is the worst thing that we could do. We could make the most terrible mistakes in doing so. But that doesn't stop us from doing that, isn't it? I've learnt my lessons,in a painful way.
and finally i'm rid of that sick habit of judging people by their first impression. :)

id love it if you visited my blog too. maybe we could follow each other? :)

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