Mystery by Iswar Prasad Kar

The sepia colored image of a person hiding their face behind the high collar of their woolen coat and their hands crossed over where their mouth should be
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I am a mystery of all mysteries, marvellous and majestic.
If you leave me enshrouded in the past,
I will be an untold history.
If unveiled and unfolded there will be alluring stories.

Decoding me isn’t Duck soup.
Nights would be spent unslept,
for lifetime like a nightbird.
Don’t touch me I am a firebolt.

Its compelling and gruelling,
enthralling and perplexing,
implausible and incredible.
Although exists, remains unseen.

Like a ship without captain
sailing in no direction,
in the storm,
You may be lost, in my search.

At last, you would be exasperated,

exhausted and frustrated,

for the outcome being paradoxical.

Leave me in the abyss, encrusted in shatterproof shell.

I am a mystery unsolvable, unbelievable, unthinkable,
leave me or lock me up.
Don’t run after, unleash me not;
let me be lost in the mystery, being an untold history.


Iswar Prasad Kar lives in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is a Geologist working as a Manager at CMPDI Ltd., a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd.. Iswar loves music, playing badminton, and strumming his guitar. He also loves to read and write. Read more of his writing at Journey called life and Iswar Prasad Kar.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you very much Tarveen

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  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Iswar’s poetry is explicitly clear when it comes to exploring mystery and its mysterious depths. The individuality presented here is unique but each one of us can step into its shoes and identify with the presented tussle. Decoding the mystery of the self is not so simple. Some aren’t even aware of this remarkable facet. Can we ever solve this complex riddle? Or is the mystery destined to only grow deeper? Beautifully depicted and fascinating.
    Congratulations Iswar!

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  3. This was a fascinating read!

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh I just love this piece. What a creative way at looking at one’s inner most self. Your imagery and phrases are complex and thought provoking. These lines are particularly grabbing.

    “Like a ship without captain
    sailing in no direction,
    in the storm,
    You may be lost, in my search.”

    Congratulations on your lovely publication! Have a great weekend! Joni

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