Walk down any hospital ward.You will find patients of all shapes, sizes, ages with different maladies. A sportsperson has a spine surgery, so does an accident victim and so does a housewife bending to pick up toys – spine surgery when she has had a slip disc. A person who religiously did Yoga, went toContinue reading “Re-think and relax about health”
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Make your mind A place of worshipEnlightened, carrying Thoughts very kind.Make your heartA loveful shrine,Blissful, thankful Radiating the Divine.
Come, December.Let’s wind up Moments heavier,Better un-remembered,Hopes unanswered,Souls departed, Tears shed. Let’s pack away The Covid taandav It did one truth endow:We all go, Here we may be-A year more,A week less,A day moreOr a few decades,For sure,We do not know. Come December, Help us overcome. Come December, Bring a cool 2022 With tides better,Continue reading “Come, December”
Good morning. Today: Use your wings
ImagineImagineFlying on the wings Of ‘YES’ thoughts, Think of great things!Imagine Flying on the wingsOf positivityAnd all it brings,Seek skies beyond dreams!ImagineFlying on the wings,Of peach pink pages Filled of words Of great possibility,of realised potentiality.Just let go thoughts,That are self-limiting, Break free, Grow and bow,Like a tree!Envision,A multitude of views, Thoughts,In all positive hues,Words,InContinue reading “Good morning. Today: Use your wings”
The Quality of Patience
Nothing can be built in a day.Not an individual’s character, neither careers, nor businesses, nor lives, neither cities, nor countries.Nothing can be built in a haste.Not a home, nor a design, a device, not a game, nor a song or a tele-series.Nothing can be learnt in a day. Not a subject discipline, nor playing music,Continue reading “The Quality of Patience”
Your time, your day
Your day Your timeDon’t waste itAway, away, away,Be happy, Say happy,Do happy.Life’s happening,With it, justSwing and sway,It’s your time, Your day.Do what You deniedFor yourself Yesterday;You said ‘later’ Your vague wish,Make it true, Make it come Your way! Don’t leave it Until later,Into a future ‘someday’,You said ‘tomorrow’,Your ‘Tomorrow’ Has come today, Well have itContinue reading “Your time, your day”
Today:May the ill heal,May their pain lessen,May they strength regain,May they positive remain.May the tired feel fresh,May the sad find a smile,May the angry be mellow,May the day go well,For each friend, And every fellow.May the pink & yellowOf Loving kindness Gently in each heart Grow and overflow.
Happy Children’s day India!
A poem for kids: ‘My Train Journey’ ‘My Train Journey’ My train journeyWas just lovely,I met kidsWho were funny,We laughed a lot At each station Hot snacks we bought.Chhuk chhukChhuk chhukChug chugChug chugWent the train,The rhythm feltLike a refrain.I know not whenA thug cameA thief he was,Who stole a packOf my croissant plain;I thought toContinue reading “Happy Children’s day India!”
A reflective morning
Forty more days For 2021 to go.The pendulumRocks to and fro.Do we realise,What more we need To do, to know?Do we decide to shrinkOr do we want to grow?2021 bids farewellSo soon, in a blink-Forty more daysFor 2021 to go.Unlike our others,Who left usAnd went ahead, To the final home,We breathe here,One more year.Shall weContinue reading “A reflective morning”
Have a musical morning.Listen to the Sitar.As chords are playedWith dancing fingers,The music created lingers,Serious and sincere. The heart is touched,The eyes are drenched, Sitar echoes in the soul,And gently does heal,All hurt sentiments.Listen to the SitarDecide for yourself,A Youtube search Or an old CDOn the music shelf.
A morning wish
Temporal time ticks,We move, as it kicks.Breeze in the hair,We pick a warm wear.Neither time,Nor breeze,Do we see,But one shows us,Our lifetime limit,The other shows us,What’s it to be free.Use temporal time well,But use leisure better.Enjoy the breeze, The outdoors and The good weather.May there be a zing, Right under your wing,As you follow dreams,AndContinue reading “A morning wish”
May your new year Be filled with cheerYour mind crystal clearLots of lovely timeSpent happily with Your near and dear!Wishing you A happy, healthy And prosperous New year!
May the bright lightOf knowledge and wisdom Enshrine in your heartDay after dayThe colours mayCheer your mindAnd may you prosperIn every way.HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU
Poem Title: ‘Being rich’ Rich as in Thought, Word, Deed, Values. Rich as in Not indebted Rich as in Having A Child Rich as in Having a home In each friend’s house Rich as in Having a smile And Simultaneous tears Rich as in Having More than enough To spend And enough to spare ForContinue reading “Happy Dhanteras!”
The month eleventh,Cool in the desert,Cold elsewhere,Freezing minus ten,Speeding to year-end.Glance back perhapsThe time did lapse,Memories we made,Some of laughters Some of regrets.We lost some, We found some,People gone, People come.Thanksgiving month,Gratitude to hold,Tomorrows to behold,With fervour,Enter November,Let’s thank all those,We forgot to remember.
Sundays, lovely sundays, No rushing to work,No hopping on buses, Or catching trains, Or missing subways.No early wake up call,No hurry, no haste at all,No alarms ringing,Lazy waking, And lazier rising.Leisure short and sweet,Sunday’s a treat!But this Sunday,Get busy,Get ready,Decorate the home Bright, all lit.Favourite foods cooking,Special savories Yummy, spicy and crunching,On Diwali sweetsDon’t yetContinue reading “Sundays”
Brought nothing, lost nothing
Born empty handed, Leave empty-handed. Live with love and light. When here we landed,Weren’t you and me,Both born empty-handed?Then let’s live life,Without hate and strife,Unassuming and light,Choosing love: Not might over right,Decide none to exploit.Lets feel from The depths of our heart,And reach great heightsThrough our open, Un-burdened, mind,Always to ourself remind:To keep our thoughts,Continue reading “Brought nothing, lost nothing”
Have a laughterful day and a happy morning.
Laugh a lot more, May your laughter,Just nonstop pour,On laughter increase,Your score more.Let laughter,Reach your core,Like the rushing,Waves on the shore.Life’s not forever,It’s now or never,Genuine, laughter pureWill many ails cure.
Step by step
Choose to lose negativity Step by step,Improve your thoughts,If you find your mind,Spiralling into ‘rewind’.Past is not to live in,But to revisit,The best memories,Hidden within.If a memory bad or sadOr a fear or a tearVisit and upsetSigh and be clearYou won’t be their host,Don’t into them be lost.Physically move You must removeThat brain chemicalYou aloneContinue reading “Step by step”
Dualities of Life
When you are in a somber mood, meditate on these words. Just sit thinking of the unexpected in life that throws us out of gear. In your thoughts, reflect on how often we are imbalanced in our understanding of the dualities of life. We seem to only want the good, the happy, the wellness/the healthy,Continue reading “Dualities of Life”
The day has dawnedOnce more reflectOn your intent,If you want to feelLight and content.Match intent With values high,Align them with words And realise them In efforts and deeds.Once more reflectOn your intent,If you want to feel Light and content.Once more feelThe quality Of the wordsOn your tongue.Taste their truth,Savour their flavour.Some don’t need To beContinue reading “Good Morning”
From little to more,We are entangledIn daily lifeOur mind and heartTired and mangled.Take a deep breath,Now with force exhale,And let it all go,Repeat again and again,Till you knowThe heaviness is gone,You don’t feel Overwhelmed and low.To yourself Just remind,To:Disentangle, Distance,Detach.You can’t alwaysYourself grind,Free yourself From burdens,From ‘Musts’ And ‘Shoulds’Do not your mind, So strictly bind.LifeContinue reading “Disentangle”
Spend time in what you love to do. Do it well. Do it to perfection. Then raise the bar of perfection and challenge yourself to do more and better. Break your own records. Compete with yourself. Be it your passion for Art, Academics, Sports, Service to the planet. Go on. Where you put your totalContinue reading “Dedicated effort”
These festive timesCalled Navratri,The nine days signify,The many ways,We symbolise and glorify,The energy and strengths,Of the Feminine.Goddess in her Avatars,Worshipped for her Virtues and kindness,With gulaal and flowers.We pray earnestlyTo this Mother Divine,May she bless us all, and protect us all.We seek her forgiveness,Her favours and grace,As we sing and dance,In her glory and praise,AndContinue reading “Navratri”
The winds howlThe windows rattleThe doors bangThe rains pour and peltThe sounds threatenThe thunder’s louderThe water levels higherThe warnings stricter.Tempest, twister,Hurricane or Tsunami,The destructive Gonu,Or Shaheen cyclone,The land does moan,The sea does groan,The wind has lostIts usual control,All living creaturesAre paying the cost.The planet did warn,The globe got too warm,The deserts dry Now are floodingOhContinue reading “#ShaheenCyclone”
Colours of Fall
The charisma of coloursThe palette’s overturesLeaf-falling remindersNature’s gesturesAll welcomesEnd in departures.I have breathed Since47 13th Octobers,Who knows,Maybe ordainedA few ‘mores’,To accomplishA few endeavoursAnd completeA lot more chores.Here’s October With 31 days galore, Maple leaf carpetsWelcoming 2021’sLast quarter.
A day full of possibilities
Just think each hour,Within your power,What can you do?You’ve 7,200 minutes Plant seeds Of flowering treesJust for minutes 15To find one morning,Smiling flowers 16!Left with 7185 minutesImagine how much lifeYou can fill in these!Have a positively action-filled And happening day. May you choose to:Nourish, accomplish,and flourish!
Being just me
No I didn’t prioritize Folding clothesCookingHouse keeping.I wrote verses.My apologiesFor fresh fruit,Salad mealsAnd just washedUnfolded, unironedClothes.I deliberatedOver lyrics,Rhythm, rhymesAnd word tricks.To sweetly suggest Being a woman I can multi-taskComes with a risk:I need my rest, My ‘me-time’,To hum my rhyme.What I can,What I will,What I won’tI decide,You don’t.
Happy Birthday MummyOur motherLike youThere’s no other.We love you more Than words can utter.For us You did ensureThe wealth true:ConfidenceIn ourself You grew.We are strongDo no wrongTake on realityFight adversityAs growing upWe saw youA motherLike none otherOur motherLike youThere’s no other.We love you more Than words can utter,We love you moreThan words can utter.
My new poetry book
If we’ve lostA near and dear one, May we find withinPatience and solace,That they’re restingIn a better placeWhat if Death was for themRest and relief?They could not bearThe suffering, Take not the pain,So left this lifeAnd the soul reached A beautiful realm Much greater, higher.Let us perhapsHold this belief,To lessen the sorrow,A comforting thoughtMaybe weContinue reading “What if…”
Your eyes reveal KindnessSadnessMadnessLaughterAndGlitterOrBitterAndAngerKeennessMeannessCuriosnessBoredomOr just dumb,Desire or dream,Or shielding shrewdAnd outright rude,A guilt sheerOr fear clear?Truth sneaks out From your eyesAndReveals bothYour rise, your fall,Gives a glimpse Of your soul.Eyes know your ‘all’,Your wounds and wisdom,Your greed, your glare,They reflect it all.What stories silent,Sealed lips hide,Your eyes Whisper them all.
What excites you
Being aliveIs to doWhat excites you,Then you thrive too.As you walk,Is there a bounceIn your step?Is there a smile On your face set?Or are you draggingYourself to drudgeryLosing the Will?Depleting your energy?What excites you,Will serve others too.Spread your light,Be a bright spark,Overcome gloom,The doubt and the dark.Bring in the dawn,The light of the morn,And flyContinue reading “What excites you”
Happy Humming Morning!
TodayWelcome thoughtsOf hope and peace,Negative thoughtsJust release.Allow not DisappointmentTo stay too long,Bring back hope Invite love warmlyAnd insist laughterAlong to accompany.Its your heart Your mind, your soulYour choice to control.As hope brings A smile along,Hum a song,Hum a happy song.Happy Humming Morning!
Don’t feel like
If you don’t feel like Starting the day, Your chores and duties Confuse and overwhelm you, The sigh is longer And heavier than usual,Then sip your coffee slower, Remind yourself,’I choose to be braver’Breathe and feel The air expelled, Close your eyes And imagine The clouds moving,The day tooWill glide through.You will lose some,Win oneContinue reading “Don’t feel like”
Annual Jain Forgiveness Prayer day has coincidentally fallen on 9/11 this year. As if the Universe has conspired that people all over the world ought to forgive each other and move on…for forgiveness will bring peace, and peace will bring progress. May the day Be smooth, silentAnd peaceful too,May this dayYou truly forgiveAnd release allCreaturesContinue reading “Forgiveness Prayer”
Detach from Fear
You may feel fear, Sometimes fleeting,Sometimes intense,At times momentary,But seems ever-lasting.Yes, its natural,Yes, you have fear,But I guarantee,Fear you can conquer.Having constant fear,Your mind heavy, Foggy and unclear,The victory wheelHow will you steer?Both feet Not grounded,One down,One up in the air,Won’t you fall,Come on,Stand up tall!Fall and fear,Fear and fall,Go together,Neither is fair, So doContinue reading “Detach from Fear”
In this steep flight, You tried, you fell.At you, the world Will love to yell’Fail fail fail’.To your SelfYou will tell:I will perch a while,Then re-fly, And aspire A higher sky.Life is a vast ocean,I remain resoluteI am far above All this negativity And fearful commotion.I have succeeded In a million things, Done everytime betterInContinue reading “Re-try, re-fly”
Post pandemic do’s and don’ts
Do not ask folksHow they are,They may not Want to recallMany a scar.Say,’Good to see you’,I’m here to help you.Do not presume All’s well,Maybe they choseOn issuesNot to dwell.Say,’Whatever it is, May you heal, It will take time,Want some ice waterWith a squash of lime?Do not share How awesome Your staycation was,Some have had toContinue reading “Post pandemic do’s and don’ts”
In between silences
In between silences,A few words Fly in,Birds from farawaySkies of ideas,Carrying a new story,In sheer poetry.
Step out With a feelingOf anticipation.Do resolveTo learn fromBoth experiences,Bitter and sweet,The life lesson:Duality is the norm,And co-existence is To go with the flow,Or choose to decideYour own journey,And harder your boatYou must row. Continually emerge Stronger and evolve.Embrace a pinch Of true dynamismRemember wrapped inside the nagging problem,Hides the solution.
Make this morning good
Make this morning good, For those around you,It will get better So much more,for you too.Make this morning good,For a stranger too,It will be better A zillion timesFor you!For every task,Smile behind the mask,Walk a little extra,Do your best, Be your ‘ultra’.You get to decideYour coolest version,Be outstanding,In thought, In word And In deed,Do riseContinue reading “Make this morning good”
GUESS, GUESS, GUESS!
I walk. Sometimes, I walk away From an uninvited Walk-in visiting memory, Sometimes, I walk To reach nowhere, But to walk away From the need To reach Somewhere. Sometimes I walk Away from expectations Unreasonable, stifling. I walk Miles and miles. Sometimes I walk To sort out My own journey, Meet my thoughts halfway, QuestionContinue reading “I walk”
September, here’s ‘orders’ to all 30 of you!
Mr. September!As you have arrived,Here, Sign your bona fide:You’ll be kind To one and all.You won’t barge in With unexpected stuff.You’ll not spoil Any plans or Snatch any smiles That are wide And grins so ‘on’,You won’t make Anyone forlorn,Especially As this Covid,Has gone on and on.You’ll do your best, Be hope-fulfilling, Generous and givingLettingContinue reading “September, here’s ‘orders’ to all 30 of you!”
Bring some melodyLessen the cacophonyCome,September,Heal the ailingBrighten the paling.String hearts together,Make tempers milder,Come,September,Let’s hear melodies,Begin soothing Heavy, hurtful memories.Come, September,Remind us our cheerAnd patienceAnd put our livesBack in forward gear.
Halt a moment,Stop! Save a child,Listen to the lament,Life for love is meant,Rise above discontent,Revise your intent,And choose to be,The One to helpTo nurture and care, And let each of usTo the ‘other’Be truly’God-sent’.
15th August 2021