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Mountains of Muscat

For the love of the mountains
Today there is a rare 

And unusual clarity

In the skies

and one can see

The faint outline

Of the highest peak.

May our minds

Always have such clarity

And may we be granted

And blessed such visions

That guide us

Into the unknown

With calmness

And divine sublimity.

Good Morning World!
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Into November

Into November,

We stumble,

October's over

End of 2022's in sight,

So let's reflect on

The wishes we lost

Saying, I 'may' and 'might'.

Let's make up our mind,

Life doesn't come

With a button to rewind,

To yourself do remind,

Don't mull too long,

Write your story,

Hum your song.
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A few

Wishing you a berry good morning🍓🍒
I wish you
Pleasant moments
More than just a few.

I wish you
A lovely surprise,
So you feel all 'oooh'!

I wish you
Awesome memory-making
Dashed with laughter too.

Go, get your chai
Or go coffee brew,
Greet the lovely day
Ahead of you,
All fresh and new!
Cock a doodle doooo🐓🐔 Happy healthy Morning to you!
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Completing 49 years

Thank you Life for 49 13 Octobers
Is aging chronological

Or spiral?

Aging is random,
In moments few,
Our mental age grew.

Is aging greying
Or growing?
It is both for some,
Making use of this privilege is true understanding.

Is aging resting

Your case,

Or resisting?

Aging is building a case

Singular, exceptional
and then resting:
For posterity, be inspiring.

Is aging sweetening
Or embittering?

Aging is a little of all,
Like so many shades
Of a shedding
Maple leaf at Fall.


Aging is choosing

To remain affectionate,

Yet to be detached,

From life's disarray,

Messy at times,

But that's life, anyway.

Aging is being

And becoming

More inwardly beautiful,

And outwardly

Silently observing,

And wisdom-gathering,

Aging is a chance for

Telling tales more,

Half stories uttering,

In whispers, in words,

Musical and gentle,

Coloured with meaning,

Aging is poem-ing

In rhythm and rhymes,

Like the morning chimes.

One more 13th October
I am blessed to see
I thank my Papa and Mummy
Always in deep gratitude for my most supportive mother.
Aging is reliving random memories
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Happy Birthday!

Our niece!
You rule our hearts naturally,              You are our dearly,  
You smile so graciously, You breathe so gently,
You speak so softly,
You move so delicately,
You are our Princess lovely, Each day may you live happily,
In every way remain blessed lovingly,
Now and for multiple decades to come,
You remain our precious, niece, our only one!
Dr.Rumjhum
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Come, September

Experience the shades of your emotions. Keep them light or bright.
Come September,
Like a dry leaf
Shake off
Everyone's grief.

Come September,
Make life better,
Help everyone shrug,
Each big and small grudge

Come September,
Help all remember,
You precede October,
And the last quarter,
Of this year,
And it's time
To acknowledge
That in the Fall,
Nature let's go
All dried and old,
Bares itself to the cold

Likewise, September,
Let everyone's heart Begin to clear,
Of worry and fear,
Of a frown or a hidden tear
And await calmly
The end of the year.
Turn over a new leaf…

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The unexpected

Moments unexpected,
Make memories strong,
That haunt us long.

Some make us,
Some shake us,
Some form a sweet song,
Some form tears lifelong.

Moments unexpected,
Make memories strong,
That haunt us long.
Memories…of the unexpected
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What do we really own?


Our thoughts
Our words
Our actions
Our voice
Our decisions
Our feelings
Our body
Our mistakes
Our heart
Our soul
Our talent
Our efforts
Our wishes
Our Voice

Nothing else.

Ponder on this.
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Wonder why

The squirrel seems 
Less playful,
The wind seems
Much heavier,
The sun seems
Much distant,
The laughter seems
Much hollower,
The chat seems
Much mundane,
The debate seems
Much effort,
The meal seems
Much familiar,
The water seems
Much nauseous,
The heart seems
Much numb,
The mind seems
Much dumb.
It's one of those days,
Only music seems
Mystical, magical,
Music has it's healing ways.
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Neural Whispers

https://thepineconereview.com/amita-sanghavi-neural-whispers-issue-4/

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Dear June,

June, the summer holiday month
Dear June,

A lot in the world,
We find, is out of tune.

As you are coming soon,
May I remind you,
To use all your powers,
To bring relief showers.

Relief from war,
Relief from hate,
Relief from pain.

A good amount of rain,
Enough of food grain,
Please would you bring,
Energy that's new,
And fresh and healing?

Pack along,
A hopeful song,
To be sung in chorus,
Let's sing all June,
Notes in a merry tune.

Please pack all these,
And lots of good luck,
With you, as you come,
Dear June,
My dear June.
May June be cool!
Coconut cool🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥🥥
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Good Morning!

Connect. Create. Care.
Smile. Read. Repeat.

Recipe for your day:

Have a few fulfilling moments,
A few bonding moments,
A few quiet moments,
A few exciting moments,
A few memorable moments.

Today may all go well. Better than expected.
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Infinite

The leaves
The petals
The pebbles
The dew drops
The stars

Infinite
Nature.

Nature.
The Ultimate Guru
Nurture Nature.



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The other half of 2022 arrives


To sun-hot May,
The summer-bringer,
In days few,
We bid adieu.

How very soon,
Arrives June,
Along comes the monsoon,
May the rains grace,
Cool the land too,
Welcome, 'warm' welcome,
To the second half
Of the year 2022.

Lets remind ourselves,
In New Year resolutions
What did we decide,
But simply couldn't do?

Its never too late,
Begin today,
It's still May.
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Think how

The joy of colours
In the cycle of Nature
In life and death
Even dry dying leaves
Add colour to Nature
In their Fall
In their last season
They give us souls
Beauty for a reason:
Every breath brings
The reminder,
Do something worthwhile
Make someone smile,
Perhaps is the lesson.
Find your way of adding color to life
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Decluttering and closures

Let go. Feel lighter.
What makes decluttering difficult is letting go.

You loved that stuff
Of very long ago,
But now,
You don't need it
You know.

If you want to go
With the flow,
Clutter can't burden you,
Attachments to old energy
Can't withhold you
From being ready
And receiving all new.

At the moment,
It might be hard,
But overcome the urge
Not to let go,
Do not hoard,
You need to declutter
You need to purge,
To let the new
Come on board.

Closures are necessary.
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The Art of Worrying

The Art of Worrying
A nagging worry

Might be an opportunity

To bring about change

And turn the worry

Into a personal change,

Take responsibility,

To improve self,

Change a 'given' belief,

Re-question, redefine

What bothers you and why.

Think beyond the clouds,

Of anxiety and worry,

They may shower upon you,

A refreshing insight,

Or wisdom anew.
See every anxiety and worry as a call for change.
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Inside your mind

May your Monday begin with
Light and delight💗
Inside your mind,
Keep thoughts kind.

Inside your mind,
Do not rewind.

Inside your mind,
Keep your thoughts,
Words,deeds aligned.

Inside your mind,
Keep positivity enshrined

Good morning!
Inside your mind…
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Good morning

Wear dimples of grace and gratitude in your heart, and beauty will peep out of your smile.
May all go well today.
May troubles melt away.

Wish you a bounce
In your step,
Happy and childlike,
May your heart sway.

May the day be simple
Make you just smile,
And show your dimple.
There are miles and miles of smiles just because of your smile.

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Uncertainty is okay

Wait…
Uncertainty:
It is a gap,
A blur,
The distance,
Between the answer,
And its question.

It is the time
When we have to sit back,
Not knowing,
What's next in line,
Feeling fear and lack.
Its best to wait,
And let the universe,
Gather its intelligence,
And put the best stuff,
Together for us.

Uncertainty is quite
An humbling experience.
It makes us patient,
And lean on faith,
And seek divine guidance.

Just breathe.
Just be.
May the universe conspire,
And may you wait out;
For those who wait patiently,
Also serve.

Accept uncertainty,
Let life unfold.
In the face of uncertainty,
Be stoic, be bold.

When for no reason

Sometimes for no obvious   
Or explicable reason,
You may just feel
Your heart is heavier,
Your mood is low,
Your reflexes are slow.

Usually around this time,
Same day, same time,
In the past,
You have faced,
A devastating setback.

The heart has not forgotten,
The mind has not overcome,
But you have moved on.

At such moments,
It helps to do Pranayam.
Meditate.
Be gentle with yourself.
Do some new artwork.
Read a new poem.
Smell the flowers.
Direct your attention
To chanting or prayers
And observe meditation.

Reward yourself
With care and compassion.
Instead of avoiding
The feeling, be with it.
Accept it.
Improve on self-preservation
And self-care.

This too shall pass.
Hope you have a good life ahead.
Nature helps healing, so does Silence
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Have faith

Watch flowers bloom,
Listen the birds sing,
Bump into bunnies
Scurrying and hurrying,
Dancing and hip-hopping.

Rise and shine,
With love and faith,
Of all the divine,
And in God's trust
May your soul be refined,
And in blessed love,
May you remain entwined.
Remain blessed
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The only control

Refuse to be run over by circumstances
In every difficult situation in life, the only way to be in charge is to control your mind,control your tongue and control your actions.
It is smarter to be more in control of yourself than to try and control others.
Silencing the mind and overcoming negativity, overthinking and judgemental presumptions, are all necessary in trying times.

In the end, its all about this:
You can't control others, you can't control the world, so just learn to control yourself.

The power lies within.
Hold your voice until you need to use your roar
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Control

Think about it
'You can never expect life to be as you would like life to be. But you can always expect the most carefully thought of ways to deal with what is thrown at you. So how you respond is the key to your own well being.
Do not rush into a reaction immediately. Take your time.
You choose to be a highly inflammable chemical or not, in the moment. Be gentle to yourself.

Increase your self control. Score high in it. Self control is a challenge. Score atleast 70% and aim 90% in 5-10 years".

Think about it.😊
Good morning Duniya!
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I have majored, 18 years in Muscat.

2004-present, a journey of joy.
Back in 2004 I landed on 9th April, Good Friday, in Muscat.
I now feel Muscat is in me as much as I am in Muscat, my beloved city.
Thank you, Muscat,
Thank you, Oman.

Oman, Beauty’s address
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The Art of Leaving

Leaving is an art.

Smilingly depart.

Not all you meet qualify

For a heart-to-heart.

You can't verify

Any person or relation

'Beforehand'

Only afterwards,

You realise

How genuine they are.

Time reveals,

Always, and also

Time heals.

Leave, don't grieve,

Don't pine

For what is not,

Don't in Moha-maya

Get so caught,

Shallow human selfishness

Has no limit,

Nor measure,

Gather yourself,

Choose a closure.

The 'art of leaving',

Means moving on,

Into new worlds.

In new beginnings,

Do start believing.
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How about…

Being Sunny today…
How about...
Smiling
Without any reason today?
How about...
Singing
With(out) tune today?
How about...
Joking and laughing
On yourself today?
How about...
Giving up a 'must do' today?
How about...
Facing towards the Sun and simply being happy
today?
Being Sunnier, Sunniest today?
🌼🌼🌼
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Topsy

Not a great morning, I say, but do what you can and just pray.
Ces`t la vie!
The world is at times
A bit topsy, a lot turvy,
For you or me
Or her or him,
The morning may seem,
A bit like
Coffee gone cold,
A bit like
A slightly burnt cookie,
That too without cream.

Your mood may seem low,
The sun may glare
And pale your glow,
Life may bring you,
Blow after blow.

If this be such a day,
I wish good luck
Comes your way,
Hope all the odds
You do overcome,
And find solutions,
Where there seemed none.
You’ll get there…be back in control soon! This too shall pass.
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A beginner’s mind

All fresh, all new and filled with anticipation💗
I wish you, 
An idea new.

I wish you,
A beginner's mind,
No past to rewind.

May your heart,
Hold anticipation,
And affirmation.

May your eyes,
Find more possibilities,
Than see otherwise.

Go ahead this week,
Hopeful, not meek,
Follow your dream
Doubt-free,
Go, seek!

I wish you smile,
As you walk,
Mile after mile,
With a spring,
In your feet.

May soft petals be underneath your feet now and always.

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What poetry is…

Poetry is a moment deeply experienced and beautifully versed
Poetry is born when the heart and intellect meet and converse and reflect together.

Poetry is a moment of awareness, a moment of realisation, an insight into being alive and experiencing with the heart; therefore poetry is heartfelt. The poet's sensitivities are heightened towards the occurrence and the experience.

Poetry is inspirational, and also powerful due to the wisdom it carries within its imagery, mood, ethos and pathos.

Poetry is all this, and much more.

Writing poetry is as much a spiritually elevating experience as reading poetry.

To read poetry is to peep into a universally experienced humane moment of life once more, from a different angle and a different point of view-and absorbing the poet's refreshing way of looking at the world.

Reading poetry is therefore at once engaging, elevating, and an intellectual and emotional experience.


And a poet is…

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Half full

Half full and fuller,
May you sing, dance, live cooler
Half full and fuller,

Very cool and cooler,

May your riches multiply,

May your effort intensify


Not a fool or a loser,

Be in gratitude forever,

A heart brimming over

With hope and love

Flowing clear,

Trust in yourself

Stronger,

Faith in yourself deeper,

May blessings

On you always shower,

May Grace be

Your invincible power.

Feel joy and laugh fuller
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As April approaches

Here comes April
This April:

Hold your positive thoughts longer,
It makes your words
Sweeter and stronger.
Hold your peace longer,
It makes your words calmer.
Hold onto truth forever,
It gives your words
Power.
What thoughts you keep,
That far you'll reach,
Your intent, your thoughts
Into your words will seep,
And find a place
In your speech.
Be word-conscious today onwards!
Be April 'Wise'
Not April fool,
Be 'Word-wise',
Relaxed and cool.
April goal
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For some of us

May their soul rest in eternal peace
For some of us

From this day, today,

This world will never be

The same again.

A few words unsaid,

A few tears unshed,

Will forever remain.

For some of us now on,

A hollow feeling,

An emptiness,

A sense of loss,

A long, quiet silence,

Will forever remain.

This world will never be

The same again.

To those 'some of us'

Whose hearts have broken,

I say, let us bid

Our final farewell,

To the dear departed,

Who now lies in peace

Rises to God,

No longer in pain.


Without them,

Our world will never be

The same again,

As they left quietly,

On the final journey

Rising to Paradise,

Welcomed by eternity-

Leaving with us,

Pure, precious values,

And pearls of wisdom,

And unforgettable

Moments and memories.

To those 'some of us'

Inconsolable, tearful,

Today in this unfamiliar

'Never the same again'

Wide wide world,

Those 'some of us'

Feel their absence in

This familiar homeland,

As they try their grief

To stoically withstand,

I too, with them, stand,

And pray that always

God holds their hand.
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Raising sons…

Raising sons to respect and care for women
Dear Mothers,

Hope you empower women

And as mothers proudly

Raise sons as gentlemen,

Charming, kind,

Mindful, possessing

Real integrity.

Men who are praised

For absolute chivalry.

They hold doors,

Happily help in chores,

Make their women

Feel like royal ladies.

Mothers, whose sons,

Are their dears,

And raise gentlemen

For others' darling

daughters:

And their sons know

the lady's real worth,

Settle for nothing less

As they walk this earth.


You, who give birth,

You do recall:

You

Rock the cradle,

You

Rule the world!
Gender roles have to be replaced by ‘Life skills’ for one and all.
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Grief

Grief is never brief.

From it,

There's no relief.

Let it shed

From your heart,

Autumn after autumn,

Leaf after leaf,

Tear after tear,

Drop by drop.


Bare eyes,

Bare branch,

Bare heart,

Just continue to live,

Dhak-dhak, dhak-dhak,

Beat after beat...


As you walk on,

Mile after mile,

Remember:

Life is brief,

Accept grief,

With it reconcile,

Try once more to smile.
Smile

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Time

Spend your time well.

It's the only thing

We have no clue

When it will be over.

Think about how much

We need to push ourself

To accomplish today.

Your journey and mine,

Is like a sip of wine,

Time gulps us over,

May it go slower.


We live the distance,

From presence

To absence.

We breathe the distance,

From sound

To silence.

We traverse the distance,

Our journey together,

Some day transcends

To infinity.

Sooner or later,

We move far above,

To the skies;

Breaking free

From the earth

And its gravity.

You and me,

We are a soul,

In a form.

Into 'shunya'

Any moment,

We may transform.


Right now, here,

Next moment,

Who knows, maybe,

We will become,

A memory sheer.


Every minute

Loads seconds sixty,

So go ahead,

Live it intensely,

With a high level

Of integrity,

And positive energy.

If tomorrow comes,

Make today worthy,

To be remembered dearly.

* Shunya/ shunyata: -Sanskrit concept of nothingness/ zero/ zeroness/black hole
Time is most precious.
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Hope

Hold Hope
Hope:
It's a sweet nothing
Yet just about
All you've got,
It's everything.

Hope heals
The heaviness
Of bitter reality,
It is so cooling
On a life burning.

Hope enables one,
To go on, to cope.
Life's not always
A walk on tight-rope,

Hope revives
And reminds;
'Believe,
Joy too,
Lies within
Life's scope.
If you keep Hope alive,
Hope will keep you alive.
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Happy weekstart

Start strong!
May you stay focused, decisive, calm and meticulous this week.

May things go your way
Have a creative week,
A laughter-filled day.

All will be well,
All will get better.
May you have a flowerful week 🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌷🌷🌷🌹🌹🌹
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Now on…

Live and let live.

A prayer poem for all

May all safely return home.

Today and every day,

Day after day,

May hope and light,

In your heart thrive,

May your smile revive.

Thankful that all

Home may safely

Finally arrive.


Blessed with health,

May you return

In your full form soon,

Your second life,

Your new boon.


So forge ahead,

All days,

Each hour,

Truly matter,

This disaster,

You did survive.

Today,

Every moment,

May you feel immense,

Calm and peace,

All worries release.


Today and every day,

Day after day,

May you heal,

And all fear,

With faith deal.

Now on,

Let the past

Be a bygone,

A story to narrate,

With detailed content,

And may you arrive

With gratitude

To its happy end,

Of how being blessed,

With a second life,

And affirm,

How Prayers

Worked for you,

To full extent.

Today and every day,

Day after day,

Live long,

Live strong,

May to you,

Peace and health

Lifelong belong.
Prayers for safe and secure life
for one and all
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March into March

Arrives!
February's ended,
How did the month of Love,
Shower missiles from
Above?

Let's pray for better sense
To prevail,
Let's pray for all
Humanity at large,
As we barge into March.

Let's visualise Peace,
In the month ahead,
May every human being,
Have water and bread,
Each sleep safely,
Under a roof, in a bed.

May March see
Loving kindness more,
Higher cooperation score, And mindfulness galore.

May we realise,
That each weapon
Devastates and destroys,
All humanity,
All beauty,
All creativity,
All development,
And our environment.

As we seek world peace,
Let's peep inward,
Reflect on our lives too:

In 2022,
What we resolved,
How far have we observed?

Do we need to gear up?

Then better now,
Than never,
We're not here,
Forever!
Time stays, we go.
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Weekstart checklist

Get equipped with:

A lot of optimism,

And positive magination,

Coupled with clear

Intent of right action,

Supported with effort,

And exude confidence,

As well as choose:

Mindfulness,

Topped with

A dollop of kindness,

And prep yourself well:

A great deal of reading,

Lot more of listening,

Spend a chunk of time

On deep reflection,

Exercise a fair amount

Of discretion,

And resolve to keep

Your mind steady,

Ok then- Yes,

For this weekstart,

You are totally READY!
Stride forward!
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Some day

Some day may you hold the memories you make today with great fondness
Some day,I hope you look back on this day as the day of fond memories, a day when you stepped out and started a brand new chapter of your life. You made a decision stepped into a new you, a beginning-with an uplifting vibe and a smile.
So, may you look back at today as one of those unforgettable lovely days.
Get up, make future memories. Including new look, new ventures, new learning, new cuisine, new book, new poem, new acquaintance-that may change you forever.

GET UP. GO NEW. MAKE MEMORIES.
Climb higher: to a new you
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Sip slower today

Savour the sweet Kahwa moments
Hush the rush,
Chai or coffee,
Sip it slower.

Now or noon,
Evening or later,
Find your Me-time,
To take a breather.

Hush the rush,
Chai or coffee,
Sip it slower.

Relax deeper,
A little longer,
A few moments more,
Inhale the aroma,
Exhale Life's drama.

Hush the rush,
Chai or coffee,
Sip it slower.

As you sip,
Bring the cup,
To your lip,
Smile wide,
Let worries slip,
And grudges slide.

Hush the rush,
Chai or coffee,
Sip it slower.
Relax, you are worth it.
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So what now?

Let's say,
What you did dream,
What you did chase,
Was a slip between
The cup and the lip.

You may sulk, scream
Pine for what is not,
Won't let it just go,
Oscillate to and fro-
Pendulum-like, moving
Without progressing.


As you observe,
Surely you know,
Back and forth,
Forth and back,
Ask your self,
What in this life
Do you really lack?
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Worth

Is the thought worthwhile or worthless?
As a thought visits,
Check its worth
Allow its presence
If it is of positive
And of good essence.

Worthless thoughts
You must discard.

A thought worthwhile
Is the one that
Brings you peace,
Or a smile.
Me and my thought
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Who are you?

Be clear. To fly high, the mind, like the sky, ought to be clear.
What are you? 
You are your mind,
You heart, body, soul.

You are the ‘are’
Not yet the ‘were’.

So you are:
The present,
The breathing 'you'.

You are the time you have left with you.

So when you ‘do’ something,
With your body,mind, heart and soul,
You actually give yourself whole.

To what?
That you decide.
How you dedicate your life.
Your focus,
Your time here,
You either 'spend'
or you 'devote'.

For what use,
What purpose,
You choose.
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The unexpected

It is this 'unexpected' that might shake us and break us. Shaking and breaking mean an end, a collapse of all that signifies our meaningful existence.
In the face of it,
Remember:

As your eyes dry,
You are too numb to cry,
Surrender 'me' & 'my'.

Let your soul
At God's feet lie.
Resist the questions
'Why me' and 'why'
Logic is just one way
More than a 1000 paths
Ahead of us lay;
Our journey may smoothen If we pray.

Have a prayerful day ahead.
Good morning
To the 'unexpecteds' today.
May the thorns bring
The softness of the petals along,
The sweetness of the scent,
May you breathe in long.
May moments
Of your 'dreams-come-true'unfurl,
May your heart in gratitude bloom.
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I’m not sure

😇
I'm not sure 
What love is,
But I know
Kindness is pure.
In the end,
What changes the story,
What matters totally,
Is how well you treat
The one you claim to love
In thought, word & deed.
Love without integrity is no love
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How far did you succeed today?

How was the day?

Reflect
You had a successful day if you laughed a lot.

You achieved considerably if you stayed focused.

You did great if you helped a few persons.

You did well if you
spoke your truth no matter what.

You were doing fine if you stood up for yourself and stated how offended you felt.

You were right if you treated yourself to the very best of what was possible and

You were awesome if you managed to thank God and feel gratitude that the day was fruitful.

Measure your day now- how successful were you?
What can you do better tomorrow?
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Gathered to garnish

Tangy-sweet
Colourful
Soft-centred

Oranges
Berries
Pineapples

All reds and yellows
Meandering echoes
Of a lived life's
Bows and blows.

A narration silent,
Reminiscences vibrant.

All greens and pinks,
Meandering echoes,
Of un-voiced wishes,
If's and Had it been's.

Tangy-sweet
Colourful
Soft-centred

Oranges
Berries
Pineapples

Gathered to garnish,
My solitary mind
Humbled and hungry,
Meandering echoes,
Of regrets and memories,
Tastefully savouring.