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”

A daily celebration of the Divine in you

The best way To observe The divine Is to be kind In thought, Word and deed.The best way to pray Is to share and care For all fellow beings And living beings Who cross our path Or happen To be around us.Share and care!

Good Morning

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”

Disentangle

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”

Navratri

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”

#ShaheenCyclone

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.

Mother

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.

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What if…

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…”

Eyes

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”

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”

Re-try, re-fly

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.

Anticipation

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

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!”

COME, SEPTEMBER!

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.

Compassion

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’.

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Reflect calmly to find your balance

Meditate to findThe balanceBe mindfulOf how you feelKeep your mind Very still.Meditate to de-stress,To worries release,To realign,Receive peaceAnd reconnectWith the Divine.

Draw the line.

Life is not about just having. Life is more about living. Life is more about experiencing rather than accumulating. Money is no doubt very essential for enabling empowerment. There are no two things about it. But to live less in order to earn more and just have more at the cost of too much stressContinue reading “Draw the line.”

One day at a time

When in life,There’s no rhythmThere’s no rhymeNo laughters chime,A tear glistensYou can’t even sigh,Your breath feels muffledEach time you inhaledIt felt like an effortAnd you struggled,At that juncture,When every nerveYou feel will rupture,Just be in silent pleaReally pray to the Divineand sense the silenceAnd hear the quiet,Say to self,One day, at a time.

The tabula rasa state of mind

I love my mind,In the ‘tabula rasa’state.I like it:My ‘re-energise’ phase,From ‘doing’ to just ‘being’. I reflect, read more. I love my mind,Uncrowded, on ‘rewind’I refill the soul, the heart, the mind.Reading other’s voicesand fresh new words,I imagine meFly high Like a bird,To a new world. It is essentialTo be vacant, A pre requisite ToContinue reading “The tabula rasa state of mind”

Surrender

The way to goWhen you knowNothingThe way to goWhen you feelEmptyThe way to goWhen you justDo not knowThe way to goWhen words failAnd tears dryThe way to goIn such a timeIs to Surrender.To silently stayNot ponder just pray.Pray if not in words Prayed before or pre written, But just pray That a ray reachesThe darkContinue reading “Surrender”

Hinglish nursery rhyme for 3-4 year olds.

Baarish aayaa Dham dham dham, Paani mein khelu Mai chhum chhum chhum Mamma banaaye Pakode yum yum yum Rain please Come, come, come To the puddle I run, run, run. Taking my new chhatri To school is fun, fun, fun. Pooh tu ho jaa chhoo

A new day, a new way…be AWESOME today!

Work becomes effortlessWhen you performWith keen interest And sincerity.When you do your best Out of anxiety, You block the flow Of fresh ideas. When you do your bestCalmly and with love, Your ideas like a fountSeem endless and Excite you to do more. This brings magic To your work,This is the ‘extra’ In the ordinary:Continue reading “A new day, a new way…be AWESOME today!”

Pause. Ponder. Lift yourself higher.

Getting older is inevitable. But growing older is slightly different, because when you grow older, you don’t lose the sense of humor, the ability to wonder, feel the curiosity and the sense of enthusiasm as well as the sense of marvel. Are you growing older or getting old? It is a decision. Your decision. Isn’tContinue reading “Pause. Ponder. Lift yourself higher.”

Thank you Michelle, for being so YOU

We slip into despair-  into tears,  into fire,  into deep ocean. And a Youtube video Reaches. Michelle’s reminder falls into our soul Like sundrops  Helps us gather ourself, Lifts us, shifts us We watch bygones, Like a dead, Dried leaf strewn, Breezes away from the Tree, May we release dry Dis-serving thoughts Free.

Mommy muses…

On the purple couchShe does belong,And she sings along,Between numbers divine-Ruth B’s ‘Lost boy’ She plays again,And humming Trampoline,By amazing Shaed and Zayn,My princess shifts,In the next moment,Taylor Swift’sMelody drifts. Outdoors, the VirusCovid 19 corpses pile,Indoors 24 by 7, Locked down we copeTo keep alive hope,Try home remedies so naive,Praying they do survive,Days elapsed moreContinue reading “Mommy muses…”

It’s here! Get yours too.

I was just wondering…

Please, can you pass the nut back to me or throw it on this side?It slipped and its mine.I could jump but you know trespassers’ rules?I do respect and abide.🤣🤣🤣Start the day with a smile. Life is good.

My Hinglish poem: Missing home

Missing the kuhu kuhu melodyOf the hidden Koyal among fresh mango leaves,The squirrels running bindaas on the nariyal trees,The squeaky groan of the overloaded rusty swing never kid-free, The temple bells’ reassuring chime,The next-door school kids’In chorus sing everytime,The ‘rain, rain go away’ rhyme.The aromas from the kitchen stronger than any fancy appetizer,Recipes of monsoonsContinue reading “My Hinglish poem: Missing home”

NURSERY RHYME: Vary very very

One more poem kids! Enjoy😇🌷🌼🌻🌺🥀🌹🏵💮🌸⚘ Sunflower, a sunny flower,How I love you,You are bright and sunny too.Lilac and lavender,Forever, a floral wonder,Soft like velvetAre Violets to touch,I love you so much.Roses red or Lilies whiteDaisies pink or Marigolds more,Next to whatBy whose side,Go in my bouquetI can’t decide!Blue bell, a true blueUpright, smiling bold,On myContinue reading “NURSERY RHYME: Vary very very”

Mangoes more mangoes!🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭

Mango moments, Those delicious Inhalations deep,Of aromas sweetAnd the mouthfulsOf mangoes Haaphus, Totapuri, Langda, Badaami, Kesari, Paayri….The colour The textureThe tasteThe luxuryOf more, even moreMango delicacies,How lip-smacking is aamras Pooris hot dipped in…Home grown Rajapuri,Homemade garam puri,Home concocted Pannah,Home made chhoondaa…Home made aambe wadi,Home made mango barfi.Milkshakes and ice cream, Dip in a dozen mangoContinue reading “Mangoes more mangoes!🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭”

Books

    At times A random read, At times, A re-read, At times A hasty skim, Or rush-read the end, Sometimes dog ear Page seventy-seven, At times read aloud, Sometimes I highlight, At times I underline Or I scribble A question mark, And sometimes I just sigh. At times in entirety, It stays within meContinue reading “Books”

Shifting your thoughts

It has been a challenge and quite some watchfulness was required in becoming an observer of my thoughts and detaching from them and choosing which ones were unwelcome. But the effort has been worthwhile. I am sure with time, we can change the thoughts and see the extraordinary effect of the shift within and without!