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Arise, rise.

Take off!
Awake, arise,
Pursue the new,
Make the best use,
Of this day,
Or you'll regret,
When you realise,
How fast time flew,
So do more right now,
Focus and just do.

Time runs,
Why procrastinate?
Don't leave
Taking decisions,
Until its oh!
Too late.
Why wait?
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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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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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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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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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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.

Let’s remember

Let's remember
Its not 'my' success
Or 'your' success.
It is 'our' success.

Let's remember
Its not 'my' failure
Or 'your' failure.
It is 'our' failure.

We are each contributing to ALL Humanity
And therefore, UBUNTU the African proverbial concept of Life and community is the best way forward- I am, because you are.
At our individual level, we can choose to pledge to ourselves to change and transform. We can guard the petty thoughts of a poor mind and move to a rich,open mind. A mind that's all-encompassing, ever-expanding. We must choose to drive our future based on a world view that holds a united and universal way of thinking, believing and supporting everyone. We can choose to make it a point to help whoever crosses our path in every way we can.

Hold onto goodness and positivity.

Daily

Travel light in this journey of life.
Days pass by
Life goes on.

What seems most important now, in retrospect, may or may not be of that much essence, that much consequence.
For every 'most important thing' there is an option.
Train your mind to dwell on Option B as seriously as Option A.

Musts and shoulds also need to be let gone.

Every moment is a new day a new way to approach and think, say, do and live better than the last.
Keep life simple.

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, nor a sport, neither a language, nor a skill.


Nothing can be grown in a day. Not a tree, nor trust, neither a human bond, neither a field of corn, neither resources, nor savings, nor money.

Nothing heals in an instant. Not a broken heart, nor a sour relation, nor a torn ligament.

The current trend of 'instant' is detrimental in many ways. 'Instant' social media, instant 'messaging', instant photography, instant selfies-sharing, instant buying, instant unhealthy food - all have wrecked havoc to our patience and wrongly trained our mind to expect instant change, instant success, instant gratification and set us to hopelessly unrealistic expectations.

So be aware.
Try to assess yourself and lower down all 'instant' today.

Pursue elaborate and detailed studies, careful considerations, closer and deeper relations, long term goals, total cure and big strategic moves to the life you want to build.

Have patience and pursue depth, elaboration and perfection today.

Cultivate PATIENCE AS YOUR STRONGEST VIRTUE.

Good Morning.
Build your life with patience

Dedicated effort

Follow the light within
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 total devotion and time, it is your dedication. Effort in such a focused way brings success. Devoted time with effort towards perfection is dedication.
Dedication makes legends.
Find out what holds you. What beckons you. What appeals to you. Know your passion. Then go pursue it tirelessly. Make it your HABIT.
Success will salute you, magically the universe will conspire and open doors for you. Follow your heart. Follow your own light.