Colours of Fall

The charisma of colours
The palette's overtures
Leaf-falling reminders
Nature's gestures
All welcomes
End in departures.

I have breathed
Since
47 13th Octobers,
Who knows,
Maybe ordained
A few 'mores',
To accomplish
A few endeavours
And complete
A lot more chores.

Here's October
With 31 days galore,
Maple leaf carpets
Welcoming 2021's
Last quarter.





Collecting life in moments

A day full of possibilities

Through small actions
Just think each hour,
Within your power,
What can you do?

You've 7,200 minutes
Plant seeds
Of flowering trees
Just for minutes 15
To find one morning,
Smiling flowers 16!

Left with 7185 minutes
Imagine how much life
You can fill in these!

Have a positively action-filled
And happening day.

May you choose to:
Nourish, accomplish,
and flourish!
Take care.

Detach from Fear

Fear and fall
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 wheel
How 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 do take care.

Don't remain uncertain,
With one shaky foot
Stuck mid-air,
Blank gone the mind,
Empty eyes just stare.

That's how it feels
When fear breeds
And doubt grips,
So stand alert,
Ready to go,
On your toes,
Defeat these two foes.

Fear robs
Your confidence,
In yourself,
In your capability
In your potent
You must trust

At any cost,
What's lost,
You must
Just re-earn.

The midnight oil
You must burn,
Re-prep, re-learn,
Slowly but surely,
Your confidence
You can re-earn.

Your faith
You must restore,
Do pay heed,
Do you hear?
Detach from fear.

Living is thriving,
Not 'safely' surviving,
Be in control,
Your road,
Your life,
Your car,
You are driving!

Life's thrills
Begin beyond
Doubt and fear,
Live life bravely
Fuel with excitement,
Drive mile after mile,
With a confident smile.

Regain my dear
Your strength
Your power.

Beyond fear,
There's much more,
So much more!
Push fear away

In between silences

Sheer poetry
In between silences,
A few words
Fly in,
Birds from faraway
Skies of ideas,
Carrying a new story,
In sheer poetry.

Anticipation

Problems are wrapped solutions. Unwrap and solve!
Step out 

With a feeling

Of anticipation.

Do resolve

To learn from

Both experiences,

Bitter and sweet,

The life lesson:

Duality is the norm,

And co-existence is

To go with the flow,

Or choose to decide

Your own journey,

And harder your boat

You must row.

Continually emerge

Stronger and evolve.

Embrace a pinch

Of true dynamism

Remember wrapped inside

the nagging problem,

Hides the solution.
You are stronger than you believe!

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

Be YOU and do MORE!
Work becomes effortless

When you perform

With keen interest

And sincerity.


When you do your best

Out of anxiety,

You block the flow

Of fresh ideas.


When you do your best

Calmly and with love,

Your ideas like a fount

Seem endless and

Excite you to do more.



This brings magic

To your work,

This is the 'extra'

In the ordinary:

The extraordinary.



Choose well!
ExTrA OrDiNarY iS nOt OdD

Not so instant!

This O levels exam 
Isn't as instant
As a soup sachet
Of Maggi we heat
& blend,
Not as instant,
As we click an icon
In a mili-second
On WhatsApp to 'send'.

Yes,study long hours
For coming weeks,
Read and revise,
recall and repeat,
And I am impressed
As you prepare daily,
With focus indeed.

Do practice and write,
Sometimes use a mind-map,
Other times,
You may memorise
These last few weeks,
I am relieved to see
The essence of effort
You do realise!

Then follows a break,
And results we get
Hopefully its mostly Grades 'B' or 'A'
And we celebrate.

Education is
Life-long learning,
You know, right?
Not as easy
or as instant
as an FB 'like'.

But dedicated work
With a good grade
You'll carry
With such pride,
All your life,
All your life!