May 2022 arriving soon

May in May,You healthy stay.May in MayYour wealth Increase day by day.May in MayYou laugh And happinessCome your way.May in MayFlowers growIn your pathAnd sweetly sway.May in MayYour wishes fulfil,For this to happen,Let’s together pray.

I believe, I trust

Success is the result of our genuine talent, sincere effort and strong decision to not give up before we achieve our goal. Yes. But then how is it that only few succeed while many do not, despite of the talent, effort and determination? We do reflect- oh the timing was not right, or some strokeContinue reading “I believe, I trust”

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 gentleContinue reading “When for no reason”

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 trustMay your soul be refined,And in blessed love,May you remain entwined.

Closure

At some point of time,Its just time,To leave a job,To leave a relation,To leave a nation.Some by choice,So we may rejoice,While some endings Just are meant,Pre written, predestined.Perhaps a reluctant exit,A heart-heavy bye bye,At crossroads, we arrive.Eyes we may half close,Refusing to face The uncertainty upfront,Though questions chase,No answers to hunt.Then tears escape,And sighs releaseLipsContinue reading “Closure”

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.

Topsy

The world is at timesA 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,IContinue reading “Topsy”

A beginner’s mind

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 dreamDoubt-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.

Half full

Half full and fuller,Very cool and cooler,May your riches multiply,May your effort intensifyNot a fool or a loser,Be in gratitude forever,A heart brimming overWith hope and loveFlowing clear,Trust in yourselfStronger,Faith in yourself deeper,May blessings On you always shower,May Grace be Your invincible power.

For some of us

For some of usFrom 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 usContinue reading “For some of us”

Grief

Grief is never brief.From it,There’s no relief.Let it shedFrom 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.

Good Morning

As you go About your chore,And still have To finish many more,Hold thankfulness,Remember many yearnFor this normal-ness.May peace and calm pour,In your heart-core.May good luck knockAt your life’s door.Have a blissful morning,And a very lucky day.

Now on…

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 allHome 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,EveryContinue reading “Now on…”

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 soulAt God’s feet lie.Resist the questions’Why me’ and ‘why’Logic is just one wayMoreContinue reading “The unexpected”

Silence resonates

As she ascendsTo the heavensHere her voice remains:A gift of essence,Her eternal presence.Silent tears resonateWith the loss Of her voiceOur words we cremate.Voice of the heavensOur Pride and solace,We will forever Remember your grace.Our voice beloved,Our tribute,our respectsAnd our reverenceWe struggle to express. If the criteria of beauty were Voice not appearance, would the worldContinue reading “Silence resonates”

Please bring

Please bring along A new song, Also, let love To us belong. Please bring with you A good news few, Our smiles,chuckles,Our laughter too. Please hold together Health and hope, And the more Peace you ensure, The more we’ll cure . Please shower us With some sunshine,In all that we pursue,Make our timing divine. PleaseContinue reading “Please bring”

Hold hope today

When you chooseTo hold hope,You find waysTo be bold and cope.When you chooseTo hold hope,You are positiveAnd open to Possibilities.Hope brings anticipation.Anticipation brings Excitement.Excitement bringsA bounce in your stepA smile in your heartA sparkle in your eyes.Have a hopeful day with anticipation, excitement, positivity.Wish you a bouncy, smiley, sparkly day today.

This too shall heal

The fact of impermanence We ought to hold Onto closely, Especially awarefully,Consciously, every day.Impermanence in lifeDoes remind usThat injuries of the heart,body and mind Do not hurt forever.This new injuryFeels heavy right now,Unbearable somehow,But its not permanent,Soon it will heal.Always rememberWe are all temporary, What happens to usDoes end, does pass,And so shall we.

A quiet day

Wish you a quiet day,May you have the leisureAnd the sheer pleasureTo watch how the petals In the breeze sway.Wish you a creative day,And a quiet momentTo think out of the box,Beyond the usual, And the ordinary way.Wish you a smooth day,Effortless, un-tiring,Peaceful and easy, In each and every way.Wish you a quiet, creative,smooth andContinue reading “A quiet day”

The Sun Poem

As the Sun In all its gloryOutshines, radiatesAnd lights up All our Earth,May you feel its warmthAnd realise your potent To its fullest,Shine your brightest!May you move With the times Like the Sun: March across The horizon,Skyward,Forward.May you choose To smile and keepYour sunny side up!

Not all mornings are good.

Some mornings A noisy silenceIn your mindBut your lips smile.Some morningsA quiet noiseIn your heartBut your lips pray.Alternate cycles bringA smile, as tears stingOr tears, with a smile.Accept.Learn.Detach.Move on.Stronger, surer.

Heartfelt

All that is true to self is heartfelt. All that is heartfelt is sensitive. All that is sensitive is caring. All that is caring is loving. All that is loving is gentle. All that is gentle is delicate. Like the breeze Gently touches The soft petals And makes the flower sway, Lead a heartfelt GentleContinue reading “Heartfelt”

2022

Think newLearn newSpeak words fewActions positive, Kindness do renewIts 2022May you be surroundedBy fragrant flowers,Blessed with natural Healing powers.Its 2022May you decide to riseOut of the pastLet go, live in the Now,Question less, use lessOf ‘Why me’, and just be.Its 2022Make peace,Courageously say ‘Adieu’To all that happened,Before 2022.Yes, its just Another morning,Until you chooseTo makeContinue reading “2022”

Glide into 2022

Glide gently throughFew hours moreInto Twenty Twenty Two.Merry or morose,Some memories Life deposited,And some preciousBeloved memory-makers Death withdrew.Some doors shut,Some did open for you,To glide smoothly intoTwenty Twenty Two.To reach the state idealYou and I got to dealWith what we do,How we feel.So soar highWith Hope, flyDo your best,Just try and try.Wishing you A yearContinue reading “Glide into 2022”

The final destination

Reaching to our origin.Shunya, the eternal,Shunya, the infinite.Reaching to our origin.Shunya and Silence,Silence, the endless deep,Death: pre-destined,Eternal sleep.Reaching to our origin,Shunya, the infiniteSilence, the ultimateEternal Peace.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.

Merry Morning, Merry Christmas!🌲

This Christmas, May the bells Ring merrier, May the timesBe happier, May the family And friends be closer,May wishes Come truer, May your heart fill With cheer,May you make memoriesSimply lovelier!

Morning of Memories

Memories are like mountainsThe fog hides them allAnd the sunReveals as we recall.Some days memoriesPlay hide and seek,A clouded mindStruggles for detail;Other days, memoriesRefuse to leave,All visuals you retrieve.Memories.Mountains far and nearSometimes a smile,Sometimes a tear. Fog-hidden Al Hajar mountains

Morning!

Usher in a mission,That takes you close,To realise your vision!Usher in a resolution,That guides your move,And your every motion.Usher in a celebration,2022 is a countdown away,Optimistic, do stay! Make it a year of effort Do your very best,In every possible way,And then let go, restAccept God’s will, pray!

This dawn…

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.

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”

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!

Dedicated effort

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”

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.

My new poetry book

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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…”

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”

Forgiveness Prayer

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”

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!

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.