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.

Happy Republic Day India!

May we move forward, Stronger,surer,together.May we move forward,To progress and prosper.May our diversityBring us strength greater, Make our minds grow richer,May we stride with pride,Holding hands of each other.

Hold peace today

Today ensureWords are not flung,No heart is with Harsh words stung.A thousand splendid Truths we realiseWhen we observe silence,And choose to be wise.Affirm to yourself once, twice, thrice,Words are over-priced,If at all I speak,Only goodwill And blessings,My words ought to Either spread or seek.Words are meant to beIn prayers sung,Silence is My mother tongue,Quiet isContinue reading “Hold peace today”

When you laugh

When you laugh,Your heart sings,Your laughter soundsLike a bell that rings,Your soul sighsAnd your mind heals,How light it feels!Like a ray,You spread joyMile to mile,When you smile😊.Smile and laugh more,Increase your Joy score,Hope you aren’t being A grumpy bore!

Let’s remember

Let’s rememberIts not ‘my’ success Or ‘your’ success. It is ‘our’ success.Let’s rememberIts 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 canContinue reading “Let’s remember”

Find joy today

Connect with Nature,Find joy In clouds taking On shapes,moving, changing.Find danceIn leaves and flowers swaying.Find tunes and songs,In birds chirping And streams gurgling And the breeze whooshing.Find joy.Sigh out worry,Breathe in joy.Have a day filled With joyful moments.

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!

Permanence and Impernanence

Life forms change.Life continues,Life is eternal.Both impermanence And permanence coexist, Simultaneous and obvious. The oneness:In all life force,The moving energy is one,Yet the variedness:As appearance differsAmong the multitude Of varied life forms.All life predicaments Seem at once personal,Yet everywhere found, They are universal.Living creatures are mortal, Yet all life forms are immortal: The cycle ofContinue reading “Permanence and Impernanence”

Safed Jambu tree

You stood belowReady to catchThe jambus I would throw.I climbed up Branch to branch,Tried to pluck the jambusYou spotted and told meTo reach out With the sticksWe tried to tieTogether by and by.Those hidden in between The lush green leaves,The jumbo white jambus Were our absolute treat!A fresh fruit so simpleBrought a dimple,With your prettyContinue reading “Safed Jambu tree”

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”

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!

On this day

Make peace,Decide to deliver The promise.With ease,Say what matters,Let go grudges,Just release.Choose to cherishThe choice of easeThe choice of peaceThe choice of releaseChoose.Have an easy day.Good Morning.

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!

Achieve today!

For I have refinedAnd redefinedAchievement.Not wasting timeIs an achievement.Letting go worryIs an achievement.Laughing more Is an awesome accomplishment.Making a new bond,Having a new friend,Is an achievement.Turning a sad memory Into a sad smile Is an achievement.Praying for myself Is an accomplishment,Praying for others Is an achievement.I pray all of you achieve and accomplish today:My way.Continue reading “Achieve today!”

What’s better?

What’s better?A smile tugged Deep in your heart,A tickling hopeOr ‘having’ it all?What’s better?An aspiration,A sense of wonderOr feeling empty,Though seemingly possessing stuff, More and more,’having’ it all?From the mindsetThat ‘having’ it allIs happiness,You chase stuff to own.You never find Your purpose, your call.From the heart-setOf ‘pining’ for moreOr pining for What is not,You setContinue reading “What’s better?”

Good Morning!

A new dayFresh as a leafKeep it tenderAnd fresh as green.Start a clean slate, With no regretForgive and forget,Move on, go on,Celebrate this new dawn.Have a fresh green day!

This morning: A scoop of goodness

Walk your talk today.Do just a little more:To make things easier and smoother for self and those around.Be a sweet scoop of goodness today. A little ‘nutty’ and ‘hot chocolaty’ warm too and spread laughter😀Have a sweet and creamy day today!

Re-think and relax about health

Walk down any hospital ward.You will find patients of all shapes, sizes, ages with different maladies. A sportsperson has a spine surgery, so does an accident victim and so does a housewife bending to pick up toys – spine surgery when she has had a slip disc. A person who religiously did Yoga, went toContinue reading “Re-think and relax about health”

Come, December

Come, December.Let’s wind up Moments heavier,Better un-remembered,Hopes unanswered,Souls departed, Tears shed. Let’s pack away The Covid taandav It did one truth endow:We all go, Here we may be-A year more,A week less,A day moreOr a few decades,For sure,We do not know. Come December, Help us overcome. Come December, Bring a cool 2022 With tides better,Continue reading “Come, December”

Good morning. Today: Use your wings

ImagineImagineFlying on the wings Of ‘YES’ thoughts, Think of great things!Imagine Flying on the wingsOf positivityAnd all it brings,Seek skies beyond dreams!ImagineFlying on the wings,Of peach pink pages Filled of words Of great possibility,of realised potentiality.Just let go thoughts,That are self-limiting, Break free, Grow and bow,Like a tree!Envision,A multitude of views, Thoughts,In all positive hues,Words,InContinue reading “Good morning. Today: Use your wings”

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,Continue reading “The Quality of Patience”

Your time, your day

Your day Your timeDon’t waste itAway, away, away,Be happy, Say happy,Do happy.Life’s happening,With it, justSwing and sway,It’s your time, Your day.Do what You deniedFor yourself Yesterday;You said ‘later’ Your vague wish,Make it true, Make it come Your way! Don’t leave it Until later,Into a future ‘someday’,You said ‘tomorrow’,Your ‘Tomorrow’ Has come today, Well have itContinue reading “Your time, your day”

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.

Happy Children’s day India!

A poem for kids: ‘My Train Journey’ ‘My Train Journey’ My train journeyWas just lovely,I met kidsWho were funny,We laughed a lot At each station Hot snacks we bought.Chhuk chhukChhuk chhukChug chugChug chugWent the train,The rhythm feltLike a refrain.I know not whenA thug cameA thief he was,Who stole a packOf my croissant plain;I thought toContinue reading “Happy Children’s day India!”

A morning wish

Temporal time ticks,We move, as it kicks.Breeze in the hair,We pick a warm wear.Neither time,Nor breeze,Do we see,But one shows us,Our lifetime limit,The other shows us,What’s it to be free.Use temporal time well,But use leisure better.Enjoy the breeze, The outdoors and The good weather.May there be a zing, Right under your wing,As you follow dreams,AndContinue reading “A morning wish”

Diwali wishes

May the bright lightOf knowledge and wisdom Enshrine in your heartDay after dayThe colours mayCheer your mindAnd may you prosperIn every way.HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU

Happy Dhanteras!

Poem Title: ‘Being rich’ Rich as in Thought, Word, Deed, Values. Rich as in Not indebted Rich as in Having A Child Rich as in Having a home In each friend’s house Rich as in Having a smile And Simultaneous tears Rich as in Having More than enough To spend And enough to spare ForContinue reading “Happy Dhanteras!”

Enter November!

The month eleventh,Cool in the desert,Cold elsewhere,Freezing minus ten,Speeding to year-end.Glance back perhapsThe time did lapse,Memories we made,Some of laughters Some of regrets.We lost some, We found some,People gone, People come.Thanksgiving month,Gratitude to hold,Tomorrows to behold,With fervour,Enter November,Let’s thank all those,We forgot to remember.

Sundays

Sundays, lovely sundays, No rushing to work,No hopping on buses, Or catching trains, Or missing subways.No early wake up call,No hurry, no haste at all,No alarms ringing,Lazy waking, And lazier rising.Leisure short and sweet,Sunday’s a treat!But this Sunday,Get busy,Get ready,Decorate the home Bright, all lit.Favourite foods cooking,Special savories Yummy, spicy and crunching,On Diwali sweetsDon’t yetContinue reading “Sundays”

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”

Have a laughterful day and a happy morning.

Laugh a lot more, May your laughter,Just nonstop pour,On laughter increase,Your score more.Let laughter,Reach your core,Like the rushing,Waves on the shore.Life’s not forever,It’s now or never,Genuine, laughter pureWill many ails cure.

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”

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”

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.