The only control

In every difficult situation in life, the only way to be in charge is to control your mind,control your tongue and control your actions.It is smarter to be more in control of yourself than to try and control others. Silencing the mind and overcoming negativity, overthinking and judgemental presumptions, are all necessary in trying times.InContinue reading “The only control”

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”

What poetry is…

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 toContinue reading “What poetry is…”

Time

Spend your time well.It’s the only thingWe have no clueWhen it will be over.Think about how muchWe 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 presenceTo absence.We breathe the distance,From soundTo silence.We traverse the distance,Our journey together,Some dayContinue reading “Time”

So what now?

Let’s say,What you did dream,What you did chase,Was a slip between The cup and the lip.You may sulk, screamPine for what is not,Won’t let it just go,Oscillate to and fro-Pendulum-like, movingWithout progressing.As you observe,Surely you know,Back and forth, Forth and back,Ask your self,What in this lifeDo you really lack?

Who are you?

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 dedicateContinue reading “Who are you?”

If tomorrow comes

If tomorrow dawns,Be thankful.Right now, This moment,Today is all you have.Be busy here and now.In the littlest of tasks, Putforth your extra,Add your magic,Show your awesomeness.Make each task As perfect, as special,And as unique as you are!Who are you?You are your creativity,Be thoughtful, artful: Unique in your own way.A person unforgettable.You are your words,Be aContinue reading “If tomorrow comes”

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.

As the day unwraps

As the day unwrapsIts seconds Its minutes And its hours,May it containPlenty of giftsA wealth of laughter,Some ideas that sparkle.May it containNo ill will,May all sick heal.Have a day of richesAnd fulfilled wishes.

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”

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”

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.

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.

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”

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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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”

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”

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!

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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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!”