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.

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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.

Draw the line.

Life is not about just having. Life is more about living. Life is more about experiencing rather than accumulating. Money is no doubt very essential for enabling empowerment. There are no two things about it. But to live less in order to earn more and just have more at the cost of too much stressContinue reading “Draw the line.”

One day at a time

When in life,There’s no rhythmThere’s no rhymeNo laughters chime,A tear glistensYou can’t even sigh,Your breath feels muffledEach time you inhaledIt felt like an effortAnd you struggled,At that juncture,When every nerveYou feel will rupture,Just be in silent pleaReally pray to the Divineand sense the silenceAnd hear the quiet,Say to self,One day, at a time.

The tabula rasa state of mind

I love my mind,In the ‘tabula rasa’state.I like it:My ‘re-energise’ phase,From ‘doing’ to just ‘being’. I reflect, read more. I love my mind,Uncrowded, on ‘rewind’I refill the soul, the heart, the mind.Reading other’s voicesand fresh new words,I imagine meFly high Like a bird,To a new world. It is essentialTo be vacant, A pre requisite ToContinue reading “The tabula rasa state of mind”

Surrender

The way to goWhen you knowNothingThe way to goWhen you feelEmptyThe way to goWhen you justDo not knowThe way to goWhen words failAnd tears dryThe way to goIn such a timeIs to Surrender.To silently stayNot ponder just pray.Pray if not in words Prayed before or pre written, But just pray That a ray reachesThe darkContinue reading “Surrender”

Pause. Ponder. Lift yourself higher.

Getting older is inevitable. But growing older is slightly different, because when you grow older, you don’t lose the sense of humor, the ability to wonder, feel the curiosity and the sense of enthusiasm as well as the sense of marvel. Are you growing older or getting old? It is a decision. Your decision. Isn’tContinue reading “Pause. Ponder. Lift yourself higher.”

Not so instant!

This O levels exam Isn’t as instantAs a soup sachetOf Maggi we heat & blend,Not as instant,As we click an icon In a mili-secondOn WhatsApp to ‘send’.Yes,study long hoursFor coming weeks,Read and revise,recall and repeat,And I am impressedAs you prepare daily,With focus indeed.Do practice and write,Sometimes use a mind-map, Other times, You may memoriseThese lastContinue reading “Not so instant!”

My Hinglish poem: Missing home

Missing the kuhu kuhu melodyOf the hidden Koyal among fresh mango leaves,The squirrels running bindaas on the nariyal trees,The squeaky groan of the overloaded rusty swing never kid-free, The temple bells’ reassuring chime,The next-door school kids’In chorus sing everytime,The ‘rain, rain go away’ rhyme.The aromas from the kitchen stronger than any fancy appetizer,Recipes of monsoonsContinue reading “My Hinglish poem: Missing home”

Mangoes more mangoes!🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭

Mango moments, Those delicious Inhalations deep,Of aromas sweetAnd the mouthfulsOf mangoes Haaphus, Totapuri, Langda, Badaami, Kesari, Paayri….The colour The textureThe tasteThe luxuryOf more, even moreMango delicacies,How lip-smacking is aamras Pooris hot dipped in…Home grown Rajapuri,Homemade garam puri,Home concocted Pannah,Home made chhoondaa…Home made aambe wadi,Home made mango barfi.Milkshakes and ice cream, Dip in a dozen mangoContinue reading “Mangoes more mangoes!🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭”