Saturday, October 20, 2012

7. Walks and Talks of Life

Walks And Talks Of Life,
Do’s And Don’ts  Of Life,
Bumps And Humps Of Life,
Kicks & Clause Of Life,
Thick And Thin Of Life,
Me And You Of Life,
Lips And Locks Of Life,
Cups And Kiss Of Life,
His And Her Of Life,
Wish And Hiss Of Life,
Sip And Slurp Of Life,
Confusion & Questions Of Life,
Hunger & Slaughter Of Life
Halts & Hymns Of Life,
Rhymes And Crimes Of Life,
Needs And Needles Of Life,
Rugs And Riches Of Life,
Climax And Sfx Of Life,
Mints And Pepper Of Life,
Jitter And Jazz Of Life,
Glitters And Gloss Of Life,
Setbacks And Fire Of Life,
Journey & Embark Of Life,
Cropping And Shaping Of Life,
Glues And Gums Of Life,
Pink And Blues Of Life,
Boots And Chappals Of Life,
Walks And Talks Of Life,
Death And Beginning Of A Life……

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

6. The Life Of a Artist

A boundary-less cage
Source:  http://www.courtneyloceff.com/

Dedication and Devotion of a Sage
Thoughts - matters as much as Gauge
Character of a Mirage

Lonesome in a people's place
Life here works in a different pace
It is a Series of lifetimes
At times it's all Whole Science

Depth of Oceans
Moods as Seasons
Layers of Emotions
Forms of Imagination

Art is not just a means of Living
It is more of a Soul's Calling






Friday, August 31, 2012

5. The Newness of Life

The newness of life
every second every moment we realize
from the 1st tear in our eyes
to the washed clothes that dries.

The sun that rise
The moon that smile
Feather that fly
To the leaves that shy

The newness of life
every second every moment we realize

The pen that writes
the fingers that Types
A baby's Cry.,..
The Affection - that guides.

Blood that heart Supplies
Every deep breath which make u feel rise
Horizon where earth & sky coincide

The newness of life
every second every moment we realize

The Biscuits that comes in slice
& what is so called customized
The fruit that ripe
to the money that Buy’s

The view of the earth from a Satellite
to the marching of ANTS with a perspective LARGER than SIZE -)

The newness of life
every second every moment we realize

Bachelor reading Married Couples Guide
Grey hairs dipped in a Black Dye
Emotions that drives
Drawing HEART in a shape of a KITE

Blinking of Eyes
Yawning at night
comparison of a fish & Human's diet....
The newness of life
every second every moment we realize!


4. Standing Still





















Standing Still....can be LIFTED or DRIFTED.
keeping aside the Mind, Heart n Soul...its me Standing STILL...
Fear kills.. Happiness Fills....and Love Heals...
I am in the game but not the one who Deals...
Just standing STILL.....

Life throws the songs of joy n the songs of Sorrow,
Nevertheless the chance for "Time" to be Borrowed
And - the never ending longingness for a great ACHIEVEMENT
Grows, but which way to choose?? ...who knows!
Standing Still.....fighting the woes....

Being in Darkness, though surrounded by light
Its hard for me to Open Ma eyes...
HOPE of a early spring...seems to be takein
STILL &...... just Standing Still

Every new day reminds me about those innocent dreams
which I had in the beginning.....& which now seems fading....
Though its me standing STILL...the thoughts are Juggling....
Simultaneously tossing and catching Ma emotions...

The striving effort is what keeps the Notions on..
Understand the Importance of every USUAL dawn
Perseverance & Consistence is the key to victory...
Here and where all....
its not just standing STILL...its Standing TALL....
against all the ODDS...n FALLS....

Its me standing still but Standing TALL....:)

3. Bachpan

बचपन -- एक आना जाना
दुनिया के रस को न जाना न पहचाना
कभी खिलना कभी मुरझाना
सावन से था मिलना रोजाना
सिमटी सी दुनिया सारी
खुशिया थी मुट्ठी में हमारी
दुनिया-दारी बस यारी हमारी
दोस्त है तो दुनिया प्यारी
चंदा था मामा हमारा
तारों को न हमने जाना
सपनो में सजा संसार सारा
लिखना-पढना कारोबार हमारा
छोटी हार बड़ी जीत
नई थी हर एक रीत
सुनते थे मम्मी की डांट
रोते थे दूसरो के पास
रेत के टीलों में हाथ मिलाना
मिटटी से सारा संसार सजाना
भेल मिलके पिकनिक पे जाना
पापा की गाडी का एक राउंड लगाना
थाकन से चूर... मम्मी से पैर दबवाना
दूरदर्शान के सारे गाने गाना
बिचडे तो नम आँखे हमारी
जूडे तो रंगों से भी रंगीन दुनिया सारी
बीता ये बचपन ऐसे
आँख लगकर खुली हो जैसे
बचपन ले चला विदा हमसे
हसीन रहेगी वो यादें जुडी उससे
ज़िन्दगी के बड़प्पन में इतना घुल न जाना
गुदगुदाते उस भोलेपन को भूल न जाना

2. Baarish Ki Boonde


बारिश की वो बूंदे,
उनका यू धरती पर गिरना,
और गिरकर यू उसके साथ चलना
रात के अंधेरे में , 
 Source: http://danielyunhx.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/the-feel-of-rain/
चाँद की रौशनी में,
बिजली के तारो में उनका यू चमकना.

छु जाता है मेरे मन को
मन में बसे उस कोने को,
जिसमे रहता है कोई एक सपना,

कहीं कांच सा,
कहीं ओस सा
कही किसी सितार से निकले साज़ सा
यू रात के अँधेरे में,
झर-झर कर पत्तो से कान में कुछ कहना,
यु बड़ी इमारतों से लगकर,
उन्हें छूकर...उन्हें अपना एहसास दिलाना
इस तरह से उनका यू साथ मिलकर बरसना,
कहता है कुछ ख़ास है इस रात में,

गिरती है ये एक सी
टकराती है ये अनेको से
और देती है ये स्वर अनगिनत से.

चुपके से एक बूँद आती है,
कही दूर से  इठलाती, टकराती, डोलती हुई,
और कहती है मुझसे ....तुम क्यों आछुती हो मुझसे,
आओ चलो चले कही दूर पे,

समझ नहीं आता कहाँ से आती है ये बूंदे,
एक सी ....बस बरसती रहती है बस बरसती,
हवा का एक झोंका डगमगा देता है उन्हें
पर फिर बरसती है एक सी!
बारिश की वो बूंदे!

My very 1st Poem - A Tight Hug (15.May.2006)

Staring in the dark - the vast sky seems calm but alone and made me feel lonesome too,
Tears roll down my cheeks revealing the word "MISS"

No Bird, No breeze, No sound but only Peace!
Quiet in the dark, fighting inside the heart, it's my thoughts; so SMART!

Sometimes so selfish, so rude; insisting me to think whether for me Is It TRUE?

Although I was blessed with the DREAMS coming true,
DESIRES which grew,
THOUGHTS which flew but still...
I need a TIGHT HUG
it's true, it's true, it's true...

Thoughts - difficult to set in one direction
Since they are alone my inspiration
It needs a strong self discussion
Ultimately they are proved to be one for Assertion

Love, Care, Dear, Far, Apart, Jumbling the mind with the links they regard.




(P.S. This was written while staring at a dark, starry night from the window of a HOSTEL room in INDORE.
more or less it was an outcome of the odd Lonely nights when there is no work  to look forward to….and one doesn’t get sleep also

Picture Displayed : is the original Draft of the poem; cut & pasted the piece in Diary)




Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kehte hain khuda ne iss jahan mein sabhi ke liye Kisi na kisi ko hai banaya har kisi ke liye

I visited ELURU (a city in Andhra Pradesh, 1 Hr from Vijayvada) in the month of  April 2012, with one of my friend. As for me, that trip was a complete - Chill out the Summer kind....Nothing that the place was something like a hill station or so...but my idea was of that of having a SUMMER HOLIDAY at the age of 26..:)... the one i use to get during my school days...Also, being in the warmth of family environment, being with the Semi rural way of living - seeing, touching, pampering white cows, seeing elephants, visiting a crowded temple (mini Balaji) at the day of Venkateshwara Swami's Marriage Day.....plucking cashews on our way back home...I was accompanied by My friend (who was shifting to another city next month  & this was our so called last outing together while staying in same city), her Twin Brothers, Her MOM & DAD..... Me and my friend stayed their for 3 days ....I guess!...

Well their is a lot that I have to Share as The trip was as I wanted it to be -  Fresh seasonal mangoes from the farm ( from her maternal Parents), Peaceful Mornings...though their was nothing to do but the mind was at peace with the body, I spent a lot of time reading books available their, like on Spirituality, Readers Digest..etc... me and my friend also roamed around in the narrow lanes a bit surprised (she not me) as to how the things around have changed a lot in past years...their was construction going on for high raise apartments, Her Old School now was renovated & had a neater Better look though the yellow School Van was still the same.....one day we drove to another village nearby to meet her maternal uncle & aunt..had vada made with freshly grind-ed Soaked Urad Dal .... I have a loads n loads to recollect from the Stay.....

Well, I could have named this post as - SUMMER HOLIDAY at 26! but it is not so...you might be wondering WHY??....During this stay of mine, what touched me the most & that too at the last day of the stay was a "WONDERFUL COUPLE" or say HARD TO FIND such intense example of TOGETHERNESS or as its Mentioned above


                           Kehte hain khuda ne iss jahan mein sabhi ke liye Kisi  na kisi ko hai banaya har kisi ke liye"
The above pic was secretly & silently clicked via mobile from the window of our room, It is this pair I was touched with. The old Couple, no doubt looks as generic as any other couple, but the fact is - The Wife is a Dwarf  (hardly 2 feet in height as compared to her husband) & the Husband was born Blind...but was a Good Theater artist (as told by my friend)....The View of wife sitting on a small low raise stool/ Table & talking to her husband this morning was what brought tears to my eyes....or may be that they were enjoying the company of each other silently...(as I was just at a distance & could manage to click this only) .. at the site of this their were questions and questions popping in my mind....about Marriage, About better half, 

About commitments, About Happiness...& 
Above all a SILENT yet firm promise to ONE SELF that what may come...I AM BORN HERE WITH A PURPOSE & MY DUTY IS TO FULFILL IT, WELCOME & LIVE LIFE to its FULLEST, LEAVE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE than what I SAW IT WHEN I WS BROUGHT TO THIS LIFE...SPREAD LOVE & LAUGHTER......
I am just speechless at this creation of GOD but would like to thank him for
 the opportunity to meet this couple.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

GOD's Love ...is so wonderful...Ooooo

All those special moments whenever I have been too low but the moment I lift my head...I see a MIRACLE...& I call all those special moments as GOD's LOVE.

These MIRACLEs can be of any shape, size or sort....but it connects to your heart, it brings a pleasing smile on the face, it gives the comfort inspite of the storm of thoughts you have been in, all I can say is...IT TOUCHES HEART.

One fine day, while checking my FB account, I saw a beautiful pic of 'A view from my room' as a post from one of my friend on FB..it was a perspective of two parallel buildings & a rainbow peeping from behind one of the building. To this post some one commented - "A rainbow...God's promise that all things will be renewed....".
I don't why but I loved the comment & also I felt as if GOD has only made me read his promise...as I was a bit low & was depressed.....

As I was happy to read the line & believing it to be for me....I wanted to just get out of the room, where i had been the whole day!. The weather outside was sunny but with loads of winds....I went on terrace & felt that it
started raining....though a very few drops....It clicked in my mind that this condition is the one for the formation of a RAINBOW....and the moment I turned to my right....IT WAS RITE THEIR !!...AHh...it was a RAINBOW...smiling at me...a REAL RAINBOW.....God's promise that all things will be renewed...


I couldn't just leave that place till the rainbow was visible....I was held tight by the moment....I Loved it..it touched me...& I wanted to add this moment to my Blog. Now the mind was searching for a suitable title for the blog & without a second thought ..all it could conclude  was - GOD's LOVE.....
The title took me back to my school days memories where we use to sing a MORNING PRAYER ....which was ...

God’s Love is so wonderful, (thrice)
Oh! Wonderful love!
So high you can’t get over it, (Thrice)
Oh! Wonderful love!
So deep you can’t get under it, (thrice)
Oh! Wonderful love!
So wide you can’t get around it, (thrice)
Oh! Wonderful love!...

My day was Blessed!...then I started wondering, their had been countless moments as God's love ...like a call from a long lost friend & getting to know that ...as a FRIEND I have been a Blessing to them, A hug from a friend when you needed it the Most, A hot coffee cup with loved ones, A innocent kiss from a child & the time spent with him/her as its completely non judgmental of who you are & how you are...it does leave you more cheerful than what you was before the meet.

To this I would also like to add that CHILDREN are no doubt a Pure form of LOVE & GOD itself (s/he)..
For all my days away from home, GOD made sure that a kid is their nearby me ....& touchwood ...to all the PG's, Flats, Offices...I had been associated ....their I met kids & enjoyed the Laughter, love & fun playing with them..all.

GOD's love is also when I missed my MOM - DAD to the core of my heart & due to some of my fears, din't call them...but the very next moment what I see on my phone is....PAPA calling....
 
With a sigh of relief ...I take a leave....have a day filled with - WONDERFUL GOD's LOVE




Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Empty Pocket Days!


"Empty Pockets teaches million things in life..." 
But
"Full Pockets can spoil's U in million ways...................." :)  (by - Unknown)



Few days back I read the lines mentioned above & 
It took me back to the days when I was also 
with POCKETS in my pants but EMPTY :P. 

And the above lines are indeed very very true....Here in this post I would like to share My Empty Pocket Days....

As its said in the last 6 lines of the poem by Javed Akhatar Shab in movie..zindagi na milegi dobara
Jab jab dard ka baadal chaya
Jab ghum ka saya lehraya
Jab aansoo palkon tak aya
Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya
Humne dil ko yeh samjhaya
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai
Duniya mein yunhi hota hai
Yeh jo gehre sannaate hain
Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain
Thoda ghum hai sabka qissa
Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa
Aankh teri bekaar hi namm hai
Har pal ek naya mausam hai
Kyun tu aise pal khota hai
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai 
Same was with me during the days of empty Pockets (while being employed during rescission) ! I was full of anger, negative thoughts....narrow mindedness, jealously....frustration & all that a human can go through ...either i was busy with the thoughts of more money coming to me or execution of on-hand task or beating the challenges been thrown by the time on me.

Today when I look back  at it...I SMILE :)...that 'Empty Pocket 'phase introduced me to a new ME...Like ..


1. when staying in a rented house & Cooking gas is over
My room partner was a gift to me by GOD ....she always helped me beyond what I could have even done being in her shoes....She used to pay my share of rent till the time I get my money & pay her back (all of course without any interest) ...I din't want her to again pay for the gas refilling as already her money was blocked. And since we use to have lunch & dinner outside just the need for gas was to Boil water for drinking or Heat milk for breakfast. Now the challenge was how do i heat the milk, water anyways I can get it from owner (2 bottles were sufficient)..I reminded myself that no situation is ever completely Awful ...A idea flashed in  my mind....As the milk use to be in chilled packet & I had mixer, I made cold coffee one day, another day I made cold chikoo shake with dry almonds, Another day I made Cold Bournvita milk...:)..i was full of excitement & the feeling of the achievement was great.....somehow this way i could actually cross a week time & got the Gas refilled at last.


2. when I understood the value of a HOMEMADE food & HANDMADE food
As I mentioned that I use to have my food outside ...may be due to laziness, lack of interest due to financial pressure & may be sometimes thinking that NO i can't afford it.....
One day after my food i just calculated the amount I had spend in the last couple of days...to my shock the home cooked food was way way way cost effective, more comfortable, a more rejuvenating one ....It not only keeps you busy in a creative ..colorful (Masala Dabba) way but also gives you a space to think apart from the stress you going through. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment by SAVING !


3. When Power pleasures is attained by purely Simple Things, Places or sometimes People ;)
In metro cities this is another HOLY RITUALS to go to malls on every weekends or at least pay homage (do the darshan of ) to to newly released Movies ...that too on Fridays. But Empty pockets doesn't allow the person to have the liberty to even think of such things...(BTW m not a follower of this holy ritual & stay way away from it unless have a gr8 company of a person to go with). 


Leaving aside movies in Multiplexes, I was determined to keep myself at the ultimate state of  being happy :))...I chose to do friendship with the cute little plants in my varanda, hardly they are 13 in numbers but they are my best friends & I talk to them every morning while watering them...they reply to my talks (all sorts of) by blooming flowers, more fresh leaves, climbers by growing in all possible weird directions & giving me a change to groom them.....My friendship with plants was their always from my childhood (in my hometown), where I loved to just glance at every plant & feel the happiness silently. Among all this plants was & is a grownup tree which was gifted by my schooldays best friend with a Chain & pendant hanging to it. And this tree knows me so well that every time I visit my home, only 1 yellowish orange  flower will be happily be their opening all its petals to its fullest as if its a HUG from it.:) & one day even this plant got hybrid underneath the soil, on its own & produced a reddish orange Flower...I was intensely happy. I thanked the supreme power in this world for such beautiful gift!.


Instead of Cafe Coffee Day or Tea Cafe's...My Fun time spot use to be Temples where eatables were offered to the visitors....it can be anything from..Parle biscuits, Jaggery rice made in pure ghee, Sweet powder made of grated coconut, sugar & lentil, Curd rice, if not atleast coconut & sugar balls were given as prashad (prasadam)...it was not that I couldn't even afford the cafe's but I couldn't have afford to open-up my mind to the rewards, blessings, peace that was surrounding me ...the ambiance of temples helped me feel the calmness, it gave me the strength to understand that I am much much much better at that point compared to anyone else..as I was their not to ask for anything but just to be happy & for a change - I felt so light at heart.


Instead of Shopping's - It used to be mostly window shopping's satisfying my two needs
1. A great inspirations for the creative mind for designs & 
2. Getting ready for the time when things will be back on track....I use to list dowwn things I want as per priority, If dresses, i use to sketch them down as i believed in the power of VISION BOARDS.
Also, I used to spend  some-time arranging my  wardrobe & segregate the cloths I am not gonna use again, Then I took this bundle of clothes to the same temple & distributed to the poor kids their....though my dresses were too big for them, They just wanted it & one after the other kids increased in number so much that I had to say enough..I am running short of dresses to give...:). Next day when I was passing from that temple road, I saw a Cute dark bubbly kid wearing my (fav.) magenta color T-Shirt & it was covering him till his knees...Ha ha..I felt My dress is NEW again...I loved that moment, That kid for happily accepting or my not be knowing about the dress, for seeing that no situation & no dress is ever completely awful..:P


Instead of swimming classes or gyms (though I never felt the need of it) ...I use to play with the kids of a IRON shop aunty, she use to take her kids along with her till she is working. It was fun, I felt like a kid again, no discrimination of How much I earn, what do I do...do I have any Sport items to play with....I thanked GOD for the best of Physical well-being....And I felt that  -LIFE is back in my LIFE  & to be happy one needs to be open for it. I also spent time just walking on quite roads at night - with my roommate & neighbor...spending a few moments  right under the sky....full of Twinkling stars.


Me signing Off with a Wonderful Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr :
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”