Memorable Rose

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He sits and swings, back and forth slowly
His eyes staring straight at a picture nearby.
In his hands he held, a bright red rose
And tears of sorrow running down his nose. 

Slowly as he continues to adore the picture,
A glimpse of smile covers his face.
Grandmother holding him by his arms, stand on his birthday
Eyes filled with love and words full of blessings.

Thoughts filled with memories fired through his brain.
He remembered the message she whispered in his ear on that birthday
“Your life is like a rose and its petals are your family and friends you adore,
some petals will fall but do not ever mourn because it’s the thorns that will
shape you in every form.” 

And now every encounter with a rose brings back,
Precious memories buried in his mind but never forgotten.
He pulls it out time to time to remember the days
When grandmother loved him and he loved her even more. 

PS: Even though his grandmother left years ago but he feels her presence
every moment of his life. 

It is another collaboration with a wonderful artist Aditi. I am glad to connect with her on WP and even more happy to have a friend like her in my life. Do check out her blog and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. Her artwork is a great inspiration and I am always happy to give words and feelings to her paintings.

Unanswered Questions

I will tell you all about it
Next time, maybe
You are too young right now
Wait for the next time
I will handle the situation better
You next time
Their child kept sliding further away
Leaving the mountain of fake promises
Silence filled the space between them.

The Child keeps waiting and waiting
For the next time to come,
Suppressing the urge to know
Deep within his/her heart.
They let them drown in the ocean of confusion.
They let their soul burn in the fire of a wait.
They soak their pillows with tears of sadness.
One day, when their bones could not bear the weight of confusion and
Their brain exploded from the headache of unanswered questions.
That day, they said to themselves that
They will not leave another question unanswered
But satisfy their hunger on their own.
Next time for sure.

Let them fly

There comes a time when you have to
Let your kids go and let them face the reality
Just like a baby bird will have to
Leave the nest and learn to fly on its own.

You cannot make their decisions for them
And you cannot expect them to return.
However, you can hope that
Their path of life is filled with happiness
Due to the lessons you have taught them
Before letting them march their own journey.

Organ(ic) Love

I am starting another section in which I am going to put all the post I have collaboratively worked with a best friend of mine (Nimmi) over the last week or so. I hope you will like it. Some of you may have already read few pieces on her blog. We recently decided to put it on my blog as well.  

 

If you ever wish to love me
Don’t ever love me with your heart, my love
Because I don’t want memories of mine
To thump through you in a beat

If you ever wish to love me
Then love me with your lungs, my love
Because, with every breath you take in
You infuse our love with more oxygen
Giving it a reason to live for another moment

If you ever wish to love me
Then love me with your spleen, my love
Because you may not be able to understand
How or why everything between us works but
You know that I am an important part of your life

If you ever wish to love me
Then love me with my wounded skin, my love
Because not all wounds will heal with time
And not all scars you will be able to see
But your willingness to accept me unchanged will soothe the pain.

Your happiness is my happiness

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Whenever my life feels so empty
When time goes so wrong
I know where I have to go
And whom I have to hold on

When, I wonder about things
When life makes no sense
A word and a smile from you
Will turn everything into true

Whenever a problem appears
When I’m down in the dumps
I know whom I have to depend on
Who makes me smile by changing fawn

That’s special person is you my friend
Your presence makes me smile
Brighten my every minute, days and year
Cause, you are so near

Sometimes I find it hard to describe
The feelings which we share
Something which can’t be erased
But have to be embraced

For you are the body
And I’m your shadow
Forever that will be
That’s why you complete me…

Seeds of Love

 

This dim thing is slowly
turning bright and growing
inside me inch by inch.
Constantly giving life to
my dead cold soul, warming
it slowly and slowly.
This little thing covered
with the glow of crimson,
lighting up my darkest
moments and filling up
my deepest holes.
This calm thing
silencing
my loudest cries.
This hollow thing
filling itself up
with all my sorrows,
entertaining me at daylight,
giving solace to me during night.
Some call it love while others don’t give identity.
It sometimes questions my sanity,
sometimes satisfying my curiosity.

When did your seeds of love got planted within me?

PS: I do not usually write on love but thought I should give it a try. The format of this poem was inspired from Anukampa Sharma work that I read on Instagram.

अनमोल रतन (Priceless Gem)

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My dear friends, this is dedicated to every one of you for being supportive and caring by providing your support for the thoughts I put in my writing. It is because of each and every one of you that I get the opportunity to improve my writing and be better than yesterday. So, I want to take this moment to thank you. I hope we get to know each other much more in the future. I have made some great connections just within 3 weeks. All of you are wonderful people and I am very glad to meet you all. Happy Friendship day.  Continue reading

यादें (With English Translation)

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This piece of writing is dedicated to my parrot who had to be given away today for some personal reasons. He had lived with me for long enough to leave a bold impression. This parrot taught me life lessons that my close ones could not teach.I wish instead of killing animals to fill our stomach or for hunting purposes, people should learn from them. Their curiosity and loyalty is really something to be admired.Also, I would like to apologize for any errors in English translation. It was a bit hard to translate exactly with some of rhymes but I tried and in future, I will try to make it even better. Thank You for taking the time to read. Continue reading