Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Life’s little surprises

The push from the stormy winds,
The lashing of the rains,
The dazzle of lightning…
In the darkness of the night.

Amidst it all,
A sudden calm;
A gentle memory,
A quick reminder,
Of a fire that’s still alive.

The chaos outside,
The ironical silence within;
Soak it all up!
Life’s little balance-scale,
Will surely tilt back,
Soon… very soon.

A Compromise… not!

The grandness of it all,
Struck me most.
The way he spoke,
The way she entered the room,
The way the little girl danced;
Every action, simple, yet grand!

There was something, not quite right.
The sparkle in her eyes was too bright,
The words he chose were just so,
The dance… ah the dance,
That was just right!

What a pretty picture,
They were everyone’s envy.
But I knew, all was not quite right.

Years later, I met him;
His words were different,
His mood, non descript.
But he seemed comfortable,
In his own skin.

Days later, I met her;
She entered the room,
And people noticed;
But the sparkle in her eyes,
They were more real now.
Not too bright,
Never too bright.

The little girl…
Ah! Yes the little girl;
Her dance was more a song;
Melancholic one moment, happy another.
She enjoyed both the beats.

She smiled at me,
A look of recognition;
Lifted her arms and
Hugged me so.
The world was perfect…
Once more!

Friday, June 01, 2007

The Grand Trek

A thousand seas,
A million mountains,
And a great span of land;
All lay ahead of you.
Gather every strength you can find,
Get every hand on board,
Fill your backpacks,
With just the essentials;
Leave all baggage behind,
Continue your trek… refreshed.
Your destiny beckons,
More than ever before.


The lives you’ve touched,
The smiles you’ve shared,
They are etched,
Etched for a lifetime.

Distance makes, every
Bond grow stronger.
Refrain from defining them;
Take them for what they are...

Life’s Rythm

What goes around,
Comes around… manifold.
So live each day,
Like it was your last.
See the change,
In your step, in your rhythm.
Life will take you,
Toward your destiny.
Give the moment,
Your very best.
There will be no more,
‘should haves’ and ‘could haves’.
Live each day,
Like it was your last!