My Inspiration

There are seven colours in a rainbow

With grace across the sky they show

I look at my kids and wonder all the things they know

As the session ends, they all grow

Into beautiful people that shine

With love, kindness and a light divine

Shades of crimson red, canary yellow and peacock blue I see,

Some are purple, some orange and hues of green-

Each one unique and yet stringed like a garland of beads

Just lending a helping hand to someone who needs

Treasuring the little things and smiling for free

For that is what the purpose of life should be

I wonder if I was teaching them or they were teaching me.

I Smile…..

When someone smiles at me and I smile back

Not knowing what I have and what I lack

The smile is infectious, it is bound to spread

You know it, as everyone turns their head

At times, I just smile for nothing at all

It feels good when your loved ones call

Little do I think about the rhyme and reason

Smiling just keeps happening in every season

Perhaps my heart is joyous and feels like skipping

I smile again as the time keeps tipping

When my friends compliment me and wish me well,

Just simple words of appreciation make my heart swell.

I smile to myself, the feeling is divine

I stay in that vibration for it makes me shine

The thoughts of acceptance cradle me softly

I feel blessed, I thank the Universe profoundly

When everything goes with the cosmic flow,

Beautiful secrets reveal and just show

As though,

The ocean seems to be emptying itself on the sand

Then a wave engulfs me and I move to the land

It pulls me again,-

And I dance to its rhythm like a lunatic

The journey is vibrant and ever so ecstatic

I move with the flow, I know what to do,

And so I smile again, and so should you.

Happy New Year

Learning step by step

Moving forward each day

Offering someone help

Showing someone the way

Letting things go

Happiness will then show

Creating space for the new

Allowing kindness seep through

May all your dreams come true

These wishes I have for each one of you.

A Very Happy New Year!

My first lesson in forgiveness

I thought I was in some kind of pain
So, I got up late again

I grumbled, I thought she heard

She looked at me, but didn’t say a word

I was clumsy, I dropped the milk saying the glass was too full

She smiled and said, I should be careful.

I had forgotten to do my homework, some fake tale I had to knit

She caressed my cheeks and said, it is the first time, don’t worry a bit

I went to play in the evening with my friend, I returned late

I thought I would be grounded, that would be my fate

But nothing happened.

She asked me to finish my evening snack.

Then she went to the market to buy the groceries,

-and when she came back

I was watching television, instead of completing my home-assignment.

I thought I had annoyed her, but I definitely had not meant

She entered my room and sat by my side

I was a little confused, my emotions I couldn’t hide

My head bent low, I looked to and fro

I gaped at the void expecting her agitation to grow

Her eyes were kind and soft was her gaze

She was sweet like honey, her voice- she did not raise

I was astounded. I hadn’t been good,

This was not expected but the motive I had understood

She was clear and she gave me another chance,

her eyes gleaming in a sprightly dance

I hugged her and I must confess,

that was my first lesson in forgiveness.

into nothingness……

I go in my shell, time and again

I wonder if there is just loneliness or some undefined pain

An empty feeling dawns over me

A strange restlessness and I wish to flee

In search of a purpose, I cannot perceive

The world seems a stage so unnerving, I wish to leave

Go somewhere and do something that is righteous for me

I wonder if that is what is meant to be

No zeal, just existence in oblivion

Is each of us only a puppet with no notion

Come from dirt and to dirt we shall go in all probability

Is my life a drama or my own envisioned reality?

My thoughts run aimlessly

My eyes are open, yet I cannot see.

I am an insignificant drop in the vast turbulent sea,

Somewhat unsure as to what will it be

Perhaps mindful actions of pure intent will one day make me free.

And lead the path to ecstasy.

Let peace prevail on Mother Earth!

Oh Mother Earth!

Why, oh why have I taken birth?

I ask myself,

“Why am I perplexed?”

One look at the screen, my eyes are transfixed,

What could be the dilemma in my mind?

There is turbulence and noise- peace is hard to find.

Can the air we breathe be pure and free?

Can the world not be as God wanted it to be?

No reason for war or hatred or despise

No honorable soldiers would have to pay the price

No lives lost, no battles fought

No fear in hearts, no venom in thought

Can we not remake our Mother Earth?

Why, oh why have I taken birth?

Let there be no boundaries or lines of control,

Where people are connected with their heart and soul,

Where love reigns, like a ruler it cares
Where compassion and empathy are its only heirs

Where peace is not searched for in every nook and corner

You just close your eyes and you get the answer-

Light the Divine flame of love in your heart

Be generous my friend, don’t hesitate, just start.

Sow good deeds, spread joy and mirth

Let peace prevail on Mother Earth!

My Sister- Dedicated to Kalpana di when she left for her heavenly abode. 25th November 2018

Dear sister,

I will always love you

For this day has a different hue

I want to just say a big thank you-

For the countless things you have done for me

Things that mortal eyes can barely see,

I will always remember-

So vivid and clear

The memories of childhood,

Like my back bone you always stood.

Those days are so fresh in my mind-

When we went to school together with Dad

Always happy and content with whatever we had

When mummy fought the battle with death and life

How you tried in your own ways to end her strife

From you my pains,I never could hide

Like a pillar you were there by my side.

In the boarding we stayed, under Sr. Mabilia’s care

Who taught us to love and always share,

It was a bond so deep and secure

In your company, I felt so comfortable and sure

We walked miles hand in hand

Our friendship never needed a friendship band

The stories you told and the secrets we shared

For my tiniest agony, you always cared

Dear sister,

Your culinary skills were extraordinary and exceptional

The dishes you made looked so tempting and special

There is so much to say-

Your good deeds I can never weigh
You managed time well, hardly ever in haste

Your sacrifices dear sister will never go waste.

I can never be grateful enough

For the things you have done

Life with you was full of fun.

You were a fighter

You shone like a light

Today you’re my Guiding star

For ever shining bright.

Bunny : This one for Bunny on her first birthday.

The apple of my eye

So close to my heart

The light of my life

You are God’s- greatest work of art.

Those drooping lashes,

That infectious smile,

The bubbly talks,

Never resting for a while.

In my lonesome house

You are a little toy

You’ve filled my life

With utmost joy.

I sing to you,

You sing back to me,

Your blabbering words,

Lead me to ecstasy.

You are a precious gift

In disguise,

With you I wonder,

With you I rise.

An angel on Earth,

Has taken birth,

Filled my moments

With joy and mirth.

You are my breath,

You are my light,

Making each day

So wonderfully bright.

You are my precious doll

You are sunny!

I love you so much

My sweet loving Bunny!

My Lucky Chinese Bamboo

I bought a Chinese bamboo plant one day

I was sure it would keep my sorrows at bay

It looked fresh and the leaves were a lovely green

I couldn’t resist but admire its beautiful sheen

Everyday I got up to see if it had grown

Yet it looked the same little shoot that I had sown.

There was more to it than just the lucky charm

One day I realized it as if someone shook me by my arm.

It was like the success that we strive for in the path of life-

We work with persistence but there is no end to our strife

Days passed by, then weeks months and years

There was a real testing of my patience and inbuilt fears

It didn’t grow

And would not show

And then when I looked away

It beckoned me to stay

I had given up and was about to fall

It had tested my faith and belief after all.

Then, as if whispering in my ear

My bamboo said: Friend, do not fear.

You will find success

It is just hidden,

So, I looked at my lucky bamboo

Which had grown all of a sudden

The time for growth and success was close

I was glad I didn’t give up and chose-

To wait and reap the fruit of my persistence

My Chinese bamboo had given me a lesson in patience.

Teachers’Day- I was asked to write something by our Principal, so I penned this down a few days ago.

Life of a teacher is not easy at all,

She has to be alert and listen to everyone’s beck and call-

One moment she is a mother,

Another moment she is a motivator.

She’s learnt life skills and is a facilitator.

An amalgam of wisdom and knowledge so true,

She’s someone you’ll always look up to.

She’s a wizard, at times you can tell

In her class she casts a magic spell.

There are moments of strife in her life too,

She’s a multitasker and always knows what to do.

She is soft, she is firm and at heart very kind,

People like her are so hard to find.

She uses her creative skills to mould the clay,

So, I think it is the perfect time to be grateful and say-

Dear Teacher,

A Very Happy Teachers’ Day!