It all began with a wish
of being rich, wealthy, powerful But where did it end? was it a happy ending? How would I know I was blinded by the greed Thinking one day I will have enough, enough for me to fulfill that one wish but did that ever happen? No, because I perpetually kept asking for more and more and more Little did I know that this would be a drug A drug that would be the end of my happiness Because no matter how much I get I want more It is when I encountered a jovial man I asked, “how much is it that you have to have such glistening eyes?” To which he replied with content “I am not rich, but I am satisfied” Only then I realized I had fulfilled the wish for which this all started long back The only thing that wasn’t fulfilled was my greed.
They say you must not judge a book by its cover
But is it really possible for us to not judge people at all?
Isn’t it important for us to look at people and make an opinion
to keep us away from bad company
Because maybe reading a book and realizing it isn’t good in the last chapters won’t make a lot of difference
But that’s not the same with human beings
Being with a wrong person can be disastrous
We must not judge a book by its cover
but we must make a temporary opinion about people
on the basis of their deeds, behavior, vibes, communication, energies, perspective, portrayal, the way they treat others
You can know them better and always laugh upon your 1st draft opinion (which you must keep with yourself until too sure!)
but till you know them, its better you watch out!
Always remember however bad a book is, never spread rumors about it
Maybe the book which you did not like could be someone’s favorite
Let others decide for themselves, you take prudence for yourself and try finding your book!
-Sometimes books with the worst reviews have the best stories to tell!
Failure is a Motivation in life
it does not pamper you like other people
but it tests you,
hard enough to make you step out of your comfort zone
But failure is a motivation only when you don’t stop after that failure, rather you keep going
So, if life is a mirror
Failure is a broken mirror
The only thing it is useful for is to take a lesson and be more prudent next time
And don’t dwell on it or keep it there for too long
You might step on it and hurt yourself and
bleeding with guilt and regret after a failure doesn’t help in healing So the broken mirror, It is just there to teach you a lesson you must learn After which you must clean it up and focus on making a new mirror with old lessons!
To the person whom world muses as an institution of perfection,
Isn’t it tiring to be expected to be correct all the time?
To know everything?
Don’t we forget that she is a human before being a mother?
It’s her first time being a mother too and even if it’s not she can’t be blamed for being imperfect!
A mistake without a bad intention is forgiven everywhere
In every shrine
But for mothers?
It is often wrapped in questions instead
“How could you not know?”
“What kind of a mother are you?”
She is still trying to find the answer to these questions the world imposes on her,
What kind of mother are you?
And sometimes she has the answer (the one which the world hasn’t heard of!)
‘A Human Mother, the one who makes mistakes and learns from them’
A Mother who maybe once or many times didn’t understand what was wrong with the child; or
What the child meant to say; or
What was happening to him…..
And who gave us the right to decide if she failed or passed at being a mother?
Who decides that and on what merits?
Ever thought how burdened does she feel when we assume she knows it all
How paranoid she is due to the expectations of the world
She has looked at her mother and all the other mothers,
but found the same helplessness in their eyes
who have accepted these assumptions as a gospel
So now she stops waiting for someone to break this chain of expectations,
And she does what they did
She accepts the rule too
That A MOTHER MUST KNOW IT ALL
She has nowhere to go for help
So now she tells herself she knows it all and thinks it’s her duty to know it all
I remember the time my Nani used to tie my hair while getting me ready for school and I used to tell her stories of my class
and today as I comb her hair because her feeble hands cant anymore and now she tells me her stories
There will always be a time when things aren’t right
People don’t count on you
They think your time is over
or Maybe it’s not your thing
Amidst all this,
People stop expecting from you
People also call it the doom
But It should rather be called the NO BURDEN PHASE
Because people have no expectations from you
there’s no performance pressure
You can silently work and be the underdog
while others try to get rid of the burden of expectations (that’s on them now).
It’s your time to work harder and laze around
Think more, brainstorm and prepare yourself
to give your best shot at your opportunity, conquer it
and come again under people’s expectations
yet again to become a part of their scrutiny list
to step in the burden phase again
So somebody else could get a chance to be in the NO BURDEN PHASE.
The expectations seem very attractive at the start when it gets you all the attention
But with time it gets heavier, so
Do not let people’s expectations stop you
They are like fake friends, they come and go with good times
Don’t let them bother you
Played a video game before?
Former levels being Easy to engage you and the latter ones being tough,
but you are still stuck to it because we love challenges
So is life
it will get burdensome
but you will clear these levels
maybe not right now, after the break but that’s happening for sure
So do not think of quitting it
this game of life cannot be uninstalled
But can be triumphed
I am creek of words which leads to an ocean of emotions
Like water, I can flow through your heart and soul
Remember how you read me back then in school?
in your English classes to write exams
and now when the life examines you
Here you are searching for answers in me again!
I am not girlish (Is that what you think of me?)
I am a manifestation of love
but that’s not all
If only a novel is written on my story would people know
how I was lost in the heaps of heavy novels
but little would they know that I am a lot more than what they define me
a magician for those who believe in magic
a way of protest for a rebel
a song for the musician
a lullaby for a baby
a guide for the lost
a prayer for a devotee
a wave of feelings
the healing for a hurt
and a lot more!
I am a Poem
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Maybe its all a lie
We do not have a right to be happy
Everything that happens does not happen for good
We are made to suffer
Promises are meant to be broken
Hard-work does not always get success
Not everyone is meant to be happy
It could be the truth
Maybe whatever we have been doing all these years is a sin
But can you really live a life without these lies? (If they are lies)
Don’t these so-called lies build hope, happiness and love
They feel right and do not cause harm to anyone
So what’s the problem in believing in them
Maybe we might end up getting a punishment by a force of nature for all these lies
but that’s not promised either
So what’s the harm in taking a chance?
We’ ll all be dead soon (and that is promised)
So let’s not think of these possibilities and live our life freely
And choose to be happy and do things that make us feel right
How easily have we ignored our today
to make our tomorrow special and rewarding,
when we know that today is what builds our tomorrow and the day after
today the mistakes you make, the opportunities you grab
are the one’s which will make or break you!
How easily have we tricked ourselves to believe that tomorrow is more important that Today
When we know unlike today, tomorrow is not even promised
How easily have we let our today slip out of our hands
without realising they are our tomorrows from the past!
How easily have we fooled ourselves into believing that sacrificing today
will get us our tomorrow which we always dreamt of
when we know that today is all we have and tomorrow will never come!
How easily are we sowing the seeds of unhappiness today and hoping that
tomorrow will turn them into an orchard of Happiness!
-How easily have we wasted all our lives in this game of Today or Tomorrow