Sunday, November 14, 2010

Horrible tragedy

Thought just a tremor,
And didn’t fear much
As she was only eight,
But felt something was wrong.

Not few hours went,
When she saw the horror,
With her eyes,
Tsunami...taking away all...

She didn’t know what it was,
Neither did she know will it cause much,
Reckoned just a tide...
But not when it entered her hut...

She saw her mother floating,
She tried to scream,
She tried to give a hand to her,
She couldn’t...she couldn’t...

She turned back, startled,
To see her baby brother
Already gone, yard’s away
Along with his toys...

Oh, what could she do,
To save herself?...Nothing, but
Cling to a nearby stilt,
Seeing many families die.

She was in panic,
Not a tear in her cheek,
But felt her face
Go pale and hands get numb.

Not knowing what to do,
When she didn’t know to swim
Then was heard a familiar voice,
Her father! She was now relieved...

But for just few seconds,
Because she saw him float too,
Yelling her name, that echoed
In her ears, long after he was gone.

She lost her grip to the stilt,
And felt herself, drowning,
And everything blurring,
And she passed out, just like that.

To wake up after long,
What seemed like years,
Forgetting the horrible scenes
That she didn’t like to remember.

She felt her body soar with pain
And touched the dried blood on her forehead...
She was far away from shore,
From her hut, that had been her home all her life.

She wandered around,
Nowhere to go,
No one she knew to trust
But knowing she wanted to live.

God didn’t leave her alone,
Now in the memory, she lives,
Of her family, how they lived,
Years ago, until tsunami struck...

Shower of love

As a million drops fell from the sky,
I looked up at the sky turning grey,
Clouds turning angst, raindrops hitting my face gently,
I saw a little orphaned girl, who seemed overwhelmed.
By the sudden evening shower;
Her smile so beautiful and naive,
I could see it in all the little drops from heaven,
Despite the thunder and lightning,
I gawked at her, keenly, with a smile.
As she stretched her little hands, to feel the water drops,
What a pleasure was it, to look at,
Her joy, her innocence, her eyes...that concealed pain,
Of losing her loved ones, of the love she missed,
Of the care she needed, for all the times she wasn’t cared for.
I felt my heart leaping out to the poor little angel,
My heart raced to this cruel world,
Where a million destitute people,
Orphaned and lonely, yearn for love.
I felt a tear coming out of my eye,
Slowly trickling down my cheek,
There may not be much I can do,
To help those poor souls, desperate for love,
But the whole world joining hands,
I am sure, can make a huge difference,
To give them a happier earth to live.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A drop of optimism !!!

Life is a puzzle,
a complicated jig-saw..
often the pieces are missing,
rarely, its filled..
When it’s complete, you feel so happy,
you feel that life is indeed beautiful ,
you are content with everything,
you keep smiling at the sky, sun, stars, people..
when many pieces are missing,
you go in search of the missing pieces,
sometimes you find them,
sometimes you get lost searching for them,
sometimes you don’t get them at all..
that’s when you feel like
the world is closing on you..
taking you to the darker side..
leaving you alone, all alone..
in tears and uncertainty.
Don’t lose your hope..
get up and find you way back
to the brighter pastures..
you will reach the sky someday!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

just an evening...

A couple of weeks back, i wrote this down in just few minutes of looking at the dark sky, in an about-to-rain weather...

Just as i see up the sky,
i am awed,
at the dark black clouds cover the sky
that just look like,
the earth has been opened to the dark space ahead,
with ghosts flying all around,
the wind gets chiller,
the clouds swirl around the whole sky,
with the sun lost beneath all,
trying to find its way back,
and rain drops are just about to meet the earth,
and the lakes down here already shimmer like silver,
still and beautiful,
oh what a weather it is,
something to write about and share with everyone,
something that mere words struggle to express,
all i can say is,
i am just loving this,
oh the beautiful clouds!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Looking up at the heaven!

Looking up at the dark sky,
On a customary silent night,
A lot of thoughts run in my mind.
I feel sympathetic for the moon,
The resplendent marvel, that we've seen all our life,
For being the only one of its kind,
Left alone, yet not all alone,
Surrounded by constellations of stars,
Which shine their brightest dazzle,
Some of which seem to be smiling at us,
Some winking at us, as if to say something,
Some still stay far, hoping to touch the moon someday.
As I gawk at them, learning optimistic morals,
I wonder if this is heaven,
Treasuring the splendor of the night sky,
I thought I knew why people chose heaven,
With such sumptuous stars,
Joining the pretty fairies, it must
Definitely be a fairer place,
To live and love, than
The horrid blood sheds of this bestial world.
As my thoughts ran amuck,
I forget the moment, mesmerized,
Promising myself to gaze at the sky the next night,
I retired for the day, with starry dreams...

What is religion??

What life has taught me is that religion is a discipline of morals and values; and a mere collection of principles of life, all in the name of faith in 'God'.
'God' is one, but we the humans, have made many 'Gods' for ourselves..
This way, it may sound like I'm crazy..
But to think that we have crossed centuries of baseless faith and superstitions,
we have crossed the times of wars over Gods..
and now, as education has transformed us to civilized people of highly developed world, where do we stand??
still in square one.
yes, we are still trapped in a small frame of mind, where religion seems the criteria for anything.
why do people still fight over religion?
you are human, and so is he!
he breathes the same way you do!
he feels the same way you do!
you cant leave someone alone, just because he worships a different God and prays Him in a way you don't know!
God created us all in the same way,
He didn't make any difference in His creation,
its just us, who have made invisible borders in mind, scowl at other people,
its man who is responsible for all the lands stained in blood,
for all the tears that people shed over the lives lost in the wars over religions..
Let us all not forget, it was 'One God' who sent us all to earth,
not to kill each other, in the name of 'Himself',
but to respect and love every human for he is as much human as you are,
don't make someone your enemy,
without the other doing any harm, just in the name of God,
God is one; and so are we!!