Poems

Faith & Hope


At times of distress,

When life seems like one big mess

Like the view from behind a black shade

Where Everything looks bleak and grey

When getting out of bed seems like a hurculean task

And you feel like heading outside with a clowns mask

Keeping putting one foot before the other

And just tell yourself I’ll get thru this  hour

For everyone, we’ve got only this day

Even when life seems all lovely we will never know how long it is there to stay

The miseries that are at your doorsteps

Are not tattooed onto your life forever

With just a dollop of faith and a grain of hope

Take a deep breath and calmly cope

For When you are on the other side, you will see

How this pain has broken something deeper within thee,

To bring forth light and discard the unnecessary.

So hold on don’t let go…

For another miracle is yet to unfold.

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Just thinking...

Therapeutic Coloring

You walk into any store and now you find coloring book for adults! 

Proven to reduce stress and help you to be in the moment is their claim and it did help me I would say- atleast to focus and be in the moment. 

Along with it, it brought back nostalgic memories of my childhood. Color markers were Rs.12 per pack and it was a luxury. I tried my best to not get over excited and use it completely before the year ends and spend another Rs.12. Then when I look back I see it has been years since I have touched a color marker to draw and color with it. 

But now my daughter has a box full of them and I gave myself the permission to get over board and color to my hearts content and the joy I got in return was priceless.

If you haven’t tried this yet, give it a  try. Your inner child would surely be happy to have the most important task of choosing the color combination.

Just thinking...

Don’t die with your music still in you.

Every human being has an urge to create, be it a poem,a meal,gardening or a song. But there is an equally opposing force within us that tries to quell this urge, so that we don’t look stupid or face the criticism of those around us.

After reading that Hitler wanted to be a professional artist but he failed the entrance exam to the Academy of fine Arts in Vienna and you know the rest of the story, I wondered how history would have changed if it wasn’t the case.

This urge within us  for creative expression is something we need to pay heed to and create, not to get accolades from the world but as a way to portray the world through your eyes.

Maybe you might get a few people who would like what you do, but in the end it is the joy of creating that gives you a high like nothing else. Instead, we numb that urge to create with distractions and addictions and finally complain that we don’t have time!

Yes, maybe that interest that you have, cannot be made into a full time profession, but nevertheless we need to put it on our priority list and do what we love to do even if it is for a few hours a week.

Everyone of us are equally creative in our own ways, it is our job to find it and give it wings.

If you need more inspiration. A book that would help you to give yourself the encouragement to create is “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

This book is your permission slip to create and leave a part of you in this world when you are not around anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

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“U” is for Utopia

An Artist's Path

U is for Utopia

I want to live in a Utopian world. Is there anything wrong with that? People tell me it’s unrealistic and I’m setting myself up for disappointment. But I am not dissuaded. I believe you get what you expect and if you don’t dream big, reach for the moon and the stars, you’ll never get your feet off the ground.

I read a poem recently on a blog from a talented writer/poet named Nimmu. I was so moved by her poem of the perfect world that I asked if I could share it for my Utopia topic, she gladly agreed. So here it is: My Perfect World, by Nimmu.

In my perfect world,
We will live without borders
Reach out to one another in time of disorder.

In my perfect world,
We will speak a language everyone understands
Leave our egos and love will outstand.

In my perfect world,
Not one human goes…

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Poems

Thoughts

Do you take your thoughts seriously?

If so I can imagine how your life would be,

riddled with fear and anxiety

life feels like a horror film on eternity

But if you observe very carefully

They are like passing clouds floating endlessly

Dont believe them unnecessarily

For they are not what they seem to be.

Replace them with positivity

whenever it is necessary

Let them float across without touching thee

Being aware of the vicious cycle of negativity

You will see your life turnaround

to a future that is bright and unbound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Resistance

Alarm goes off but my sleepy head wants to snooze some more,

“I am on a diet” I say, and instead stuff my mouth with some chocolate dripping smores

I know I need to exercise to keep healthy and fit

But the comfort of the couch is pain-free and I instead sit

Seeing paint and brushes, I yearn to make art

Remembering my childhood, I glow from my heart

Then I tell myself, It’s not like I’m Picasso, who is going to care.

It’s better to stay the same, instead of provoking glares.

And promise myself, that I will start afresh soon

It’s been twenty years, and I’m yet to find time to do the things I should do

Why is that I resist that which would make me feel good?

Is there a conspiracy again all my “Shoulds”?

I look on my shoulder and see an evil grin,

Telling me I finally found out my evil twin.

I nip him and put him in a box with a tight lid

And say to myself, that I will start today instead.

 

Steven Pressfield  in his book “The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle” says there is a force just like gravity in this universe “Resistance” which restricts us from doing the work that we came here to do. It was nice to finally have a name for all the times, we have not done the things that we know that we should do, but never do it anyway. It comes in many forms he says, as Procrastination, lethargy, excuses and it is our job to recognize it and do that which our heart tells us to do. In the end, at least we are happier that we overcame resistance instead of feeling miserable about all the things we never did.

Poems

Prince Charming

Fairy tales read at bedtime

Told me of a Prince who would complete me in this lifetime

Held on to this dreams and looked out the window,

For the Prince to arrive and take away my sorrow.

Held on to the hope that my Prince would arrive,

And deliver me, from this prison of mine.

Held on to the fantasy that once the Prince enters,

I would be free from my dark tormentor.

My Prince did arrive, I thought I was finally saved

I sighed with relief that I got the love that I craved

Little did I know, that he was looking for the same

Someone to complete him – a dame who would take his name.

Disappointments took me on a quest for the question that still loomed

Why did I still feel incomplete? Am I doomed?

After all the searches the path led me back to me.

There was nothing that I lacked and I was whole and complete.

I was my savior and the answer to my questions in the end,

And my ‘Happily ever after’ began just then.