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.

Choice…

C

Life and death a parenthesis in eternity
What I do in between is entirely left to me.
The circumstances that I was born into
Was exactly what I needed, for my soul to evolve consciously.
But where I went from there
Was the choice bestowed unto me.
I have the power, I have the choice
To make this place hell or a place to rejoice.
I could wallow in self-pity, blame others for my problem
and cry out at the injustice done unto me;
Or use the lessons that I learnt to help some other soul
Be a beacon of hope and guide them to their true North Pole.
Spread love instead of bitterness, forgive instead of spitefulness, be grateful and not complain.
Help me God to remember these choices and to live without disdain.

Busy Bees

BMy day is filled with tasks to be done

When you become an adult, there is no time for fun.

As busy as busy bee’s flying from flower to flower

I run like a chicken with its head on fire.

Laundry to wash

Dishes to load

Appointments to make

Even if I leave one task, I feel like my life is at stake.

With an endless list of things to do

“Being busy” has become my life’s main goal.

The chirp of birds catches my attention

Finally I walked out to the sun to ease my tension

Flowers blooming everywhere,

Emerald green grass dancing in the air,

Spring is here, and I finally see

That nature gets everything done without any hurry.

Life unfolds in silence beautifully.

Why do I then put myself in such a misery?

Let me put my legs up and smell the breeze

After all isn’t life made of these kinds of small memories?

Awake?

A

Seas filled with toxic dump,

Forests slayed to make more room,

Carbon spewed through the industrial pump

Making glaciers melt fast, pronouncing doom.

Hatred running rampant with her hair billowed in the breeze

People killed in the name of glory

Nuclear tensions rising with unease

Animals lives too are grim and gory

God are you awake? don’t you see, all that is happening in our planet which makes me weep.

Please wake up God, clear this mess I plead.

In the silence God whispered

I am awake

ARE YOU?

Food for thought…

shopping

When I immigrated to the U.S and whenever I used to walk through the isle of the stores loaded with different varieties of food, meat and milk I used to be awed at the abundance that this country had to offer. The huge warehouse of food marts used to overwhelm me with the sheer size and the amount of food that was stored inside.

But of late when I walk through these same stores, I feel a dread. A dread that says that when so many people out there are suffering without a single day meal, here the food that is about to expire is sent to landfills to perish. The amount of meat that is on display is actually a life that had feelings and emotions but were killed to feed our stomach. But because there is more supply than the demand they are too thrown away without any regard to the animal’s life that was taken.

When man was a hunter he hunted what he wanted and ate that. But now with the industrialization, we are sucking the life out of our planet and animals and feeding the consumerism monster where making money is the only goal there is.

How long will planet earth sustain with this kind of an insensitive act by the humans?

Will we eat ourselves to the extinction of this home that we live in?

What is scarier, is that, the developing world’s like China and India are catching up to this same culture of departmental stores where supply is more than the demand. How are we going to sustain ourselves in the future when are lands are barren? Are the money making Moguls going to eat their money instead of food?

In the end it is always the poor man who suffers- in a world filled with abundance as well as in a world without its abundance.

I hope we can take a minute and think about what we are doing to ourselves and make a change.

I believe there is a solution to every problem, if only we are open to suggestions from unexpected sources.

We have learnt with the global warming and the floods and drought that the way of this life is not working. I am sure, with a global togetherness we can find solutions to a sustainable future.

As consumers we have more power to demand change. Let’s do it! Before it is too late.

 

 

Every Spring has a story

Spring

In the lowest moments of our lives, we feel as if there is no way out of it, we feel as if the whole world has conspired against our happiness and we are the unlucky ones. But again and again nature reminds us, that life is a cycle of growth,recuperation and change.

After every storm, there is a calm, after every winter there is spring and after every difficult period of our lives, there is peace waiting just around the corner, after which even the mundane, ordinary days become pleasurable. After which,we are a tad wiser, a tad calmer and when we look back and see, how strong we really are that we just overcame another challenge.

Happy Spring!