Take some time out,
And ditch all the doubts
Dive into your solitude and pour the gratitude
It is okay to not be fine
Sleep if you want, wake up and run if you wish
Stay untidy like you please or pamper yourself with a spa breeze.
Munch on the veggies or dig in the junk
Read your favourite book or watch your favourite show.
Roam out with your friends or gift your family some time.
For once, let go all the stress and focus on loving yourself
For this canvas is yours to paint on
with all the strokes you please
Each will live a trace
So make sure to practice it with grace
This life is a one time show.
Do not let it go.
There needs to be a time,
When you are more mine
Where i can hold on to it all
Where we don’t have to face this fall
It amazes me how all of it passed
All it took was a breath and a gasp
The laughs I’ve shared here were the loudest
The fears I overcame here were the scariest
The tears I’ve shed here were the thickest
The lessons I’ve learned here will be the biggest
When it all sums up and gives me a lifetime joy
My heart screams ahoy!
No one will say none will scream out loud
But deep down we all know
The heart got lucky enough to stay
Doesn’t have boundaries that compel it to walk away
It stays were it belongs
A part of it will always long
Long for a little more time a little more mine
Maybe a little lifetime.
How do I let my wings flap,
When everyone stands ready to snap them off.
How do I admire the beauty of the night,
When my eyes are constantly alert to be saved from being the devil’s delight.
How do i enjoy the rain ,
when I am constantly reminded of drowning in it.
How do i feel good about the clean surroundings,
when I know it is because of the tiny hands working.
How do I appreciate the education system ,
When I know the bank balances win over the capabilities.
How do I understand the tradition and idea of marriage,
When i am aware of the sold brides who are underage.
How do I celebrate a child’s birth,
When I know about the increasing numbers at the orphanage.
How do i see the leftovers in the bins,
When the streets are full of malnourished skins.
How do I support women empowerment,
When I know of the millions who are forced to sell themselves every night.
How do I breath afresh in the warm lemongrass scent,
When I know there’s a hole depleting and going closer to the end.
I do not feel free here!
The true problems are always within and therefore we need to stop covering all the bad by bringing the good in the forefront.
We will be truly free when the fake smiles do not hide heavy hearts, when every human is valued equally and when everything is the same in and out.
Show the bad, work for the bad and bring it out.
Happy independence day!
You are celebrating freedom today and we will be doing the same tomorrow. But deep down, we both know that we still share the same cage that has imprisoned millions of hearts that remain undivided in spite of the borders and the bombs!
Hello readers, I am now starting with my volume of nanotales. The volume is titled as “The unheard essentials.” Your feedback for this new start is much awaited and appreciated.
Here is the first one from the collection:
They wanted their first child’s birth to be in a hospital near Taj as Taj was the place they first met. The first cry of their baby became the last followed by a gunshot sound. Unfortunately, the date was 26/11.