Learning Through Tears..

Learn from your foremothers,
Learn from their tears.
To stand for your rights,
Through your doubts and fears.

The age old traditions,
Which suffocate women’s lives.
And snatch happiness ‘n’ freedom,
From mothers and the wives.

Those oppressions of women,
Should be stopped right  now.
All dregs woven into society
Must exit with a bow.

It’s time for exploiters to perceive;
That fooling some forever is fine.
Or fooling  all for sometime is possible,
But never all for all time.

May God empower good people,
Irrespective of what they be.
May God remove all injustice,
That degrade the society.  

Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Valient Die but Once

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger

If you don’t stand for yourself,
No-one else will.
If you don’t speak for yourself,
Your voice will be stilled.

Life is one for everyone;
You’ll never live a moment twice.
Listen only to your heart,
Your heart’s call should suffice.

Traditions, customs, society;
Should stay outside your space.
Those dubious norms by others,
Shouldn’t tie you with their lace.

Don’t let them bind you up,
And pin you to the ground.
Don’t be a puppet in other’s hands,
Or in misery you’ll be drowned.

Don’t bow down to others threats,
But hold your head up high.
God will provide wind to your wings
And help you reach the sky.

The world worships only the brave,
And choke cowards to death.
It is our actions which decides,
Our destiny and our fate.

Kindle your minds with fortitude,
Don’t leave life to chance.
Don’t live life on other’s terms;
For we live life but once.

Friends, Philosophers and Guides

Friends stand by you,
Through thick and thin;
Giving you solace,
Nursing your mind,
Till it gets enough strength;
To heal and recover itself .

Books too are true friends,
The ones you can turn towards;
For comfort, entertainment,
knowledge and advice.
They will never fail,
To uplift your spirits,
When you get your blues.

Turn to a good book,
E-book or a paperback;
It does not matter,
Which one you choose.
What really matters,
Are the words that flow.
Be wise in your choice.

For it is rightly said-
A person is judged,
By the company he keeps.

Trying Times

Think not you are the one,
Chosen by God to be tested.
There are numerous like you,
Whose thoughts are just like yours.

 Challenges and opportunities,
 Waltz like couple in love;
 They always come together,
 To propel you forward in life.

 When a door closes at your back;
 Throwing out a bundle of memories,
 Pick the bundle and move ahead,
 Push open a door in front and walk.

Do not stop till you achieve,
What you had always dreamt of.
Dreams do come true if you try;
Try really hard, till you succeed.

Photo by Ylanite Koppens

Modern Malady

Photo by Mike Chai

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The world is full of people,
Who are a crazy lot.
Sometimes I do feel,
 I’d rather be a bot.

They talk useless trash,
And love to praise their own.
They are rude, rash and rowdy,
And love to blame and groan.

They pull down others,
To reach the very top.
They’ll harm their own brothers,
At a hat’s drop.

The world is getting smaller,
Yet smaller are the hearts.
You cannot find a fella,
Who’ll  make your sorrow part.

We’re alone in a crowd,
Of a billion masked men.
The noise is high and loud,
And silent  is our pain.

We are getting crazier,
Finding solace in our bots.
But the vacuum is escalating,
As the social structure rots.

Lockdown

Peace and prosperity
A regular day  out
Is what we want in life
Other things are luxury

We realise the importance
Of everyday blessings
When it slips away
Like sands from our hands

The freedom to move around
In blissful bountiful nature
Without worries to wear you down
Is what the heart craves for

It doesn’t take the law
To imprison the masses
In their demure homes
For months at a stretch

Invisible voiceless viruses
Can change and ruin lives
Punish people without trials
For abstract faults of man.

Simplicity Saves

Photo by Akil Mazumder

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Simplicity can save the world.
Simply by thinking that we can;
We mould our minds to perform,
Whatever we aspire to do.

Unknowingly we take small steps;
And think twice before buying-
Things  that we don’t really need;
Or, reuse that bottle to plant a plant.

Baby steps for an individuals,
But marathons for mankind.
We need to rewire our thinking;
And totally abstain from greed.

If everyone cares for the world,
And shows their love through deeds.
Each day the earth will get better
And it’ll become a heaven indeed.

Photo by J Lee

Glass Ceilings

Photo – Indian Express

‘Women don’t walk bare feet
There’s glass all around.’
Around the White House area
This graffiti was found.

It took time for women,
To conjure civilizations;
Nurturing minds and bodies,
Awakening realisations.

For a life beyond imagination,
Raising levels of achievement;
With each and every generation,
Sacrificing their own fulfilment.

‘I am the first in this office,
  But I won’t be the last.’
 Said a beaming Kamala,
 Making the obvious forecast.

Her mother beamed from above,
Her labour had bourne fruit.
May all mothers set example,
For their young ones to pursuit.

May the space be the limit-
For generations to come.
May the world be led by leaders,
Who lead with wisdom.

Tranquil Nights

Photo by Joonas

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Moonlight beams through the pane,
Casting ethereal shadows,
Soothing my battered mind,
Reminiscent of days of yore.
When magical hands of mother,
Took away all misery and pain,
Transmitting boundless bliss.
Tranquil nights rejuvenate,
Dejected souls in quest of peace.