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Riches of palace were mistaken for home by you,
I gave away my life for relations that mattered.

The day you opened the gates of palace for people to visit my grave,
My spirits left the place without remorse.

The only difference in us was,

You thought richness to be life,
I found LIFE to be RICH!

Sparkle In Wisdom
13/6/2019
Our actions are reactions
we get in return...

Love give love...
Hatred gives hate...

Smile returns smile ..
Anger returns anger..

Choose your actions to
make a better world ..

Sparkle In Wisdom
Oct 2018
#Grooming my kids nature for future
Amidst endless cyclones
I kept moving with
dreams in my eyes,

Without stopping
Without bending
Without tiring

I just kept walking
Unerasable
Unstoppable
Always moving..

I heard voices
Crying
Shaking
Calling
Shouting
Yelling
Bribing
Always­
Stopping
!!
But I kept walking
To achieve my dreams

I moved forward
Upon
Unknown roads
Unknown twists & turns
Unknown crossroads
Unknown hillocks

To achieve the impossible
To set an example
Filled with positivity
  in my heart..
Telling always it's
Attitude that's important

I kept moving
Unthinking
Unbending
Unstoppable
!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
Dec 2018
What did you say...
Am I a human or an animal??
Let me ask the same thing to you...
Are you not an animal??

Why do we call ourselves,
Greatest of all,
Supreme than the rest?

Why do we consider us,
The intelligent tribe,
The species with communication power,
With knowledge and wisdom..?

How do we underestimate
The memory of an elephant,
The hearing capabilities of horse,
The sense to smell of dog,
The power to live for ages of trees?

Why do we judge other living beings and rate SELF the best??

Do we ever think how animals communicate?
And what do they talk?
Do animals call us HUMANS too??

Did we ask a dog,
What do they call us??
Do they all call themselves dog??
Does dog ever call us HUMANS??

Did we ask a donkey ever,
What name had they given to us?
Are we intelligent enough for them..?
Do they call there naughty kids ...
Oh insane humans!!

What do they talk about humans?
What do they feel humans to be like?
Do they consider us the same intelligent as we feel for us?
Or
They think we are
Fool, insane, adamant..
And make us a laughing stock..!!

Think!!
Whenever you call someone an animal !!

Are we all not the same,
AN ANIMAL.!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
Nov 2018
Random thinking, if animals had language that we understood.
.
It's time to be little considerate,

It's time to learn to accommodate,

It's time to teach empathy,

It's time to nurture giving,

It's time to heal from within,

It's time to practice sacrifice,

It's time to give the food
from our plate,

It's time to share smiles with tears flowing
on cheeks,

It's time to live life simple,

It's time to acknowledge our neighbours,

It's time to remember we are becoming part of history,

Where future will ask questions for our actions,

It's time to preserve our deeds,

It's time for Google to store the stories,

Of all the good the humanity did,

It's time to raise above all the past examples,

Of best deeds of mankind ever,

Just be kind,
loving
and
giving,

...And the pain will go away!!


Sparkle In Wisdom
10/9/2020
Pandemic diaries
It's that time of the year..
When it's supposed to be me time
The day I left my single life
And entered the coupled zone..

It's that time of the year
When I want to pamper my self
The day I left my care less self
To become a responsible partner..

It's that time of the year..
When life opened it's arm for me
New horizons ..
New adventures..
New difficulties..
New challenges..
All my text books failed to give me
An idea on how to prepare
For what's in store for me
After I come onboard..

It's that time of the year..
When I celebrate getting married..
On this day some 15 years ago...
I became Mrs. Of my Mr....
And life has never been similar again..
The carefree girl is no where to be seen..
The lady thats me today is so totally changed..
But, I love the new me..
The all grown, "wisdomised" me!!

364 days of a year I decide to be grown up,
Giving my kids commands and advices,
And getting up for my duties
But today is the day
I want to celebrate
Just like, I used to celebrate before being married,
So reasoning and all patience
All wisdom I want to bury under the carpet..

It's that time of the year..
When I want to celebrate, dance and party...
For becoming Mrs.... Of my Mr.
back then...!!!

Happy anniversary !!!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
November 2018
#not my anniversary... But of my cousin...!!
Wish you a long happy married life sis.
.
That feeling of anxiety,
When the intution is strong,
Of something wrong
About to happen,
Somewhere, unseen,
but close enough to hurt,

When mind goes
topsy turvy,
Heart skipping a
beat,
The nerves on
restless path,
The feeling that takes away
the calm,
The endless walking,
The thoughts going berserk,
It kills the smiles,
It makes life hell.

The
Prayers,
Spiritual readings,
Diverting of thoughts,
And still the
Palpitations continues..

And then
.
.
One day,
Sanity returns,
Flutter ends,
Silence prevails,
Storm has gone
No harm done,
that day
FINALLY the
PEACE REGAINED.

THAT FEELING
.
.
PRICELESS.

Sparkle In Wisdom
15/9/2019
Artificial world
Under the sun...
..

Living beings started living
on this mother Earth,
Under the sky,
Covered with trees,
Iluminated by stars,
Path shone by Moon


All natural things gives
the strength
For one to
Live and Survive...!

Then came humans,
We created an
artificial world ,

A world of

False lights to replace stars,
False cover to replace trees,
False roof to cover sky,
False routes to cover Moon,
False AC to cover breeze,
False TV to cover nature,
Lastly,
False need of money
to cover freedom,
And
Slowly they became
slaves to it's own inventions.


Why do we have to live in boxes?
Sprayed with artificial colors,
Tiled with glazed tiles,
Comforted with useless furniture...!!

Life will not be
So uncomfortable,
So distressing ,
So meaningless,
If,
Artificiality is taken off..!!

No poor, no rich
No big, no small
No black, no white,
No brown either...
No castle, no huts,
No schools, no illiteracy..
Just humans

Under the sun...!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
20/1/2019
Be real, be natural.
A gifted soul

The beauty resides
in the soul,

The one who
understands this
is pristine.

The one who
imbibes this
is ageless.

The one who
absorbs this
is a Mahatma.

A beautiful soul
reverberates sounds
resonating
harmony and peace
With-in
&
With-out.



Sparkle In Wisdom
15 March 2019
Lock down everywhere,
Quarantine is the word,
Nations cutting ties with other nations,
World at stand still,
Just trying to be safe.


Are we becoming a bordered state,
Or
Turning borderless finally?


A world with no boundaries.
#covid 19.
Messy hair,
Messy dress,
Mess all around.

Kitchen sink,
And
Kitchen top,
Filled with leftover
Brownie cups.

Bed spread
with
Soft toys,
Wrinkled bed
sheets adorned.

Living room
filled
with
Colors,
Crayons
&
Cars
All around.

You hear happiness around,
A house like this is peace supreme,
Don't judge by mess abound.

The lady is not lazy
The lady still
loves to dress,
The house
and
herself,
But it's just,
She chose to make
her house friendly
To her little
toddler's reach
.

So the baby can
enjoy her care
free days,
With Mommy
by her side,
The baby
need
not worry
about all the
mess she
creates.

She wants
Being Mom,
For a little
more time
   around..!!


Sparkle In Wisdom
24 Jan 2019
Dedicated to all new Mom s.
.

Passing through the greenery,
I felt,
That not everything is dull and dry,
That after every dry phase there's life again,
That "hope" in life makes person live,
The belief became stronger with each passing turn.

My life may not be in the best phase,
But soon the season may change,
I had lived all through this,
Can't I wait a little more
For brightness to shine again.

Dreams I have plenty,
And some day they may get through,
Though today everything that happens is turning out wrong,
But soon my dreams will flourish,
Soon I will get all the felicity
And I will also be the cause of joy for all.

Sparkle In Wisdom
18/10/1999
.

Anything
and everything
That happens in my life
Is created by the God.

All the goods I have,
All the bads that ever happened,
All was designed by God.

I cannot take credit
of my wisdom,
Nor I owe anything
to my ignorance.
All was destined
the way it's happened.

One can plan good for me,
I don't give them credit.
One can plan evil for me,
I don't blame them either.
They are just the mediator between God and me.

The time they spent on planning the good or evil,
I can assure them, God was with them at that moment.

In His presence they planned,
If they wished me well,
God might have blessed them too.
If they wished me ill,
God might have
written it for them.

They are just mediators
in the life I live,
They can benefit by
thinking about me,
Because when they
think about me,
God reaches them too, through my thought.

It's just not about me,
It's about everyone
that's
walking on the road,
Dog, Ant, Fly, Lion,
YOU & ME.

Why be proud of achievements?
Why lose heart
over losses??

Sparkle In Wisdom
17/8/2020
.

Relax
Raise
Breathe
Push
Hush
Get up, get going,
It's not that tough.

Kick
Strike
Shriek
Pluck
Break
Throw away, move away,
They are just thoughts.

Shut your ears,
Close your eyes,
Soak your voice,
Shout your heart,
Clear your mind,
Love yourself,
You deserve to be
the
RULER you are!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
16/6/2020
Fight the ugly thoughts away.
.

Let's not others
demean you,

Don't value them more
than yourself,

It's you who matters,
Rest all are trifle.

You don't need to prove anything to anyone,

You live for yourself
not for them,

Give yourself the
trust you deserve,

Pamper yourself
with your love,

Don't give anyone the power
To break or make you,

You are the ruler
of your life,
Don't let others control
your life.

If you don't want
to do anything,
Lie back and relax,

Take the rest your
body needs,
Take the nap your
mind needs,
Don't let others force
you to break your sleep,

And remember it's you
who chose to sleep.

And then,

When you have rested,
When you are fresh,
When you are calm,
Come out of your cocoon,
Bloom yourself in the beautiful human-being
you are,

Be,

Happy
Content
Relaxed
Fresh
Loved
Witty
Humorous
Charm­ing

And

Always be the ruler you are!

Because you deserve to be the ruler you are!

Sparkle In Wisdom.
It pains me,
It tears me,
It troubles me,
Deep...deep in there..!
When you call me,
When you ask me,
When will I come...

It disturbs me serious..
I cannot answer,
I cannot promise..
It hurts ..
deep ..deep down there...!
When you ask
Will I be there for your birthday..


It shakes me hard
It's a bad thought..
And it pains me deep.. deep down there..!!
When I think of all the letters I receive,
When I miss the moments so cherished..!!


But it makes me proud..
The thought of being of some purpose, meaningful..
Me at border,
Protecting you, our home,
Protecting our country, our motherland..

It effects my peace..
Yet, it makes me strong too...
All the pain of missing you little one..
All the pain of loving a fellow friend...
Gone now to home to Rest in peace...forever...
Fighting and guns, Commands and demands..
All make me strong each passing moment ..

Though all of it pains me...
Deep.. deep down there..!!

It sure does make me strong too..!!!

Sparkle in Wisdom
6/5/2018
#Wrote while hearing a song in a old Hindi movie... Border based on 1971 India Pakistan war...
# The life of soldiers
# The families of soldiers..
Sandeshe aate hain,humein tadpate hain. .#Movie #Border..!
When a rose bud is born... It slowly raises it's head...
Like wise was my tiny baby s sleeping closed eyes.. deep in sleep..

The stark deep red rose bud comes out of the green...
The same was the brightness of my son... Spotless, shining, serene..

The bud blooms,
That bright, glowing, strong petals
Likewise was the skin of my son... Like a shining sun..

But alas we love the young buds a far too much
We cut it and put in in vase
I am here staring at a bud like that in a hospital,
From behind the glass wall I am staring both.... I am reading innocence of both...

In NICU, my son is sleeping, lost in between the pipes which is giving him life,
The bud too in the vase thinking of it's mother...yearning to be in arms of it's mother..
The *** that holds it's mother out side.. Is also waiting for it to return...maybe!!
May be scared to bloom another bud....
The pain of losing is thr for both of us...
To loose is easy
To live in uncertainty is not...

How does a new born baby feel...I  know not...
How to satisfy day old baby s hunger ....I know not..
How is a 6th day* celebration done I know not...
How does it feel to bathe a new born...I know not...

What I know though
Is that my new born is sleeping in NICU
I have been staring him from glass for past one month
I will wear clean, sterilized clothes am ushered to be near him..
For few seconds... Once in 24 hrs... My maternal love becomes alive...
Though I go near him, cameras are thr, I cannot touch him, I can feel his breathing..I can see him sleeping...
My hands behind..
Face covered with mask..
I gaze at him with blurred eyes,
I give him love of both his dad* and myself...

Just for that moment...
Both of us again stand behind that glass wall
We show our son to all those who pass by
We hide our tears behind our smiles..
We stand again in wait thr...

When I took my month old baby in my arms for first time....
He is still the same, he looks still the same...
How are these wonders of universe, the creators..
How can a colorful life become color-less..
Each day, each moment some where a new bud is born..
A new creation everyday...

Sparkle in Wisdom
* sixth day...a celebration done in India.. done after 6th day of birth of new born... When they start wearing new dresses..

*Daddy was not allowed inside NICU.. Only I was allowed to go in. Once a day for few seconds.

I translated this from the original nanhi Kali... That I posted in Hindi...

The original I wrote after 5 years of birth of my son... While I remembered... The time spent in hospital at his birth.
.
Heavens celebrate
With
Silver gates,
Silver flowers,
Silver crowns,
Silver tiaras,
everywhere.

Silver curtains,
Silver gowns,
Silver capes,
Silver drapes,
everywhere.

Shining blossoms,
Fragrance filled,
Echoing smiles,
Pearly clouds,
everywhere.

Angels clad in
brightest silver,
Fairies dancing around,
Harp with it's
silver strands,
Playing it's tune and sound.
Flute echoing from
far behind,
The ambience full
of cheer.

Stars assembled to bedazzle each and
every turn,
Moon brightens the nook and corner of the big heaven,
You are running around in the pristine silver attire.
Today's your 16th birthday,
And
Celebrations are planned in heaven, my dear!

All the Gods and Goddesses are invited,
Cakes are bigger than the tallest tree,
Trees are laden with chocolates and truffles,
Eateries bright and silvery too.
Making the atmosphere prestine and pure.

It's your birthday
dear son,
And
Celebrations are planned in Heavens!
Mom & Dad sends you love, hugs and kisses,
They wish you the
best of today
And
Lots of love travels  your way down here from,
The Earth.
As,
Celebrations are planned for your birthday in Heavens.


Sparkle In Wisdom
19/11/2020
My son Aayush had his birthday today.
He left for heaven 5 years ago.
Did I notice little birds early in the morning,
Flying and hopping, chirping and tweeting..
Different families of birds chirping..
Brown, yellow chested, black with long tail and orange beak, house sparrow too,
Hens and ****'s crow too...
All are busy talking
Do they ever listen too??

As a child I remember,

I Came back from school and twittered about my day,
Each evening my family sat around each other,
And all had to speak at once,
None of us there were listeners..
So what one could hear was lots of twitterati..
My mom just said hmm and hmm..
Never really heard my endless stories..

My brother was gem...
He always heard..
Don't know how much.. Though
Each sentence of mine ended
on
.. Is it not bro?... And yes said he always..!

From those carefree twittering to this day,
Life has moved so much..

Life always moves, one always grow,
From constant chatter to a deep silence.

And so

I wonder do birds ever become silent..
From Cuckoo to Wisdomed Owl
From experienced Eagle to the chirping house sparrow..
Do they too grow silent when old??
The early morning chirping,
Is it from young birds??
Are the old one just saying hmmm
Are they listening ?
Or are they talking?
Ever wondered what happens in birds world??

Though nothing much changed now in my house..

We still speak at the same time
We hardly have ear for other's stories..
But now we don't speak our heart out..
We are not those chirping type anymore,

We speak about our performance,
We speak about our achievement
We speak about the praises we receive..
We give our Wisdom,
We give our advice..


But we hardly speak about ourselves..


Sometimes, I still long to be that child again..
Twittering my tongue constantly..
Till my mother yells "Shhh! keep quiet"
And my brother says.. I am listening.. you say..!!!

Alas, life moves on, life always make one grow..

Sparkle in Wisdom
# life
..

Mood swings from bright to dull,
As is the weather today,
Raining like my eyes, smiling like my lips,
Standing here, I can say, nature and me are same today.

The reason of my lost smile is unknown,
Why my eyes are wet is yet a question,
My thoughts moving around my past,
Where there was happiness, joy, and love spread everywhere.

Today even after years have passed,
I feel those memories afresh,
His face calm, sweet and charming,
His laughter echoes in my eyes with his eyes assuring.

I know we will not meet again,
Will his memories bring the shine again,
The loneliness of my house and my dreams,
Will it be filled with his essence again.

His thoughts are always with me, confronting me,
His caring words are always there fir me to lean upon,
His warm touch on my hand is still alive,
If, not he, his presence is always felt with his fragrance filled deep in me.

Sparkle In Wisdom
19.10.97
#father
You conquered my heart and ruled forever..!

Timeless,  Priceless, Period..!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
Dec 2018
My admiration of my favorite film star.
Tiny legs
And tiny hands,
And the thick crop of black hair on your head
Small little nose
And cute red lips
You were born with loaded sweetness...
Twinkling eyes
And twitching ears..
You were born with loaded passion and possession..

The day I saw you ..
I got entangled..
In your beauty and shine...

With day one of your birth
My sweet doll,
You have assassinated the whole me....!!!


Again came the day one,
When you went to nursery..
Cute little legs walking on its own
Smile turned in crying
Twinkling eyes briming with tears
The first good bye I can't forget..
The first good bye you never did...
The Splendid Care School where you and me
Together we learnt our phonics & abc's..

With your journey of nursery,
I repeated my basics too

With the first year of nursery
My dear,
You have overpowered the whole me..!!


Today again is the day one ..
When you start your primary school...
Bright white shirt, green checked skirt...
And shining in a deep green Blazer...
You set the whole school ablaze...
You dazzle with your charm
You smile and run along...
Happy yet again with
Twinkle in your eyes..
You turned around to be so mesmerizing charm...
Spreading laughter and warmth .....

I will wait to write yet another ' day one' when you enter secondary School ...
Till then my dear one you bedazzle me with your magic...

With your first day in primary
My enchantress,
You have entrapped the whole me..!!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
Sep 2018.
My daughter's first day's in various life stages.
Drench us knee deep with high words of your experiences,
Fill our heads with your tender words,

Let us have our glass of wisdom,
From the words that will flow from your memoir,

This side are we, meek with folded hands awestruck...
That side be you... Our shining star..

Sparkle In Wisdom
# today in the full moon day, we in India celebrate "guru" poornima... Which is reverence of our teachers both physical and spiritual...
Sometimes I wonder
Who is walking with me
Holding my hand with each step
My path may have potholes
My road may be hard
My life may be troubled
My life may be in tough situation...
But,
Each time I rise in morning
I feel a 'Divine Presence'
Who make my walk effortless...
I see the potholes
but suspension are too strong...
I don't feel any ****...
The 'Divine Presence' takes care of me...

No praise is needed
No prayers needed too
No Thanksgiving either
No mention of Him too...
No rememberance...

Just one thing I do..
I feel his presence beside me,
I behave, as if someone is watching..
I respect, everyone around me
I smile, always...

No reason is given to start a quarrel,
No objection is taken at someone's betrayal..
To live with perfection is not easy..
But in presence of 'The Divine'.. it's just so easy.

Sparkle In Wisdom
Sep 2018
#Feelgoddaily
In transition,
A body holds a possession,
A beautiful dress..
Gets praises for the beauty,
But,
It fades away and ruined
Thrown in garbage in the end...
Merges in soil to become one...!

Ever imagine the value of it
In your eye?
In others eye...?

Is not the same
TRANSITION
we are into?
Our SOUL got
a "DRESS" in our body
..

We forget and nurture
the body,
Dress it double
Decorate with colors
.
.
But it will fade away too..
Pass away and merge
In soil to become one
..

Don't bother of the body..
Wrinkles
Spots
Fat
Thin
Colored
Or other wise...
All are just
Fancy colorful dresses...
Any BODY has no
LIFE of it's own...!!

Praise the Creator
Believe in Him
Decorate the humanity
Fulfill the life
...

Nurture the SOUL..
Do the best in one life time
...!!!
Random
In this big world
Of beauties and dreams,
I dreamt my life
To be carefree and in ease,
As a small girl
My dreams always became true,
As teenage the tender age
Hurdles arrived and by age they grew.

Charms of life gave me a call,
Shattering my dreams in pieces they fall,
And aah! Now what a pity of me?
I am here collecting each of my dream.

I try to join them and once again,
I want to believe, but, in vain,
That life is a carefree thing,
And the world a beautiful place
In which you can still dream.

Sparkle In Wisdom
7.8.97
Old poems found in attic... Couple of them are still worth my read... Sharing them with my friends here... _()_
.
In the corner of the room lies the old vase,
Always decked with freshest of flowers,

The old dried flowers
are removed from
the vase,
To adorn the dustbin outside the house.

Is it not how humans behave in
their own life too?

Only freshest
relations matters,
.
.
Old ones are always
shown the door!


Sparkle In Wisdom
18/10/2020
Agony and Pain,
Filled in the eyes,
Gaze seeing beyond..
Future is unpredictable
Life is futureless
Yet,
You, My Farmers you toil the soil...

Year after year,
You keep on working
Tilling the land,
Sowing the seeds,
Waiting for the rain..
And watch clouds pass by...
The shower doesn't happen,
The seeds don't germinate,
The crop doesn't turn up .
Yet again,
One more year of despair...!

The pain in eyes..
Hurts the heart
but,
Lips always smile..
They have a task of,
Explaining your child
About how next year...
We will buy
New dress
New toy
New shoes
New bag

It's been years since your child saw anything new...
Since your wife bought a new dress..
You anyways are not even in list...

The family understands..
The years foods is collected,
Bare minimum...
Child education should continue
Regardless..
But...
The loan goes
Higher...
Bigger
Humongous..

You cannot bear the thought...
The farm being in mortgage..
You don't know what to do...

Finally,
You are tired,
You decide, as your neighbor..
You shall too end your life...
Go away in peace..
Away from all these...
Hurt is too much
To bear,
Pain is too much
To wear,
Life is miserable
And
Lips refuse to smile..
Child s haunting eyes,
You can't decipher...
Finally...
You end your life....
.
.
.
Your wife now bears it all...
All alone...
Life continues....!!


Sparkle In Wisdom
Dec 2018
Being a Father is a special being...
only father can understand...
or a child can understand....

When a mother is carrying a child in her womb...
for 9 months...
a father is carrying his child in his brain...!

when a mother is taking care of covering the baby all night...
Father is busy arranging the roof over that room where the baby will sleep...

When a mother is busy teaching the baby first letters...
Father is busy arranging funds for the best school the baby will study...

When mother is busy arranging food on the table..
Father is busy making sure the groceries reaches the house for the family to feed...

When mother is lovingly saving child from getting scolded from father for some mischief or other...
Father is busy making arrangements to make sure the child can be prepared to live a boarder's life in hostel....

All those moments when a child is getting cosy with mom...
loving mom to the bottom of its heart....
father is making sure the bond stays like that ever...

Having a father is a privilege,
having a father as rock in your house should be appreciated,
taken care of & loved...!!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
#Just for father s...
Our life has moved ahead,
From little tiny red beans,
And little talking birds,
And we have welcomed home,
A beautiful little pet
A TINY LITTLE CAT..!!

She just walked into our home,
And became part of our
household,
My daughter, Tini,
Christened her
Our very own Mini....!

A white and grey baby feline,
Is a sure live toy,
Who likes to walk in between our legs,
Giving us joy,
A furry mass of ball,
Whom Tini refuses to free,
She picks her back and dosn't let it flee.

Life has become more easy,
In this new house,
Which now has started to become 'old house',
With stories weaving around inside
The house is becoming a novel indeed!

But I need to wait,
Till I pack to return to home land,
These tiny two TINI, MINI
will throw big tantrum,

When Tini demands to take Mini,
To the world she belongs and calls home,
To explain the reason
My life will go upside down,

I am yet to find a proper excuse,
That will not beak my daughter's heart,
And which will make her understand,
That life has to move on...!

Sparkle In Wisdom
16/8/2018
Just 10 days back, a baby cat has started frequenting our house, and my daughter and the cat are inseparable.
Festivals of my
land are

Filled with

The brilliance of colors..
The elegance of attire..
The resonance of lights..
The flamboyance of richness..
Of
The essence of laughter..
The sense of happiness..
The fragrance of love ..
The immence feeling of Joy..
The exuberance of festivities..
The relevance of celebration..
The Perseverance of culture..

Its all about
My Motherland....
My India..

Yes !! Its that time of the year
When 1/7 th population of the world
celebrates
The Festival of Lights..
On the dark night of No Moon ..
The whole country is filled
with lights..
From earthen lamps and LEDs

To
Celebrate the win of
Good over evil..
To celebrate
The homecoming -
after the win..

The brightness of lights..
The purity of air..
The brimming faces..
The laughter echoes..
Elders, kids, adults
all come together,
To fill the land with
Sparkles and Divinity....

Diwali it is !!
Diwali it will be !!
The festival of love..
The festival of respect..
The festival of sharing..
The festival of caring..
The festival of loving..
The festival of giving ..
!!!

Sharing,
Caring,
Loving,
Giving....
The young kids rhyme..
We teach them by action,
That we want them
to remember...!!

Happy Diwali..
The festival of lights..!!
**
Sparkle In Wisdom
Nov 2018
#Sharing #Caring #Loving #Giving... Four golden words I taught my daughter very early in her childhood..!!
.

For the first born of the family,
For the one who led the stock,
For the first born who a set the bar high,
For the naughty siblings to try,
For the first born who taught us to smile,
On all occasions big or trifle,
For the first born who cared for all,
Be it elders or small,
For the first born who have a naughty chuckle,
Always filled with mischief and tickle,
For the first born who full- filled our wishes,
No matter the extent of dreams we dreamt,
You, the first born had done it all,
That a elder sibling can ever do!

Here's a direct wish from heart,
For the first born of the house,
With whom were born Mom and Dad,
Who created Uncles and Aunts,
Who made the Grand parents proud to be called by their names,

A wish for a sweet happy birthday,
A wish for good health and joy,
A wish for name, fame, success and shine,
May all your wishes come true with time.

Happy birthday dear eldest,
Happy birthday dear sister!
Love you loads,

Love you always for everything you did.



Sparkle In Wisdom
The loss of worldly things can be calculated,

What about those emotions that went with those stored things.

The ink on letters were erased away in flood,
The old stored letters washed away too.

People are crying for the loss of
their house,
I had left my heart long ago.

I had been living a life of
adjustment,
Love, I had left long ago.

I was engrossed in life full of responsibilities,
Did not had time to remember my memories.

Today the whole city is filled with flood,
They are crying for their loss.

But I had lost my beloved's letters, poems, memories,
And today I am crying for the loss
of him.

The relation was lost long ago,
Emotions got water burial today,
For that loss of mine
I got the freedom to cry today.

Sparkle In Wisdom
(A translation of Hindi poem Sailab)
(The speaker parted ways with her beloved, got married and was living with adjustments in new life for years, in flood she loses all her belongings but the most painful was loosing old letters of her beloved.
She did not get freedom to cry when she left her beloved, today under the disguise of crying for lost worldly things, she is actually crying for her long lost relationship)
For them life is to,

Show off,
Illusion,
Seduction,
Recreation,
Ruse,
Hate,
Anger,
Pain,
Alacrity,
Passion,  
Lie,
Hurt,
Cheat,
Deceit.

This is an identity of politics.

Sparkle In Wisdom
25/9/2019
You are a unique
Amongst common,
Don't waste your time
explaining your self,

Your list of good
deeds is humongously big,
The commoners
understanding
is just too shrink.

To find a flaw in you is not
there habit but a source of there life,
For them,
To become like you is
just not possible.

To wipe you off from the
canvas is there try,
To imitate you is impossible.

You are unique in house of common,
You are a model of God's
Masterpiece!

History is witness,
God always chose tough
exams for special people.
Just you keep praying to the
One who created you.

He will do the debate,
HE will be guard,
When,
Court will be His,
Witness will be Him,
Counts will be His
Conviction will be His!

You are UNIQUE amongst Commons
Definitely, life be
Harsher
And
Harder
For you!

Life will never be this way for you,
But, in HIS COURT you will be the ultimate winner!

Sparkle In Wisdom
7 Feb 2019
Dream !
Dream !!
Dream !!!
Ever wonder
Why dreams matter?

Do we dream fiction,
Or we dream our fears,
Or we dream our aspirations,
Why do we dream at all??

Sometimes of
A drowning floods,
A ruined fort,
Babies playing around,
A chaos, a commotion,
Sometimes of loved ones
Who are long past dead,
Sometimes of the ex-lover,
Who had once been our friend.

Day dreams,
And sleeping dreams,
Subconscious dreams,
And coma dreams,
Next life dreams,
And death bed dreams,
Near death dreams,
And God vision dreams,
Dreams to see us on top,
Dreams achieved against all odds..!!

Sometimes,
I wonder
Is not our lives,
A God's own dream?
And that's how we
move around HIM!!
Some days are
happy another
too heavy,
When our whole
world goes
Topsy turvy.

Just like scenes of our dreams,
If we become characters of HIS dreams,
Doesn't life become better understood??

If we become part of His dreams,
Can we not better understand -
Why are we stuck
in between the sea?
Why is our town flooding?
Why did the accident
**** our loved one?
Or why did our baby die?
Why did we fail?
Why are we blessed
with success?
Or just the thought
WHY ME??

This thought makes life less complicated,
To love,
To move,
To live,
To die,
The smiles,
The cries,
We are just HIS walking dreams,

And so,

Now we don't have to blame HIM for our hard times,
We just have to wait for HIS better dreams..!!!

SPARKLE IN WISDOM.
AUGUST 2018
Just a thought...
If God dreamt...!!
.
At thirty-six,
What have you seen?

Nothing.
-----
At thirteen,
What your child had seen?

Nothing.
-----
At thirty-six,
What the world around you had seen in you?

Nothing.
----
At thirty-six,
What did you give to the world?

Nothing.
----
At thirty-six,
What dreams are there that you aspired to dream?

Nothing?
----
At thirty-six,
What is left after you left this world?

Nothing.
----
Gone too soon,
Taken by virus,

Corona has taken
smile away,

From
Each Home,
Each City,
Each State,
Each Country,
Each Continent.

And

What did it leave behind?

Nothing.
----

Sparkle In Wisdom
3/11/2020
A life lost, a soul gone, unknown to me, a relative of my daughters teacher, but the pain is real, the pain is mine, the pain I can feel, the loss I can imagine.
.

A life lost,
A soul gone,
A relative of someone,
A parent of a child,
A spouse of someone,
A child,
sibling,
friend
of someone,

Somewhere around,
Loss,
Unknown to me though.

But,
The pain is real,
The pain is mine,
The pain I can feel,
The pain I can relate,
The loss I can imagine.

The year has broken families,
The year has written history,
Around the world the loss is real,
The world has come to stand still.


Sparkle In Wisdom.
5/11/2020
Pandemic diaries
.

The year,
2020
was a mixed
bag
of emotions.
❤️

From virus being
few thousands km away to
keeping the virus
at bay.

From Namaste Trump🙏 to
bye bye Trump.

From heightened
China 🇨🇳 threat
to
Israel-UAE friendship.

From Shinzo Abe🇯🇵 stepping down
to
Joe Biden stepping in.

From Oli 🇳🇵stepping down
to
Nana🇬🇭 re-elected.

From Covid old
& Covid new
to
Covid Vaccines.

From being busy
to
being at home.

From being selfish
to
being caring.

From being practical
to
risen empathy.

The year
2020
has shown it all.

This year has been
the biggest teacher
of
all times.

This year has bought lives closer
across
world wide.

This year has made world indeed with
No boundaries.


Welcome 2021.
❤️❤️

Hope it's not same as 2020😭😂❤️

Sparkle In Wisdom
30/12/2020
The

Breeze,
Season,
Wind,
Sky,
Feel,
Emotion,
Love,
Sorrow,
Joy,­
Laughter,
Talks,
Secrets,
Ambition,
Desires,
Memories,
Imaginati­ons,

All remains the same...!!!

But,
Something strange does exists
That changes with this new date..

Ever flowing lake of new desires arise,
With this new date..!!

New dress
New colors
New resolutions
New promises..
Does arise with this new date..!!

Each place seems to be new,
Each corner lit and glowing,
Each face scrubbed and cleaned
Each human happy and cheerful..
All send to be new
When the New year dawns..!

And

For this New year's first morning...
I offer my New Salutations...!!!


Sparkle In Wisdom
1 Jan 2019
Happy New year to all...!!
We arrange here meeting
of poets and poems,

'Let me present' had
changed to Hello now,

'Let' hear' has changed
to whoa ,

Superb has changed
to once more ,

Poets don't go to poets
meet now,
they knock the door of
Hello Poetry

Sparkle In Wisdom
17 Feb 2019
तानाशाह हो, शहंशाह हो,
अंग्रेज़ी हुकूमरान हो,
सरकार-ए-हिन्द हो,
सब को एक दिन सुपुर्द-ए-खाक़ होना है।

हर शक्स अपने चरम पे
मग़रूर था,
आख़िर समय में कफ़न में लिपटा
किसी के कंधों पर मजबूर बना था।

मेरे मुल्क ने ज्यादतियां देखी,
मग़रूर की मस्तियां देखी,
इतिहास गवाह है,
इन सब के बाद भी हिंदुस्तान ने
फिर से एक सुनहरी किरण देखी।

हुकूमते आयीं और चलीं गई,
मेरे मुल्क ने किसी को प्यासा नहीं भेजा,
जागीर लुटा के आने वालों को जागीरदार बनाया,
भिकारी को भी यहां तख्त से नवाज़ा।

आज का दौर भी गुजर जाएगा,
इतिहास बदला जाएगा,
बेजुबानों को सुनने वाला,
कोई ना कोई जल्द ही आएगा।

Sparkle In Wisdom
20/9/20.

🙏🙏
Once daddy decided to teach his son,
His favorite being politics,
He set to teach Civics..!!


He said,
Son let's begin from home,
If I be the head,
I become Prime Minister,
And your mother,
She becomes Home Minister,

At this point,
Mother who was listening
to all the commotion,
From her undisputed department,
The kitchen...!!
Came out and
Explained casually,

Your daddy is the Head,
And he becomes 'President'...
Who has to give formal approvals,
To what is sort from 'The Parliament',
He also gives approval for the budget presented,
And be guest of Honor at various public events,
He gets to speak few times a year,
And he is still the 'formal approver'...

I manage few portfolios,
Prime ministry and Home ministry,
At times I have Finance ministry too,
Defence ministry too mostly stays with me,
I am the 2/3 rd majority, I decide how to run 'The House'!!

And most times I have solid 'Opposition' too,
The leader of Opposition (LoP) is very strong,
She being your grand mother,
Is also the head of oldest party in the house.
Her party has now lost and so she is in opposition,
Disputing every new law I, the PM try to bring.
She is Old Monk with a Gin,
But with her experience and wisdom,
I the PM, is always trimmed !!

Your grand dad, is a gentle politician,
He keeps changing parties from government to opposition,
When he is with us, we give him portfolio,
We make him a minister for Agriculture, Food and Health.
In some houses he is the Retired Former President.
Living a comfortable life with benefits that come with retirement.

You dear son get to keep Games, Education and Tourism ministry.
Nothing more comes your way,
You are forced to believe you are our future,
And so your ministry always need to perform,
Because,
To brighten the future is supposed to be in your hands!!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
August 2018
This is a funny light humored comparison of Indian joint family set up with Indian political system.
We live in a family mostly where grand parents, parents and kids live together in one house.. In country we have President and Parliament headed by Prime Minister and also opposition headed by leader of opposition.
We humans are erasing existence of humans ..
The killing of animals have shadows of humans..
We are erasing Silk, Cotton, khadi ...
Kids now don't like the taste of natural honey..
Eating of fruits they know not, drinking fruits is what they like.. Home cooked hot food is becoming rare now..
Bringing parcel of food is becoming common now..
TV, Mobile, Computer, FM, takes 16 hours a day now,
Kids getting a digital notebook is becoming common now..
Humans now don't have time to ponder,
Humans are becoming slave of man made things...


To plant trees in empty land is no one's pass time
To visit a zoo or feed an animal does not fit in the 16 hours slavery,
To invite relatives is yearly event..
To have meeting with friends is limited on FB WhatsApp or Instagram..
To walk, to hear birds chirping is just like a dream,
But humans are busier than they were before..

Kids are growing indoors.. And not outdoors..
There hieght is also changing from length to breadth..
0-10 yrs kids have thr brains growing,
What ever they easy, what ever they do they remember for rest of thr lives..
Walking, laughing, thinking, playing, eating, they learn in this age,
Irony is Mother's career and Father s promotion is also at peak in this age of theirs.
Knowingly unknowningly we are stunting the growth of young minds,
In the hands of video games was are cremating future of tomorrow..

We humans are erasing existence of humans..
We humans are erasing existence humans!!!

Sparkle in Wisdom
*(Khadi - a type of fabric wooved in India, made famous by Gandhiji)

Original had fb and email, changed email to WhatsApp and Instagram... Though I think at least email was better.. :)

I wrote this one in 2010.....
But it still holds true even now... I guess more now than before.

*This one is English translated from my original Hindi one.
To raise
humble kid
is my priority.

I can
Make my CHILD learn
-
By preaching
By teaching
By giving
Knowledge of
Sharing
Caring
Loving

But...
She will not learn
by preaching!!
Rather
She will learn
By my ACTIONS..!!

If I don't
Share MY things
With My
Friends
Neighbours
Siblings
Cousins

She will learn NOTHING..!

I can make her
learn to share.
By making her give -
Clothes to needy
Toys in orphanage
Candies to the deprived.

But by GIVING
she will
just learn to be PROUD

Rather
If she learns by
seeing me
SHARING
She will become HUMBLE..!!


To raise a humble kid is my priority..!!

Sparkle In Wisdom
11 Jan 2019
Inspired by a incidence I heard at friends place.. after the whole episode the first thought that struck was
What actions will the kids remember and grow on??
I loved you with my heart,
I loved you with my soul,
I gave you credit of everything I became,
I heard all that you said,
I followed you blindly,
I believed it when you proposed me.. ,
When I was a child..a teenager..,
I believed you when you said YOU LOVE ME..!!

I believed you when you said I am 'different' for you..,
I believed you when you said I am 'different' from others,
I never objected when you befriended many..,
I understood when you said 'you can't marry me'..,
I understood when you did not inform me 'you are engaged'..,

Yet

The only thing I wanted to believe,
The only thing I wanted to know that "YOU LOVE ME"...!!

We stayed friends, platonic always..,
In the moments of my need,
You helped me always,
During exams and competition..
You motivated me always..,
You saw no harm came to me always..,
All these were acts  giving credibility to my belief...
The fact for me that..
You 'cared' for me always..!!
That in bottom of your heart 'you love me always'!!

But one day...

Towards the end of that cherished relationship..,
The time had come for us to move on..,
You came to say a final good bye,
The FINAL MOMENT had finally come..,
I asked you one thing, with tears in my eyes..,
Waiting either to flow out or to roll back forever..,

I asked you one last time
"DID YOU EVER LOVE ME?"

And that one last time.. You answered,
"NO, NEVER"!..

SILENCE PREVAILED...!!!

And then...

It doesn't matter that we did not marry..
It doesn't matter that you proposed marriage to me just a month after this..,
It doesn't matter you divorced your wife after one month of marriage,
It doesn't matter the whole world blamed our friendship for your divorce,

IT DOESN'T MATTER ... At all...!!!

That NO, NEVER... Stayed with me..
Is still staying with me..
Will stay with me forever..

Even today I credit you for what I have become..,
Even today I know you have chiseled me a sculpture..,
Even today I know "YOU LOVED ME BACK THEN"...

But IT DOESN'T MATTER, DOES IT??


Sparkle in Wisdom
24/6/2018
#Betrayal
#Passionate love
#Denial to loose
#Denial to move on..
.

It's about you and me.

It's not about why,
Ifs and buts,
It's about you and me
dear God

It's not about wrongs
and rights,
It's not about questions
and accusations,
It's not about reasons
and answers,
It's about my discussions with You,
It's just about you and me dear God.

It's not about wisdom and foolishness,
It's not about lying and cheating,
It's not about luck and lost,
It's not about dreams
and reality,
It's about trust I have in You,
It's just about you and me dear God

It's not about pride
and humility,
It's not about being
tough or rough,
It's not about the Belief
I have in you,
It's just about You and me.

Ignorant will raise doubts,
Intolerant will suppress anger of loss,
Doubters will doubt Your existence,
Non believers will question Your presence,
But,
I exist because You existed,
I am because You created,
I behave in the way You crafted,
I devote my entire life in Your feets,
Where it's just You and me,
Because that is what only matters.


Sparkle In Wisdom
July 22,2020
You can't grow
By erasing someone,
You might reach the top
But his curse cannot be ridden.

You might reach the sky
But you can't be proud of it
For when they will discuss your success
They will also implore the grave of his failure.

You might reach the zenith one day
But your name will always fight with his
He may have lost in oblivion
But your bad name will never let him perish..!!

Don't be blind for your success
But try and be humble
You never know your future
But history witnesses all!

As one day,

When you will become history
People will decipher your life
The goods will be forgotten
The wrongs will be highlighted.
Written with the thought when one try to pull someone down to reach the top.
By the way someone
reacts to our loved ones..

We,
Judge
Accuse,
Criticize,
Blame,
Thrash,
them...

Don't be judgemental,
Don't look at the world
by someone's eyes,
Remember there's
always another side,

So,

Take time out to,
Understand,
Talk,
Realize,
Believe,
in others..

Then
Hate
Or
Love.

Let it be justified !

Sparkle In Wisdom
31/7/2019
Love has been on this
planet for long,
We should not own
it as ours,

It's a feeling on
the earth,
From time beyond
and bygone,

Love resonates in flowers,
trees and animals,
In Sun, Moon,
Sky and Sea,

Love shines in
Venus and Mars,
In beauty of rocks,
River and breeze,

Love has been on this planet
before me and you were born,

Don't judge it,
Don't name it,
Don't bracket it,
Don't command it,
Don't demand it,

JUST LOVE IT.

Sparkle In Wisdom
13/10/2019
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