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02nd OCTOBER

Two of India's best sons, Gandhi n Shastri born were, on this day.

Celebrate n remember let us their great deeds once again, today.

Their sacrifice we must remember and grateful be to them always

Thanking God for granting them unto us; follow we must their wonderful ways.

Though sadly their end was truly very tragic, in fact actually gory;

Their all they gave to our Nation, meaningful n wonderful is their story.

Bow down I, to both these honest people n for India, blessings seek

Also about them and their courageous deeds, to our children we must speak.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DARLING  MOM N DAD.

I  do not know if up there,  you will today get a chance;

If you do,  please celebrate it;  wine,  dine and dance.

Here's wishing both you love birds an anniversary splendid !!!

How lovingly you did everything together;  everything that you did !!!

What a pleasure it was to always see you both together ;

Trying your best to pass life's test, in fair or rough weather .

May you both very happy be,  and your blessings us give ;

I  most sincerely wish, our love n good wishes,  you both receive.

MAY AHURA BLESS YOU DEAREST ONES WITH HIS CHOICEST BLESSINGS.
AEDOON BAAD.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
THE GREAT KIDNAP

That sorrow-struck father, lost his dearest child; shocked beyond words, he was

Money-its profits, a huge limelight, prestige; its great name, was the cause

The kidnappers powerful very were, change n maneuver easily they could, even laws

Sadly, Ill treated the father was, they took away his child boldly, surreptitiously, with stealth

For years together suffered the poor child, slowly but steadily, depleted its image n health

Instead of growing bigger n stronger, weaker it grew, in prestige, health n wealth

After years many, much after the father's demise, brought home uncle, this unhealthy baby

Rejoiced many its homecoming, specially those who still love its father n uncle; though huge was the fee

Time it may, to recover fully take, not just months; even a couple of years, maybe!

Wishing you happppinezzz alwayssss my dearest Air India, specially on your 90th Birthday.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
1st April

Luckily today is a holiday at the school;

Or everyone would make you an April fool.

" Ahhh !! Look,  there's a pretty gal in the pool".

Don't look at girls pretty; or at them, whistle n drool.

"But on this day, to fool is almost a rule .

Today to pull another's leg is considered cool ".

Armin Dutia Motashaw
DEDICATED TO THE SHAHEEDS OF TWENTY SIX ELEVEN

India owes you and your families a lot.
To terrorists catch, a mini war you fought.
May we, this country,  forget never your super sacrifice.
You and your families have paid a heavy price.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
26th NOVEMBER

A black day in the history of our commercial capital Bombay, this was;

Enemity, hatred, jealously, a weird mentality was perhaps the cause

only if we could act after we thought, after we could, for a while pause;

Only if human beings, a little worried would be, about their dreadful consequences;

Their facing God, difficulties they would face in crossing to the other end, those after-death fences.

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One day, certain it is that all of us shall, from 7D to a 2D picture become

"Om Shanti, RIP, or SaroshYazad Panahbad" say will, quite some

Tears shed quietly, or cry for us, or even rue some will too

Your departure intolerable will be for just a few; perhaps one or two.

That's when people close to you, will this truth realise and know.

Easy very it is to say,  "I'm with you", but difficult it is in deeds to show.  

Die can no one, neither can anyone accompany a departed soul;

But changes life suddenly for those few, nothing can them console

Siblings, kids, friends n colleagues definitely show you sympathy

But agree you will, O 7D, I one needs loads of love n empathy.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
9/11

Scarred or  festered, even today, the wound is deep.

Sadly,  its effects into our very being, still does seep.

Thousands of innocent lives were wounded and lost;

To the world, drastic  and very heavy was the cost.

Took over they, the entire nation; leaving one stunned, not a loop!!!

How can men so inhuman become, why do they, so low stoop!!!

Sadly,  history for ages will remember this fateful day,  this date;

O  Creator,  why did You such inhuman monsters create ?

Help O  Lord, everyone to quickly heal and better feel.

Help these misleads to a  better life  lead, n compassionately deal.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
आज फिर

आज फिर तुम याद आए।
तुम बिन जाए तो कहा जाए।

कैसे हो, काश मुझे वो बता जाते।
पल भर के लिए सही, सपनो में आते।
आज फिर, सपनो में जरूर आइए
मेरी दुनिया में एक बार फिर आ जाइए।

Armin Dutia Motashaw
Aakhir kyu

Beti puchhe babulse , " mei kyu parayi?"
Uski ye haalat dekh ke kayanath bhi sharmayi.
Na mei  pihar ki, na sasural ki.
Babul bata mohe, mei aakhir kahaki?

Vidai ke waqt; tune  kar di mohe parayi;
Kisine ne jaani mere dukh ki gehrayi.
Aaj tere jaane ke baad to, ne ghar ki , ne ghat ki.
Bas khed hei mujhe is baat ki .

Sasuralwale kahe," tera pihar;"
Yeh soonte hi  jau mei sihar.
Sochu manhi man mei; kaunsa pihar !
Jaha aaj apna koi nahi  hei; woh pihar  !

Niyati ka khel hei yah kaisa?
Pihar **, ya sasural; dekhe harkoi paisa.

Kis se kahu mei dil ki peed ?
Akeli hu; bhale ** chahu aur  bheed.
Paav mere tune baandh di janjeer.
Aakhir kyu, aisi meri  taqdeer ?

Armin Dutia Motashaw
Aakhir kyu

Beti puchhe babulse , " mei kyu parayi?"
Uski ye haalat dekh ke kayanath bhi sharmayi.
Na mei  pihar ki, na sasural ki.
Babul bata mohe, mei aakhir kahaki?

Vidai ke waqt; tune  kar di mohe parayi;
Kisine ne jaani mere dukh ki gehrayi.
Aaj tere jaane ke baad to, ne ghar ki , ne ghat ki.
Bas khed hei mujhe is baat ki .

Sasuralwale kahe," tera pihar;"
Yeh soonte hi  jau mei sihar.
Sochu manhi man mei; kaunsa pihar !
Jaha aaj apna koi nahi  hei; woh pihar  !

Niyati ka khel hei yah kaisa?
Pihar **, ya sasural; dekhe harkoi paisa.

Kis se kahu mei dil ki peed ?
Akeli hu; bhale ** chahu aur  bheed.
Paav mere tune baandh di janjeer.
Aakhir kyu, aisi meri  taqdeer ?

Armin Dutia Motashaw
AALI DIWALI

Excitement already there is in the atmosphere, our very air!!!

Goodies, gifts, flowers, lights we wish to, with dear ones, now share.

As citizens good, let's also exhibit some environment friendly care.

Banish Chinese items, I will, because I care for my India n also dare !

Use let us earthen Diyas, decorated in hand; Beautiful ones, beyond compare !

Candles Beautiful can be made or bought n decorated in a bright way.

Colourful Rangoli let us make with organic compounds, indigenous n rare.

Designs, with colours innumerous, one can create if one has a flair.

Same way, why pay so much to buy  torn jeans, buy let's a decent traditional pair.

Traditional dresses so colourful are and look pretty n  (no wrong meaning) gay.

Pizza, pasta, pastries boycott; try laddu, chakri or Khaja jo mawa se hei bhare.

Instead of flowers, gift Bamboo or money plants or other saplings; what say ?

Gift let us, things made in India. From China, let's willingly sway away !

"Aali Diwali"  but create let us noise n smoke less. we must on this, an emphasis lay.

Innovative one can be, using imagination vivid to cute gifts make; n less amounts pay.

No WA, try and visit Grandparents, Mama, Kaka, Aatya, Maushi, is all I have to say !!!

HAPPY WALI DIWALI.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
AALI DIWALI

Excitement already there is in the atmosphere, our very air!!!

Goodies, gifts, flowers, lights we wish to, with dear ones, now share.

As citizens good, let's also exhibit some environment friendly care.

Banish Chinese items, I will, because I care for my India n also dare !

Use let us earthen Diyas, decorated in hand; Beautiful ones, beyond compare !

Candles Beautiful can be made or bought n decorated in a bright way.

Colourful Rangoli let us make with organic compounds, indigenous n rare.

Designs, with colours innumerous, one can create if one has a flair.

Same way, why pay so much to buy  torn jeans, buy let's a decent traditional pair.

Traditional dresses so colourful are and look pretty n  (no wrong meaning) gay.

Pizza, pasta, pastries boycott; try laddu, chakri or Khaja jo mawa se hei bhare.

Instead of flowers, gift Bamboo or money plants or other saplings; what say ?

Gift let us, things made in India. From China, let's willingly sway away !

"Aali Diwali"  but create let us noise n smoke less. we must on this, an emphasis lay.

Innovative one can be, using imagination vivid to cute gifts make; n less amounts pay.

No WA, try and visit Grandparents, Mama, Kaka, Aatya, Maushi, is all I have to say !!!

HAPPY WALI DIWALI.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
🌳👩‍❤‍💋‍👩 🌴
MOST OF THE TIME, AAMCHI MUMBAI WELCOMES YOU WITH OPEN ARMS....

B- booming with buisness, it is.

O- overseas n within India, great economy

M- money n fortune spinner, this city is called

B- Bollywood is as famous here as bhelpuri n Vada pav is

A- always awake, never asleep, at any given time, people are working.

Y- you can always try your fortune, your future has  hope here.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
Aapru Jam-e, may you live to a thousand be.

There's always something interesting, in there, to see.

Some things that we read, sorrow bring and some glee.

What ever is printed, by and large; we love Thee.

Happy birthday today; n many many more we wish to see.

Viraf Dutia and
Armin Dutia Motashaw
AAREY GREENS

O seers, o administrators.... Please do not be selfish n mean.

Destroy do not, this most precious n important little piece of green

This is the green that gives the much required oxygen pure n  clean

This is the place men, animals, birds love; because it is serene.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
आशियाना

एक सुंदर सा घर हो,
नदी या सागर का किनारा हो ।
चहुं ओर हरियाली हो,
फूलों से भरा आंगन हो ।

यहां कोयल गाए मीठे गीत,
चारों ओर हो संगीत ही संगीत ।
झूला झूलू; संग हो मन का मीत,
फूलों के संग संग, हो मेरे आसपास, मेरी प्रीत ।
HELP ME SPREAD THIS SOCIAL AWARENESS MESSAGE PLEASE
આવી દિવાળી

રંગો ની, દીપો ની, મીઠાઈ અને ફરસાણ ની થશે આપ લે, આં દિવાળી

શું આપણે થોડી જુદી રીતે મનાવી શકીએ આં દિવાળી ???

ચીની સામાન નો કરી બહિષ્કાર, માટીના દિવડા પ્રગટાવો, આં દિવાળી.

ચીની સામાન ને બદલે નાના ફૂલોના છોડ, Bamboo, money plants આપીયે ઉપહાર માં આં દિવાળી.

ધુમડાના પ્રડ્યુષણને બદલે લીલોતરી ઉઘાડિયે આં દિવાળી.

પિત્ઝા, પાસ્તા, બર્ગર છોડી આસ્લી માલ મીઠાઈઓ ખાઈએ આં દિવાળી.

જિન્સ ટોપસ છોડી, મસ્ત રંગીન  દેશી પોશાક પહેરીએ આં દિવાળી.

ચાલો એક ગરીબ બાળક અથવા કુરકુરિયું બચાવીએ આં દિવાળી.

ચાલો પ્રિયજનો, રંગ બે રંગી રંગોળી, સાથીયા પુરીયે, આં દિવાળી.

એક કાળી અંધારી રાતને રોશન કરીએ, આપનું ભવિષ્ય ઉજ્જવળ કરીએ આં દિવાળી.

કોઈક નાના બાળકને પાથી પેન કે પુસ્તક પેન્સિલ ભેટ આપીયે આં દિવાળી.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A BATTERED SPIRIT

How casually n indifferently we say, "there was yet another
**** ;

Without feeling the pain, we just make a casual statement on tape.

Unbothered  we are, because our own are safe n in a good shape;

Imagine can you,  if someone your daughter,  tries to undrape !

It tears apart not just a girl's body; but shatters her mind n spirit into bits.

Flogged the culprits should be; a death sentence them truly befits;

For nothing less than that,  these rich,  powerful monsters would hit.

This heinous crime they commit n with their power n money a false story knit.


When this happens, it adds insult to injury n under an excruciating pain she reels

That's  why this a woman's spirit shatters n batters; to die would be better,  she feels.

Unable to bear this humiliation,  she herself into self imprisonment seals.

Her tattered body, mind n spirit with this harsh reality, seldom positively deals.


I implore,  every Mother her son should teach,  to a girl respect.

It is an absolute must to have a correct mindset on this aspect.

And teach we must all,  our daughters about its horrible impact.

How to safeguard themselves, be they of any age, or belong they may to any sect .

LET'S PRAY THE LORD IN US GOOD SENSE INSTILS.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A  BEACH HOLIDAY

We to Mandar- Mani, for a holiday went, via many a bend.
But this time, Nature a helping hand, did not lend.
We couldn't against the heat,  ourselves fend.

Hot was the Sun; so, my skin, badly  burnt is.  
Bright sunshine ,
Scorching heat, just didn't cease.
Pool water, perhaps chlorine had  plenty; n to add to it, there was no breeze.

Feel we now , like boiled potatoes, with  skin about to peel.
Skin red and burning; n an awfully  uncomfortable  feel.
Under water stay I would, like a fish; but had not a gill.

Holiday wonderful would have been; if fine was the weather.
if operational  would be the water park; it would add to our cap, a feather.
A cool sea and cloudy skies; would be a breather.

Anyway to be with the family was pleasure immense.
Indeed enjoyable very, was our present tense.
It was our togetherness, that  made a lot of sense.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
આજ ની મીરાં

શું, સાચા અર્થ માં હતી, એ આજ ની મીરાં ???

એની કથા સાંભળી, મારા આંસુ પડતાં નથી ધીરા

નાની નટખટ લાડલી બધાની હતી આં મીરાં.

ચારે ભાઈ બહેન હતા આં કળયુગ ના હીરા.

થોડી મોટી થઈ, ડોક્ટરી શીખવા ગઈ એ જ્યારે;

કૃષ્ણ એને મળ્યો, એની કોલેજ માં ત્યારે;

પ્રોફેસરના એ પહેલા લેકચરમાં, મીરાંને પ્યાર થયો ત્યારે.

સ્વપ્ન હતાં રંગીન, તરંગો જાગ્યા અનેક; નજર મળી જ્યારે.

મન ડોલી ઉઠ્યું, દુનિયા એની અચાનક થઈ ગઈ રંગીન;

સંભળાતી હતી એને મીઠી બિન; નાચતીએ સપેરાની બની નાગિન .

પણ કુદરતને હતું નહિ આં મંજુર, થઈ એ અતિ ગમગીન.

આં મામલો બની ગયો ગમખ્વાર અને સંગીન.

દુનિયા જાણે છે, એક તરફના પ્યારને, કદી મળતો નથી જશ

મીરાંના જીવનમાંથી ઉઠી ગયો બધો જ રસ કસ.

વિચારી લીધું એને, હવે ડોક્ટર બની સેવા આપીશ બસ.

એટલે હવે એને, સિખવામાં ખૂબ લીધો રસ.

ડીગ્રીઓ હાંસલ કરી, હોસ્પિટલ ખોલી; આપ્યું એને, એના કૃષ્ણનું નામ.

મીરા કબીરના ભજન વાગતા બધી રૂમોમાંથી; હતું સંગીત એક બામ

આં સંગીત, અને મીરાની આરાધનાથી મળતો દર્દીઓને ઘણો આરામ.

વર્ષો પછી આં ઘટનાનો આવ્યો એક સુખદ અંજામ.

હોસ્પિટલમાં થતાં સંગીતના ફાયદા; અને સંગીતથી નીકળતા એના ખર્ચા.

પ્રોફેસરે, એક દિવસ ન્યુઝમાં સાંભળી, આં હોસ્પિટલની ચર્ચા.

પોતાના નામની હોસ્પિટલની થઈ રહી હતી અહીં વિચારણા

જોયું તો આં તો હતી એમની તેજસ્વી શિષ્યા ની ચર્ચા.

હવે, એક દિવસ, પહોંચ્યા પ્રોફેસર, મીરાંને મળવા એના ઘર.

પ્રભુના પવિત્ર પગલાં પાડયાં આજે, એમની જોગણને ઘર.

એમને જોઈ, ખુશી અને વિભોરતાથી મીરાનો રૂંધાઇ રહ્યો સ્વર.

સતકાર કરતાં અશ્રુધારા વહી રહી હતી; તૂટી ગયો આજે બંધ; પધાર્યા છે પરમેશ્વર.

પગે પડી, ચરણ રજ માથે ચડાવી, મીરાં થઈ ગઈ મોહનમાં મગન.

દર્શન પામી એમના, શમી ગઈ આજે, એની વર્ષોની આગ, અગન.

પ્રોફેસર પોતાની તસવીરો જોઈ થયા ચકીત; એક મંદિર બનાવ્યું હતું મીરાએ, એનું ઘર આંગણ.

પ્રેમ અશ્રુ વર્શી રહ્યાં હતાં બન્ને બાજુ, મુગ્ધ થઈ બેઠા રહ્યા; આશીવાદ વરસાવતું હતું ગગન.

આં યુગમાં, મીરાં ને આજે મળી ગયો હતો એનો મન મોહન.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A BIT OF UNDERSTANDING

Only if all of us, diligently practised this,

The entire world would be at peace.

Let's not tear apart this beautiful Earth into pieces

With wicked, mean, selfish ways,  man, it fleeces

A wee bit of understanding,  can  spread mirth n peace.

Selfish a man is born,  but understanding powers are his.;

If this he uses well,  difficulties would certainly cease.

LET'S AWAKEN OUR CONSCIENCE.  GREAT UNDERSTANDING IT WILL RELEASE.

WITH IT, LET'S WORK TOWARDS SPREADING HAPPPPPPINESSSS n PEACE.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A BLANK CANVAS

Totally blank is the canvas, when born one is

You paint it, with colours of your choice, the way you please.

Incomplete remain it will if paint it you don't before life does cease.

Some paint it with Earthy colours; some love things bright;

Yet others pastel shades love; those of the sky, or fading Sunlight.

I love colours various, those which Nature depicts, on white.

Paint each one of us must a picture, of our own choice.

Some so beautifully do it; as if speak up it would in it's own voice.

Life is a canvas blank to be painted with strokes n colours of our choice.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A BLANK CANVAS

Totally blank is the canvas, when born one is

You paint it, with colours of your choice, the way you please.

Incomplete remain it will if paint it you don't before life does cease.

Some paint it with Earthy colours; some love things bright;

Yet others pastel shades love; those of the sky, or fading Sunlight.

I love colours various, those which Nature depicts, on white.

Paint each one of us must a picture, of our own choice.

Some so beautifully do it; as if speak up it would in it's own voice.

Life is a canvas blank to be painted with strokes n colours of our choice.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A BROKEN SPINE

There was so much happiness, though the income was less

The house was a home; sometimes clean sometimes in a mess

Those were the days when the middle class didn't pay so much cess.

And of course, with gadgets n luxuries we were not so obsessed.

Income tax, and GST have broken his back; he is harassed

Education good has almost bent his spine; he is over stressed

Good medical services, premiums are beyond his reach;  

Choose he has to between bankruptcy n cure; he may scream n screech !!

The man wishes for Pearls; but all he gets is just sand at a beach.

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A BURNT TOAST

This morning  spoilt seemed, as started it with a burnt toast ;

Asked I,  " Mom, about your culinary skills I always boast;

Then tell me dear Mom, why today, this burnt toast" ???

Anyway I picked it up and most unwillingly took it along.

As I  threw it out of my car, came a lady poor and looked at it long;

Cleaned it , brushed the dirt ; and lovingly fed a child small.

She was in clothes tattered n *****,  playing with a ragdoll.

"Actually ashamed of myself I was then," said the rich lad;

He was  ashamed simultaneously about his behaviour bad.

Parked the car he did at the side; bought some  milk, toast n bread ;

Gave it lovingly to the child small n decided to this awareness spread.

Hurt never your loving Mom; n grateful be for the food.

Waste food never; even if rich you are, this is not a habit good.

Hence forth waste food, I definitely won't, and my Mom I will always respect.

I will remember and teach everyone this important aspect.

Forget never I will  that little child, so happily eating a burnt toast;

Water,  food , air,  clothes to  the poor are important n valuable most.

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ACCEPTANCE

Our mind knows the ways of this world, but unfortunately our heart accepts it not

That's when the squabble begins, and in an entangled web, we are soon caught.

The ways of the world we know; in front of us, speak people sweetly on our face,

Behind our back, they remarks nasty make or our good names easily disgrace

"Promises are meant to be broken," people say; n seem proud to go back on their word.

Messages very important to us are often ignored, phones are not answered or not heard.

This, people say, is the style of the day, to ignore someone in need, this is the best way.

To give false hope, on the face, is considered a gesture kind, a style, to keep people away.

Unfortunately people good, who in sincerity believe n unnecessary false commitments give not;

Considered are foolish in this world which is cunning, n mean; they  tHese lessons are forcefully taught.

Ahura, what become will, of this world? Will the good change to become bad?

Don't You think you need to do something soon? It's a situation very disheartening n sad.

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ACCEPTANCE

Almost impossible it is to accept things against our wish.

In fact, difficult it is to even gulp down an undesirable dish !

It's almost like forcing a vegetarian to eat some stinky fish.

But life does force it's decisions on us, whether we like it or not.

Wisdom prevails in accepting them, instead of into a web, getting caught.

The earlier one accepts it, lesser battles need to be fought.

Nature, Karma, some decisions worldly, force the change, upon us.

This unwanted, undesirable forced change is like a curse;

Difficult it is; but acceptance is better than  resistance n fuss.

SO SUCCUMB N ACCEPT

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ACCOUNTS

O Ahura, help me please, to all my credits, debits, every account, keep clear;

So that come up I can and see You, in a state happy, without any fear.

I know keeps someone up there, our account of every deed, in detail

Help me please to keep clean my slate of accounts; so that my train doesn't de-rail

gets it, a signal green, clear is the path, when my soul towards heaven does travel

When reaches my soul up there,  the accountant, my personal account will ravel

Hope I, to have a catchet of good deeds; with Your ever helping hand;

This certainly secure a place in Heaven will, when my soul there does land.

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For Armaity, this Earth, I sincerely wish to do plenty of deeds good

Achieve this easily, if bless me with success Ahura kindly would.

Achieve we can plenty, if many people cooperate in this mission would

Ahura, if Your light n guidance inspires them; then participate they would

By doing our little bit, a lot can be achieved; but everyone pitch in should.

Switching off all gadgets immediately after use, we very easily could

Using fuel wisely, planning trips well; save a lot of money, easily would.

Due to water scarcity, women go through trouble plenty; help them we could;

By planting trees, by rain harvest, achieve a lot we could

By canal n artificial lake constructions  possible become, this would.

In our own small way, switch off our gadgets,  lights immediately we should

Repair leaking taps n close all taps promptly after use, we should.

Reusing discarded water from ACs, ROs, washing machines save water could.

Seawater in coastal areas, for flushing toilets, be used easily could

If individual every, diligently does this, plenty of resources save we would.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A CHILD'S THOUGHTS

Children cute little we are  today

But grownups we will be one day

We are at present like  soft molten clay

Innocent let us remain, keep politics at bay

Please let us our childhood enjoy today

Kindly keep  your adult stuff far away

Prepare us to good humans become, is all we say.

Learn we this from adults; so a fair game do play.

Teach us unity, patriotism n to pray.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A  CURTAIN OPAQUE

Darling, now between us there is an opaque soundproof thick grey curtain

The future seems hopeless, dark, cloudy, and absolutely uncertain

People now seem fed up when I remember something n speak about you

Move on I have to, everyone so says; but how does one? Know this, do you?

"You live in the past", is the allegation they make; "yes I do"; is my answer ;

But can someone tell me, where is that ******* switch, can someone please answer

I agree I have to all over again learn to live without you; guide me, how do I this do?

Tell me, all of you, snuggly sitting up there in Heaven; how can I forget all of you???

Armin Dutia Motashaw
LET'S DO THIS RIGHT AWAY

Work not in haste;
water please do not waste.

Keep the flow slow;
consumption will hence be low .

Water very precious is,
use it carefully please.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A DANCING SPRING

Jumping like a spring, was this spring, n around it, created it, a permanent spring, green.

This little dancing brook, made the atmosphere around it, magical n yet so serene

Created it a musical spell, with sounds of rolling pebbles n its water so cool, clear n clean

What a wonderful way to relax here it is; no need there was, for any tannin or caffeine.

Those cold water droplets spraying on my face; staying here, happiness I glean

With its splashing water, soaking wet were my clothes, my T-shirt n my jeans

Learnt I from this little dancing spring, inspite of a life rough, how to joy n freshness glean.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
ADDICTIONS

Addictions there are of various types some big, some small.

Addictions mostly lead us to self-destruction; bringing about a fall.

Drinking alcohol, smoking, drugs, ***, stealing, addictions we can call.

But discuss some harmless ones we will today.

One sided love, in spite of knowing the hopelessness  is also an addiction, in a way.

Helping, in spite of knowing one is bad; instead of keeping him at bay.

Getting cheated knowingly, is the biggest addiction; though sad !

Forgiving rascals n proudly becoming an idiot, is also very bad.

Giving alms to undeserving;   inculcating begging is the worst fad.

Decide we must after checking angles all, if it's bad or good .

What effects or results our irresponsible actions bring would.

Our addictions shouldn't leave us to repent and brood.

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Wonder I , why people  enjoy curtailing another's growth ;

Or clipping off his wings, because of ego, jealousy or wrath !

Excuses they cook up easily,  making a delicious broth.

Or to drop him; in crystal clear waters,  add dangerously slippery,  soapy froth.

By doing this, harm they someone's career,
his efforts or his  goals;

Their ruthless unconcerned behaviour is saddening, in trying to portray  diamonds as coals.

Ahura,  may I always encourage young or old; any newcomers, to reach their goals;

never ill treating them, or pulling them down, or at  them, poking holes.

Instead,  may I treat them like seedlings that potentially will grow to luxuriant trees

Those trees, that will someday shade provide n give fruits,  flowers n cool breeze.

Try I will to them encourage; to bring out their potential n energy release.

A dog in the  manger be not; instead be a promoter to someone, please.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A FEW MINUTES OF INSANITY

Sometimes, just a moment or two of insanity request You I, to grant me, O my kind Lord.

Sorry about this request, but I am asking you this dreadful thing, like a patient, on my own accord

When the pain searing n unbearable becomes, to forget things, this moment I need

Blank may become my mind, devoid of all turmoils, thoughts n pain, please concede.

Help me to undergo thru' these painful torturing times, I sincerely request.

How do so many others go through this period, quite normally, will always be my quest !

Lord, grant me daily, some peaceful sleep; like a Mother's loving lap, for moments few, Yours give me.

I think I am going insane, so, O my Lord dear, do what's best for me; that which I can't really see.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
Someone, once said, " I will just remember 12Jan, you remember the rest".
He actually put my memory to test, which for him was the deal best.

Sadly now, all birthdays n even this date he has forgotten;
Now, remembers he, not even me; the idea turned rotten.

Wonder I, in this way, how can someone so easily relations, sever.
Just because they are scared, or dominated by someone shrewd n clever ?

Sad it is, that relations beautiful are ruthlessly put to an ugly end.
For some selfish reasons, destroyed they are. How can you, your dear ones offend ?

Armin Dutia Motashaw.
AFTER ME

Even after I am gone,  may many people,  my work carefully read.

On understanding it, may parents n grandparents better kids breed.

With everyone growing trees n plants, the environment will be fresh indeed !

With my constant prodding, with this green, may pure air people breathe.

May peace and prosperity prevail n no one under terror  does seethe.

Wish I, every child loves and diligently practises our religion n increases our creed.

Parsipanu n the great values of our ancestors flourish abundantly may.

Write I, with all my heart, and with conviction full, I pray;

"Hope Every Parsi Puthra believes (n works too) that PARSIS ARE HERE TO STAY".

Armin Dutia Motashaw
AGE IS....

"Age is what you think you are", they say; and to an extent, with them I even agree;

But in reality, age spares hardly anyone; falls off one day every leaf, from the tree.

Mother Nature, on birth gives us things aplenty n valuable, and that too, almost free

Then it's responsibility ours, to them maintain;   guess I, moderation n balance is the key.

Acceptance comes alongside; in spite of the wrinkles many, try I, to keep alive, that little child, in me.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
AGE SPARES NONE

A bamboo shoot I was, towering, upright n straight.

Now a creeper I have become, pitiful is my state !

Support I need to even sit up, stand or walk.

Bones in old age brittle become, like chalk.

Brisk was my walk; stumble n fumble I today.

Orifices weak become, know we all; not much to say !

A face radiant with a luring smile, now many wrinkles has

That slim lithe body is now filled with water n gas.

We drastically change; time and  age spare none.

If climb I do two storeys; a marathon I have won.

Sad it is, from a lush green bamboo awesome;

to a withering creeper, seeking support, become.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A GRAND TREE

A tree to grow big, tall n grand, needs an ideal condition.
Appropriate soil, climate,water n seeds complete our mission.
Need we, a farmer good n well experienced with a vision.

When tended lovingly, with fingers green;
When nurtured in conditions ideal n clean;
With climatic conditions appropriate n serene
Grow into a huge luxuriant tree will, this tiny bean.

A mother, that good and fertile soil is.
A father,  that strong, healthy n good seed is.
Clean water n climate, our family n religion is.

So before a marriage, we must, about these details inquire.
To nurture a child healthy, physically, mentally n emotionally all the above are required;
Just like growing a luxuriant tree; good soil and healthy seeds have to be acquired.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A GREAT TEACHER

Some call Him Sai Baba, Guru Nanak or Kabir.
Others say Mahtma, Swamiji, Guruji, or Peer.

Teaches he, lessons of life;
Teaches he, how to handle strife.

Teaches he, to have patience immense.
Teaches he, to be patient, which makes a lot of sense.

Teaches he, to have immense faith in Him.
Teaches he, not to perturbed get, when things seem dim.

Teaches he, to be kind n caring to bird, man n beast.
Teaches he, for inner peace; one needn't  go west or east.

Teaches he, to trees plant and flowers grow.
Teaches he, to waste food not; never it throw.

Protectes He, sometimes punishes He, like a father.
Protects He, with care great, tenderly, like a mother.

Lucky His disciple is, whom He lovingly binds.
Lucky one is, if a teacher like Him, one finds.

A teacher or Guru like Him, is precious and rare.
You are lucky if He takes you under His wings, His care.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A GREAT TEACHER

Some call Him Sai Baba, Guru Nanak or Kabir.
Others say Mahtma, Swamiji, Guruji, or Peer.

Teaches he, lessons of life;
Teaches he, how to handle strife.

Teaches he, to have patience immense.
Teaches he, to be patient, makes a lot of sense.

Teaches he, to have immense faith in Him.
Teaches he, not to perturbed be, when things seem dim.

Teaches he, to be kind n caring to bird, man n beast.
Teaches he, for inner peace; one needn't  go west or east.

Teaches he, to trees plant and flowers grow.
Teaches he, to waste food not; never it throw.

Protectes He, sometimes punishes He, like a father.
Protects He, with care great, tenderly, like a mother.

Lucky His disciple is, whom He lovingly binds.
Lucky one is, if a teacher like Him, one finds.

A teacher or Guru like Him, is precious and rare.
You are lucky if He takes you under His wings, His care.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
Our India has roads and railways for miles n miles

Through grasslands, plateus, river banks, mountains n isles

Seeds if we plant; n trees grow to avenues form, on roads all main.

If corporates all, big and small, trees do plant n maintain;

An orchard huge, our country can become; hunger surely vanish will.

Then, miles of boulevards n avenues have we can; fruits will all over spill.

Railway lines for miles, can local trees grow, curry leaves, figs, drumsticks, sugar cane.

School children n unemployed youth can them water, to some incentives gain.

Corporates all, Tata, Godrej, Wadia can advertise their name, under "maintained by"

Imagine luscious mangoes, chickoos, guavas, oranges; needn't we then buy

Flowers, fruits, vegetables export we can; also wood we can,  have in ample

Can some corporate come forward, select an area; & at least lay out a sample.

Imagine this beautiful Motherland of ours; loaded with fruit laden trees;

I am a dreamer, but if turns this to reality; we can have oxygen, food, shade n cool breeze.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A HERO PLEASE BECOME.

Today extremely, extremely sad I feel,
That's why,  make I, a sincere appeal.
To every human, request I; to Kerala's pain heal.

To help the other, is our divine duty, not a deal.
Now under great pain n suffering, they reel.
Wipe their tears n eliminate their fears; their pain please do feel.

Yesterday it was Gujarat, today it is Kerala; our future isn't yet reveal(ed).
Let's ourselves, in their position put; n their pain feel.
If we all give our bit, at least, a little pain, may perhaps heal.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A HERO PLEASE BECOME.

Today extremely, extremely sad I feel,
That's why,  make I, a sincere appeal.
To every human, request I; to Kerala's pain heal.

To help the other, is our divine duty, not a deal.
Now under great pain n suffering, they reel.
Wipe their tears n eliminate their fears; their pain please do feel.

Yesterday it was Gujarat, today it is Kerala; our future isn't yet reveal(ed).
Let's ourselves, in their position put; n their pain feel.
If we all give our bit, at least, a little pain, may perhaps heal.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
A HOT CUPPA TEA

Worry not, if you don't have space sufficient, to plants grow

On your balcony you can, mint, ginger n lemon grass easily grow

In a corner, in some middle sized pots, these, you can easily sow

Believe me, fantastic will be the taste, of that cuppa tea with those plants you grow.

Freshen you up it will, enliven your heart and body it will, after this cuppa tea, you won't feel low.

So.... Cheers

Armin Dutia Motashaw
AIR INDIA

88 is your Birthday score today,  my Jeh's dear baby, in this pandemic.

Happy Birthday my dear  AIR INDIA; wish you well I do, even during this deadly epidemic

Looked after you,  Jeh did,  very lovingly, to all your needs tending .

Even to  tiny details,  with interest great,  he was  attending.

When you into a beautiful maiden grew; from him, they snatched you away.

The bedecked bride, from her own father was  ruthlessly taken away.


Then  mistreated you were grossly,  and soon your beauty and youth,  you lost.

This, to your admirers was a setback big. To your employees, heavy was the cost.

Today on your Birthday,  I wish you well.  May your fame, once  again,  rise n soar.

Lots of prosperity,  admiration and fame,  wish you we, from the core.

Armin Dutia Motashaw
महफ़िल भरी थी, फिर भी भीड़ में, एक दिल था अकेला ।

ऐसा भी नहीं है की खूबसूरत नहीं था मेला ।

थी वहां चेहल पहल, समा था बहुत ही रंगीला ।

संगीत था, थी खुशबू, आलम था अलबेला ।

यह दिल करता नहीं फरियाद, पर दुःख अपनोसे ही उसे है मिला;

गम हैं इस बात का की अपनो ने ही, अपना न समझा; इस लिए हो गया वो अकेला ।

केहनेको तो, अपने थे सभी वहां;  ऐसे तो था सब अपनो का ही यह मेला ।

फिर भी न जाने क्यों, अपनो के बीच, था वो बेचारा दिल, बिलकुल अकेला ।

Armin Dutia Motashaw
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