Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Desert and the sea

She was slight and shy
a little more than five fee high
living in a village at the foot of the capital
where life was slow and the scene was quiet and still
 customs of the land kept her within four walls
she had never seen rivers, seas, forests or waterfalls
 but in the night she dream't of exotic lands faraway
but during the day she lived her life without any say

One day there was a bustle in the street
merchants from the sea rested in the village to sleep and eat
their clothing had whiffs of adventure and mystery
on the camels they had sacks bearing antiques of great value and history
from the capitol they were returning to he sea which had ships and treasures and whales
the and stirring up a storm in the desert town with their rich tales

Fatima stepped away from the din
she thought of her  mother, absent soldier father and her other kith and kin
and then her heart beat fast as she thought of the lands far away
and she made a choice and hid in caravans roof, and there she lay
she watched the sky as the stars peeped out at night
she looked at the capitol lights shining - distant and bright

must she listen to her heart and become a runaway
or must she be her normal self and be what she is everyday
is destiny written by actions or by the divine
can life be diverted from the obvious route by the force of mind
She though of everything she wanted to be
and the next day, when her mother opened her room there she was sleeping silently

She weighed her past and her future and her present
she counted her blessing and said thanks for things she previously did'nt
she understood that life changes on its own
that one must try one best to reach to one dreams but not at the cost of the respect of ones own
she vowed that she would try to go to the sea with good wishes and dignity

Dreams and destiny are intertwined
together they shine on and lead the otherwise blind
through the everyday of life
our story depends on how much we see
and how much we are the person we want to be
thoughts of future will lead to nothing except anxiety
thoughts of self lead to a better you and me
and then by extension a better tomorrow would be a reality

Fatima lives in all of us struggling everyday
wondering whether and how to break free
the goal of one life should be to make ones dream ones destiny..  

Saturday, March 31, 2012

God on Earth

Our world is made of water, ice, stone and dirt
home of thousands of species is the earth.
We sleep on the land, grow crops, hunt for meat and eat fruits from the trees,
we make houses out of sand and get fish from the seas.

Our world is powered by the sun and the moon,
we work from dawn to dusk and go about from noon to noon.
We are unaware of the history of our race,
we are still discovering the origin of life with time and from space
 Every person at some point of time in life wonders about how it all began,
how is it going to end and if there is a divine plan,
from the rumble of the distant thunder to buzzing of the bee
to the most furthest star the eye can see.

The mind wonders how things are and how they came to be..
we puzzle over the unknown and then mind slowly drifts away,
to a problem it can actually solve from happenings of the day.
Would the knowledge of everything change anything
did god really walk the earth as the sages sing
when did the universe get created and why
what happens to the soul when people die
what is the reason for our existence
why do certain things still make no sense
science and history are taking slow but steady laps
into the ocean of knowledge and are trying to fill the gaps
of our understanding of the real how, when and why
but one thing no one can deny
is that our mind is like a raging storm
it might find a clue from either outside or within the horizon 
and it might suddenly remember a story
of a forgotten God,of a concept or of a tale of miracle and glory

and suddenly the real moment of truth might come
which might make our mind and nerves go numb
and we might begin to collectively understand
the secrets hidden by the oceans and the land
but until then to science God will be an unlikely anomaly
and the ignorant human can go about his and her life footloose and fancy free..

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Dream

To smile at all and see all smiling back
To know that you will have a good life
To know that beauty and happiness and bliss lies around the corner
To feel like the richest person in the world
To lead a life of goodness and honor
To be told that you are beautiful and lucky and good
To behold the world as a home of your own
To see beauty in even the dullest stone
To feel blessed that you are who you are everyday
To hear poetry and song in everything people say
To share happiness and love
To live for this and to have dreamt of now..