Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Show

After a day of flurry,
I hobble through the night,
As myriad explosions of sound and light
Grip my mind and whirl it around..
A rhythm builds up in the air, like drum beats;
I gambol like a newly born calf,
To the source of it all.
The window becomes a portal
Promising to take me away to a wonder world..
And as I stand on the mundane side of it,
I watch Nature's drama unfold:
First the curtains of silvery drops,
Eager to embrace the earth;
Then that sound of celebration,
As the little drops tottered to meet her..
And the heady fragrance
Of a rejuvenated earth,
As she plans to knit herself a shawl of green..
Suddenly comes the thunder,
Like the sky yearns for attention
And I look up to see
Lightning playing hide and seek with the clouds
I realise that I am speechless…
But neither are words necessary.
I could call someone to watch too…
But I feel selfish;
None of them would understand,
Few of them would care..
So with a smug joy I plop down on the floor
With childish awe, I try to gather drops
When it strikes me like the lightning above,
That there's no truer celebration of the senses.
This window - the portal - is it a sieve for time?
It seems I have been sitting here  forever
But I think one more forever would be fine.
Nature's done entertaining I guess,
All sound has stopped with the rain…
There's a fresh zeal to the air;
Earth, she's pulling on a shy veil of mist…
And I'm tempted to yell "Encore!"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Promise

From a mother to her child, from a friend to another, from a person to their beloved... :)

My heart, it's no cage
Come, stay .
When it gets too mundane,
You can take flight.
And I shall be waiting
Waiting, because I know
Restless that your wings are
You need a stable hold
And I can give you
The calm, the warmth, after a cold sky.
Even if leaving seems easy,
Even if you want to take to the moon
I know, you'll be back…
Because someday there will be
No moon to carry,
No stars to follow,
No wind to float in,
And nowhere left to know.
Your thirst will have been quenched
And you'll crave a soothing nest
I'll be there, with my arms wide open.
And they'll cradle you close,
Engulfing, yet not confining.
And I?
I shall find the same joy
I found when I saw you soar.
In your happiness, lies my peace.
So turn around,
When you're tired of expectations,
And dismayed by complaints.
I shall be your Heaven.
That wonderful dream turned real.
And then we can watch the sun set.. Together.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Find Your Faith

When you’re on your knees
 And the world comes crashing down…
When you’re lost
And there’s no one around…
When things don’t go the way you want
When thoughts of falling haunt…
Find your faith.

When you lose a precious friend
And wonder if you’ll ever be redeemed…
When you feel betrayed,
‘Cause some things are not what they seemed…
When you feel you’re on the losing side,
When the wrong is winning the fight…
Find your faith.

When you’re at crossroads,
And must choose between dreams and love…
When you’ve trudged for miles,
And the road is still tricky and rough…
When you’re rich one moment, and the next you’re broke
When your years of toil are up in smoke…
Find your faith.

Faith is knowing things happen for good;
Faith is what the world works on,
Faith is the antidote for fears unknown…
With faith the deer trots out at dawn.
So start walking, don’t turn around or wait,
‘Cause only you my dear friend can tame your fate.
 Just… find your faith!