Alfaaz – Love

In collaboration with The realist

इश्क़ रूह से हो ,
तो सूरत खुद-ब-खुद खूब हो जाती है।।

~ दी रियलिस्ट

सूरत और शौकत तो दिखावे है जनाब,
वरना रूहानी इश्क़ से तो कनीज भी मेहबूब हो जाती है।

~ तिशा (BrainyEssays)

English translation : If you are in love with the soul, the face will seem beautiful as it is. (Any better poetic English translation is appreciated)

P. S. Do visit the original site of the Realist for more of such lovely quotes…!

Have a nice day!

Thank you!

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The perfect guy…!! ♥️

She was anxious, her heart rapidly pacing…

The day was here… when her future partner, she’d be facing…

Her father, wealthy and reputed,

Whose word was respected, never disputed…

Was looking for the perfect guy,

For his beloved daughter, the apple of his eye…

A contest was held to choose,

The perfect guy; he won’t afford to lose…

Her father had dreams… and demands,

He wanted a guy, who’d obey his commands,

Who’d love his daughter the way he did,

And bring her everything she’d need…

Who’d give her all the world’s joys,

But did he care to hear his daughter’s voice….?

He wanted a wealthy, reputed, virtuous and handsome, son in law,

A puppet to his commands, a robot basically, who’d never get tired…

But her wish was different… A soul mate, a friend, a true lover;

Someone who’d stand by her and care for her… Was all she desired….

But an obedient daughter, as she always was,

Chose to abide by her father’s laws….

The day arrived, the contest was held…

This was the last chance, upon her it dwelled…

From every direction, people had come,

Some to try their luck, some just to join the humdrum….

There were doctors, lawyers, princes and youth wise,

Who had come with sweets, gifts and chariots of every size.

Some were concerned about looks, some ’bout riches,

Some were enchanted by her beauty, and sent her flying kisses

She, on the other hand, was tired and dizzy,

The crowd that had assembled, made her uneasy…

She lastly decided to leave everything on fate…

Cause now, maybe it was too late…

The contest began, candidates were full of zeal,

Their passion, everyone could feel…

Horse riding, sword-fighting, archery and chess,

The contestants had to face challenges no less,

They even had to sing, dance, entertain and cook,

And give answers to questions (picked randomly from any book)

They had to give an account of their earnings, achievements and fame,

And had to belong to a good family with a reputed name…

The one who passed all these tests,

Would be marrying her among all the guests!

Her father was the judge,

In front of whom, no one dared to budge,

Yet they fought bravely and used their mind,

They put in all their efforts, cause their lady love, they wanted to find….

Finally, the results were announced; among four, it was a tie….

How could this be? There’s only one bride….Oh my!!

The father was confused, his wisdom fell short; if he didn’t find a groom today, it’d be an insult…!!

He didn’t know what to do… Finally, his daughter, he decided to consult…

She climbed down the stairs, to the hall where all had assembled,

Her long gown hid her limbs, which trembled…

She was graceful and pretty,

But her condition now, was a pity…

But her father trusted her, he knew she was wise,

And she proved her mettle, separating truth from lies!!

“The one who’d give the most satisfying answer, would be my groom…” she said,

And she put forward the question, as she bowed her head…

She made them swear on the sacred book,

“Be honest…!” she gave them a warning look!

“Why do you want to marry me?”

The most simple question as it could be…

One said, “I’m the Nawab….and you the most beautiful girl in the city…”

“If I can’t have you, it’d be a pity!”

“Your father posed a challenge, our courage he questioned,” said another,

“It was to prove my ability, to maintain my dignity or else I wouldn’t even bother!”

The third screamed, “Who wouldn’t want to be his heir?”

“In his riches, to have a share…”

The fourth stood silent, with a sly smile…

He finally replied after waiting for a while…

“I wouldn’t dare to say this, but cause I have sworn…

Lemme tell you what makes me yearn!

The day I first saw you… It was ten years ago…when I was a child and so were you,

You stole my soul , my peace, my heart too….

I am here not ’cause I want you…

But only, because I love you…”

She blushed a bit, but knew her father wasn’t satisfied…

He didn’t understand his feelings intensified…

So she asked the next question,

“Tell me what you can promise me… The things you can give me, all you can mention….!”

The first said, “I promise you all the luxuries and riches in the world,

Be it jewels or gems, or my secret treasures unfurled…

I promise to never let you cry,

To give you all pleasures, I’d try…”

Now came the second, “I promise to protect you… None would even look at you without my permission,

I promise to give you the fame and the credit of all my successful missions!”

Now jumped the third, “I promise to be your loyal villein, a servant to your commands,

And you’d be my mistress, I’ll put in all my efforts to fulfil your demands…”

Now she turned towards the fourth with hope in her eyes,

“I’m sorry, madam, but I can’t afford to tell lies…

I can’t make such great promises to you, but all I can say,

Is that I’ll love you till the end of the day!

I can’t promise you eternal pleasure and joy,

But I promise to be with you in your sorrows…” said the boy.

“I can’t give you all riches, chariots, gems and a horse,

But I promise, all that I have, will also be yours…

I won’t say that I won’t let you cry, I might not be able to shoo off your fears,

But you’ll always have me by your side, right there to wipe your tears…

I would not always protect you, but trust me,

I’d make you strong enough that self dependent you’d be!

I won’t compromise with your freedom, but I won’t give you my credit…” the words he hurled,

“I’d help you to make your own place in this world!!

I’m sorry, I won’t be able to follow you blindly,

But let me walk together with you, kindly…

I’d give due respect to your opinion and view,

But I expect exactly the same from you,

You have an existence, your own thoughts, your individuality, and so do I,

Our standards may be different, but I consider you an equal, and this isn’t a lie…

I am ready to share with you and care for you,

I’m ready to laugh with you, suffer with you, enjoy with you and cry with you,

Its true that I want to live a happy life with you,

But I’m not afraid to even die with you…!!

Thats all I can promise, but trust me, my words are true,

As pure as my love for you!!”

That was all she wanted to hear,

Now she had overcome all her fear;

She had tears in her eyes,

And her father….. He was proud of his daughter so wise!

As you all must have guessed, she chose him as her future husband,

And he turned out to be a charming groom, proud to be triumphant!

Her father hugged his loving son in law, and his beloved daughter, shy,

Whose joy knew no bounds, cause she knew… Yes, he was the perfect guy!!

This was the reward of all their unending endeavour,

Yeah she knew, she’d be happy forever!!

Thanks!!

#TrueLove💕

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The Mysterious Maiden

In that old, dilapidated room,

Beside the shabby, worn out broom,

There sat a pretty, young girl

As if her mind was in a whirl.

Her face was white and Oh so pale,

In a fearful voice, she narrated her tale.

I stared at her, from head to toe,

As I listened to her moving tale of woe.

Her hair was twisted and in a mess,

An old brown shawl hid her tattered dress.

She was bleeding and sobbing silently in pain,

I perceived her cries were not all in vain.



“I sacrificed my happiness, for the sake of my children,

In return, I’ve received their painful burden.

They’ve plundered me, never did I protest,

They gave me the worst, I showered on them my best.

I provided them with shelter and food to eat,

And worse than slaves myself they did treat!

I protected them from storms so strong,

And now, I’m blamed for every wrong!

I gave them the joy of my beautiful creations,

But they were determined to destroy nations.

My love for them never grew any less,

Still, I ended up in such a mess….”

She could no longer bear her sons’ hate,

And there she was, crying at her fate.

It was indeed very late at night,

And her eyes were moist with sorrow and fright.

What she said next, was precise and clear,

It made me shudder and shiver with fear;

“I won’t take this hatred any more,

If my children don’t change, they’ll perish for sure.

If my warning, they do not heed,

A monstrous future, upon them will feed.”


There was one question that puzzled my mind,

Its answer, I was determined to find;

So I asked her, as she dried her eyes,

“Who are you, O lady wise?”

Wiping her tears she waited for a while,

And then replied with a hesitant smile,

“I am the mother of every creature,

Yes, I am…… Mother Nature!”


My friends, indeed you have guessed it right,

It was a dream, so deep and bright.

But the message conveyed is not for fun,

Heed it….so that our future’s a bright one.



Thanks 🙂

#SaveEarth

#LoveMotherNature

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Retrospection

I wish to remember the 21st of May,

I was lucky enough to meet you that day.

How I had wished to hold your hand and say,

“I’ll be yours till the time fades away.”

I wish we had floated to a fairy land,

Where melodies were echoed by the birds at hand.

With an effort I tried to look into the future,

Those misty days in their hazy vesture.

I wished time had stood as still as a pillar,

None could have moved it with any vigour.

My heart filled with fear for what was to come,

I sat retrospective amidst all the humdrum.

Today, as I sit alone with the wind on my face,

Today, as I look back at those joyful days.

Enriched by my experiences, my tears have now gone,

Life is about experiencing, learning and moving on.

Thank you 🙂

#Time is the best healer…

You don’t……

You smile at me,

You laugh with me,

But you don’t understand what I feel….

You are always ready to help me,

I know I can rely on you,

But you don’t realise the magic…

You talk to me,

You care for me,

But you don’t feel that spark…

You forget many a times, many a things,

We argue but you never lose your cool,

I chide you and you give me your usual expression….

But you don’t feel the sentiment..

You are always polite and friendly,

But you don’t have emotions…..

You take everything so lightly,

You don’t realise the speciality……

But if you want this friendship to blossom

Do change yourself, take a step….

Before it’s too late….!!!

3.2.1 Quote me ! Knowledge !

Hello everyone!! 🙋

I have been nominated for the 3.2.1 Quote me. challenge by a wonderful blogger Bobby of the Bitter marshmallows. Thank you so much Bobby for the nomination. ☺☺

Check out his blog for some amazing stuff !!

Well here are the Rules :

  1. Thank the Selector.
  2. Post 2 quotes for the ‘Topic of the Day’
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

So here are my quotes on the topic :

Knowledge is not how much you know but how well you can apply it when needed…!!

The dialogue from 3 Idiots:

Khud ko kamyab banane k liye mat bhaago, khud ko kaabil banane k liye bhaago!!
Translation: Don’t run after success, run after knowledge….success will automatically knock at your door!!!!

Thanks for reading!!

My nominees:

I leave this challenge open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Have a nice day!! 🙂

Alone at Home…

Originally written by Barkaat Fatima.

It was just another night and I was trying really hard to focus on the biology book kept in front of me but my brain being a rebel wasn’t ready to do so. And ultimately, I succumbed to the biryani kept in the fridge. I was already drooling. I went to the kitchen and put the biryani in the oven. But God had some other plans for me that night…..

I stood there humming the tune of my favourite song when my eyes fell on a pair of popping eyes behind the window and I let out an inevitable scream!!!

It was a dead body…!!!

The biryani didn’t seem luscious anymore and I straight away ran to my room. The terrible part was that there was nobody home and my phone was as usually running out of balance. I was horrified. I decided to call it a nightmare and wait for the morning. But those big popping eyes kept on flashing in front of me making me wonder if it was the dead body or those eyes that were freaking me out……..!!!!

I was woken up by the doorbell. The most awaited morning of my life was finally there. I ran to the door and opened it. It was my maid. I immediately took her to the kitchen and asked her to dispose off the dead body.

Cause what could be more terrifying than living with a dead lizard in your kitchen!? But I warned her not to look into those beady eyes because eyes alone my friend, can give you memories for eternity…!!!!

Thanks for reading!!

Have a nice day!! 🙂

Social virtualism!!!

She had 1968 followers on Twitter!!

She had 1076 friends on Facebook!!!

And…she had 879 WhatsApp contacts!!!

But only one waited outside the ICU that day……..

The one she had unfriended and blocked on social media……..!!!

P.S: I had read this on one of the blogs here and this really touched my heart…. The simple post conveys such a deep message!!!! I wanted to reblog this but I’m terribly sorry because even after going through many blogs here, I couldn’t find the author and didn’t come across this post again! I might have missed it but if anyone can direct me to the original post or the author’s blog, I would be very grateful!

Thanks for reading!! 🙂

Do tell me your views in the comments section. 🙂

Have a nice day!!

Lyrics Challenge – 3 days Quotes Challenge – Day 3

Big thanks to A.J. of Tokens of Expression for nominating me for this challenge. Thanks for the recognition I really enjoyed this challenge ❤ check out her blog here


Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote (song lyric) each day for three days.
  3. Nominate three people.

When you ask me to post a song lyric, its obviously much more than just a quote and honestly, there are so many beautiful songs with such heart warming and meaningful lyrics that its almost next to impossible to choose just one….

But I am sharing with all of you here, one of my personal favourite song lyrics.

Give me some sunshine,

Give me some rain,

Give me another chance,

I wanna grow up once again………..

Bachpan to gaya,

Jawani bhi gayi,

Ek pal to ab hame,

Jeene do, jeene do…..

Saari umra hum,

Mar mar k jee liye,

Ek pal to ab hume,

Jeene do, jeene do….!!!!!


Translation of the second paragraph:

My childhood days are over,

My youth has gone away,

Let me have peace for a moment at least,

Let me LIVE my life now…

All my life, through all my ages,

I have Survived and not Lived,

Now give me a moment to rest and enjoy,

Let me really LIVE my life now…..!!!!


This song is from the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots.

Its a wonderful movie and conveys a deep message through it’s songs’ lyrics…. It beckons the students not to run after marks but to run after knowledge. Life is not about mugging up answers and securing high grades in exams, it’s not about materialistic success, its about your quest for knowledge, your understanding of practical things, your contribution towards society and most importantly, life is about LIVING it, about enjoying it to the fullest and about doing things which give you happiness and satisfaction!!!

In this song, it is said that all our life we are working tirelessly, running in a race to clear competitions. From our childhood we are taught to strive for good marks, then admission in a good university / college, then strive for a good job (with high salary) better future, status in society, name, fame, money and what not!!!!!!! The list goes on and we keep striving till our last breath….

But, the minute we die, nothing remains!! What is left is our memories, our good name, and the happiness and satisfaction we achieve while LIVING life…!!! 🙂 Hence, we are asked to take out time for ourselves, to rest, to enjoy and to LIVE!!!! 🙂

Thanks for reading 🙂

My nominees:

  • Pia Majumdar of Finally Unchained
  • Abhi
  • Jhavinder of Fun And Factz 4 U
  • Pavan Athreyas

Have a nice day 🙂