Shattered dreams!!

Fancy cars speeding in every direction,

How the rich kids make an impression!

Extravagance and enjoyment are their rights,

There are no resentments and no fights.

But look at those children so different, I pray,

Those whose childhood has been snatched away…

See their tender hands loading coals on the truck,

Hands that are thin and covered in muck.

Their black grimy faces where their hopes are dying,

Their sunken eyes show they’re tired of crying.

Their cuts and bruises are far from healing,

Their senses are numb; they have no feeling.

Those hands that are meant for study and play

Should they be working and labouring all day?

Loved and protected, filled with laughter wild,

Should this not be the profile of a child?

They gaze longingly at the children’s park,

And pray that God should end their dark.

And pull them out from those mires of griefs,

For those circumstances are their childhood’s thieves!!

As I get up to walk back alone,

My pain is deep, it makes me groan…

Tears fill my eyes, my conscience screams,

To see those rough hands and shattered dreams…..

Thanks πŸ™‚

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#ChildrenRights

IT

It has struggles,

It has smiles.

It has calmness,

And joyous rides.

It has broken steps,

And long strides.

It has shattered feelings,

In humorous disguise.

Inspiration everywhere,

And opportunities a wide.

Some long awaited greetings,

And some unexpected good-byes.

It has emotions, expressed,

And some feelings that need to hide.

Many a glorious beginning,

And endings intensified.

Do you wonder what ‘It’ does mean?

By now you must’ve become so keen,

It’ is nothing but life’s vivid journey,

A journey with countless mysteries unseen…

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The perfect guy…!! β™₯️

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!!

#TrueLoveπŸ’•

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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.



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#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 πŸ™‚

#Time is the best healer…

A Good News to Share!!

Hello everyone!! Hope you are doing well πŸ™‚

I have something to share with you all. I had mentioned this in one of my award posts and here I’ll elaborate on this..!!!

I had recently written the IOEL exam and I had mentioned that I had bagged the gold medal, but there’s another surprise….guess what?? My board results were out, and that very evening the press reporters and journalists visited my house……!!!!

And I featured in a T.V. interview!!! There was a bright smile on my parents’ face when they saw my picture (along with theirs) in the morning newspapers and my interview on the news channel (though State news and not the National news channel!!).

I am so, so happy!! I can’t express it. Not because of my results but because of the fact that I could match my parents’ expectations, I could fulfill their wish and could be the reason behind that BIG smile on their face!!

When our relatives, friends and my parents’ colleagues and acquaintances congratulated us, I could see tears in my father’s eyes (my mother was already in tears)…… Later my father advised me to take this as an inspiration for future challenges, forthcoming successes but to always remember my roots. He asked me to celebrate my success but not to ignore my duties, to fly high in the sky but to keep my feet firmly fixed on the ground like the roots of a tall tree that support its whole existence…

#LoveYouDad

BTW let us go into flashback!

The first time I had written the IOEL (International Olympiad of English Language) was in 2014. Here’s the result:

  • School rank : 1st
  • State rank : 1st
  • International rank : 154

Gosh!!! Even I couldn’t believe it when I saw the result. Thanks to my parents, and all my teachers for their support, encouragement and motivation. πŸ™‚

And yes, thanks to WordPress for improving my vocabulary, my writing skills and my knowledge about this language πŸ™‚

Thanks to all my readers and fellow bloggers for your valuable comments and feedback πŸ™‚

Have a nice day πŸ™‚

World Peace And Harmony

This poem has a universal approach, though it’s based on the Indian atmosphere. The message is for every human being who is indeed being human!!! The only need of the hour to save the world, is peace, love, unity, sympathy and charity….

I would also like to thank Patrick for coming up with the peace love award, which is a great initiative in this direction. I had been trying since many days to post something regarding this and today finally, I got those words for writing this poem! I hope it proves efficient enough to convey the message and powerful enough to stir your mind…..

Peace is glory, peace is dignity,

Peace is love and peace is amity.

Birds fly free and high,

Soaring up in the blue sky,

Flowers bloom when spring arrives,

Sun-God’s chariot bright beauty drives,

Dew drops snuggle and nestle on leaves,

As bees buzz excitedly around, with ease.

Why aren’t we as happy as them?

So free, so elated, with no burden….

Take the morning newspaper in your hand…

What do you find?

Destruction is rife all over land,

As if peace and harmony are banned….!!

Incessant flashes of terror and violence,

Brutally murder solitude and silence….

In the land that belongs to Buddha and Mahavira,

The land of Lord Ram and, Rahim Fakira,

The land of Nanak, of Kabeer and of Gandhi,

Who was known for his nonviolent struggle in Dandi

This very land rings out with a heart wrenching wail,

Of wives, mothers, daughters helpless,

At the hands of fate wielding the flail…..

My eyes look out for those beasts,

Who explode bombs in trains, buses and streets,

Who fire bullets at hospitals and schools, at commoners so simple,

Who don’t even spare the churches, mosques and temples!!

My red blood boils on seeing my cities red,

Red with the blood of my own people…

In every corner of the world, in every language known,

Lets speak the word of peace in each and every zone.

Raise your voices until we drown,

The noise of ugly hatred and war.

Raise your voices until the sound of peace,

To a loud and thunderous roar does increase.

When I woke up in the morning,

To a bright yet gentle breeze,

I saw the trees and flowers swaying with ease.

I was sure that PEACE the world would grace,

And as the wind brushed gently over my face.

I could see a new ray of hope in the following days….

There is still time to remove the blindfolds,

There is still time to understand, that hope still holds,

There is still time to wash away hatred’s stains,

There is still time: Change the climate and reap the gains!!!

We have to spread the word of peace in order to ascertain a bright future, where there is no blood shed, no wars, no hatred, no cries, no suffering…..only love, peace and harmony.

Thanks πŸ™‚

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School days #5

Hello everyone!!

Hope you all are doing well! πŸ™‚

In these short posts called school days, I will be sharing some of my memories which I’m sure you all will find very relatable.

Warning: But before you read further I would request you to check the previous posts of the “School days series” if you haven’t already. πŸ˜› It would help you get the feel and bring continuance. Thank you in advance. πŸ™‚

Words are not enough to describe these memories or the feelings attached to them. We all miss those days and hence I decided to start the school days series to renew those evergreen memories. Welcome to post #5 hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

I hope this brings a smile on your face:

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Your feedback and comments are appreciated. You can share some of your memories, if you wish to and and link it with this post so that I get a pingback.

This is not a challenge but just an attempt to relive those good old days.

Looking forward to your response. πŸ™‚

Thank you! πŸ™‚

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School days #4

Hello everyone!!

Hope you all are doing well! πŸ™‚

In these short posts called school days, I will be sharing some of my memories which I’m sure you all will find very relatable.

Warning: But before you read further I would request you to check the previous posts of the “School days series” if you haven’t already. πŸ˜› It would help you get the feel and bring continuance. Thank you in advance. πŸ™‚

Words are not enough to describe these memories or the feelings attached to them. We all miss those days and hence I decided to start the school days series to renew those evergreen memories. Welcome to post #4 hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

I hope this brings a smile on your face:

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Your feedback and comments are appreciated. You can share some of your memories, if you wish to and and link it with this post so that I get a pingback.

This is not a challenge but just an attempt to relive those good old days.

Looking forward to your response. πŸ™‚

Thank you! πŸ™‚

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Summer Fiesta!!

Hello everyone!!

Hope you are doing well! πŸ™‚

Summers are knocking at the door and summer trends are back in town!!!!

The golden yellow sun with the warm sunshine, the bright marigolds,the sparkling sands and the beautiful hues of summer!!

Time for ice creams, mangoes, and FASHION!!!

So, talking about summer trends, the first thing that comes to my mind is frocks!!

Black and white has been an evergreen combination. And checks and stripes… Fabulous!!! Frocks are best for summer, especially long ones, comfortable and stylish!!

  • FLORALS

These ankle length cotton frocks with floral prints are just awesome. These colorful prints on pastel shades, specially white, gives you positivity and makes your day!! Plus the netted shoes, especially of dark colours like red give another angle to it!

  • SPORTY

Something very trendy these days are these T-shirt frocks or tunics. Simple, yet amazing!! These knee length, dark coloured casual frocks, paired with keds or sport shoes give you a sporty feel. Casual, comfortable and charismatic…!!!!!

Its a bit loose in fitting, so you get air circulation and don’t perspire much, which is perfect for summers!!

Next comes palazzos!!!! Long loose and lovely πŸ™‚ they are comfortable as well as stylish. There are silk, velvet, chiffon and netted palazzos. But for summers, the cotton and linen ones are best. Pair it with a light coloured crop top, or a mid-slit kurti, and you are ready for a day out!!!

The cotton frocks in single shades with polka dots or floral prints are perfect for picnics, sight-seeing, lunch dates, or shopping!! Pair it with a hat and sunglasses and you are ready!!

  • Maxie frocks

These old day frocks are back in town. Long gowns are an all time favourite! Toe length, full sleeved and made of cotton or khadi. The laces, pipings, beads and pleated bottoms enhance its beauty. They are just awesome and perfect for parties, specially functions at night. But they can be worn during the day as well!! They protect your skin from direct exposure to the sun and also make you look elegant!

Short dresses look cute and the pleated bottom which sways with the gentle breeze looks lovely. The light colours like cream, yellow, azure, peach and sea green with the floral prints are an evergreen combination!!!

So, hope you liked it. Pick up your bag and wallet…….and get, set, Shopping!!!! πŸ˜€

Enjoy these summers!! Dress up in your style, go for a vacation, live your life to the fullest!!!!

Do tell me your favourite summer dress in the comments section!

Be you πŸ™‚

Thanks!!