Friends

Years after years have passed,

Many people have come and gone,

But very few intimate friends are there,

Friends, who genuinely care…

True friends walk hand in hand,

No worry for times being good or bad

They support each other though their ways may part,

True friends can fill happiness in our hearts.

In their absence these ‘idiots’ have made us cry.

Winning friends is an art,as anyone can try,

For friends, hearts conceal varied thoughts & doubts,

But friendship never dies, in afterlife it sprouts…..

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Friendship

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light…”

A true friend is one who steals and eats your tiffin, but cannot see you hungry. He is one who may put you in trouble but never leaves you alone. He is one who not only praises you but also chides you when you are wrong.

“A true friend is like a mirror: always tells you the truth, and like a shadow: never leaves you alone….. “

Shreya

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The first date

We never planned one…
Never thought of the fun…
Science practicals never spared us
But destiny had paired us!
I couldn’t stay out late, parental worry
That’s why every time I had to hurry…
Yet we managed to steal opportunities
Time for us, far from responsibilities
We’d roam the streets and play around,
Eat a lot and sing aloud
But on an official “date” we never went
Though we talked bout it, we never meant…

But remember that day..?
When fate took its way…!
After school, when we were wandering on the roads,
Talking randomly as we crossed the signboards…
When I blurted, “Nobody’s home tonight”
Then your sly smile caught my sight…
The idea was mine, to go on a pizza date
But my parents would call… And I couldn’t afford to be late…
How excited we were, we thought a lot
Couldn’t lose this golden chance we got
I had a tuition, till nine,
Then we had planned to go to dine,
But the problem was, I had to be home in half an hour
And the driver waited outside the tower.
So, after lots of thinking over yes and no
To my house, we decided to go.

But what if the guard saw us?
It’d be a troublesome fuss…!
What if someone watched us enter?
There’d be unnecessary chaotic banter!
We were scared yet wanted to try…
Didn’t matter if we had to lie…
There was risk, but what if it was done?
We’d be together… That would be fun!

Finally we chalked out the plan,
Trying to play it as safe as one can…
You were to get the pizza and wait for me
Then we’d enter, as secretive as it could be…
Yea.. Our first date..!!!!
(And as usual, you weren’t late)
Excited we were… But nervous too..
Creeping into the apartment, tiptoeing in our shoes…
Before going upstairs, I took a peep,
Lo and behold! The guard was asleep!

The road was clear, we opened the door,
And crept stealthily onto the tiled floor
Domino’s witnessed it.. And so did the moon…
Having you in my life, is really a boon..!!!
The dark favoured our plan,
To do what we can..!!
Really I can’t believe it
That we did it!!
Like a movie with adventurous plot..
Filled with romance, oh so hot..!!!
We enjoyed a lot, food and dance,
After all this was a long sought chance..!!!!
But the most memorable moment..
Maybe you guessed it now,
A turn of events.. Or call it fate..
We came so close somehow…!!!!
Yea.. I was in your arms..
Your lips were on mine..
Yea it was special..
Cause it was the very first time..!!!!

Again at 2, when all were asleep,
It was time to bid goodbye and say
Didn’t want you to go, but had to
With the hope of meeting again, another day!
You went out as I watched from the window
As you disappeared round the corner of the street…
I consoled myself with the hope
That we’d again meet!

The moment with you was so divine,
And the plan behind it was so fine!!
A memory to cherish forever,
Which was achieved after such endeavour.
There was something pious..
Something true and fair..
Just like the Love
That we share..!!!!!

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!

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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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…

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 🙂

Lyrics Challenge – 3 Days Quotes Challenge Day 2

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.

Kehte h khuda ne iss jahan me sabhi k liye,

Kisi na kisi ko h banaya har kisi k liye…

Tera milna h uss rab ka ishara mano

Mujhko banaya tere jaise hi kisi k liye…..

Tujhko h mujhse raabta,

Tujhko h mujhse kya bata,

Tu hamsafar h,

Phir kya fikar h,

Jeene ki wajah yahi h,

Marna issi k liye…..


These lyrics are just so relatable. It asks us not to lose faith in love because the Lord has made someone special for everyone in this world, we have to wait for the right time to meet that someone who is just made for us, who is ready to live for us and even to die for us..

So keep loving, keep living 🙂

Thanks for reading 🙂

My nominees:

  • Ajay Vyas
  • Adithya of Thought for Change
  • Feel Purple

Have a nice day 🙂

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 🙂

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The Promise Of Love

My paintings – my old memories 🙂

She was lonely and somewhat lost,

Broken deep down inside,

She wanted a companion, a friend,

Nothing more, to make a new start…….

With joyous surprise and thrill she beams,

She found the man of her dreams!!

Gentle, caring, trusting and understanding,

Into her life he came,

With the promise of fulfilment and happiness,

Things were no longer the same.

His presence around was a dream come true,

She’d never imagined a warmth of this hue!

Such emotions flowed through her,

Which she never knew she would feel,

Beauty, tenderness, faith and hope,

Her broken heart did heal…

Her secret prayers were answered,

And she had now decided,

Circumstances, whatever they may be,

Sorrows, joys or a difficulty,

She’d walk with him in every clime,

Right through to the end of time….!!!

PS: This is the story of my cousin sister and I had written this poem for her on her wedding day. I blogged it today, on her 2nd marriage anniversary, to pray that their relationship is strong and to wish them peace and joy!!!

Thanks for reading 🙂