Something Lost

To lose something irreplaceable-
Is to lose a piece of your being.
This something, which has been with you all your life,
Is suddenly wrenched away, by unseen hands.
And life comes to a halt.

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To lose something irreplaceable-

Is to lose a piece of your being.

This something, which has been with you all your life,

Is suddenly wrenched away, by unseen hands.

And life comes to a halt.
Never before has it occurred to you,

That this thing-

This thing you’re so attached to-

Could one day be lost forever.

Life goes on without it,

But something seems to be amiss.

So a quest for a replacement commences.

Something akin to it is found.

But, no voids have been filled.

The voids have merely been covered up

With fragments that easily come undone.
The search is continued in vain,

With an unrelenting hope

That the void inside you

Will cease to exist.

Unknowingly and unaware of it,

Life without the thing, seems easier.

Life continues.

And Hope navigates you through it. 

Words

Never has it dawned on me,
How a single word could change the course of someone’s life,
Either for better, or for worse.

Never has it dawned on me,

How a single word could change the course of someone’s life,

Either for better, or for worse. 

One word could enrapture a person,

Or, it could make their world come crashing down.
One word.

That’s all it takes to ruin someone. 

One word. 

That’s all it takes to fix someone. 

One word.

That’s all it takes to unshackle a mind,

Whose manacles seek to destroy it.

One word.

That’s all it takes to bind a soul,

Which is soaring through life.
Choose the words you speak,

You could make,

Or, break someone. 

Simple Joys

The simple joys in life.
That is what we need to acknowledge.
The sound of laughter ringing in our ears,
The screams of happiness from children around us,
The look of pride on our parents’ countenance,
The perpetual love we receive from our siblings.
Contentment in these things have to be achieved,
Appriaciation in them has to be given,
Reciprocation of the love and laughter has to be restituted.

The simple joys in life. 

That is what we need to acknowledge.

The sound of laughter ringing in our ears,

The screams of happiness from children around us,

The look of pride on our parents’ countenance,

The perpetual love we receive from our siblings.

Contentment in these things have to be achieved,

Appreciation in them has to be given,

Reciprocation of the love and laughter has to be restituted.
Those unfortunate to feel these simple joys crave for it.

They crave to hear the laughter of their loved ones,

They crave to see their children screaming with joy,

They crave to see their parents’ proud faces once again,

They crave to feel the unbridled love that a sibling can give,

They crave the simplest of things which are neglected by many.
Those of us fortunate enough to have these things-

Should be gratified with all that we are blessed with.

Our selfish desires, 

Our ability to condemn,

Our need to shackle the minds of people soaring higher than us,

And the greed that seem to overpower us,

Must come to an end.

I try, from this day forth, 

To be better than I am now,

To learn to be grateful for all that I have

And, to enjoy the simple joys that life offers.

Missing Piece

We all look for someone to complete us. 

But being aware of ourselves,

Seems to be the only thing worth searching for. 

Would having someone in our lives, 

Give our lives meaning?

Would our lives finally be complete? 

This missing puzzle-piece we all seek

Seems to be causing carnage in our lives. 

This special someone, we all seek, seems to be causing us to scrutinize situations,

Sending us into a state of affliction.

Would being unaccompanied, and finding solace in that,

Be that bad? 

To Know

What the future holds, nobody knows. 

We live in a state of confusion, fearing the unknown.

Would it really be useful to know everything?

Would knowing everything that will happen to us-

A year from now,

Or, a month from now,

Or, a week from now,

Or, even a day from now help us in any way? 

Would it really benefit us to know what is going to transpire?

Or, would that just send us into a spiraling void,

Where the only thoughts we have is-

What is the point of it all?
People say “Ignorance is bliss”.

And in not knowing what the future holds,

It stands true. 

But not knowing right from wrong,

Not knowing how to tell the truth,

Not knowing how to admit we are wrong,

Not knowing the difference between good and bad,

Is not being ignorant,

It is a simple case of being human. Because, it is easier to do the wrong thing,

It is easier to lie,

It is easier be stubborn,

It is easier to choose between something easy, and someghing difficult.

Fit In

What is beauty?

We all pretend to know what it is.

But is beauty what we feel something is? 

Or, do we just say something is beautiful, just to fit in? 

Isn’t that what we all want?

To fit in?

What, then, is fitting in?

Thinking the way other people do? 

Feeling the way other people do?

No one would be special then. 

To be special, to mean something,

That is what we all crave for. 

So we do what people do,

We try to fit in. 
But on this path to “fitting in”,

We lose ourselves,

And forget what we are. 

Dear Brother

Twenty-nine years have gone by,

And each year that goes by-

My respect for you grows.

Eight years, I did not know you,

And I wish I had.

I recall little of the first few years that I knew you,

Yet I know that I always respected and cared for you.

I saw you in school everyday, but not at home.

And when I visited you on the weekends,

I was always in awe of you. 
Years passed, and an artist blossomed.

An artist who was passionate about what he loved,

And about what he belived in.

Family was always on your mind, 

And you always stood up for us. 
The strength you show, when times are tough-

Is something I will always admire. 

The love you have, for the sisters that follow you-

Is something I will always cherish.

The talent you have-

Is something I will always be envious of.

The things you do when people overstep-

Is something I will always applaud.

And the love you have for your family-

Is something I will always hold in high regard. 

When?

This confused state,

When will we be liberated?

This unknown predicamen

Of what to do next,

When will things be ascertained?

When will we know what to do?

When will things be clear as day?

When will we escape this gray

area?

When?
The answer, you ask?

I dont know. 

No one does. 

We just do what we think is right.

We just do what we feel is right.

We just do what we want. 

And what we want, 

Could lead to our ruin. 

So we do what we have to. 

Not knowing what comes next.

Though we all yearn to know.

Grow Up

A young girl left her hometown to see the world.

Leaving her lover’s and friends’ faces stained with tears.

She was anticipating the journey that lay ahead of her,

But, little did she know that life was about to deviate from the path she laid down. 
She arrived at the destination with open arms,

The destination that brought forth events that rewired her whole self.

She had to toughen up more than she had envisioned

To take on the challenge life brought her with a belief that she would overcome anything.
She put on a brave face to hide her emotions,

And everyone was deceived of the life she was living in that distant place. 

She handled life alone, in an alien land,

And grew up to become a woman who could now face anything life threw at her.

Best Wishes

​At a certain point in our lives,

We all enter a new phase. 

Men get married to their wives,

Women bear children to brighten their days. 

I know a woman,

Who recently pleged to live with a man,

Her mom walked her down the aisle,

Followed by her bridesmaids in single file. 

She overcame all the obstacles 

That sought to slow her down,

And her special day was quite a spectacle. 

She made her away across town,

To be blessed by those too ill to witness the event.

That in itself, was another round of emotions,

Which moved all who were present. 

Later she made her way to the reception,

Where people continued to bless the happy couple.

Now, they embark on a new journey,

Just the two, with time that is ample.

I wish them days that are always bright and sunny,

No matter what the weather may be outside. 

I wish them a blessed life,

And forever be a happy man and wife.