Jonah, Why Did You Run?

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God spoke…
You entered a boat,
You fled
You met a whale
It swallowed you…

Jonah, why did you run?

Did you think running away
Was going to solve the matter?
Did you think playing the ostrich
Would magically make the problem go away?

Unlike Jonah, we must learn to
Face our fears, fight our battles
Brave the night
To live to fight another day

Swallow

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What Doesn’t Kill You

The whale swallowed Jonah
And Jonah learnt a valuable lesson:
Running from God is pointless
It’s much easier to simply
Obey Him and have peace of mind.

Moreover, what doesn’t kill you
Only makes you even stronger,
And better

Swallow

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Roses, with Thorns

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We all have strengths
We all have weaknesses
We find faults in people
People find faults in us
We dislike some people
Some people dislike us
Favoritisms, habits,
Thoughts, actions…
All saints, all sinners alike

Ain’t we all identical?
Ain’t we all roses… with thorns?

Why then do we tolerate and justify our own shortcomings and errors but struggle to tolerate or understand exactly the same stains and blemishes in others?

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Wrinkles and Mascaras

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Wrinkles and gray hairs
Inevitably we grow up
Inevitably time passes by

Wrinkles and gray hairs
The future is ours to shape
Que sera sera

Inevitably we shall lie
On the beds we made
When we wore
Stilettos and mascaras

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A Thought Or So…

I learnt three important lessons this week:

1. To focus on what matters not on what is the matter

2. Not to make too much noise with a troublemaker. Passerby’s may not know who the real troublemaker is.

3. That only a few understand the difference between human being and being human.

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Love Poured Forth

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Light a spark in her heart
Watch her love lit up
Hold her heart like an egg
Watch her guard yours
With her life

Her love is like a butterfly
That makes special bonds,
With the petals that receive her
Tenderly and warmly;
She’s not desperate for love;

But,

She is willing to share hers,
She has so much to give
So much more than you know

So,
Only he who gives his heart
Only he who pours out his best
Can enjoy the best of her

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Women’s day…? Really…?

Very beautiful post.

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Year after year, I keep asking the same question to myself and to my friends, but never have received a satisfactory answer, ever. Why do we need women’s day? Why a day is devoted to us? Why has it been so much commercialized and media making a big deal out of it? Why do we need a day to remind everyone that we are equal or that we women are strong and powerful?

Wait..is there a day for men? Like a Men’s day or something? Or is it that every day is Man’s day but we women need a day to celebrate our being.

Ages have gone by, but till today, in this modern world, we women are asking for permissions, we are confirming our equality by giving ourselves a special day, we need a confirmation to feel special, we need a confirmation to feel strong. We need our men…

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Let’s Celebrate Together

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write my Name
Inscribe it on the tables
of your Heart,
draw a messy Picture
of our Moments together,
buy some Flowers
to be exact, Blue Roses;

most of all,
let’s celebrate our Love,
let’s celebrate our Years together,
let’s celebrate us,
we’ve done well so far
don’t you Think so?

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Until Summer’s Glow

let me go
hide not my valise
winter’s chill
a timely signal.

travel through time
find our keepsakes,
wear my smiles
as love’s true necklace,

warm fragrance,
your cheeks
like sweet lavender
they shall steer me home,
when summer’s glow
breaks forth from above.

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I Restarted

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I was filled with hope
I believed I could succeed
So I plunged in, I made great efforts
I read books, I recited mantras
But… I failed
I tried again and made greater efforts
But, I failed again, and again, and again
I stopped trying; I lost hope, I gave up
For a decade, I plunged into nothingness
My heart pined, I was in pain
Deep intense silent pain

Suddenly, a helper came-
My beacon of light, God’s messenger
I heard words…, I began to dream again
Hope, strength, confidence, joy
Pierced through my fallow heart
Impossibilities became possible
And, I made a restart;
With great momentum,
In bountiful enthusiasm,
I tried hard, I tried my very best
And, finally
I pushed down a mighty wall
Joy at last!

How did it happen?
I forgot yesterday’s pain,
I found today’s strength,
I restarted.

Dream. Desire. Achieve.

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And Then There Was Snow…

Chilly winds from Russia brought in snow this morning. The snow stormed our roofs and patted our door posts. Feast your eyes on some of the wonderful shots I took from different angles with iPhone 7. They were simply too beautiful to ignore and the photographer in me could not be contained.❄️❄️😊😊

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That Which Will Be

That which was,
That which is,
That which will be,
All things –
The good, the bad,
The beautiful, the complicated,
All, began in the mind;

Thoughts are like seeds
Coursing through the mind,
Resulting and growing into
Grand trees,
Grand deeds,
Grand designs,
Grand words or
Grand theft, unfortunately;

Don’t underestimate
The power of your IMAGINATION

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“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on God’s law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.” (Psalms 1:1-3)

One With The Stars

I am one with the stars
A specie from astral terrains
I am made to soar high
Higher than the eagles nest
Hence, my tent have I pitched
Far far above
Far far away, from
The shackles of mediocrity
And the snares of averageness

I will not downgrade myself
Nor shortchange my future
I cannot settle for anything lesser
Than who God made me to be

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