COUNTING STARS …

Counting the stars

On dark and cloudy nights
I miss counting the twinkling lights
for soaking up the stars
into my very being
and gazing at their beauty
is more than a joyful dream

This kaleidoscope in the sky
is what gives me great joy
past and present shines bright
as I look at the shimmering lights
counting the little sparkles
in the surrounding darkness

Hanging up so high
they fill the huge sky
from horizon to horizon
they keep beaming their light
like steadfast little lamps
showing the way to heaven

watching the world below
with their eyelids wide apart
they guide the moving waters
to reach safe shores
and the many wandering souls
to steer their way home

In them live our cherished lost souls
smiling n’ shining bright up so high
sending messages of love
as our hearts sigh and cry
telling us they are safe up there
and we have nothing to fear

Some of my best thinking
has been done looking at stars
It’s a meditation too, peaceful
watching their radiance from afar
I get lost in their glow n’ glitter
and know not what they are

Then I look within and listen
the same light shines in my being
the light from the eternal spark
that gives the sun the moon
and the stars in the dark
luster to reflect and glisten !

 

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COUNTING STARS ...
COUNTING STARS …

 

The wrong road ….

Towards the Light

I was enjoying walking
along the sea shore
digging my bare feet
in the moist sand below

Hey! you are on the wrong road
came a voice from afar
just come over here
on this concrete footpath

But ! I said ..life is so sweet
on this soft damp sandy beach
the hard heated cement
just burns my bare feet

Unmindful I stumbled
on a big pebble on the sand
fell forwards on my knees
with my outstretched hands

The soft wet sand protected
me from being hurt n bruised
had I fallen on the hard road
i would have bled n oozed

When we love the softness around
our hearts expand n mellow down
absorbing gentle vibes abound
Smilies take over many a frown

Virgin nature’s path is all I seek
it keeps me grounded to reality of life
this man made road makes me weak
its full of ego greed and pride
No matter how long you’ve been
walking on the wrong descend
it’s never too late to take a u turn
wake up and cross over at the bend

When we ignore the outside noise
our soul walks listening intently
to its powerful soft inner voice
on the right road of love n light !

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Happy princess... a dream
Happy princess… a dream

 

Blessings in disguise…

Happy princess a dream

I’ve been mad , bad n’ glad
…………at times I’ve been sad
………………..I’ve been the storm
………………………..I’ve been the lull
……………………………I’ve even lived life
………………………………in between the two as well

I’ve laughed n’ I’ve cried
……..at times I’ve even tried
………..very hard to stop my frown
……………n’ give a charming smile
………………….n’ forget that I am down
……………………….for the power of a smile
…………………………..can change many a lifestyle

Dizzy with success
………I’ve shouted aloud
…………..n’ when failure struck
………………I fell face down from d’ cloud
………………………….in my own created muck
……………………………………that’s when I paused
…………………………………………to rejuvenate and refresh

Life was taking an acid test
…..i picked up confidence and courage
…………………………from the garbage around
………………………………….and geared myself up
……………………………………for another hopeful round
……………………………………………to challenge my ground

People came and left
….I was loved n’ cherished
………i was bereaved n’ aggrieved
………………..nothing here seemed mine
…………………………….neither tears nor wine
………………………………only memories to cry n sigh
…………………………………..some escalating me to a high

It’s then that I realized
…….Shades of life are diverse
…………..like the myriad varied colors
………………of the beautiful vast universe
…………………..making the picture near perfect
……………………….with blessings hidden in disguise
………………………………only when we awaken n’ connect
………………………………………can we understand their price

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Happy princess a dream
Happy princess a dream

Gods Messages for us

Gods messages for all

While walking along a short cut to reach my friends house I crossed an unused rail track which was littered with garbage and muck all around . I felt irritated.

As I passed over the railroad crossing . I noticed that small shrubs ,trees and beautiful yellow and red wildflowers were emerging from every nooks and corners of the exposed earth around the tracks .It struck me that through all of the garbage, God’s creation was pushing its way toward the sunshine.

All around was the ugliness of shanty houses ,rusting metal, and garbage.Yet in the midst of man’s depravity, God’s restoration process was taking place — almost without notice. Left to itself this area would eventually be overgrown with plant life. In time the metal would rust away, and all that would be left would be a beautiful forest surrounding the slum houses.But will this happen in today’s world with greed to grab the golden earth and destroy nature .

On reaching my friends place , right outside the door of my friends house a little off to the left i spotted a pothole We usually don’t notice potholes until they are large enough to cause problems. Normally I don’t either, but this one was in a precarious place right near the main entrance of the house and could not be missed . The water was a run off from an air conditioner.

Suddenly a pigeon flew from no where and perched itself at the edge of the pothole and started drinking the water from the pothole ,in the next moment two more joined and were continuously quenching their thirst.

In my younger days I despised pigeons as they spoiled car screens ,and once my hair and clothes with their droppings .they even flew in flocks into the ventilators of my house dropped dirt and made continuous sounds which at times unnerved me . To me they still reminded me of being dirty pigeons the unwelcome guests .

Suddenly, from within my heart came a conviction. I heard the voice of GOD gently whisper,

“THIS IS My CREATION and listen I even make sure that they are taken care off ”

I knew GOD wanted to show me something in all this. Isn’t it funny how God can set up a scene in the strangest of places to reveal something about HIMSELF . He is always sending messages to us in our daily routine life ….We have to be in an awakened state to be able to understand them .

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Gods messages for all
Never Give Up