The Swing…


I'm swinging up and down,
Not knowing what is coming along,
As I go up, I see the most beautiful sight,
And when I'm down I watch the lava flowing inside.
At one point I have the heaven,
An angel standing beside me,
Telling the truth, separating the right from the wrong,
Guiding the way, showing the perfect path for my journey.
Then, suddenly I'm in hell,
Fighting with my demons,
Burning myself in the fire,
Where temptations are crawling around me,
And every inch of my body and mind is tired of struggling with the strongest evil that I have ever known.



I'm swinging up and down,
Not knowing where I belong,
The harder I push myself to be in a place where I can hear melodious song,
To make peace with my past,
Longing for the serendipity that other people have known,
The deeper I plunge into an ocean of darkness,
Into the void where I was left alone,
Trying to get a grasp on my life, for one breath.
I'm swinging up and down,
Not knowing if I should carry on.
-JMJ


The Kite

It was so wonderful to have you in my hands,
That I jumped in excitement like a kid,
I hugged and praised all your colourful features,
And my heart swelled with pride because I knew that you belonged to me.
When the wind came, you started to flutter,
And I knew that you wanted to fly high in the sky,
So, I carefully chose the string to tie it with you,
Then ran towards the highest peak that I ever knew.


I looked for the wind directions to help you with your flight,
And slowly detached myself from you for your wish to come true,
When I saw your happiness I had to cut the string that attached you with me,
To let you go,to see you roam freely.
But, when the wind settles and you find that there is not even a breeze,
To keep you motivated with your flight,
Find your way back home,
And I will be waiting with the perfect string to launch you back in the sky.
-JMJ


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As Years Pass By

As years pass by,
I wonder if would ever see anyone to whom I said goodbye,
All my friends from my childhood,
And the people who lived in my neighborhood.


The teachers who taught me the right from wrong,
My first crush with whom I never got along,
The people who encouraged me to dance and paint,
The grandma next door who told the story of a saint.


As years pass by,
I wonder to how many people I have said goodbye,
The people who once I thought that I could not live without,
Now, sometimes I think what was that about?


As years pass by,
I wonder how fast the time flies by,
If I could ever walk back my life,
I would never miss a chance to say a proper goodbye even though we had a strife.
-JMJ

Late Bloomers…

Late Bloomer…

If you think that your time is gone to change your attitude, job or profession, then have a look at this rose. It is a late bloomer and yet so beautiful and elegant.

It’s not about ‘when’ that matters, it’s about recognizing and accepting your talents and capabilities at your own pace. It’s about defining yourself who you really are, no matter the circumstances.

There are so many examples of extraordinary and successful late bloomers in the world.

An Indian actor, Paran Bandopadhyay, a retired government job employee started his acting career in television and films at the age of sixty.

Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art after his death.

Colonel Harland David Sanders, an American businessman, who began his franchise, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in his sixties.

Oscar Swahn, a Swedish marksman won Olympic gold medals when he was 60 and 64.

Marjorie Rice, an amateur mathematician who had no formal education in mathematics after high school, began studying tessellations at the age of 51 or 52.

If you ask me about one of my personal favorites among late bloomers then it’s Boman Irani, the man who made his big break in Bollywood at 44 years of age and is known for his versatility and talent.

So, do you still believe that you are too late to improve your skills or to dust off your talents? Have faith in yourself and take a leap.. Let yourself bloom…

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As Autumn Comes…


As Autumn comes in it's full glory,
I see all the colors from my gallery,
Getting ready for the cold winter nights,
Trees are preparing themselves for their annual fights.
While the green leaves are turning themselves into yellow,orange,purple and red,
I wonder what is going inside their heart as they are going to shed,
Are they ready to let go of their mates,
Or just accepting what is written in their fates?
While they are having their internal conflicts,
What others can see are just those beautiful sights,
Where the colors of their lives comes alive in front of our eyes,
And all we can do is admire their beauty and sacrifice.
-JMJ

Is There A Way?

Is there a way to find out,
What is inside your heart?
Is it the feeling of happiness of loving someone?
Or a feeling of pride of owning someone?
Is there a way to find out,
What your intentions are?
Is it to bring out the best in someone?
Or to tarnish by spilling out the the secrets of your trusted ones?
Is there a way to find out,
Who you really are?
Is that the big smile on your face is honest?
Or just a lie to hide your poisonous mind which is dishonest?
Is there a way to find out,
While I'm standing on this crossroad,
To run towards you with all the love in my heart,
Or to run away as fast I can with my life in my hand?
-JMJ

The Remorse


I saw a girl down the street,
A toddler who loved a treat,
With an innocent smile she wandered around,
From one place to another as she didn't remember where she was found.
With a plastic carry bag on her hand,
She was following the big girl who was in command,
Picking up the litters to buy some food,
But I'm sure it was no good.
I walked past her in a hurry to get my bus,
Thinking that I would get another chance and no need of a fuss,
Doing the same thing the whole week,
Finally I found sometime for the weak.
Waiting for her with a bag in my hand,
I never thought that I would be so late to understand,
That reaching out to others is never a waste of time,
Now, all I got is a feeling of remorse that I was not there for her on time.
-JMJ

Spirit

You will find the greatest human spirits,
In the hell's deepest pits,
Where people refuse to surrender to what happened to them,
And don't allow to be defined by the people around them.

There is an unrelenting human spirit in each one of us,
That helps us to fight any evil forces,
An undefeatable mind and a body in motion,
With courage, resilience, love and compassion.

-JMJ

Cancer

When I first found you,
I thought it's good to have you,
You made me believe that you helped me grow,
And that you are the reason that I glow.
But then as years passed by,
You made your way to each and every cells of mine,
Killing all the normalcy,
There were times that I couldn't even clearly see.
Many years passed and you became a part of me,
Biting my lips I tolerated all the pain you caused to me.
But now, as your toxin is spreading to my brain and affecting the people around me,
It's time to do a surgical incision and do an ectomy.

-JMJ

Rest In Peace!



She can see herself on the ground,
Cold and stiff with no earthly bound,
Free from all the life's strife,
And all the words of the world acting like a knife.
People came to pay her last respect,
Standing in between them she did expect,
A little love that she always longed for,
Was that too much to ask for?



She could hear that they were saying prayers,
Judging about her destination in their heart with fake tears,
As she could now understand them inside out,
Stop! That's all she wanted to shout.
Instead she looked once more on the body and smiled,
Then walked away leaving everything behind.
-JMJ