The Night


When the night falls,
Sun leaves you and the darkness starts to fill your eyeballs,
When you stumble on every rock on your way,
All alone on a road in a land far far away,
When all you can hear are the screams of stillness,
And you find signs of increasing frailness,
Open your eyes and look in the sky,
As the moon and stars are not saying you goodbye,
Feel the ground,
And walk as if you own the land,
Listen to the sound of wind in the trees,
The music of the rustling leaves,
Settle your nerves,
Because you are a part of this powerful universe.
-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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Beauty! Where is it?



With a flawless skin which has no sign of aging,
And dark long hair which can be really engaging,
Deep blue eyes which has an ocean inside,
Anyone would love to dive in without knowing what is inside,
She has a perfect smile that can lit up the sky,
But with a dark heart reflecting all the evils under the sky.



Other one is an epitome of ugliness that's how the world see,
With no facial features or perfect teeth,
People love to swipe quickly as her picture comes on screen,
But her acts of kindnesses are always honoured behind the screen.
Her eyes are doves symbolizing peace and love,
And hands so warm that can calm any storm with a touch or a hug,
She is a free spirit woman who you can never tame,
So, if I want to define beauty what it would be?
-JMJ

My sketch

When you are physically and mentally tired and all you need is something that can lift you up, what will you choose?

What I do is, I search for my pencils and when I find them, then it’s sketch time. So, here is my sketch today.

Hope you will like it.

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

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard de Nerval

Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

E.V.

The earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.

Buddha

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

Oscar Wilde

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.

Ralph Waldo Emmerson

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin

I’m here, I’m right here, I’m Bud.


I'm here, I'm right here,
Waiting for my time to blossom.
Will the sun caress me with it's light?
Or will the clouds sprinkle love on me with it's droplets?

I'm here, I'm right here,
Waiting to open myself to the world.
Will they accept my beauty as natural as it is?
Or will they compare me to the flower next to me?

I'm here, I'm right here,
Waiting to give my smell to the world.
Will they love me as I'm, no matter from where I belong?
Or will they try to pluck me and put me somewhere, thus losing my home?

I'm here, I'm right here,
Waiting to see the world.
Can I give happiness and hope to the world the way I'm?
Or should I be worried about my future?
-JMJ

Strength


Strength is when you get up every morning,
And all you want is to do moaning,
Instead you decide to get dressed,
Believing that you are amazingly blessed.


Strength is when you are in a rabbit hole,
But try to put a smile on every soul,
And even when you are tired to take another step,
You lend a hand who have fallen on their doorstep.


Strength is when your heart bleeds,
Still take the decisions according to their needs,
Even though the person has hurt you so much,
You just hope for their happiness without any grudge.


Strength lies in our values and integrity,
It lies in understanding our talent and capability,
Strength is not only physical but emotional and mental too,
It's walking in the darkness keeping your head high and believing that you will get through.
-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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The Mirror..

I saw dark circles under my eyes,
But they always told the truth and never the lies,
They have hope beyond the troubles in the world,
Even when I was feeling all crumbled.
I saw wrinkles on my face,
But they reminded me of all the laughters and the grace,
They were not only the signs of my love and care,
But also my strong determination and will that you must beware.
I saw my hairs are turning grey,
That's not a reason for dismay,
That salt and pepper hairs on my head,
Are the signs that I have come so far ahead.
-JMJ