What Made You Think?

What made you think that you are beautiful than others?

Is that your face and an unblemished skin which has only a few days to expire?

What made you think that you are stronger than others?

Is that the physical strength of your body which can be taken by an accident or a disease you acquire?

What made you think that you are superior to others?

Is that your status and money which all can be gone by a heavy rain or a fire?

What made you think that you are higher than others?

Is that your religion which is making you to conspire?

What made you think that you are above of any other human being in the world?

Because the day you are buried in the ground, worms will have the pleasure of eating you without any discriminations or bias.

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Grace

Walking on the beach and letting the sunlight touch my skin,

I allowed sand and water to be my kin,

While listening to the waves and watching the birds sing,

Tears rolled down as it made my heart swing.

Thinking only about all the disappointments and downs in my life,

I wasn’t being grateful to the God who gave me the life.

Then I saw a young girl selling roasted peanuts,

With dirty hands, torn clothes but she was no nuts,

Even after a dreadful long day she had her hopes high,

With love in her eyes, she walked gracefully without giving a sigh.

When she offered me her peanuts seeing me cry,

I could only stare at her and couldn’t ask why,

The beach was a place where I could find my final peace,

Instead I found God in her face and I walked back in grace in one piece.

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Clueless

How can you be so clueless about yourself?

The lives you make and the lives you break by your presence.

How can you be so clueless about your desires?

So powerful that it can build or destroy someones world without any notice of prior.

How can you be so clueless about your intentions?

Every move you make can protect or breech someone's life forever.

How can you be so clueless about the words that you speak?

Each spoken words has the power to soothe or tear down someone as we speak.

How can you be so clueless about your actions?

As everything you do creates or blocks the passage of life for someone.

How can you be so clueless about your cluelessness?

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Poisoned

A beautiful creature inside and out,

Silent in nature by default,

Was prejudiced because of its appearances,

And their screams were deafening to its interiors.

Threatened to stay inside its hole,

Was always chased by others with a wooden pole,

Each time it came out to find its food,

They circled around to beat at its hood.

Everytime it felt insecure,

It would just bite them harder,

But one day the snake was dead on the street,

Where they found, their poison had burst out of its body, poor beast.

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Embrace to let go..

When sadness surrounds you,

Run to a place to find your solitude if you need to,

Shed your tears as much as you want,

But come back with a smiling heart.

When despair haunts you,

Don’t allow it to break you,

Seek help from someone, to whom you can talk to,

Speak up and find a purpose to live to.

When you feel like you are all alone,

No one you can trust is around,

Take a pen and a diary in your hands,

And write everything to let it out, my friends.

When you feel like you are overwhelmed,

Embrace it to understand,

That the time can heal any wound,

And prepare yourself to let go, my friend.

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Pandora’s Box

Did you find the key I have lost?

As I really need it the most.

I always made sure to triple lock my doors,

And I found myself safe behind my guarded walls.

Wise men say that curiosity kills the cat,

It was just supposed to be a small talk infact,

The key was handed to me as a gift,

And I opened the Pandora’s box in swift.

It’s been several years that I’m trying to close the box,

But it outsmarts me like a clever fox,

So please tell me if you find the key I have lost,

As I really need it the most.

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Dowry – A bid for a happy marriage or even life

Dowry, a menace which is considered as an insurance for a happy married life of a woman. Sometimes, her life can be at stake if her husband or in-laws think that the dowry that they have got is not enough or not upto their status. So, why am I writing on this today?

Case 1

A final year BAMS student died in her in-laws’ house. Her parents claimed that they had given a Toyota Yaris car, 100 sovereigns of gold and more than an acre of land, as ‘gifts’ at the time of her wedding last year. But it was not enough for her husband, an Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector as he felt that the car was not upto his status. So he used to abuse her both physically and mentally which made her to kill herself.

Case 2

A 24-year-old died after she was set ablaze, by her husband, an year after their marriage and repeated demands and torture for more dowry. He came to his wife’s parents house to take her back. He had a bottle of diesel with him which he said was to control termites. When they reached his house that poor woman was set on fire with the same bottle of diesel.

Case 3

A 25-year-old died last year after she was bitten by a snake in her bedroom which was on the first floor of the house. This was the second time she was bitten by a poisonous snake in two months, inside the house. At the time of their wedding her husband was given a huge amount of money, lots of gold and even a car. But, it wasn’t enough for him. After her family started talking about divorce, he was afraid that he would have to give all the dowry back. So he bought two poisonous snakes and left them on his wife while she was asleep. A well – planned murder, isn’t it?

The above said are three recent cases happened one after another in a state which claims to have a 100% of literacy rate in India. So, what’s happening? Where is this all education going? Where are we going as human beings? Does a woman’s life depends on how much money or financial assets she brings to her husband? Do we still have to keep doing this crime in the name of culture and traditions? Why can’t a girl and her parents say no to the marriage itself when the question of dowry comes in first place?

Only answer to this question is to stop thinking a girl child as a burden and to stop preparing her for a married life from the day she is born. For example, I was cooking one day a few years back when an old lady comes to the house and says very lovingly to my daughter to start learning how to cook. When I asked why, her answer was that she has to make her husband and his family happy. Seriously! She was only two years old at that time.

It is also really significant to give proper education to our daughters and to make them financially independent. We will have to make her brave enough to stand up for herself and to make important decisions about her life. A good education and a job will help her not to rely on others in terms of finance and thus making her self sufficient.

I have always been against dowry and I will be fighting against it till the end of my life. It’s not only because I have a daughter and I would like to give her a better place to live, but also, because it’s the right thing to do.

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The Panic Attack

She was a lady who knew what she wanted,

And only called nurses when she only doubted,

That she can do an activity by herself,

Or when she thought that can’t talk anymore to self.

One day, she pressed the callbell,

When the nurse saw her, she was panicking like hell,

Worried about something?” the nurse wanted to know,

Please tell me what’s the matter and don’t tell me no.”

She said, “I wasn’t afraid but I have started to fear the death”,

Reassuring her not to worry, the nurse asked, “what made you think about the death?”

“I don’t know, may be I’m just alone in this room. Can you stay here for a minute and talk to me?”,she said

“Why not”, the nurse answered.

A few days passed and she went unconscious,

Her loved ones came as she was on her way to heavens,

When she took her final breath, the same nurse was on duty,

And she saw her lying still with all her beauty.

While giving the last care all the conversations came alive,

Was it panic attack or did she know that she won’t survive?

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A Fairy Tale

A girl who loved the light,

Sitting all alone in the night,

Had been waiting for her knight,

As she was too kind to take a fight.

When the darkness surrounded her,

She found out that the knight only wanted to be a heir,

The promise he made was just a cold word,

As he wished to fly away like a migrating bird.

A girl who loved the light,

Started to look for a new site,

Where she could be herself without a fright,

So, she travelled a long way to see the light.

She kept herself busy in her new place,

Helping others and making a living for her own space,

It occurred to her that she had to be both humble and bold,

That’s when she found the light right next to her sword.

Her journey didn’t stop in finding her spark,

She knew there are others who lived in the dark,

The girl who loved the light?

Tale is that she became the knight of light.

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Caged…

Never thought of going to prison,

But it seems like it’s the season,

To cage myself in my thought,

And to watch what my life has brought.

The good, the bad and the worst,

Creeping in my mind to be the first,

Even thoughts are competing against each other,

As they are too proud to follow another.

Why does this competition never cease?

Everyone wants to be the best at their ease.

One after another, they just come and go,

Leaving their trails, so deep and thorough,

Scribbling their signatures in my mind,

Making sure that there is no escape to outside.

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