Stranger


Something strange happened today,
I got a smile for the rest of the day,
We met a charming lady on our way to the shop,
While I was rushing through and said my girl to chop chop.
This woman at an elderly age,
Was sitting on a wheelchair and looked like a sage,
She waved,smiled and gave my child a shake hand,
It gave me a feeling like someone has already planned,
To meet a stranger and to make my day,
I would love to meet a stranger like her everyday.
-JMJ

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

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

The Heartbreak


You will be that pain in my heart that never gets old,
As your lies were taking chances one by one to unfold,
A scar in my heart that will always be new,
While you are partying with someone I knew.
Time heals everything they say,
Hoping that it won't be a lifetime and that's what I pray,
How could one can understand another's soul so deeply,
Yet can't see their betrayals
and be blind completely?
-JMJ

I wrote this poem while I was watching Grace and Frankie. It was actually Frankie who inspired me as she loved Sol and knew each and every minute details about him but didn’t realize that he was cheating on her for about two decades. Irony is that they were like soulmates.

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

Angel In Disguise👼

If you look really closely, you will find a lot of angels around you. Don’t believe me? It may be because they always come in front of us in disguise. Yes…. Angels in disguise.

In my life, I have met several angels who were there to protect me or help me when I was in trouble. I’m just going to share one of the experiences I had when I was a school girl.

Several years ago, I think I was in eighth standard, I met an angel as an autorickshaw driver. It was the time that we had just moved to our native place from a different state. So, it was a time of lot of changes. New place, new environment, new school and new friends. You know how difficult it is when you are in high school and everything is new to you.

One day, I was taking bus to my school and I took the wrong one. After sometime when I realized my mistake, I asked the bus conductor whether that bus goes to the place where my school is situated. And the answer was obviously no. He asked me to get down from the bus at a place from where I could get another one. I waited there for sometime but there was no bus. It was almost time for my school and I got scared. I didn’t know where I was and at that time we didn’t have any mobile phones. I had no idea what to do.

Then, I saw a autorickshaw driver. I asked him whether he can drop me to my school. He smiled at me and then said to sit down in the autorickshaw. After fifteen or twenty minutes we reached the school. I could see that I was late and school had already started. I asked the rickshaw driver how much I had to pay. He said an amount which I can’t remember now but I didn’t have that with me when I checked my bag. I looked at him and said that I study in 8th standard. I asked him whether he can wait for sometime so that I could go and ask my classmates whether they had got the money as I didn’t have that much with me. He again gave me a smile and said, “Don’t worry about it. Go to the class.” He didn’t take a single paise from me. I almost cried and said thank you from my heart.

That’s, one of my angels in disguise and I will never forget his kindness in my life.

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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

A Regret In My Life…

Have you ever had an incident in your life which has affected you a lot later? Something, which is still fresh in your mind even if it had happened a long time ago. A face that you cannot forget.

I have a story to tell you which has been haunting me since several years. I still remember the day when I was going to church with my mother and my little brother. I think I was twelve or thirteen years old. While walking, I saw a middle aged man, walking towards us. From a distance itself I had a feeling of uneasiness. When he came nearer I gave him a glance and I took my mother’s hand to hold in shock.

You must be thinking that he might have done something. Then, you are wrong. In this story, I’m the villainess. My behavior was totally based on his physical feature, his facial disfigurement. It was like he didn’t have a nose or mouth and those organs were all joined together to appear like a big mass on his face. I had never seen anyone like that before. The way I reacted after I saw him was so rude and unkind that he quickly walked past us bowing his head. But before he did that I saw disappointment and sadness on his face.

That night, I couldn’t sleep because I got scared of him. It didn’t occur to me at that time that I’m the one who had hurt him. Only thing that bothered me was his face. It took a few years and a nursing degree course to make me realize what was the cause for his disfigured face. What I did was so wrong even though it was unintentional.

I still remember his face but the feelings are not the same. Regret has taken the place of fear. That was the first and the last time I saw him. I never got the chance to say sorry to him in person.This post is a confession and I would like to take this chance to say, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I was so ignorant and unkind that I behaved like that. I’m sorry that I judged you based on your face without knowing you in person. I’m sorry that I hurt your feelings when I looked away because I wanted to avoid you. I’m deeply sorry for what I have done.” So if you read this, I hope that you do, please take it as an apology from my heart.