Sunday, 25 September 2016

LET THERE BE PEACE

     

    Here I am again to sing a prayer
    Invoking the gracious gods above
    To bless this beautiful earth of ours 
    With unconditional peace and love

    I'll pray there be peace  all around 
    In its skies and ethereal space 
    On its vast lands and in deep waters
    With their myriad forms of creatures.

    May it exist among animals and birds 
   Trees and herbs and  gentle creepers 
    May it cover the whole universe 
        Helping its inmates to survive and flourish 

            But above all things here mentioned
             May it  settle deep in the mind of Man
             Making him aware of its supreme value 
              That's fountain-head of true happiness .

               I know that in these tumultuous times
             Songs of peace may not sound relevant
               But to my mind  , love and harmony 
              Never can be redundant  or untoward .

             Hence I am keen to celebrate this day
          To promote  everlasting peace in the world
              Join me if you  too like this campaign 
          And together shall we pledge to carry it on .


      

Monday, 19 September 2016

URI TERROR STRIKE --- HEIGHT OF COWARDICE







                                Uri  Terror Strike---  Monday  ,  Sept  19 /16








     Yet  another  bloody episode in the nasty drama being directed from across the border ---
     Waves of shock , sorrow and  anger  running through the length and breadth of the country  .

     What a heinous and dastardly act to target  soldiers in their sleep  !
     No words are hard enough to deplore and condemn  this cowardly  action

     All that can be said is -------      
        May  the martyrs' soul rest in peace  and the perpetrators of  such insane  crimes be cursed and damned forever  !


            

Monday, 5 September 2016

My First Teachers

                                                                                              ON THE TEACHERS' DAY

        Here are these few roses
        To honour my first teachers 
        Who taught me even before 
        I  learnt  to express myself 

       My mother  who was second --
       To none but   Nature herself 
       Who taught me to voice my needs
       Through sounds and  monosyllables 

      And express my  infant  emotions 
      Through strange  but  cute  gestures  
      Sometimes through  sweet smiles 
      Sometimes  with cries  and  tears 

      And who could read my mind
      Without  my uttering a word
      And sense my  humblest  need 
      As if   it were her own .

      My Father , who helped me enter
     The vast world of  books and knowledge 
     Starting with the first alphabet 
    To the  whole span of  three Rs 

    Having  made  me familiar with  basics 
    Of   letters and  numbers and manners
   He took me by hand one  morning  
   And led me  to  a   formal  school .

    And that was the start of regular learning
    But  not the end of  their unwritten  role 
    As my standing   mentors   and guides
     To help  me ever  in  tough  times.

   Till the  close  of their  own existence
    They  enriched  my mind and heart
   With precious pearls of  practical  wisdom 
   Gathered  by them in their journey   of life.

   These  gems of wisdom and  moral  values
   I always  treasure  as    priceless assets 
  That I'll protect and uphold all  through    
   As long as  this life  permits .

  For though the teachers may cease to exist 
  The legacies they  leave   live  on
 And keep on growing with  time
 To  benefit   generations  to come .