IF or WHAT IF . . .(Vol.1)

EQUALITY knows NO Discrimination

SHE was abandoned soon after her breath met air around,
SHE was forced to leave school,
SHE had to drain her dream of marrying her loved one,
SHE was insensitively harassed by her husband,
SHE found no peace with her in-laws,
Poor SHE, because she was born a girl!

The limelight!
The Sympathy!
The attention!
I respect it being a girl 🙂

Why is it not the same for him?

HE who is also an orphan as her!
HE who left school to carry the responsibility on his little shoulders,
HE who goes through physical and mental harassment daily!
HE whose dreams blew away for the family!
HE who is a single parent; struggling yet smiling!
HE who has a partner snatching his peace of mind!
HE who gets to pay the bill even if his pocket is empty!
HE who still stands by HER after all this!

Dreams, problems and sacrifices knows no discrimination,
While a mother raised her kid with all the love,
The dad was waving from far, building his kid’s future!
We have candles raised for girl being raped,
Is it not pathetic to show no concern when a guy is found in trouble?

While we tend to hoist the flag of equality,
Why are not men carried forward along with women?
While emotions bury an individual with same pain,
Lets raise our voice for everyone who needs the umbrella in floods of rain!
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Uncelebrated Fest!

On a weekend, while my eyes repelled to unfold;
My phone kept ringing making my nerves vibrate!
Lidded eyelids brushed my eyebal,
When my lazy fingers tapped the screen to receive the call!

A heavy voice sung a wish : Happy Vijayadashami’:)
That was my aunt wishing me for the regional festival!
My aunt whom i met a year ago-
Who had come to my home to give regards for the same festival!

Unlocking my handset, the notifications popped in;
Wishes with blessings to taste the colors of victory and success!
The festival coined with same story-
Of truth gaining victory over evil!

Mom’s magical dishes echoed on my taste buds,
The walls hymned the music we played!
Far cousin of mine staying across Ocean,
Arrived with handful of gifts and contagious laughter.

A day later, all the chaos disappeared.
The laughter set off rising slence back again!
Turning the pages of my novel; a noise hit my ear,
Making my eyes roll towards the ray piercing from window!

Kids on street with torn clothes and muddy hands,
Had their face strived of hunger;
A piece of half spoiled bread in hand,
They spread joy playing together!

Every festival celebrates a story of its own!
We acquaint to rejoice it!
Roll around, you shall find many with festive stories unknown;
Finding a meal in a day makes story of their own!

I now get back to work,
With one of my question left behind:
When every moment can form a story,
Why do we have to rejoice only the novel of history?

An ignored THREAT!

When I think of Sunrise: My phone’s wallpaper pops up;
While I ought to play games: Play store rings the bell!
Every Mom has lost their job of being morning alarm,
And being in touch with friends is just a tap typing ‘HI’

It’s a huge world that we live in:
Having 7 continents,
Sketching borders for 195 countries,
Diverse cultures and languages;
Yet connected with Technology!

The horrifying tides gulping one corner of the world,
Made several eyes weep across the globe!
When mother earth grudged against our immaturity,
Few hands holding different flags raised up for her justice!

We had all this known,
Far from the place where misfortune conquered some folks,
Needful help reached its destination,
Adjoined with blessings from every corner!

Heartfelt gratitude to the term NEWS!

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Oh Wait!

The coin has now flipped,
Turning the blessing to curse!
The media which once spread the lines of awareness,
Now has the knitted letters of greediness and assumptions!

The mistrust created against political parties,
The unethical treat towards the celebrities,
The forgotten pride for the Heroes at the borders,
Or the immaturity of highlighting insensible issue!

The disruption has just started,
The war that once ended with surrender of Axis powers,
Will now rise up with new sequence,
Where the weapons shall not only shed blood, also humanity!

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A Cat crossed my way!

Night turned into day,
My sleepy soul got up for another weekday!
Drowsy face and dizzy brain;
Walking through my techpark lane!

On my way a Cat did cross my way,
Left to right or may be other way!
Wait! How does it matter?
It was just on its way.

Seconds later did i recall,
The heard somewhere unread dots;
Step aback when Cat crosses your way,
Because it may cut your glory all the day!

What if the Cat community thought the same way?
What if in their communal meetings declare-
Humans crossing their way,
Shall ruin all their day!

What if the snakes think-
We have poison in body and humans in soul!
What if the tiger roars-
I kill others for tummy;but you for money!

In all these if conditions,
What if there is another loop-
Where, if the animals also could speak,
Then there shall be no else for our insane imaginations and declarations.

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But ya!
Cat had a good day,
And so did I!
Now its time for u to think, so i will bid Bye!

Roots make tree stand still!

It was a winter evening,
Home decorated with tiny bulbs,
Balloons of blue and white all over the place,
Waiters serving the drinks refreshing every tongue;
Songs played in series rejoicing the voices of old nineties!

Young kids hopped on the music,
Old bones made slight moves with every lyric!
Cake decorated with berries and fruits appeared,
With chocolaty words on it telling: Happy anniversary grandpa and grandma!

While every eye awaited the cute couple to arrive,
A video taking the family to nostalgia was played!

The black and white pictures had colourful stories to tell:
Story of tiny tot saved from her mom’s anger,
Story when toffees came out as magic from grandpa’s pocket,
Tales of angels narrated under the stars,
And lots of sweet dishes made just for those little kids!

The hall had eyes moist,
Tears awaited to fall down carrying happiness and memories!

The kids who then loved toffees are now grown up,
Crowned with lots of success and rejoice they are still left incomplete!
For their glory was left unseen:
By those old roots who left them to join the stars!

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The cake was sliced by every hand present that day,
For they all grew up holding those old fingers,
The tree is now grown up giving new branches,
May be among the stars, the roots are still strong to hold them up!

LIFE has no Comparison

Extricating the barriers through tiny hole,
The bright rays of sun scattered across the room;
Illuminating with brightness on one side,
While dispersing the shadow of few objects on the other side!

The bright shades decorated above the light colored walls,
The wall clock hung ticked every minute announcing the silence!
Every corner holding a pride of honor,
Be it a certificate or a medal: Telling stories of its hour!

One such edge not only projected the medal of honor,
It also pierced the fragrance of pain and victory!

Victory: The fame you earn while millions scream your name?
Victory: The dream you fought to conquer?
Victory: The mesmerizing moment making your parents proud of you?
Victory: The day your soul applauds for you telling- ‘ You Did It!’ ?

While she found every walk left two footprints,

She always watched herself leaving just one!
When asked: was it not difficult to skip the rope through one leg?
She answered: ‘ I never knew people had two legs!’

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She won many applauds and praises,
She took over hearts of millions by inspiring trillions,
She made her parents experience the ninth cloud and seventh heaven,
She did it without any comparison!

While you compare yourself with person cracking interview with luck,
Pause! Why not compare with someone who failed thousand times before?
While you compare yourself with son of millionaire,
Pause! Why not compare with brilliant son of a beggar?

While you compare yourself wishing to be at someone else’s place,
My friend, Pause! Why not compare with someone who wish to be in your place?

Its your Life!
Its your Journey!
Don’t make it fall under the force of gravity,
Where the attracting force shall not be Determination rather Comparison!:)

The Best Shot!

When our mind rewinds of the best day of life;
The movie having it shot and saved is what it feels like!

Sipping a cup of coffee while I bid Sun for the day,
My eyes rolled at a picture making my lips form a smile:)
Picture was just one if I count,
But the exponents of memories to it were multiple!

Its one stone that rises multiple ripples,
Its just one moment that floods us with memories!
Memories that we would cherish,
Memories from which we have learnt!
Memories of getting bullied!
Memories of having lost a friend!

Turning around the old album,
Now when i see the snap of my dad teaching me cycling,
The black and white click takes me back to colorful past;
A past that travels in front of me as present for a  while!
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Pictures were never an object portraying beauty,
Every click was shot as a memory!
One shutter sound had thousands  of stories captured;
While some enjoyed the crown of likes and comments,
Few others silently settled back to form ocean of flashbacks!

The clutter sound of an old Camera,
Silently echoed along with the gentle breeze –
Life always has snaps clicked: Candid or posed,
The best shot comes out only when you own a smile in it:)

Books that cost a LIFE!

It was a blissful noon with erratic friends,
Meals with cheese and butter-
That not only melted flavouring our tongues,
But also the aroma of dishes crossed our souls!

When the tummy gets satisfied;
Sleep knocks the door!
While my drowsy eyes searched for cab home,
A stall with the knowledge of universe held by books squinted my eye balls!

Hopping onto the stall latching sleep in the nerves of my brain,
My fingers hauled over to find a new pick for my bookshelf!
This routine of mine wouldn’t push me to reflect these words,
Unless I found a young guy selling those bundles of knowledge at the store!

Too young he was to do a job,
Finely matured he was to face the world!
A smile is complimentary that he affords to give,
Unknown: that the smile he spreads is unreachably expensive!

Talking to him while trying to know him,
His eyes twinkled with Quest to Study,
While his brain stopped!!
Stopped him reminding of pain his shoulders have!

His tiny brain with plump tummy,
Selling the books with description as if he it’s his own!
When offered a hand for help,
He showed his hands that worked day and night!

All I learnt about constitution went for a toss!
All I learnt about equality got buried underneath forever!
Working and dealing with new people every sunrise,
I see the wind of complaints and excuses all across!

Being poor was not his choice!
Killing his soul to support his family was not his wish!
Writing these thoughts of mine wouldn’t make his life anything different,
Nor the weep we all find for hundred other boys like him make any change!

Stop! Learn! Learn of how it’s not easy for all!
Learn how life cracks a joke and laughs at it!
Learn how having no penny cannot grab your smile!
Learn how to LIVE, LIVE without complaints 🙂

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Bundle of Joy

Every Sunrise has a disclaimer tagged-
“Its gonna be a big day, not so easy”
The Sun while bidding bye spreading colors of red on blue,
Smiles back and justifies the Sunrise:)

The tiring day shades away with multiple tasks,
Selling your goods or selling yourself as a commodity!
Walking up and down, zipping all the strength up!
For making your dreams live of just for one to LIVE!

Bundled up with same gigs and gags of life,
Found this exhausted soul:
Knitting the string of thoughts hopping his mind,
A glowsy face yet priceless smile!

That special curve on his wrinkled face:
Is for the special person whom he tied a knot;
The person whose giggling and laughter echos his mind,
The one who tickle him when he has nerves over his mind!

The twinkling stars that she hanged all over,
The tiny plants she nurtured as kids,
The little jokes she cracked of how pappu tries to rule as PM,
And enormous smiles she spread over!

All were traversing around him through every ray,
But she was gone- between the real stars,
Teaching him a life long lesson:
Life ofcourse comes with Disclaimer but thats not the ultimate enclosure!