Neither I ask to forget the past Nor to take flights of imagination Just I ask to keep an eye on Who we are or what we do As that is our today’s destination.
Living on clouds is not the solution Nor dwelling upon the dead past Living with what we do have Is the present which never goes past. Living with what we have Gives us eternal peace and harmony Dreaming aplenty but having none Causes lots of frenzy and disharmony. Reason is simple, clear and plain We can’t delight in we don’t have, Utility and usability is of only one That we have; not in we don’t have. Mind is a busy battleground Warriors are past and the future Killing the pleasing present Which is the source of real pleasure? Let’s be off from this arena Where dead fights with unborn And sway whole-hog in today That brings peace to lovelorn.
Poet’s Note: Past is dead and future is unborn. But we human beings are so wise that we dwell in them most of the time and so foolish that we disregard what we have in our hands !
I am an educationist and have penned books in Education, Hindi and English literature. My Hindi novel "Shashwat Prem" is acclaimed by Hindi Academy, Delhi. A book of poems in Hindi published by Parvati Prakashan Indore. My books on Education are : Humour in Classroom, Human Resource Development in Education, Shkshan Kshetriya Manav Sansadhan Vikas and Microteaching. These days I am working on Spiritual Education Management Development.
The shrine of Madonna stood tall, The high king’s rapier fell down, not anymore was he the young prince, for he was devoid of all feelings. The shrine of Madonna stood strong, The high king’s blood washed the ivory pedestal,
A misbelief breaks into rags. Still I dream of some gods on black pages piecing together the words of light. The rains come in the cage of tears, voicelessly. Striated muscles of splintered faith go to cramps birthing the avatar
There was thunder in the hut teeth clattered under the ground. Handcuffed you walk in inequality to qualify for hanging till dead. I may not tell myself what was happening to me. Moving in opposite direction the bird was able