Surrender to your dreams tonight

When you aim high
your failure is bound to be as big
what matters
is what you do with it
as long as there is fight left in you
keep trying
even if you can’t see your goal
continue flying
sometimes you will feel tired
and worn out
crippled by fear
and doubt
surrender to your dreams
turn off the light
your dreams will let you survive
another day.



I turned off the engine at the red light
something I always do on my way to school
I have been teaching children about how to save environment
explaining to them why it is necessary to be responsible than cool.
I believe in doing the right thing
I pay my taxes on time
I have never dropped a penny inside a temple
for me serving the society is divine.
However, that day something strange happened
Tired from the daily chores, I went to the cinema hall
Exhausted, I slept
while everyone else stood tall.
They sang in unison
when the national anthem played
I slept
tired from the duties I fulfilled that day.
They threw me out
the next day newspapers were full of criticism
nobody talked about the good things I did that day
but questioned my spirit of nationalism.

Moment of magic

We all are
silently waiting
for that one moment of magic
where our lives will be like
we see in our dreams
We all are
silently waiting
for that one moment of magic
where our lives will be entwined
with the ones we love
We all are waiting
for that one moment of magic
which will take our breath away
and take us to a beautiful world
We all are
silently waiting
praying in our hearts
that the world unfolds
the way we want it
and yet we are just here
for the one small moment of magic
that may or not arrive
but in hope of it
we will survive
another day.


There stood in front of me
Several Gods
God of money
God of power
God of lust
God of greed
God of love
And I was confused
For I couldn’t trust
One God enough
To drive me through life
I certainly needed more than one God
To survive
So when I was poor
I made money my God
And it helped me through
Then I made love my God
To survive the blues
I made power my God
When the world around me was dying
Then I chose lust
For it was satisfying
There was one God that stood with me all along
And I worship only that God
Even when I know
I could be really wrong.

The value of some people

For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.
~The Brook, Alfred Lord Tennyson

If ever you are confused
between letting go and holding on
remember life will continue
it will move on
with or without people
that is the rule of life
but when in doubt
look inside
and while you know that life will go on
with or without people
but will that life be as beautiful
as it is with them now?
If your answer is no
remember to not let go easily
hold on, hold on
slowly and steadily
let them flow into your life
and once they have entered
do not lock them inside
you know you will always come back to them
and they will always come back to you
so slowly and steadily
let them enter
let them enter and fill every crevice
life will go on with or without them
but will it be a beautiful life
you decide.

Sorrow and Joy




She sobs, tears rolling down her face
anger, sadness,
maddening rage.

But then she hears her mother’s voice,
whispering to her,
telling her, that she has a choice.

Each day will bring
happiness and sorrow
and she can let one take over the other,
she can choose to cry
or just be happy rather.

But as long as she sticks to hope
and knows she holds the key
no chain can bind her
and she will be free.

In the end,
it will be up to her to decide,
whether to drown in sadness
or take it in her stride.

It all comes down to a choice,
a choice between
happiness and sorrow
and if today she fails to make the right one,
she must remember,
there is always a tomorrow.

Everything wrong with a good book

I am not an avid reader which basically means a book can engross me only if the plot is good, the writer leaves the gap which reader fills with his own thoughts and so he doesn’t explicitly lays down his own thinking, forcing it on the readers. That’s what a good book is.

What wrong can go with a good book that has a good plot and is totally drool worthy? Well, not every reader gets excited on looking at a book that is so thick that he can’t even easily hold it in his hands, let alone, reading it in a single go. That’s what happened today. I went out with a purpose to buy a book and on looking at the thickness and also the small font, I felt a little disappointed. I had exactly that amount which was needed for the book so that basically shows that my only intent behind leaving the comfort of my quilt was buying that particular book. *Sigh*

But did I buy it? No.
Why not? Well, apart from the few disappointments the book offered me, the seller added to it by not being able to keep the book in a proper shape. I would definitely prefer ordering a book online because I know at least it will be worth the money. For a 3-4% discount, I would never compromise on the quality of a book that will stay with me, maybe for my entire life. I now know why bookshops are dying and ​online sellers are dominating the market. Or I guess it is vice versa. Apparently the online booksellers overtook the market and killed the existence of the small bookshops that were my place of solace for a very long time. The bookshops are dying and maybe there will come a day when I will go out and there will only be the big bookshops that might survive the battle with the online sellers and I will miss the peace my small bookshop gave me. I already miss it.

Many people ask me, “Why don’t you read an e-book?” I really cannot answer that question. For a person like me, technology must be there so long as it serves its basic purpose and that alone will suffice. I don’t want it to creep into my hobbies and take away the pleasure that a paperback or a hardcover will give me. Never.

What can go wrong with a good book? Apparently, a lot.