Past vs Present…

For many past generations,

Life was simple, without many complications,

From milking the cows,

To farming with ploughs.

From rearing a family of eight to ten,

With meagre and minimum resources to sustain,

Providing decent education,

And simple dressing for occasions,

Hiding difficulties, strains, aches and pains,

Rightfully earning, every single grain,

Adorning a beautiful and loving smile,

Serving one and all, going that extra mile.

These are the memories, I have,

Which date back to to the time and lifestyle of my grandparents days,

The memories shine bright to date,

Unlike the days of the present.

Those days,

When there was no stress of obesity, fads of diets,

No frills and fancies of rice or millets.

No chronic lifestyle diseases to worry about,

Walking or maybe, cycling was the only means to move about.

No televisions, only conversations,

No Shopping complexes, malls or play stations,

No Patisseries, only small time bakeries,

When, life was simple and people were approachable.

I miss the fun games of teacher teacher, darkroom and cousins gathering,

I miss the days of simple, balanced and healthy living.

To end,

I would just quote, the famous Hindi Song,

‘Koi lauta de mere beete hue din,

beete hue din, woh mere pyaare palchin

Would love to hear from you all about your thoughts.

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-Deepika

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Small joys of life

via Daily Prompt: Inkling

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Today, as I walk the path of life,

I have no inkling, about the inscrutable ways of life.

If only, I had known, I would have appreciated my life.

My plans didn’t materialize,

My past kept popping up, which I failed to recognize,

I was unable to let go of what had passed,

The bounty future was holding, I just bypassed,

When I reached the end of the road,

I realized what was amiss, and I just bowed,

To the omnipresent, almighty, and vowed,

If at all I have another Ulife,

I will surrender and abide by His plans,

I will hold not to the past, will not plan the future,

I will just live my life and savour the small joys of life.

PAST, PRESENT(S) FUTURE

via Daily Prompt: Trace

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Traces and whiffs,

of unpleasant memories,

which you manage to sniff,

from your past,

will rock your skiff,

to make your future very stiff,

and hurl your relations from a cliff.

Before any of this happens, hit the delete button on the unwanted memories.

Recycle your PAST, to PRESENT you a FUTURE, that is bright and illuminated.

 

 

 

Oh !! Mind..

via Daily Prompt: Murmuration

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Clitter clatter, chitter chatter,

You have so many topics to offer,

Murmur, murmur, murmur, murmur,

You arrange everything on a platter.

You take me through  a thought of mirror maze,

Where I reflect on my own thoughts,

You take me on a giant wheel,

When life almost comes to a standstill !!

You take me through the past happenings,

You take me on a future date,

You make me all apprehensive,

With actually no reason to believe.

The only way I can put a cessation,

To your non stop murmuration,

Is placing you under observation,

Letting go of your thought projection,

And subjecting you to deep relaxation,

By following the process of meditation.

Oh, mind !! You are such a wonderful creation !!

 

 

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