Friday, May 21, 2010

Can I grow younger?

I was 18 and in college
I was sent to study and gain knowledge

My motto was "Live happily today", as wise man said
Rarely thought about future ahead
Playing and freaking was always in my head

There was this dream girl of mine
Her looks gave me pleasure of drinking grape wine
I never proposed her fearing she would decline

Watching movies, playing cards with friends
That was life ! happiness had no bounds
I never earned a rupee, but I was fully content

Now, in the hard days of life, I am lost
I cant get those old days at any cost
Cause no person can be rich enough to buy his past

Put me in the time machine, I wont complain
Or please give me a vaccine to become younger again
I really want to, but I cant explain

Dying to become younger, but nowhere to go
I should have been young, why did I grow?
How do I grow backwards, does anyone know?

The days gone by are like dreams so sweet
Can I ever complete tasks I left incomplete?
I wonder, did anyone of you catch my heartbeat?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts: Drop 11

Drop 11 Waiting for the first rain

Summer excites me! It just excites me. Hotter it gets, double my excitement. Boils, sweat, hot and sleepless nights hardly bother me! It just prepares me perfectly for the first rain.

At the end of the summer of the summer, clouds just appear from nowhere, assemble in the sky like angels, in a perfect harmony starting showering all happiness from the heaven. The primal scent of the earth is just fascinating; it lifts my spirit to the greater heights. By dancing in the rain, sometimes just by watching the first rain my soul enters eternal bliss. Many times just anticipation of first rain brings such joy to my heart.

There were times when summer gets prolonged for years. Many people around me would start losing hope after a few weeks or so, some strong willed fellows after a month or two. But my excitement would never cease. I tried hard to convey all of them that ‘it will rain, it is a natural phenomenon, and it should rain’. Sometimes whole environment turns to be pathetic. My voice will be alone. People around me start suspecting my mental health and sanity. Forget the people even I myself, start wondering about my sanity. Deep inside my heart someone keeps telling me ‘Never lose hope, It will rain’. I just surrender to him, is there any other choice? The answer is a simple no.

After the first rain, people start calculating meticulously about the forth coming rain & the prosperity it is going to bring. All those calculations hardly catch my attention. Everyone starts praising me for not losing hope; some express their guilt for suspecting me. I just give them a simple smile and start wondering about forth coming summer and the excitement it is going to bring!

“All struggles in life are nothing but prolonged summer…!”
P.S: this was written on 14/July/2001. Good old days :-)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thought for the day

Thought for the day

When babies cry in their cradle mother tries to find out what makes them cry rather than wondering why baby is crying or getting upset that baby is crying.

There is important management lesson for budding leaders, when any of your team member is unhappy, cribbing, not motivated or not productive, find out what makes them so? Rather than worrying about end result.

Get to the root cause and treat it, than treating a symptom!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monsoon Thoughts: Drop 10

Drop 10 Patience

Rain could be delayed but can never be denied.

Never lose hope in life I say!

Monsoon Thoughts: Drop 9

Drop 9 Blessings

“God should learn from rain. God should bless all” I complained “ rain for rich it rains for poor. It rains for all. It never differentiates...”

He replied “Rain itself is God’s blessing!”