Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nature's blessing

Blessed are the women who enjoy motherhood. The memories of my childhood- the time I started walking, my first tooth, the first time i said ma- every such little thing is stored in my mother's computer memory, which she delightfully shares with me sometimes.
She was always there for me in times of need. I am really grateful to God to bless me with such a mumma as my mom. My mother has been a housewife, but even some of my friends whose mothers were working, had their grand parents or somebody else in the joint family who took good care of them while their mother was away.
But with the breakup of the joint family system and with the ever increasing crazy drive for getting ahead, the children find themselves all alone stranded in some day care.
I am not against the working moms but I feel that for a certain period, they should enjoy the motherhood, they should enjoy the moments with their child and not send the child to daycare - if they can afford to and if there is no impending financial crisis. Its a nature's blessing to be able to procreate. A friend of mine who cannot become mother, told me adopting a child is also not easy, there is a long queue and you have to be financially strong. Its a long legal and such a slow process and full of mental trauma that only people who go through this can understand.

I feel we should be ready to acknowledge that if the younger generation spend most of their time in day care facility deprived of the love and the care of the family, they would reciprocate by sending their parents to old age home at the earliest opportunity.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Wish

If I had wings
I would fly to wherever you were
If I had colors
I would paint your life with my magical hues
If I were the sun
I would bring warmth to your cold & gloomy days
If I were the moon
I would beam down my light to make your life bright
If I were a star
I would twinkle in your life
If I were the rain
I would wash away your pains
My simple wish is I hope to be the joy of your life

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The other half of your heartbeat,
the one who makes you whole...
The eyes that sparkle when you meet,
and a touch more precious than gold.

They feel your love whether near or far,
and anticipate your every desire...
Sense your needs no matter where they are,
and their visions you inspire.

A soul mate will see you with youthful
eyes, whether you become bald or gray...
and love you with the depth of their heart,
until their dying day.

A soul mate is a mate for life,
even if your ways do part;
no matter what the outcome may be
for your hands hold each others heart.

~Mary Wilson

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A lively street of my town

Monday to Friday on this lively street I watch,
the hustle & bustle of the people walking around
a local band playing with joy and energy profound
a painter who is engrossed in his work, oblivious of the world around.

The street is lined with colorful flowers
that are blooming in their pots
All across people gathered are eating at the vendor shops
somewhere else birds are chirping and feeding in their own flocks

Sitting on one of the benches, I think that
there can be no greater comfort than walking through this street
to wander through it, is a sheer pleasure
and to watch it, is a visual treat