Angels


I believe in angels
I feel them around me!

The one without fairy wings,
Granting wishes for little things.

By the road, I saw one today
Helping a challenged find his way.

At the elevator I saw one more
For an aged lady, he held the door.

One touched me with what she did
At the cafe, packed meals for a hungry kid.

I saw a bunch of them at the beach
Picking all the litter within their reach

One was turning 10, chose not to celebrate
Instead for a cause, she asked all to donate!

Yes I believe in angels,
I see them around me...

The one without fairy wings...
Granting wishes for little things...

In response to Sadje‘s What do You See prompt. Thanks for hosting it dear Sadje.

Whenever I hear a word, I invariably start humming a song around that word. From the time I saw this prompt .. ABBA’s “I have a dream ..” is on my mind …and that led to my response to the prompt😊

🎵 I believe in angels, something good in everything I see .. 🎵

Thank you all for stopping by and reading ❤️

A Prayer

The balance in the ecosystem 
Was hampered by man’s deeds
The earth tried to tell us
‘To a disaster, this leads’

From centuries its happenings
Pandemics are trying to teach
For us Homo sapiens here
Learning seems out of reach

A minuscule virus stepped in!
To handle it we dint know!
“Karma bites” nature’s saying;
“You reap what you sow”!

To the universe I bow
With prayer on my mind
“Fill us all with healing power
You are our hope, please be kind”

“Fill us with peace, fill us with love
Forgive us for causing you pain
Hold us Mother Earth in your embrace
Give us a chance to nurture you again!”

In response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge : Karma Bites and Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thank you both for hosting these prompts. Thank you all for stopping by ..

Diamond!

Gift!
So rare!
I dint dare,
Dream of owning!
Could not afford; I swear!
Parents decide now on gifting,
To come to terms, it was overwhelming!
What was the need to spend so much money? I miffed!
They said “We have! We can think of buying”!
Tears of pride came over gushing!
Emotions filled the air!
Counting blessing,
Held with care!
Did wear!
Sniffed!

Tried a Diatelle, mainly because it’s in the shape of a diamond. The word “sniffed” is with respect to the side effect of tears 😅

My dad decided to surprise me with a gift. A diamond ring!! I’ve been brought up in stages of childhood, where it was difficult for my parents to make ends meet. Today, it fills me with pride to see both of them, being self reliant, financially stable and independent, and being able to enjoy a comfortable life.

I never fancied gold or diamond or any kind of jewellery. May be I always had the mindset, that diamond is far away from my reach, it never made its way to my dreams! Never dreamt of getting married to a rich family to be able to spend lavishly either!

Today, my parents were fulfilling a dream of their’s. And I had no choice but to oblige. I had a mixture of emotions when I saw the blue box, in which adorned a ring with sparkling stones.

If I express a wish to own jewellery, my husband will fulfil it for sure! By God’s grace, it is possible. But this gift, means the world to me!! However comfortable a girl is financially in her marriage, however capable her husband is, any gift from the mom’s side is priceless!

I am blessed to see this day. Not because of the shine of the diamonds, but to see the shine in my dad’s eyes ❤️

I’m a puzzle

Yesterday I read something and I’m hooked;
If I am a book how would the cover be?
Have been thinking on this awhile
Reena’s challenge, posed this question to me

Friends often say, that I’m an open book
They know me better than I know myself
A question lingered on my life’s purpose
I couldn’t sleep last night even @half past 12

My mind is a complicated jigsaw puzzle
The answers may be there, it needs to fit in
Each piece is filled with thoughts n desires
Driven by emotions, I seek answers from within

I try to push and fit the pieces together
By trimming edges or by applying force
Happiness may not accompany the end result
As my heart knows it’s not what I endorse

I don’t mind starting over from scratch
Putting all efforts and give my best again
Perfection in everything, is what I strive for
Efforts and learning never go in vain

The puzzle may be solved in this lifetime
Or few pieces may be left out, incomplete
I hope the pieces of my dream carve the way
And one day the big picture is seen, complete!

I’m tired

Image credit; Jayson Hinrichsen @ Unsplash

I’m tired

Of being strong all the time;

This life being an uphill climb

I’m tired

Of trying to push my pains away

To get through every single day

I’m tired

Of searching for a person I could call – friend

I break to pieces, looks like there’s no end

I’m tired

Of hiding my tears from rolling

Goodbyes are tough, my heart’s aching

I’m tired

Of wandering with no place to go

Here I am, alone, I’ve always been so

I’m tired …. just tired!

I want to rest!

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting WDYS dear Sadje.

Doesn’t that girl resemble Kareena Kapoor? 😬

A tiny marvel

Image credit; Richard Kesperowski@ Unsplash ( For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a couple of water lilies growing in a pond of water)

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting #WDYS dear Sadje.

I’m a tiny little marvel, living in a pond carefree

I’m not alone, I have many around just like me

In this mighty nature I may seem insignificant

About myself I’m proud and I feel magnificent

People stare, and stop to have a second look

Smitten by my beauty, photographs they took!

I’m loved by all, old n young, boy or girl

Sparkling in the sun beam, I shine like a Pearl

I’ve stood by the high winds that swept across me

I’ve taken pains when frogs kept their feet on me

Carrying nature’s hues, I’m a treat to the eye

That one kiss from the leaf gets my spirits high

When you look around for marvels, you find it everywhere

Be the foliage of waterlily or in me, a water drop around there.

At the end of the tunnel…

Image credit: Tim Hüfner @ Unsplash
The tough times in life we go through
Nothing seems right, nothing seems true
The dark path we walk seems to have no end
But we hope for light in the next bend
It is this hope, that compel us to redesign
To push our mind to try one more time!
When life gets tough and nothing feels right
Keep taking the next step, At the end there is light
This tunnel may be a short one, sometimes long
Keep moving, keep going, decide to stay strong!

In response to Sadje’s what do you see prompt. Thank you for hosting it dear Sadje, and thank you all for stopping by and reading .. 😊

You and me

Image credit; Cheryl Holt @ Pixabay

I chose black you chose white

Let’s fill the space with colours bright

Tiny steps with these dazzling shoes

Our path ahead, we shall choose

Crossing the bridges that we face

Let’s break barriers of religion and race

I’m special, so are you

Hand in hand let’s walk through

Spreading our love, joy and purity

Let’s be the change we wanna see

A/N – the first line is wrt colour of the dresses they are wearing

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thank you so much for hosting this, Sadje.

Thanks for reading and I love feedback ❣️

Grey eyes, grey stories

A rondelet written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See prompt.

My eyes do speak,
Of dark past and its hidden pain!
My eyes do speak,
About memories black and bleak!
Haunting me again and again
When Cries for help were all in vain!
My eyes do speak
!

This is such an intriguing pic isn’t it .. As Sadje has mentioned in the image description, it’s “an indecipherable expression”.

At first I felt it’s a look of anger on the model’s face. On zooming the pic, I saw innocence in those eyes. Yet, on a second look those eyes looks seductive. Felt like those grey eyes had dark stories buried within.

Just couldn’t decide what the expression conveys. Excellent photography by Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay

Thanks for reading. I love feedback.

©ruhappysoul