Saturday, 6 April 2013

The Coffee Table Talk


Time for a coffee break
How much sugar do you take?

Life is an unwrapped toffee
Sure! Sure! Hold your coffee

What a lovely cold day
Life is a strong bright ray

Oh! Please drink it when it is hot
Then go to the market and buy a new pot

Life is shallow if you can’t see deep
I care less because I don’t want to weep

Now if you are done give me your cup
Life is life if seen downside up

Friday, 5 April 2013

Hiding From The Rain

Mr. Podolski was sitting in the attic, smoking idly. He continuously ignored the noise that was coming from downstairs. Everyone was watching the game, football. Both the windows in the attic were open. For a long time he was gazing at the blue sky which had some white spots here and there.

‘That’s a goal’, shouted his grandson, gripped in the game. Mr. Podolski gave a grim grin and lit a cigarette afresh. He failed to ignore the clouds gathering, the blue sky soon less blue. He thought, ‘They are teaming against me, again, like…that day.’ ‘That Day’ echoed inside him like the huge church bell echoed in the town. It revived his rage and furry. In spite of his daily practice, he merely feigned calmness. He stood-up from his rocking chair and reached the window limping. He sharply glanced above while the clouds replied with a thunder. He tried, tried hard, very hard but failed. His mind’s eye presented a slideshow before him. Green ground, heavy rain, his white dress no more white but muddy, 90 minutes almost over, score board shining 2-1, the crowd going mad, fans screaming ‘P-O-D-O-L-S-K-I-P-O-D-O-L-S-K-I’ , the commentator shouted, ‘It’s a penalty…all eyes on Hienz Podolski now’…. His mind de-fossilized the amber which consisted of the words spoken by his coach before the match. He had said, ‘for some people football is a matter of life and death…I can assure them it is much more serious.’ This was exactly what he thought before hitting the penalty and then….

‘We won!’ said Mr. Podolski’s grandson, shouting at the top of his voice. Mr. Podolski’s recollection died away. It was raining outside. He shut both the windows and settled back in his chair. ‘Should I tell grandpa?’ exclaimed the grandson, who was extremely excited to think about what he was saying. In few minutes, though, Mr. Podolski got the answer as his grandson didn’t come upstairs. He sat in the dark attic with the steady smoke all around him. He soaked the thundering sound and the heavy rainfall that gave his face a plastic expression and his eyes some moistness. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Mother Nature

Have you ever heard the music of a vivacious stream, the rustling of the leaves? Have you seen the glorious colour of the sky when the sun sets, the diamonds twinkling in the sky? The peace we get when we feel a sapling in our hand cannot be compared with any other feeling. It is blissful to be in nature, only because we all are children of Mother Nature. There must be no one who hasn't seen the movie Avatar. The beautiful world of Pandora is not much different from Earth. We all are connected. There is only one soul, the soul of Earth which runs within us. We take it from her and we’ll return it to her one day.

But what are we doing with our planet? We are blindly ruining it, believing in the veil of technology and science to be the only truth. The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to Earth. As soon as we realize it we can make a difference. Everyone is aware about how to bring a change, a small step to plant a tree is what is to be followed by all. But more than this we require showing respect to the Earth.

Earth is quiet but not dead. It is not a polythene bag which will hold our crap. We should learn to understand nature, before there is no such opportunity left.

Nature paints for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty, if only we have ‘the eyes’ to see it. We all are a part of nature. Let us try to recognize this relationship, let us show respect and care. Let us not forget that the secret of nature is patience but this doesn't make it helpless.

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