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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Broken Heart

My heart, broken
Into million pieces
Every which way

I keep mending it
Poem by poem
Each day, every day..

Copyright Renu Vyas

Nanu's Magical Khaadi (Farm)

While walking through Nanu's Khaadi (farm)
I came across a big green tree
And spied a little old door there
And wondered what on the other side would be

I bent down and knocked on it
And asked softly " is anyone there ?"
It opened just this tiny bit
And out peeped a tiny furry bear

"Just crawl in if you must come in"
The bear whispered to me
"The party has already begun
You're just in time for tea"

I crawled in through the little door
And in wonder looked around
Oh I was in such a magical world
With such beautiful lovely sounds

The birds were all dressed in tiny frocks
The rabbits in pink caps and shoes
A garden full of colorful flowers
And the sky bluer than all blues

The fairies sat on swings on the trees
The pixies on little white chairs
The dwarfs were serving little cup cakes
And peacocks munching on eclairs

I saw Cinderella dancing merrily
In her beautiful delicate glass shoes
Rapunzel was humming and brushing her hair
Oh yes ..she was very much there too

Queens Aditi and Priyanka
Were singing on the stage
And holding their hand lovingly
Stood by, their handsome mates

Suddenly I heard a strange sound
And eagerly looked up at the sky
I saw Princess Aayushi and Avni
Arrive on a unicorn with twinkling eyes

Snow White clapped her hands in glee
Sleeping beauty woke up with a smile
Everyone enjoyed the party
And all stayed for a while

And finally it was time to go
We all hugged and said goodbye
Promising to meet again next week
I crawled out of the little door with a sigh...

Copyright Renu Vyas.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Inner Turmoil

The older I get, the more I enjoy the calmness, the stability, and the peace life offers after fifty. It's good to no longer worry about the insecurities and uncertainties that were a permanent companion earlier.

When I was young, crossing every hurdle, facing new challenges that life threw at me felt exciting. It was as if I wanted to fly. It made me feel alive..yet often left me with a lot of inner turmoil.

I have now learnt to value stability. And yet sometimes..just sometimes.. a part of me craves to free a tiny part of myself from the boundaries set by the society, to break the chains of the confines of a life constrained by the codes of others.

Mostly, being the person that people expect me to be comes easily to me. I guess life is the same for all. Each person playing a series of roles, all striving to play each one to the best of their abilities. And yet there are those few rare moments that leave me wondering, questioning myself.. which is the charade and which is the real me..

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Art of Appreciation

Most people these days take others for granted. They do not appreciate what they have, or the effort and hard work others put for them. Even the little things matter.

A warm smile we receive, a kind gesture, a friendly all matters, and yet we often take them for granted. We do not appreciate. We do not take the time to let the other know how important such things are for us.

Appreciating is an art, it does not come naturally to all. Sometimes one has to learn to appreciate. And a word of appreciation makes a lot of difference to another.

And it's never too late to start learning 🙂