There’s always a way when the going gets tough, Unless it’s not working out and you’ve tried enough. Always a way to make time for quiet, So you have resources to use when you can’t see the light.
The sins of the mother, come down to her son, But how long should we blame her for what he’s become? One year of marriage – a journey together, That year during which we learn more about each other. Two years to bend, and to meet in the middle, Three to feel the need toContinue reading “5 Years A Victim”
I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai. We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry and Cento Poetry. It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different theContinue reading “Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry”
A poem about forgiveness and a skill that is needed to form long-lasting relationships amid human failings. Forgive and forget, that’s what they say, So you can be a fool for them on yet another day.
Lets light a fire that burns up hate Let it burn strong before it’s too late. Hold onto change even if it’s small, Keep the flame burning high – it might someday help us all.
Stand up and fight for what is right, With words imperfect, but a heart that’s alright. Be the flame that sheds light – alive and strong, When society wants a display of money, or when you see something wrong.
Do you ever, Leave your house without your phone, Call up somebody who lives alone? Feel grateful for the friend who was there through the sad, Let your maid have a day off when her back is bad?
Please pray for a leader who walks in the light,
Whether he does on his own, or because he’s forced to – either is alright.
Pray for us all, that we can be the pressure,
That we hold on to our values, and let honesty be our measure.
Should I vote for you or should I vote for your brother, The one who will guide you when darkness takes over. Or, should I vote for the winner, support the fair weather friend, Who will swing different ways, depending upon who wins.
We take it with us wherever we go, That temple inside that helps us connect with our soul. We don’t really need fancy buildings to worship, Or an outwardly show of this private relationship.
We have to pay the piper, For all that we have got. If we don’t pay up when it’s due, It’s gonna cost a lot.
While many parents were happy to take the time to understand what was going on in piano lessons, there were quite a few who weren’t.
I learned that educating parents was the secret to progress. Quite a challenge even with those that were interested, and a lost effort with those that weren’t.
There were two major difficulties I faced when teaching in this market which is new to the kind of piano teaching teachers like me do. . .
The world will not end if we put up our feet, For 20 minutes each day. The world will not end if we eat left overs, More than once in a way. The world will not end if we go meet our friends, And we’re not there to serve you your lunch. It’s these breaksContinue reading “Not Wonderwoman.”
You’re the breeze that knocked me over, And I’m lying on the floor. I struggle to rise, clinging to hope. I’m in a better place now, but still struggle to cope.
You taught me to believe.
To have faith and to talk to a higher power everyday.
First thing in the morning, and at night before I went off to sleep.
I chose you and I lost my ability to see. I couldn’t see your failings, though I was aware of them before. It’s not that I was blind, but that I didn’t want to see. Deep down inside, I think accepting your flaws was a reflection on me. Because you were MY choice.
I could look at you in envy For all the things you have, The ease with which you cope, Your luck when things get bad.
I often get told I’m lucky that my daily life is relatively comfortable. But it’s not about luck. It’s about personal choices and priorities and spending on what we value most. That’s where this post comes from.