My Best Is Yet To Come….

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My best is yet to come…..

For all I have achieved

I was associated n perceived

Applauded and accorded

Speaks of how I evolved

But my best is yet to come….

 

I have risen and seen

From every challenge unseen

Every time I was about to give in

I re surged n preened

Still, my best is yet to come…..

 

I have won battles on ground

I have painted my heart’s hues

I have sung to my soul

Lovely idols I’ve chiseled too

But my best is yet to come….

 

I’ve given birth to verses

Then music notes I made

To this foot tapping melody

My own dance steps I pirouette

However, my best is yet to come…

 

Many buds I helped bloom

Many souls I helped groom

Many led and many followed

I see learning in every lesson crooned

Thus, my best is yet to come……

 

This is not where I stop

For I am more than what I draft

With every passing out parade

I renew my course n craft

So, my best is yet to come…..

 

There is no defined line

It’s just a barrier in the mind

Forever raising the bar

Miles to traverse before I retire

As my best is yet to come…..

 

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Inertia !!

Today, like every other day

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I open the newspaper…

A homicide case

19 year old

An honour killing

A student committed suicide

In campus ragging

Rupee falling

Inflation rising

Political parties busy in

Hoarding and mud slinging

 

I open my window…

A factory exhaling smoke

Engulfing the slum

Ever so widening

Carcinogenic fumes

Lung cancer increasing

Amongst the slum dwellers

Insanitary conditions

Reeking and stinking

Poverty line stretching

 

I open my door….

And let my maid in

She is pregnant again

I think its 6th

Their ever proliferating offspring

I have stopped counting

Education becoming dearer

Job opportunities extinct

 

I open my garage….

Get inside my car

Fuel needle dropping

Almost collide

A vehicle over speeding

On traffic lights

An unkempt, shabby kid

Window pane tapping

Beggary is the only industry

Flourishing n thriving

 

I open my mind….

I shut my eyes

What are we doing

To ourselves

To our new saplings

To our mother earth

Ozone diminishing

Corruption full swing

Amassing concrete and polyurethane

Losing our green

Proliferating exponentially

Resources depleting

What the hell are we doing

 

God save us

From our own species

Our unchecked greed

To exploit n succeed

Our unquenched lust

For power ‘n’ feat

To fleece ‘n’ cheat

Our mental myopia

Indifferent and boorish

Let me do something

 

I open my desk…..

Papers in piles

Emails and files

A staff member to penalize

Target to meet

A boss to please

No time to think

A hectic day isn’t it

And I get busy

Doing more important things !!

Rising above lows…

At times I feel so restless

At times so disdained

So lonely and in distress

Extinguished and insane

 

Ever there’d be a spark

Ever there’d be some light

To put myself together

To gather some might

 

At loss of my muses

At loss of cause to write

Suddenly bereft of energy

Beat and full of trite

 

Feeling of hopelessness

Feeling bitterness of compromise

Wondering on my own threshold

Mediocrity no surprise

 

Fatigued by the obstacles

Fatigued by strength of dissuaded

A fight to ignite the expended

A drive to shine the corroded

 

The more I need Uprising

The more I feel rebelled

The jealous and the envious

Are winning battles un-quelled

 

I am to be blamed

I’m to be condemned

For letting the losers win

Ruling of hollow, hypocrite n sycophant

 

Is the light of truth so dismal

Is the excellence so impatient

Unable to pierce the darkness

Unworthy of genuine attempt

 

What do we want to achieve

Where do we want to reach

Why s others endorsement so important

Why is n’t enough to self-seek

 

Well I don’t care to fight the fool

Well I don’t want to prove the ignorant

I just surmounted my strength

to win my-Self and conquer my cause coherent

 

To Prepare For Now And Beyond!!

To prepare for now n beyond!!

While we learn to walk steadily

            Always learn the skill to fly

You don’t grow your wings instantly

            When there’s an earthquake and its safe in the sky!

 

While we strategize for peace n accord

             Strategy for war be ready, afore

You don’t sharpen your saw and polish your arms

            When the enemy has invaded and reached your door!

 

While its great to learn to weave your thoughts eloquently

            Don’t be oblivious to the pleasure of song ‘n’ dance

Its wonderful to be in comfort of known ‘n’ worldly

            Yet, don’t be unknown to the ecstasy of Trans!

 

While we excel our existence so exquisite’

            Store enough heritance for the journey of life

Treasure some ingénue and some bequest of naiveté,

to carry along to resurrect, before you die!

 

 

Let me be Me

I am as much a human being with a heart and a mind of my own. Let me be one than just a daughter, sister, wife and mother to someone, which I would always play to my best…irrespective!

Let me be ME


Let me be Me
I am water I flow

I am fire, I glow

I am the air,

that needs  to freely blow

 

We all have pursuits, we all have a goal

We all have a journey n destination to follow

We all have to meet , we all have to part

There are lessons to learn and debts to restore

 

Don’t put me in shackles; I am led by my soul

You can change my crust but not my core

This soil has some seeds, which are meant to grow

I am the Earth, I create lives and nurture them so

 

Let’s not be a reservoir,

Let’s be the rivers that flow

Let’s create things anew

but not destroy the old

 

We have a quest to fulfill,

We have a role to play

Its a path we tread together,

not coming in each other’s way

 

Whenever you need me, you will find me close

Promises I’ve made will always hold

With love and care, being truly there,

Yet I’ve causes to lead, lives to mold

 

I can’t be someone’s shadow,

I wasn’t meant to be

Don’t wince, don’t whine so

let me be ME !

Winning The Right Way!!

I had set out for a journey of pride

Quest for excellence was cause of my stride

Promised myself a real goal to realize

Not for false glory, but to self-actualize

 

To be one with my soul, not a race to run

Did I ever repressed others to be number one

Its about universal evolution, not to defeat anyone

Honesty, compassion, advancing in unison

 

Was it ever a game of trade-offs

To muddle up around and create chaos

To win some and lose some in the toss

It was to attain and succeed amass

 

Why to step over others to attain your high

Why is it so important to fly above the sky

Why someone’s sorrow is someone else’s joy

Those who don’t know my aim, so don’t even try

 

Don’t ask me to detour or take a short course

I have my own challenges and hurdles to traverse

There’re plenty to underwrite and enough to enforce

Don’t obscure my vision, don’t eclipse my source

 

The Two Of Me…

Sometimes I feel that I am the two of myself!

There is this one who’s shy, cocooned in her hard shell

Perceptive, susceptible to get hurt and vulnerable

There is another tough one, out to fight the world and excel

 

There is one who has little room for unworthy emotions

Replaced by focused rationale and transactions

Yet the other one refuses to write-off selfless affection

And preserves tears for compassion and devotion

 

Hard facts over fables anytime

No prose no poetry, just reason to rhyme

Words entrenched with fervor still awake me, midnight

Verses flow over the pad like a flooded river, in my twin paradigm

 

Keeping pace with advancements, enjoying the milieu though feign

Plug n play with gizmos, multichannel devices turning insane

Yet longing to soak in sun n first shower of rain

Serenaded by the birds chirp, feeling the dew on the windowpane

 

Opening my eyes to the reality is life’s doctrine

Also, keeping them shut to continue my dream

Detached from crowd, can’t stretch to masses and middling

Still those astute yet innocent faces I find endearing

 

Power and fame stopped impressing me long ago

But bylines by folks why feed my distinguished ego

Demon of success still fills me with magnitude

Yet peace and serenity comes from soulful solitude

 

Submitting to shackles in the name of safety

Confining to compromise be the formula of harmony

Yet a free spirit infuses need for autonomy

Feet ready to groove all night on the trance symphony

 

Curious like a little child, ready to explore life

Marveling at enigmatic world, vulnerable and naïve

Yet holding the universe of experience in my gaze

To question the rubrics and offer answers in haze

 

The soft breeze with an ability to turn a windmill

Imperious though passionate, spark with fire concealed

Solid though permeable, malleable yet brittle

Is this the two of me …………..

or just me in metamorphosis, in qua of being dual

 

To Win Each Day, Be A Warrior Each day !!

Amidst so much of hopelessness, let’s light hope and win ourselves each day…..

 

Every day I wake up, willful to realize

Take up wattle and daub, in my armor like a knight

There’s new realm to annex, there’s new battle to fight

There s new cause to take up, there’s new reason for strife

 

I need to whet my arms of belief and raison d’être

Need to gather courage to face it everyday

There’s a fire, there’s blood shed

There’s vengeance and hatred

 

Wonder as if am fighting for my selfish goals

Question myself too often, am I warring my foes

They are my very own and so is my holy cause

We need to come together and forward we march

 

It’s time to awaken them to their righteous role

To work for creating around a better world

Somewhere we have lost our vision, sparkle of our sight

We have forgotten our worth and brawn of our might

 

Hey all martials wake up, team up and move

Don’t lose existence, living like dead wood

You have to be fearless, if your goal you wish to attain

It’s you who have to become the catalyst for change

 

Have you all forgotten pleasure of co-creation

Weakened are the values, fallen are foundations

There’s greed n there’s lust, bereft of self esteem

Know not if they know the bliss of earning by true means

 

It’s time to make a difference, it’s time to join crusade

It’s time to be invincible, it’s time to invigorate

There s a dead silence around, no soul so stirred

They have learned to live like corpses or a life of marauder

 

Ahh! I am losing hope and ready to give in……….

 

I am ready to call it a day and feeling so deplete

A feeling of restiveness, senses so dead and beat

If it’s really worth it, I can also look the other way

Turn my back to misery and let the world decay

 

Then comes a light, to blind my unscrupulous thoughts

The keystones I have laid and groundwork of past

I sleep over this melancholy, with conflicting cacophony

Then dreams lift me to the world anew, springing with harmony

 

I wake up cleansed and bathed, resolute and steadfast

Ambiguous and unassuming, are emotions of the past

Once again to fight, once again to win

Invoking the rabble to create a new sovereign!

 

My Vision, Mission Statement and Goals of Life!!

One of those days, when I pause and introspect

One of those moments, I take stock of life’s true aspects

How much love and happiness I have accrued, how much in return I ‘ve spread

There’re dreams that I fulfilled while some just faded and withered

How much I have achieved and how much more is left

The essence of life so far journeyed, the search of soul that lies ahead

 

One of those days, when I feel special and blessed

I am grateful to God and all of you who incite this smile

Filled with sense of pride for the goals I have met

When I sit here today to reminisce and reflect!

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If feels great this moment, there is  peace, quietude, sense of achievement…but can this be a permanent state of mind!

I have been mulling over this until I stepped out of an exhaustive two days’ workshop conducted on the understanding and imbibing of our organization’s Vision, Mission and goals. We almost pledged with hand on our heart to live by each and every word of it.

Later, I was complementing at the amount of seriousness and focus our organization attributes to its values and the sense of pride we take to live by them.

What about us as individuals. How earnestly do we take our lives?

 If it is the most important and valuable project to us, have we set a clear vision, mission and goal for ourselves. Isn’t it imperative to replicate this wisdom to our lives at large….

So I started working on this new premise and I conceived my strategy around life more formally, using the same format that we do while making organization’s strategy…..

 

My vision-

To transform my life’s journey from ‘Living’ to ‘Winning’!

My Mission-

I will enhance my self-worth, stature and contribution towards all the important stakeholders of my life by refining myself personally, professionally and spiritually in order to create a mutually Win-Win endeavor for all.

 Important Stakeholders-

 

Myself- My mind, body and soul- (Self-actualization, health and internal bliss)

Family & Friends- My spouse, children, close family and friends.

Career- My goals towards my occupation, organization, leaders, team members

Society- A section of society which needs support and abetting

My goals…

I had taken following set of goals to be evaluated and reviewed after every year.

  1. Myself- To feel blessed, fulfilled, physically fit and one with my soul-
    1. To learn and practice new realms.
    2. To publish my poetry.
    3. To be regular on physical fitness regime. Right eating.
    4. Spiritual connect for quietness and internal bliss.
  1. To be an adored and respected mother, spouse and kin to those in the family who have contributed in my journey.
  2. To be an admired and respected professional for quality of work and value I bring by my contribution.
  3. To engage and support my best to a cause towards society.

Being a corporate employee for a while now, I knew you can’t sustain for long by just making powerful statements. It was important therefore to develop a methodology to measure my success on same. To assess that I am making progress on my vision and mission of life.

After a lot of serious deliberation and some consultation with people in family and colleagues I trust,

I concluded as follows.…

The technique to measure if I have met my first personal goals is- When I look at the woman in the mirror, I see an image I revere, respect and adore. I see a person who has lived a life giving her best , have no regrets and yet so much desire to learn and contribute more.

When it comes to goals with respect to my family/friends, my stakeholders are the customers who should rate my performance. If they confirm that my presence and contribution has made a positive difference to their lives and achievement of their important goals…I am home.

Career goals are easy to measure- Top box performance rating and results in each role.

My goal towards society is under planning and deliberation. I have an outline and imagery in my mind, however I have to assign and commence in a specific timeline.

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Before you start judging me for my strategy and goals or may find this entire exercise a little dramatic….My simple message to all is- it has really helped me crystallize and affirm important objectives of my life with an immense clarity ( However ingenuous they may sound). All this while, these thoughts were there in my mind but obscure and hazy. Having deciphered and documented them is like making a commitment to myself that I stand avowed to fulfil.

Ordinary To Extraordinary…its all in you !

Winning is about awareness of self

Winning is about making informed choices

Winning is about living each moment to its best

Winning is about rising above wrongs ‘n’ rights, shedding biases

 

Finding ‘Self’ was the next step. Discovering what illumines my heart and soul. How do I give my best to myself and those who matter! How do I turn around my journey from ordinary to extraordinary…and feel like a winner in each endeavor of life !

 

I was playing an ordinary role

None to make me feel special, dreary was my stroll,

Nothing to make me eternal, no gigantic goal,

That was perhaps how I lived, paying no heed to my soul

 

Humble dwelling, unpretentious parentage

Middling mind, unadorned appearance

No God’s gift, no fêted existence

There was no aura, devoid of radiance  

 

So should I accept and grow like a weed or a scented flower

Do I just live with ordinary dreams n desire

No, I have to burn for brilliance, I have to hunt my treasure

Let me not put my feet up, ther’s no time for leisure

 

I am not willing to let go, howsoever ordinary I am still

For I have to seed in my heart, an extraordinary will

Tenacity to evolve, a fire thus kindled

To acquire distinct knowledge, cultivate peerless skill

 

I will be my own sculptor; I will find my own mentors

Will shape my own future and sculpt my character

Will add new hues to fiber and new sheen to texture

I have to find my goal, my forte and my stature

 

I have decided to fight and fight till I win

I will stand resilient, no matter how elfin

A secret pledge I took, never shall I give in

To find myself a reason and life’s true meaning

 

And it’s been so strenuous, not an easy road to choose

Every step was challenge, and every turn bemused

I bejeweled grit and gumption, adorned with aptitude

Little by little I grew to attain my magnitude

 

Although lost in crowd, I had my own face

No mask, no facade, one of my true race 

You may not however fall for, certainly would reminisce

Embracing my dignity, with new acquired grace

 

My promise to myself, has finally come true

My misery for being so oblivious, I have finally paid adieu

No reason for despair, no moments of blue

For some things better than others, I can certainly do

 

I followed my heart with a strong will and might

Garnered robust logic, clarity above wrong and right

Made my way through dense woods, fueling my own light

No longer will I lose, never will get wiped

 

I treasured every pearl of wisdom on my way

Pushed back with higher thrust, each time I washed away

Learnt to ride the high tide, drowning every day

Was I willing to ever give in..Oh never ! No Way !

 

Oh dear God, whatever you may create for hindrance

I’ll take that as your way to preach me perseverance

To salvage my self esteem, I covet so intense

Never to alter my course till I discover life’s true essence!