Saturday, March 7, 2009

The little girl..

A woman

should be a feminist during her college days,

be career minded and care oriented,

play the game of hide and seek with her suitor,

dare to stay happily unmarried all her life,

love being a woman,

buy flowers for herself,

feel the wind on her face,

go camping, trekking;

be shy, be bold,

trust men occasionally,

give that second chance to everyone,

be a romantic,

get emotionally hyped over nothing,

and cool down suddenly

go on a diet, yet, eat chocolates and ice creams

get high n stay high on life,

love her man and her reflection,

learn to love herself,

kiss herself good night in the mirror,

get wild, tame her tears,

break rules- lead the dances,

drive her man's car, run his bank account,

manage his business, wear his clothes

yet know

that he's a man and she's the woman

get flattered...

wear latest fashion and wear fine diamonds

for no special reason,

lay down principles in her life,

go out for window shopping all alone

know the way to her heart

never forget the little girl within...

I will smile again..

I will smile again

Though tears flow from these eyes

I will smile again

And trust tomorrow the sun shall rise

Though darkness may enfold me

Though heavy rain can't help but pour

Though shattered, lost and broken

Though heart could barely bear it all

Though tired and weary and confused

Though badly hurt and bruised

I know that I will smile again

And I will smile again!

Yes...I will smile again...

What have you learned?

I've learned

that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I've learned

that no matter how good a friend is,

they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned

that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

The same goes for true love.

I've learned

that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned

that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I've learned

that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned

that you can keep going long after you can't.

I've learned

that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I've learned

that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I've learned

that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first,

the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I've learned

that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,

regardless of the consequences.

I've learned

that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned

that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned

that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down,

will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned

that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,

but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned

that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to

doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned

that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had

and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many years you have lived.

I've learned

that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.

Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned

that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned

that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,

but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned

that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other

And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I've learned

that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.

It could change your life forever.

I've learned

that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned

that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I've learned

that even when you think you have no more to give,

when a friend cries out to you you will find the strength to help.

I've learned

that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned

that the people you care about most in life are sometimes taken from you too soon.

A friend..

Each of us has a hidden place somewhere deep within our hearts;
A place where we go to get away, to think things through,to be alone, to be ourselves..
This unique place, where we confront our deepest feelings,
becomes a storehouse of all our hopes, all our needs, all our dreams,
and even our unspoken fears.

It encompasses the essence of who we are and what we want to be.
But now and then, whether by chance or design,
someone discovers a way into that place we thought was ours alone.
And we allow that person to see, to feel and to share;
all the reason, all the uncertainty and all the emotion we've stored in there.
That person adds a new perspective to our hidden realm,
Then quietly settles down in his own corner of our special place,
Where a bit of himself will stay forever
And we call that person............. a friend

Your time..

Your time is limited,

so don't waste it living somebody's else life.

Don't be trapped in dogma-

which is living with the result of other people's thinking.

Don't let the noise of others opinion drown out your own inner voice.

And most importantly,

have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Everything else is secondary.

Autumn Leaves..

I was thinking of old friends today
And how many of them have slipped away.
Moved, got married, or stopped calling so much,
Found new friends, got busy, and just lost touch.

It reminded me of falling leaves.
Every autumn the leaves fall from the trees.
Some stay longer than others, but eventually -
Each leaf must fall, I'm told,
Leaving the tree alone to face the cold.

Why is it that in the time of utmost need
The leaves would seek to leave the tree?
And when we need our friends around
We look and they cannot be found?

Of course these friendships come and go
And in the spring new leaves will grow.
But I prefer autumn friends of old
With crackling laughter and colors bold.

It saddens me now I must admit
How somehow, someway, I did forget
Laughing with old friends of mine
During summers when the sun would shine.

And then I thought of you.
That one stubborn leaf that won't let go.
That clings despite the winds that blow.
Fighting ice, and snow, and winter's stings
Hanging on right through till spring.

So I guess that's what you are to me -
The very last leaf to leave the tree.
I know it seems silly, but it's true.
When I see that last leaf...
I think of u.

Shadow on the Wall...

No one tried to notice me,

They acknowledged I was there,

But they didn't really truly see,

They didn't have the time to care.

I was always present,

Like a shadow on the wall,

Always with them,

waiting silently,

For someone I knew to call.

But no one ever did,

I waited there in vain,

Never daring to speak out,

Restricted by my pain.

How I longed to be wanted,

For someone to make space,

So I could slip in next to them,

Have my own special place.

But I knew there never would,

Be a space made just for me,

I was an outcast on the outskirts,

Trying to get in desperately.

The more I tried to fit in,

The more obvious it became,

I wouldn't survive in this world,

Cause I couldn't play their game.

So now ill quietly leave,

Drifting day by day,

Wondering my own land,

Until I finally fade away.

I wont let them pity me,

I wont let them see me fall,

They'll only notice that im gone,

When there's no shadow on the wall.

Friend of yesterday..

When shades of night begin to fall

And the stars light up the sky,

I travel back in time,

Remembering days gone by.

Happy days of childhood

Running free in fields of flowers,

Dens we made to shelter in

To escape the sudden showers.

Such different games we played then,

Too many to recall,

But in those golden years

We were happy with bat and ball.

We really had some good times

When skies were never gray,

I remember you, and all we shared

My dear friend of yesterday.

The woman I am..

The woman I am
Hides deep in me
Beneath the woman I seem to be.

She hides away
From the stranger's eye-
She is not known
To the passers-by.
She goes her way,
The woman I seem,
But the woman I am
Withdraws to dream!

The woman I seem
Goes carelessly
When love goes by
Does not seem to see.
But the woman I am
Knows sudden fear...
And hides more deeply
When love draws near!
For love might look closely
and see her
the woman I seem to be!

Ye tumhare gam ke chiraag hain..

Kabhi aah lab pe machal gai,
kabhi ashq aankh se dhal gae…
Ye tumhare gum k charag hain,
kabhi bujh gae kabhi jal gae…

Main kheyaalon khwaabki mehefilen
na bakadr-e-shauk saja saka
Teri ek nazar k sath hee,
mere sabar k raat badal gae…

Ye tumhare gum k charag hain,
kabhi bujh gae kabhi jal gae…

kabhi rang mein, kabhi roop mein
kabhi chaaw mein, kabhi dhoop mein
kahin aaftab-e-nazar hai who,
kabhi mehetaab me dhal gae…

Ye tumhare gum k charag hain,
kabhi bujh gae kabhi jal gae…

Jo faanah hue gum-e-ishq mein,
unhe zindgi ka na gum hua
Jo na apni aag me jal sake
wo parai mein aaj jal gae…

Ye tumhare gum k charag hain,
kabhi bujh gae kabhi jal gae…

Tha unhe bhi meri tarha junoon
to phir unme mujhme ye farq kyu
Main girift-e-gum se na bach saka,
who gudud-e-gum se nikal gae…

Ye tumhare gum k charag hain,
kabhi bujh gae kabhi jal gae…

Kabhi aah lab pe machal gai,
kabhi ashq aankh se dhal gae…

Ye tumhare gum k charag hain,
kabhi bujh gae kabhi jal gae…