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The First Step

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Her Presence

The soft feathery white
spreading on the horizons
with the creases shining
with the glint of
the evening crimson shadows
casted by the slowly disappearing sun,
as I was lost agape
in such nature’s gambol
she appeared
with those dancing eyes
and moonlit face
the leprechaun smile
spreading grace
her mere presence
dwarfed the mighty sun,
and every possible miracle
that the nature could bestow
on my mortal self
and I was beaming proud
for she was standing there by my side

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Be That Craziest Person

Have you ever tried taking a cold shower in the middle of extreme winter or have run in the midst of a summer when the temperature is well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit?

When is the last time you played with the kids, not like an adult coaching them but like being one of them?

Did you ever sing under the shower, screaming like a rock star or maybe dared to record your voice and played it in the car for everyone to listen.

When your kids are busy with their screens, have you tried telling them stories about your mischievous past, cracking them up in such a way that they forget about their ostensible video games?

How often you lie on your bed gazing the ceiling pretending to be a superhuman solving the world’s most difficult problem.

Have you tried living your life in the most unconventional, bizarre and unpredictable way? And if you have not, when are you going to? Life is too short to be taken seriously. Be that craziest fun loving happy person that you have ever known in your lifetime.

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Enjoy The Thing Called Life

Often, I have seen people flounder when the plan they have nurtured for life fails. Make a plan to organize your life not to fluster your mind. After all, there will be no fun if life executes to a textbook plan.
Follow your heart,
organize your mind,
count your blessings,
rejoices your wins,
embrace your defeats,
and enjoy the thing called life.

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You Can’t Be a Distraction

The world declares you as a distraction
a chaotic nightmare
a mirage, some pseudo-reflection
but for me, you are a desire
a serene feeling
a reason to smile

I sleep every night
with a wish to have you in my dreams
and wake up every morning
with eyes laced with your gleam

The goals,
the aspirations,
the hopes
and my schemes
all have your flair as flame
all always beacons your name

When you give such purpose to my life
how can you be a trap, a mere quagmire

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