Travel theme : “night”


it comes




into my empty house


it spreads

its dark blanket

over my heavy eyes

it lies there


it seems

to my

burdened mind.


in its thick  darkness

I fervently

wait  for


 - image courtesy

My friend ailsa at Where’s my backpack? runs this weekly challenge. though the challenge is about travel related  photography. she indulges me !

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Journey)

Where have I come from

Where am I headed to

Am I nearer to the  end

or the  beginning

I really don’t have a clue…

Have I  learned my lessons

Is it now my time to teach

Is my journey just beginning

or is the destination just  within ma’ reach…

Have I seen the sights

Is there lots more left to see

Have I discovered myself

Are there still depths left in me to seek

why did I get on this train of life

Is there a purpose to  meet

An agenda to fulfill ,

A promise to keep?

Whatever the reason  be

I lay my trust in thee

I didn’t come here by my self

I was sent  here to be “me”….

This is my response to this week’s photo challenge “Journey”…. A bit too simplistic! But, that’s me! this week, I guess!

Seeking “It”…

What  is it that I long for?

What is it  I seek?

Name and Fame I am shy of

Money and power  I don’t need

Yet there is something just outside my grasp

Something that I want for

But just cant seem to clasp

I know when I have “it”

I will be more complete

But what that “it” is

I just don’t understand

Is it possible to find “it”?

When I don’t even know, its name

How long will ‘it’ elude me

I am tiring of this game

My words just pour out and

I watch them mesmerized

somewhere, somehow, sometime

I am bound to realize

what is it I long for

What is it I seek

I wish someone would tell me

Does “it” even exist?

Discovered Today! The Ingredient of Positivity

Why is it that some people become so negative, so pessimistic, so cynical that they suck out the life from themselves and others around them? What makes them like this?


As children we are all born into laughter, curiosity, trust, joy.


When do some of us exchange that for a permanent mantle of despair and unhappiness? Do some life events force this change?


For surely no one will opt to live a life of  bleakness by choice. Maybe an unhappy childhood, loss of a loved one, a bad life experience forces certain people to view the world  henceforth with weary eyes. They remain always on the watch for presumed treachery. And when the slightest of  obstacles come their way they feel vindicated. Their world view gets confirmed.


On the other hand one also comes across people who face the worst. The story of their lives is full of adversities and loss and yet they haven’t given up. There is still  joy and the happiness, the urge to set things right, the power to trust and the belief  in a better tomorrow.


Where does this difference come from? Is it that some of us are born to be unhappy and distrustful and others the opposite. Or is the mystery deeper? Did god really make us all the same? Is there a key to this puzzle?


If only there was a magic ingredient. A wonder formula. A process by which we could make the change.


A way by which we could fill these sad souls with the beauty of life.  Reveal to them once again (for surely they must have known it as children) that the world is full of goodness waiting to be discovered. Friends waiting to be made, songs waiting to be sung, life waiting to be lived.


That would be a true discovery.  An invention to outshine all others. Discovery of  the ingredient of ‘Positivity’!


Can it be done?