Magical Life

The road to life may be easy, but the road to living is far from it.

It was never meant to be easy. Every single thing starts from ground level.

Trees are not born tall. It sprouts from a tiny seedling.

It takes years and years to grow into a full-fledged tree.

And then to multiply.

Even humans. We are not born as adults. We grow into one.

Granted, not all ‘grow up’. Our experiences mould us.

Just like those trees. Nature moulds them.

If they were to find living hard and give up, can you imagine the catastrophe?

But they’re there. Holding on. Going strong.

Imagine walking through a forest, listening to the music of nature.

The rustling of the leaves, the hissing of the swaying branches,

the twitter of birds, and the calls of wild animals…that’s magic.

That’s magic right there. A magic that is called LIFE.

©NJ

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Forgotten Stars

Shining brightly with a

curved smile is a half moon

Along with a sprinkling of stars

for some twinkling company

Perhaps, there’s a conversation

happening between them

As they watch the zigzagging

of humans on the ground

and wonder to themselves

‘when has life become so fast

That they don’t even have time

To stop and look at the stars?’

©NJ

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Go Exlpore, My Heart

Go, my heart, go

Feel free to explore,

Do not be afraid to hurt

or stumble, or get lost inside,

I will stay with you

every step of the way,

I will take care of you

as you do of me every single day,

without letting go a beat

You are my life and I am yours

and yours alone. For I promise,

I will not let go. No, not unless

you tell me to.

©NJ

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Plain Blank Sheet

Love is a plain blank sheet

which when blossomed

is filled with colours known solely

to the two beautiful souls.

©NJ

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Life Will Prevail

I sit here alone, with nature as my mate

I gaze far and wide as my eyes can see

and I feel free. I let the tears fall.

No one can see as they flow into the river

and just like that my aching heart is being cleansed.

Even though my troubles do not disappear,

the majestic mountains reassure me

that anything can be conquered

if you put your heart to it. All I need to be

is headstrong, just like them.

 

For come rain or snow or sunshine, they brave it.

They even endure human unkindness.

Yet, there they are, standing proud and tall.

They do not complain. They just stay. They stay in harmony,

as you can see, with the green trees, the blue sky,

the white clouds, the sun, the moon… everything.

There’s so much we can learn and yet, we don’t.

But as I sit here, gazing at nature,

I breathe in the cold, fresh air and I feel a sense of calm,

a sense of happiness, a sense of hope,

hope that someday all of this will not have been in vain.

All of this will continue to prevail

long after mankind has been erased.

©NJ

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Pepper the World

Take a large bottle and fill it with

love, compassion, kindness, gentleness

forgiveness, warmth, happiness

joy, beauty, sensitivity

goodwill, affection, empathy

humanity, understanding, serenity

equality….

and pepper it all over the world

I don’t see how this wouldn’t​ make

the world a better place.

©NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

In response to dVerse’s Quadrille: Pepper.

I am just a Child

I am just a child

I am supposed to be free

Carefree in this world we live in

And yet, I am witness to wars

to destruction, to hate

I am just a child

How do I hide my innocence?

How do I save it?

What can I do to not

grow up before my time?

I am just a child

I should be playing and

eating candy and swinging on

branches but yet here I am

with not a smile on my face

I am just a child

Please do not take away

my childhood before my time

©NJ

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In response to dVerse’s Poetics prompt: Mugging for the Camera

Breed Love

We will not be swayed

by the hate that raids

Give love

Love is the one trade

Hatred will be slayed

Beloved

people, our world’s blade

will come to our aid

Breed love

©NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

In response to dVerse’s prompt.

 

You Will Rise, My Phoenix

We are two peas in a pod

One growing, one grown

And yet our lives couldn’t be any similar

So let me tell you, dear one…

You will grow wings and fly

You will win the battles you fight

You will silence the voices that bog you down

You will destroy your demons, hands down

You will give the world all your love

For you, my dear, are your own world

You will get up every single time you fall

You will push on even though you want to stop

You will grow stronger, tougher and bolder, I know

Coz I’ve seen you grow and am seeing you bloom

And you will win against it all, I believe in you, for sure

You will shed your past and rise from them all

Just like a phoenix, you will be reborn

©NJ

In response to dVerse’s Poetics prompt:- Poems that could save your life

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Crackle and Boom

With a crackle and a boom

the blackness begins to slither in

edging out the sun and its sunshine.

White clouds are thrust away

as the dark clouds dominate the sky.

Winds howl in fury, torrential rains commence

the king of downpours has arrived.

©NJ

In response to dVerse’s Quadrille 34: Storm

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