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Success. Or is it?

“Success is having money, power and fame,”
The brain exclaimed!
The heart, however, proclaimed,
“It is an altogether different ballgame.”

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The brain asked in a confused and angry manner,
“What else is success apart from being rich and
having glamour?”
The heart replied with a stammer,
“Success is flourishing in doing what you like – be it
a nurse or a rapper.”

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The heart continued, “Doing what leaves you
depressed
Causes you to obsess
Over money, and leaves you suppressed
Is definitely not success.”

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The brain understood its folly,
Learning that success is more about being jolly,
Having a sound and healthy body.

Finding the utmost joy in happy occasions like
Christmas and Diwali!
But not about owning a Ferrari or a Bugatti!

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The Shining Stars

All these stars,

They seem so far.

Yet the distance doesn’t bar them

From shining to the place where you are,

Bringing joy like someone playing a guitar!

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So, why do you think

That you can’t create an impact

Through your small kind acts?

Leaving people enraptured

Even those with whom you have minimal contact

Giving your life a meaning so apt, so apt…

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Spread Love

Spread love, not hate.

Don’t judge people for their height or weight,

Do not manipulate people at any rate,

And that’s how you become great!

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Make others smile,

Every time you are with someone, make it worth their while.

Go the extra mile,

For those who, for you, would swim the Nile!

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Filling people with delight,

Motivating them to take flight,

And being a guiding light

Such actions truly show your might.

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Poetry Poetry

Those Little Things

Getting another slice of pizza,

Suddenly thinking of a beautiful story idea,

Finding out that the information you require is on Wikipedia,

All of these scream, “Eureka”!

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Dancing along to your favourite song,

Talking to your best friends all night long,

And when you know that someone is lying but you play along,

These little things give joy, lifelong.

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Going on a vacation after a tiresome few weeks,

Listening to your new sneakers squeak,

Learning new skills and techniques,

All of these give happiness in heaps.

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Completing a long project,

Watching a movie with special effects,

Secretly enjoying when your loved ones over-protect,

All of these give beautiful memories to reflect!

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They are the very source of enjoyment,

Making up life’s vital components,

So savour every one of these little moments!

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Photograph…

Going through the photographs,

Sometimes inducing tears, sometimes a laugh.

Recording all memories, from the time he first boarded an aircraft

To the first time he saw a giraffe.

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The vacations

To different locations

Be it beaches or hill stations,

Can be found in this image which reminds him of that place’s vibrations and sensations.

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The nostalgia, the emotions

Leave him frozen.

Just look at his eyes, swollen,

Such were the moments, so golden.

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Beauty

Isn’t it beautiful listening to the sound of the rain?

Isn’t it fascinating thinking how the moon wanes?

Isn’t it lovely seeing the mountains covered with white snow?

Isn’t it pleasing to feel the wind blow?

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Seeing the birds fly,

Having your dog come and sit nearby,

Looking at clouds in a clear blue sky,

All lifting your mood up high!

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Who says beauty is found in material things?

Are gold and silver really needed to experience the joy life brings?

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Poetry Poetry

Why Do You Discriminate

The athlete you look up to

Doesn’t earn your admiration because he is a Muslim, Christian, Sikh or Hindu.

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The author you love to read

Doesn’t enthrall you because he belongs to a particular caste or creed.

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The actor of whom you always keep track

Doesn’t charm you because he is white, brown or black.

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The comedian whom you always find funny

Isn’t brilliant because he belongs to a particular country.

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The song which gives you the most joy

Isn’t better because it is composed by a girl or boy.

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When you have the same heart, skull and bones

Why do you regard people of other regions, religions and colours as unknowns?

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“Comfort” Zone

Getting out of one’s comfort zone,

Trying out travelling alone,

Making decisions that are risk-prone,

Is no doubt difficult – like trying to live without a phone!

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Often leads to breakdowns,

Often makes one look like a clown

And often makes one frown.

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But then if one doesn’t live for these things,

They are just like a bird without wings.

Even if their day-to-day life doesn’t sting,

They miss out on life and all that it brings.

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Think over Overthinking!

Thinking of shallow things too deeply

Yes, to stop overthinking about things isn’t easy

But then, you’ve got to keep yourself busy!

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Play a game of carrom,

Or go study the structure of an atom.

Watch a movie

Or go do something goofy.

Read a book

Or go learn how to cook!

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Why pretend when you’re not fine?

In front of those to whom you say, “You’re Mine.”

They are the ones who’d get you off of your tough times.

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If you don’t come out and express,

If all you do to your thoughts and feelings is repress,

The mind would become a bubble of stress.

And when it’d burst, it would create a huge mess!

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Hope For Humanity

He had a dream

To do something for the disadvantaged

To improve their esteem.

“Your idea is not feasible,” they deemed

But he never let them affect his saintly scheme

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He always had hope

That his idea had scope

When someone told him to stop, he said, “Nope”

He was made up of stuff that would change the globe.

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Now, whether he succeeded is a different story,

But actions like these bring mankind glory.

Amongst this world of insanity,

There are still people who give hope to humanity.