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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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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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Poetry

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

Memories

All of these stories

Some full of joy, some full of worries

Sometimes jotted down in journals or diaries

Are life’s memories

Creating mischief and putting your friends to blame 

The joy of defeating your cousins in a board game

Teasing your best friend’s with their crush’s last name 

All these memories are beautiful, all the same

Packing suitcases 

And visiting different places

Getting photographs clicked making different faces

And then later, remembering the times spent in these oasis…

Binge watching web series and shows

At late night just before you doze

And then getting annoyed when the mobile screen buffers and froze

Ah, what times where those!

Those small successes

Of winning a quiz through guesses

Or getting first prize in a competition where you had to wear fancy dresses

Reminiscing those give the most joy to your brain and its five senses

Sit back and go through your life’s memories on a random day of July

And one moment, they leave you horrified

And in the next, you’ll be flying in the sky 

And before you realise, you might have tear in your eye…