Hi there! If you’ve been following my poetry on my blog, I would love for you to subscribe to my new YouTube Channel where I’ll be posting my poetry recitations. For now, I’ve posted two in Hindi. Somehow I feel its much nicer to listen to Hindi poetry than read it.. Specially the younger generation of Hindi speakers who do connect to the language, but tend to be more comfortable reading English than Hindi. So this one’s for them!
Also, I’m wondering if my English recitations would be any good.. But I might give it a shot.
Please share your views/suggestions/ideas in the comment section of the videos and please like and share if you think its good enough.. Appreciation is always appreciated 😀
Also, if you want me to write on a particular topic, please don’t hesitate to suggest something.. I’ll be more than happy to put your ideas to words.
कुछ बातें तुमसे करनी थी..
कुछ किस्से तुम्हे सुनाने थे.
एक नही, काई बार तुम्हे बताने थे..
जैसे तुम बताया करते थे..
उन्ही क़िस्सो पर बार बार तुम हस्ते थे..
बीतें पलों को याद करते थे..
ना जानते हुए की ये पल भी बीत जाएगा..
ना चाहते हुए, यह भी एक किस्सा बॅन जाएगा.
अब उन्ही क़िस्सो को याद करते हैं..
और फिर उन्हे दौहराते हैं..
जैसे तुम दुहरेया करते थे..
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I think we live in a world where telling lies has become acceptable and an easy escape. Well, it’s the easiest thing to do isn’ it? Want to escape an awkward situation? Lie that you have to go somewhere. Don’t want to continue the conversation? Lie that you have to do something important. Don’t know what else to say? Lie some sweet little lies. Couldn’t reply because you didn’t want to? Lie that you were busy. It’s just SO easy!
I think we’re getting so used to lying all the time, that we have completely forgotten that those little lies we tell all the time are directly related to the promises we break all our lives. You lie for the silliest of things and you then you tell someone you’ll love them forever? Duh! Who’s gonna believe you?
Sometimes I find it funny when I watch/read the Ramayana and Mahabharata and the strong determination of the characters to not lie or to not break promises. Like come on! Just because the mother Kunti said the brothers must share whatever they had won, they shared a woman? It would have been so easy if the promises didn’t have to be kept and the word of the mouth not to be respected. The great war of Mahabharata wouldn’t have been fought! And as a result, so many incidents could have been avoided.. But wait.. How would the world be gifted with the knowledge of the Bhagvad Gita then? How would we have been inspired by these great stories then? Wow! So many consequences of respecting the word of the mouth!
So does that mean we humans of the 21st century are smarter because we avoid so many consequences by just telling convenient lies? Well, I won’t give my opinion on this.. That’s for your to judge – whether its right or wrong. But wait, aren’t we becoming a race of the say-it-and-get-away-with-it mentality? .. Let me give you an example.. When you have to console somebody, the first thing you say to them is – I’m sorry.. bla bla bla.. and I’ll be there for you whenever you need me… bla bla bla.
Hello? Seriously? Have you given it a second thought before saying it? Are you sure you’ll be there for them? Are you sure you’ll pick up their call at 3 am when they’re having a terrible breakdown, and you know you’ve to wake up for work at 7 am? Are you sure you’ll give up on your sleep for them? Do you really care that much? Well, maybe you don’t. And you don’t have to say that lie to every other person who is going through a difficult phase.. Because you’re not supposed to be there for everyone. It is okay if you can’t. But by saying that pretty little lie, you kill somebody’s hope for humanity.. So next time you claim to do something for someone.. Think! Will you really be there for them? Or will you text them back in the morning saying that you were busy/ you were sleeping/ or that you’re terribly sorry your phone was on silent…and bla bla bla.
And well, that applies to everything else too. Think before you say you’ll do something.. It’s okay to not say it, than to not respect your own words and continue lying to hide a previous lie.
Favourite coffee corner in my room. For more on my instagram : @bovarysme
Cup your hands around me,
and I’ll give you warmth.
I know what your hands are seeking,
in this cold lonely world.
I know you are lost, my friend.
Let me lend you comfort on your path.
I know you’ve got a mountain to climb.
And so many answers to find.
Let me quench your thirst in this snowstorm,
with a sip of boiling enlightenment.