Bamboo Trees!

From the tiny little girls

to young beautiful brides

to mothers to grandmothers

women fly on their dreams.


Women are angels –

gifted with the wings

glide along with the wind

and move with the waves.


When the blows of harsh words

break the wings of our dreams

we simply continue the flight

silently, because we cannot stop

and the journey never ends.


We keep on soaring high

on the wings of imagination

moving along with the wind

waving  like bamboo trees

without  spine

without any ground under our feet!

Dreaming and just dreaming

dreaming about what is not there

and when the reality hits our hearts

bleed inside our body silently

no one sees us no one feels the pain 

thinking this is not happening to us

We are just dreaming!


Soft masks of fresh smiles

we put on our lips each morning!

As if the dark nights were only in the dreams!

The bamboo trees dance with the wind

and women fly on their dreams!


Bapu!

30 January 2011   Father of the Nation

On Bapu’s Anniversary: A dream of violence free society lives on!

ਅਹਿੰਸਾ ਪਰਮੋ ਧਰਮਾ

Non-Violence Is The Foremost Religion

 

Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi known as Mahatma Gandhi was born on 02 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat India. He died on 30 January 1948 after accomplishing the struggle for India’s independence. Indian philosopher, writer, thinker and internationally esteemed for his doctrine of non-violence. Gandhiji was a great politician and spiritual leader of India.

Gandhiji said:

  • “Ahimsa (non-violence) is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full. We must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as humanly possible from violence.”
  • “Hatred ever kills, love never dies; such is the vast difference between the two.”
  • “Hate the sin and not the sinner”.
  • “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  • “Truth is the breath of my life. The only virtue I want to claim is Truth and Non-violence. I lay no claim to super human powers. I want none.”
  • “Humanity is the key to success.”
  • “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”
  • “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.”
  • “I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for Unity, Love and Peace.”
  • “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

(Remembering a great teacher)


ਰਸ-ਰੰਗ-ਸੁਗੰਧ

 

ਰਸ  ਸ਼ਬਦਾਂ ਵਿਚ

ਰੰਗ ਘੁਲੇ ਹਵਾਵਾਂ ਵਿਚ

ਸੁਗੰਧ ਖਿੜੀ ਤਿਹਾਰੀ ਹੈ

ਤ੍ਰੈ-ਗੁਣ ਨਾਮ-ਖੁਮਾਰੀ ਹੈ!

ਰੰਗ-ਮੰਡਲ ‘ਚੋਂ ਲੈਕੇ

ਚੁਟਕੀ ਇਕ ਸੰਧੂਰ ਦੀ

ਅੱਖ਼ਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਾਂਗ ਸਜਾਈ

ਦੀਵਿਆਂ ਵਾਂਗੂ ਲਟ ਲਟ ਜਗ ਪਏ

ਰੰਗ-ਰੱਤੀ ਹਯਾਤੀ  ਸਾਰੀ ਹੈ!

 

 

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