What Next?

Girl 3a

I know that
I am being
Guided along!

For the
I was born!

I hear you
I don’t!

I don’t hear you
I start

I know
You do not
Speak in
Words as such!

But that
Messages come
All around!

I know
There is
A time for

Sometimes when
The right time is

Things can
Go amiss
In a way
We never thought!

Then the
Question arises
What the
Real meanings are!

The detour was
Never mentioned
In the plan!

Did the detour
Come to safeguard
The plan?

You are silent!

Is it
Very far
To go?

How do I
Find the
Answers as such!

To do next
And when
Is it
Going to be?

~Deepa Nilamani~

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Two Little Girls!

A knock on the door
The door burst open!

Two little faces
Like the sun
Through the door!

Grandma we are here
Grandma we want to play
Grandma can we go up!

Two pairs of feet
Up and down
the stairs!

Two pairs of hands
Out for things!

Two little girls
On the bed!

Pillows on the floor
Sheets all crumpled
Neatly made bed!

Squeals of laughter
Echoing around
Just like the wind chimes
Swaying in the wind!

Time to go
Thank you grandma
Love you grandma
Hugs and wet kisses!

Bye bye grandma
The door closes

Sounds of laughter
The patter of feet
Still echoing in the house!

Grandma smiled
A happy smile
Settled herself back
In her comfy chair!

~Deepa Nilamani~

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The Hidden Rainbow!


Rainbow 1a

It has been raining
Rain drops keep falling
On and on, and on again!

The sun has gone
Behind the clouds
Taking away the
Light with him.

Without the rain
There are no rainbows
Without the sun too
There are no rainbows!

When will the
Sun come out again?
With patience
I wait time and again.

Looking up
High above,
Searching through the
Sky and clouds

Where has all
The colours gone?

I am waiting for
The Rainbow to
Come out

Lo behold
My waiting
Was rewarded,

It did
Come out
Not one

Two appeared!

~Deepa Nilamani~

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The Lion and The Little Girl!


She walked with him
On his morning walks.
He was talking of the
Sky, the sun and the clouds.

But she was looking
For sticks and stones,
And running behind,
The baby calves!

Looking for fruits and
Flowers of wild.
Filling her pockets
To the brim.

She had her own questions
All of her own,
Which he patiently
Explained to her.

Why is that and why is this?
How is that and how is this?
Maybe childish but always kind
Full of love and tenderness.

Long time since,
He is no more,
A place I really
Like to go back.

With happy and
Sweet memories
Of care free,
Childhood days.

Birth and death,
Is the cycle of life.
We all fall under it
When we are born.

You left me long ago,
Your spirit has been,
Always around.

It has been,
A very difficult path.
If not for you,
Would not have survived.

My guiding light,
From birth to death,
Even before and beyond,
Life goes on, on and on.

So many doubtful,
Eyes upon me.
You have given back,
My dignity.

I am so thankful
For your gift.
That will help,
So many many more.

I am most blessed,
To have been
Born to you.

With utmost gratitude,
Deep respect,
I worship you!

~Deepa Nilamani~

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Flowers Born To Fill The Dessert Air!

Flowers 5

Although the,
The flower was
Born to
Blush unseen.

And waste its
In the
Dessert air.

Destiny of
The flower
Unknown to them.

A different story,
To be known
In time.

The rains
Poured down
And the
Dessert bloomed.

Travelers from
Far and wide.

To walk through
The dessert,
Full of flowers.

To sooth
The tired souls,
To inhale the
Pure sweetness

And the flower
Still unseen,

Was spreading,
Pure Sweetness
Around the
Cool dessert air!

-Deepa Nilamani-

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