Darkness and Light !

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Looking at Life
We observe
Some are good and
Some are mean.

Some are honest
Some are not
Some who are rude
Some polite to us !

Kind hearts
Compete
With those
Hard hearted !

Some who see
The world
Upside down
Lament

Oh
The world is cruel and
Man is mean !

But always
there is
Two sides

Sadness shows
What Happiness is !

The sun comes out
To show
The night !

We need the darkness
To know
The Light !

~ Deepa Nilamani ~

 

Thoughts !

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Endless thoughts
In my mind
Running fast
Like a fast
Moving train !

The past
Sweeps away
And the
Future is born.

I want to
Move on
Just like,
The train.

As time too,
Is running,
Like the train.

Some of the
Minds are
Not alert.
Not aware,
Of another’s thoughts !

Each one
Runs their own race.

Some are fast
And
Some are slow !

We each
Are born free souls
To run our race
In our own times.

Why do they not
Understand this ?

~ Deepa Nilamani ~

A Gift !

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For all the
Long hours
Of praying.

For all
What I have done
Given and shared.

For all the
Sacrifices
I have made.

For all the
Injustice and cruelty
I have tolerated.

For all the
Ingratitude
I have borne in silence.

You have heard and
Seen me !

I, do not
See you !
But you are there
Watching me !

What do I say ?
How do I thank ?

A long awaited
Dream
Coming through !

I have to
Be patient
This I know.

As there is much
Learning to do.

At times of setbacks and
Let downs in life.
You have come
Giving me strength.

I need to always
Keep this in mind
That Almighty God,
Is taking care of me !

~ Deepa Nilamani ~

The Rise of The Phoenix !

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Being condemned,
By
Those of
Narrow minded.

Ripped apart
Her innocence.
Pushing her,

Into,
The darkness
Deep down below.

Flames of
Pain and sadness,
Engulfed her and,
Burnt her.

That,
She was not seen,
As who she was,
Before.

But,
Those who
Really knew,
Her true self,

Pulled her up,
From,
Deep down below !

Slowly but surely,
Through her
Sheer will power,

She rose
From the,
Very Fire
That,
Burnt her !

A light so bright,
That
No fire could match,
To,
Burn her again.

Like the phoenix,
She rose
From,
The ashes.

Stronger than ever
Bright as the sun,
To shine again.

A new beginning.
A new life.
To live again !

~Deepa Nilamani~

Hands That Help !

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With Extreme Gratitude to, Shri Sathya Sai Baba !

Some may think that,
He is false,
Are mistaken,
Ever more.

We are,
Just mortals,
Down below.

Who are we ?
To judge,
The powers above !!!

He watches you,
Through,
Day and Night.

Whispers child,
That’s not right !

If I have,
No time to pray,

Child,
Holier are,
The hands that help.

I ask not for,
Fancy things.
Those that,
We leave behind.

Guidance,
Every step of the way,
All I ask you,
Everyday.

Challenges came,
One by one.
Sometimes,
I would fall and cry !

Silently,
He watched over me
Tossing and turning,
In the stormy sea.

Tests and trials,
Hard work it was.
Sometimes I thought,
I would fall down.

When it was hard,
I cried out,
Swami this is,
Too much for me !

When is it,
Going to end,
Tell me !

Its always,
The darkest,
Just before dawn.

True to the words,
Morning was born.

Bright as ever,
The sun came up,
Chasing,
The darkness,
Away from the light.

A new day,
A new life,
To Begin again.

Dear Swami,
With Gratitude and,
Thankfulness,
I bow down to you !

~ Deepa Nilamani ~

A Blessing !

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Sometimes,
So much is,
robbed from us.

Denied,
Suppressed and
Controlled.

That,
We become lost,
Not knowing,
What to do,
Where to go !

But then,
Life can change,
Just overnight.

Just like the,
Seasons of,
Mother earth.

Just like,
Rain,
Ending the drought.
Bringing back,
Mother earth to life.

Human life too,
Bounces back,
As we are,
Part of mother earth.

Life works in,
Mysterious ways,
Suddenly things,
Come back to you.

At a time and ways,
You never thought,
Even more than,
You ever dreamt !!!

Precious and priceless,
Gifts so rare,
In the world,
None can compare.

Never to be,
Held back,
In selfish deeds.
Never to be,
Taken away from you.

But,
To share with,
Others in need.
To mend and,
Heal their broken hearts.

To lift the fallen,
To their feet.
To light their paths,
In every way.

And then,
Leave,
As graciously,
As you came !!!

~ Deepa Nilamani ~