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 ~

Jealousy !

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You took almost
Every thing away !

And now
Why are you still
Coming behind ?

What I have is
No value to you.

They are not things
That
Money can buy.

Caring friendships
And
Grateful hearts.

Are not things
You will ever know.

So you try to
Spoil those too !

Things, that are
Blessed from above

Are Not to be
Played around.

What goes around
Does come around.

What goes up
Also come down.

Harming another
Comes back to you.

The Longer it takes
The harder
The blow !

Don’t you know ?

~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 ~

Questions !

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Against the dark skies,
Full of stars.
Face so fair,
Shining bright.

Looking down,
With eyes so deep,
But,
My Lord he does not,
Speak with me !!!

Who is this ?
He asks.

Why !
Its the,
Man in the moon,
Don’t you know !!!

He has much,
Work to do.
In his own time,
Don’t you know !!!

Till then,
You have your own,
You know.
Stop fretting about and,
Let him be !!!

But my lord,
I most humbly ask,
What is this work,
You say I have !!!

I am impatient.
I need to know !!!

Impatience my child,
Does not go far.
Time will reveal,
What you need to know.

Patience my child,
Will take you far,
Trust, Faith and Loyalty.

Time to go now,
May blessings be !

Till then remember,
What helps you through,
Wisdom, Patience and,
Dignity !!!

~ Deepa Nilamani ~