Thoughts !

Holland 5

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 !

Healing Hands 1

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 Powers Above!

The Universe 1

Some may think that,
That powers above,

Are untrue
Are mistaken,
Ever more.

We are,
Just mortals,
Down below.

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

They watch over 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,
They 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,
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.

With Deep Gratitude and,
Thankfulness,
I bow down to you !

~ 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 ~