Empty Words !

Empty 1a

I have no time
Empty words
Useless gossip.

Putting down others
Dragging the past.

Talking behind
Back of others !

I spend my time,
Doing my work.

In my own little world
To upgrade myself.
To keep me going
With no harm
To others.

If I do no harm
To no one
Even you,

Why ? Why ?
Do you Not
Let me be ?

What do you still,
Want from me ?

As you have
Robbed my things,
To confuse me ?

There will be !

~ 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
I have made.

For all the
Injustice and cruelty
I have tolerated.

For all the
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
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 !


Being condemned,
Those of
Narrow minded.

Ripped apart
Her innocence.
Pushing her,

The darkness
Deep down below.

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

She was not seen,
As who she was,

Those who
Really knew,
Her true self,

Pulled her up,
Deep down below !

Slowly but surely,
Through her
Sheer will power,

She rose
From the,
Very Fire
Burnt her !

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

Like the phoenix,
She rose
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 !


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,
Day and Night.

Whispers child,
That’s not right !

If I have,
No time to pray,

Holier are,
The hands that help.

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

Every step of the way,
All I ask you,

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

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,
The darkness,
Away from the light.

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

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

~ Deepa Nilamani ~

A Blessing !


So much is,
robbed from us.

Suppressed and

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,
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.

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,
As graciously,
As you came !!!

~ Deepa Nilamani ~

Questions !


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

Looking down,
With eyes so deep,
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 ~