Impelled :: Healing Through Dialogue

From poem #251 - I try to move the reader even more and set out to heal through dialogue and words

impelled
My Maker

251 My Maker →

Dhala Sr - Written from the viewpoint of the dear departed, comforting us that death was just a passing. "Know life as wondrous, full of it's ups and downs - Be inspired to live in the memory of loved ones - Our Maker you will join one day, so try and find - Your rhythm in this life - just quieten the mind"

Embrace the Morrow

252 Embrace the Morrow →

A poem that begs us to brood not in the past (when we were in love). "I know its not easy but on letting go, we're choosing life - And not dwelling unnecessarily on highs from our past - Letting go is healing, the past cut away as by a knife - Instead we focus on the now and build a future to last"

Sprout Please

253 Sprout Please →

A poem for my co-founder Sundaram and the company we hope to build

Troubled

254 Troubled →

For 3 friends who are all finding themselves in difficult / estranged relationsships

Dear John

255 Dear John →

On the occasion of my friend John's birthday

Cry Peace

256 Cry Peace →

A loud rallying call to establish peace, dedicated to my pastor Gary

Adesh

257 Adesh →

Requesting the Lord to command us to be good and amicable to one another.

Joy2

258 Joy2 →

On the occasion of my friend Reggie's wedding

Dear Mother

259 Dear Mother →

For the Mother Foundation and how Mother Earth would want us to be.

Dear Teacher

260 Dear Teacher →

In gratitude for Teachers, with the hope that ill make a good one some day.

Dear Friend

261 Dear Friend →

On the occasion of my friend Melissa's birthday.

Careworn

262 Careworn →

About a man whose spent and feeling a little careworn.

Black and White

263 Black and White →

For a dear friend on the occasion of his book launch.

Gibran and I

264 Gibran and I →

About how a poet can listen, evoke feelings and help cure the maladies of the world.

Unification

265 Unification →

Underscores the need for warming to each other's troubles and dissolving boundaries. Dedicated to the Father of the Indian Nation.

Adept at Soulstuff

266 Adept at Soulstuff →

About a kid who wants to be a teacher and joins the fray - the fray to yieldmore.

Power Supreme

267 Power Supreme →

A prayer for the power to go out and do good in this world.

The Van

268 The Van →

If evolving is a struggle, this poem sees me coming to terms with my part as an observer, not a doer. The vanguard or fountainhead of human progress.

Sensitives

269 Sensitives →

On how a brighter future is possible if we let breathe the sensitive side inside us.

Sun and Sea

270 Sun and Sea →

A mashup poem on the joy we can all face as I write snippets on different friend's walls.

271 This Man's Best Friend →

Incomplete poem about my best friend and his wish to be reborn a puppy.

272 Desiderata →

When a friend (Mustafa) caught me at an emotional moment.

273 Carte Blanche →

Jointly written as an engagement gift for my cousin Shoaib. They both very sweetly wrote their own poems with the words we chose to write with that night.

274 The Teacher Within →

In gratitude for teachers and they joy they must feel watching their wards grow.

275 Bittersweet →

A song of grief written for a friend who just lost her mother.

276 Again →

A poem that touches raw on the feelings spouses go through when theyre rejected and have little chance to reflect on their own feelings.

277 Fluid →

Written for a friend who had just given a presentation on the Bhagaavd Gita, that vehicle of Old Indian Wisdom.

278 Covid Times →

2020 with its pandemic in perspective - "We're done with the old ways of utter callousness and unfeeling... Being cooped at home, we've gotten past crazy and begun healing... It's a little rough but we're now starting to appreciate family... There's been friction but we learn to enjoy the other's gaiety"

279 December →

On the Occasion of my cousin Shoaib's wife's birthday.

Rock Bottom

280 Rock Bottom →

For a friend who was feeling low, in the hope that he will cause a change in the trend.

281 Do Well →

Written the day we performed special prayers, our spirit is to: "We stand apart in our promise to deliver a high standard... Of quality, we work hard to give what we said we would... We're quick to support a colleague, we're never wayward... Instead our concern for living beings touches as it should."

282 I saw you Cry →

For a friend who was broken down.

283 Rent Asunder →

A much needed low propelled by a dear friend.

284 Strength2 →

How I look forward to knowing you better - "Stand forth to center and be called out in loving honour... You stand tall, dwarving us with your immense stature... I've been jaded by the wall of pain that surrounds all... The people I love, perhaps it's my turn to stand tall!"

285 Mistreated →

Ah, dear Soph - "No matter whether they seem they will engulf you in sadness and terror... There will come a brighter day when you will smile again and move on"

Father Mine

286 Father Mine →

Written as I painfully miss my dad and want to have him back so we can both "serve humanity" as we individually strove to do so.

287 Band of Poets →

On a WhatsApp group, I began with "I joined a group of people - we all shared one thing in common... 'Twas a love of words, words that spoke to a body's heart... We drenched ourselves in poetry for that fueled our imagination... We'd speak of the human condition - this dialogue was our art"

288 Needs →

Same Group - "I swear to thee, this above all... We need to learn to stand tall... For this world needs giants again... People who serve with no thought for gain"

289 Toys →

Written in the horror of seeing a youngster playing shooting and killing games, I was reminded of the Robin Williams movie Toys

290 Heal The World →

Written for my mother as I come to terms with a grumpy past - "What we all need is a little more patience, understanding and love... We need to plant these as seeds and saplings in Mother Earth's grove"

291 Closer to Believing →

Ah, the thrill of meeting a kindred spirit - "Did you grab the opportunities that came your way to express love... Did your heart sometimes expand and soar up to the skies above"

292 Appa →

For my parents - "So fragile our dreams when we know not the way... Today, I am cleansed and freed of a self neglecting past"

293 Garden →

Yavanna - Garden reminded my of the Mrityunjaya mantra and God begging us to have a "victory over death by being in the present... Being ready to leave, grasping onto life which was heaven sent"

294 Mettle →

For a friend and her son who "We're a simple folk, firm as bedrock is our faith in the One... Who will show us a way, help us bid our past a firm adieu"

295 Roots →

Thinking of the women I have loved. I try not to let it show, but theres pain all over. "A friend with a silver tongue wished me good company... But that ended in disaster, I have since willed my way on"

296 The Blues →

About a mother and son who "Together they help people find a way out of any malady... That wisdom or vidya is her gift to times such as these"

297 My Prayers →

About the same mother - "My prayers that you grow into a source of delight soon... A girl I saw a spark of as her healing put us on the moon"

Umbrella

298 Umbrella →

Wriiten when a matriarch was called to Eden above and how her Umbrella continues to protect her family.

299 Ten Points →

RD - Romance: "I can love you forever, show I'm made of tender stuff... As causes a symphony of joy to course within you... 10 points lover, and let each day bring me nearer to you"

300 Country Roads →

Thinking of me the programmer building an app a whole country could use - "Think of transparency, mutual good will and sincerity as paramount... And imagine if technology could in this serve as our mount"

301 Knit Knit →

About knitting memories inthe tapestry of lives,this poem tells of granny who lived through ww II but whose spirit remained unconquered till the end and who left me a number of things each of which rekindles a treasured moment

302 Kids →

Help our kids develop their talents,smoothly change their gears.

303 Devakalam →

Look to your lordand let hisheaven manifest faster.

304 Void →

To explode into action, fill the void and be merry in any weather.

305 WOW →

I ll help you instead of reeling from the light.

306 Farm Visitors →

The call of birdsweave their bright magic upon our soul,the city couldnt mend us but nowout here we're wholw.

307 Ooruni →

The farm has an old worldand rustic charm,a certain serenity about the place.

308 Gaps →

There's gaps in the attention we get from parentswhen we grow upand ther's intellectual chasms and bridgesto cross.

309 Sunshine Wiggle →

Seemingly disjointed, but a record of ideas from my cousin, woven into thoughts

310 Reach →

I keep planting seeds of brotherly caring,but it falls on deaf ears,dont they cry at another's grieif, one that's so painful.

Catharsis

311 Catharsis →

When losing a parent, we hit a new low and our feelings get all jammed up. How will this raw grief bring about a catharsis for us?

312 Online Education →

it will stop us all from just going through the motions Instead grind us all until we've made our kid's life into bliss

Time2

313 Time2 →

all it asks is our poise total and absoluteamidst the uproar and the noise.

314 Shoots →

I've searched for a woman to love till eternity,now tim to discover what is serenity.

Waves2

315 Waves2 →

Father come back and kiss me gently and put your arms around me.

316 Hands →

37 years have left him bone weary, he now begs a saviour to walk together.

317 Purchase →

I wish more of ou friendswould grassp the essence of life,learning to live it most merrily.

318 Pandu →

Pandu - I often think of this noble soul who orchestratd the highs of many a person and team.

319 No Quit →

last year i prayed that you be strong and resilient with no quit in you unbreakable like adamantine.

320 Run On Empty →

Run on Empty folks, the time is near, when all we need are the unfettered mind and a fierce valiant spirit.

321 Seeking →

Consciousness is experience itself and is just another name for the soul.

322 Redound →

He'd a special work that to the lord would redoundthe timeless work of the GITA,UNITING HIS ONLY MISSION.

Matter or Spirit

323 Matter or Spirit →

Imploring us to fashion things with our own hands and be filled with passion - for that is when spirit arises in matter.

324 Skandan →

The trees are fully in bloomfilling the airwith nature's perfume.

325 Holiday →

Is there a girlto push me to the brink of what i am capable of?

326 Rappo →

Then came Rappo who, with concern gave us a leg up Provided our basics so I could learn without hiccup.

327 Worries →

Dont worry dear parentsall things are covered in the grand circle of life.

328 Licked →

Have faiththe game is not overyetand beg that deep within-your heart courageously holds sway.

329 Summer →

Remember our time is short,so spend it well,let our children dance in the light,weave a spell.

330 Grew →

When losing a parent, we hit a new low and our feelings get all jammed up. How will this raw grief bring about a catharsis for us?

331 Care →

I worry about you sometimes ,hope i can be therein some small way,while you do your best to be well.

Pray

332 Pray →

Like the masters say - we should FREE ourselves from all LIMITATIONS and SOAR ON HIGH in SERVICE to the DIVINE.

333 Blow →

When losing a parent, we hit a new low and our feelings get all jammed up. How will this raw grief bring about a catharsis for us?

Monty's Cry

334 Monty's Cry →

If life is a test, we need to up the ante and SOMEHOW learn to lead a FULL LIFE, letting the past go and fighting to get into gear.

A Sparrow Falls

335 A Sparrow Falls →

A painful reminder as to how many lives we are losing in this pandemic and how we feel each death so poignantly. Ends with a word of comfort to those in the line of fire.

336 Teach →

For a dear teacher friend of mine, on her birthday

Reunited

337 Reunited →

For a dear friend upong the loss of his uncle... Triggered a powerful emotion and thought for all the people we love and the longing to be reunited with them.

Submission

338 Submission →

For an aunt who has few rivals when it comes to devotion and poise. And how I want her to inspire my students to live in God's Peace and Love.

339 Twenny Four →

About a friend whose stood by me "we barely know how to cry... And wash away the nightmares in our dark past... Has the time come to grow in the light at last"

340 Daivism →

For a newly met friend while contemplating on the divine and what life has in store for those who serve.

341 Mamma →

For a young girl who just dotes on her mother.

342 More Goodness →

For an old friend as she turns a year older

343 Why Not →

Sharing a friend's frailer moment

Let's Plant Mangoes

344 Let's Plant Mangoes →

For a young girl who is fond of nature

345 Hey You →

Using the Imperative - "Hey You", this poem addresses humanity from the viewpoint of 5 different spiritual figures.

346 Sorrow2 →

With an aside to the sorrow and grief I've seen, I finally advise the dedicated to "Know that in the end you'll find the way back to God - Upbraid him for neglecting you"

347 Sincerity →

Embodying a future spirit, this poem speaks of desirable qualities, offering hope that "just when your faith is flagging, an angel appearing... Out of nowhere will give you a boost and you the pinnacle will surmount"

348 Madame →

Written for my French Teacher, 25 years after she began to teach us in school, this poem soon to be translated to English

349 Let Go2 →

This one about letting go our lower tendencies and living in the light

350 Kindness →

Written with a friend as reminder for him / all of us to be kinder to ourselves as we celebrate our children's lives.

351 Rain →

About a long awaited rain - a plea and prayer for it to fall - but with romantic overtones

352 Courage →

A from the heart confession about my less than perfect self / appreciation for the family that loves and supports me.

353 Uma →

Another realization with regret that I can be a better son / nephew instead of neglecting / being gruff and terse. Ends with an imperative to "drop what your doing and show family LOVE not fuss"

354 Dawn3 →

As a friend comes to a crossroads, my trying to give her courage and resolve. Happy to say shes already well on the mend.

355 Life2 →

To sum life up, I simply say "To know her pain is also to know her high - ya? So try to dig deep for her buried treasure"

356 Waves Felt →

A tribute to the nearly 30 girls and women in my life, weaving them into a single tapestry, seemingly addressing a single / a few people.

357 Ground Zero →

As I hit "ground zero" at ByTwo Studios, this medley sees me trying to set words to the tune of 5 different Pink Floyd Songs

358 Four →

I want to break free but it seems I lack the nerve, lead the way, help me on green pastures to serve.

359 Tether2 →

After all what fun is life unless we have each otheras tether.. So make a stand to uplift each other.

360 Full Circle →

Rise we then from ashes, but fall we shall to dust - have we come full circle?

361 Nani →

I want to break fre but it seems i lack the nerve, lead the way, help me on green pastures to serve.

362 Change →

Random thoughts from the parents and brother of a friend on his wedding evening as I drew them into intimate conversation

363 Verna →

About the old indic thought of gradations in colour of the modes of nature in people. Written for a friend who is researching it

364 Marble →

Random poem written when I was high to prove I could make anything rhyme

365 Sangeeth →

Written for my friend's best friend and life partner, with much feeling and good wishes

366 Forgiving →

Written about the story a friend and filmmaker had just made about compassion and forgiveness in the atrocities of war

367 My Soldier →

Written for a friend from sweet 17 - oh how we danced

368 Import →

Flow of thoughts at a Yagnashala or place where a ritual offering was being made to the divine, and a friend was addressing the students there

369 Neat →

Written for a young girl who wants to turn healer and trying to offer her some perspective

370 Echoes →

Thoughts at a sacred place where children are being taught vedic hymns and in conversation with one of their teachers

371 Mindful →

As my friend marks her mothers first death anniversary, written in the first person with immense feeling

372 Gentle Eyes →

For another friend who misses his father and thinks of his own mortality, realizing the "the best part of life Is over"

373 Steel →

About the steel we find in people and how they, as a brook, goes on calm and serene, gathering the rain, even the unclean

374 Moonlight →

A random feel good poem I wrote about myself after a long chat with a dear old friend

375 Prettiest →

A sudden yearning for a girl I once knew and how maybe in an alternate lifetime we could have had a future

376 Aspirations →

Feeling lost, I soon pick up my spirits as I think of my gurus and their legacy

377 Pat →

Another fiercely romantic poem, I this, I say "Do come back and abide in these lonely arms that ache for your Touch"

378 Cry →

Sometimes the poet misses to catch the sentiment because of the stereotype... This about a parinful youngster who'se missing her father and whose family is drowning in sorrow over it. Glad to say, its not the case in this one valiant family

379 Times →

I'll let this cute line invite you to this poem - "I remember clarion clear your hands upon my cheek - clasping, as we set out to make Hermes and Aphrodite blush at our verse"

380 Dust →

The poet and the friend keep chatting as she complains about her "mate" and he offers different perspectives, for hes seen this couple up close and knows what they mean to each other

381 Hold →

I very short sentences, this poem is best summed up in this line "We are not here overlong, so sing out loud and strong"

382 Janavi →

Whispering my philosophy on marriages at a dear friend's cousin's wedding

383 Ingenuity →

Written for a friend and engineer, as she steers her dynamic alumnni team to the background as they make way for a new one

384 Truly →

Reflecting on a friend and how her poise could be the very stuff of the universe

385 Stop →

For a friend on his engagement, a request of the world to "stop" and take cognizance of these two youngsters falling in love.

386 Elements →

Offering some sagacious advice to a friens, "know boundless and uttermost delight - Strive on until the kingdom is won by your toil and your might"

387 Days →

A note to a friend to enjoy life and life true to his inner calling as he lives a family life and raises 2 boys.

388 Flaws →

Crazy thoughts as I come to terms with what a dear friend meant to me who left this world altogether too soon.

389 Drown →

Begun with lines by John Denver, this poem sees me going back to earlier notions of having a "Tracey" in my life - a name from the Wilbur Smith novel Diamond Hunters

390 Ananda →

About fighting for truth and Mother Earth, this one ends with a strong call to have a day "glorious as we dreamt. When we decided to fight for good"

391 Dreams2 →

A word of comfort to a dear friend to whom I say "Think of the secret of life, as new fields you sow, and water with your blood, sweat and tears"

392 Girl →

For a friend's daughter 4 years after her elder brother turned the same 1 and I was there to capture the atmosphere

393 Planet →

For a dear friend on the occasion of his book launch - with a plea to all to come, help build and then live in a "Common Planet"

394 Human →

For a friend to dream and dare and in thanking for making me feel loved again, as we set out to "remind the world what it always knew - that acts of caring never go amiss"

395 Hero →

About the important role some of us men play as Heroes in our children's lives - "We all feel a warm glow as you enter the room and greet us" - now go, have a ghand ball.

396 Rejection →

For a friend's friend as we welcomed here into our warm and light hearted circle

397 Bayonet →

With pain, now gone, since I spoke about it and wrote Clarinet. Am almost mended now, though it caused much pain and anguish for many years. "I sincerely pray for peace for those warriors who wrest With life as her very future lies in the balance, now rest"

398 Manish →

For Reuben, Sandeep and Harry on the death of their friend Manish Aneja, written from the view of the poet, addressing the dear departed.

399 Spent2 →

For a dear friend whose very peaceful future was and is being threatened. I do not agree with her decision not to go down with guns blazing, but respect the strength she has for choosing that. "My advice to you, all friends - is to just recover fast and keep moving - we know this life as bumpy, yet chose it, so make it one of giving"

400 Personae →

Thinking of the giants and personae (characters) in my lifetime reading fiction, I dedicated this to a friend who helped me mend. "I wait for the never ending story to lead a way out of hell, As I promised the Empress I'd create something special".

401 Naalai →

Thinking of the Nature of people and the watchwords needed to build the promise of tomorrow, this blank verse poem was made from words given by a friend and mentor.

402 Child →

For the alternate education system designed and developed by a dear friend.

403 Clarinet →

A sequel to the Bayonet, this hope for all that can be good in life again as I evolve the thought with a dear friend.

404 Us Two →

Writing with deep romantic feeling again after an age (Or rather, after Dec 1)

405 Build →

Another poem inspired by my Gurus, on the special day when I visited the city they sanctified and hallowed.

406 Amrityu →

For the deathless spirit of a son, gathered by the lord in his tender twenties.

407 Dare →

A heartfelt thanks for those who dare to build a brighter tomorrow. "we'll joyfully burst out in song. For mankind will have survived his adolescence, will finally belong - In the timeless halls of tomorrow".

408 Abide →

"For a friend as she graces a wedding wishing the very best to the couple, as we tried to articulate that "though life is sometimes gonna bring a low. Take the good with the bad, there's no other way - than to embrace the moments, as dreams hold sway."