Warmth, Like From The Light Of A Glow Worm

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Sealed in heart images unborn,
Sold to the world feelings of love in verses,
And the world betrayed, Nothing in return gave.
The violence as the same stayed,
Romance a myth became,
Truth in mistrust dissolved,
As echoes of a heartbeat misunderstood,
As the drumbeat of obsession.

The valor of the winner he know not,
The storms of jealousy he survived,
Deeper and deeper life drowned,
As hopes in sincerity spoke,
About the magnificence of the present,
About the yester years lost
But dissolved in the eyes of her,
When about the future he asked.

Dreams like a parasite grown,
With an iron grip around the soul clutched,
Wants never matched the needs,
As mind a halo upon the body crowned,
A halo of unfulfilled dreams in yester years lost.

The eyes of her with his past wreathed,
The past of him with shadows covered,
Those shadows the leftover filth of his dark past,
Ah’ in action and thoughts the material life of him crooked.
In him grew a master thief,
Without any knowledge of another he can steal,
Then like a rat hide and like an angel smile,
For the fun of self like a devil he betrayed.

The mystery of a perfect liar,
The magic of the cunning fox,
All his talents at the world he used,
To walk through the alleys dark,
Lust filled nights with laughing whores shared,
Romance for sex fulfillment he used,
Then like a used cloth away thrown,
Mangled conscience of women he used.
Truth and faith never a place found,
In his dictionary of life with lies and crookedness filled.

From darkness for the light he searched,
And the light of life from her soul he saw,
The meaning of truth with ink of her innocence written,
Oh’ those words his sins of past away they pealed,
But those fiery wreaths burned her eyes,
And the truth of his love for her, blinded.

Past cannot be a fantasy forgotten,
Future cannot be built on past,
All meanings by the present derived,
And fools don’t understand,
The present we dwell on was,
An unpredictable moment in a dream in past we saw.
Oh’ among those fools he walked,
As a blind man as darkness among them danced,
Warmth like from the light of a glow worm he felt,
Followed it and light without fire he found.
Light in a soul, with character of greatness filled.

Every moment from the moment he saw,
Her with eyes only through sins till now passed,
Forgiveness to Almighty again and again he asked,
As in the glow of her soul he felt,
The divine touch of God in glory none else found.
Though her love he never earned,
Though her hands he never touched,
The sanctified feelings through her showed,
Erased all the ways of sins from his life.

Ways passed by like serpents in hurry,
Time passed by, to him and all else, unknown,
Imaginations beyond the realms of senses grown,
Though darkness filled empty minds and crushed,
Heart and veins as uncared and unloved he wandered,
Even in the scorching summer sun unloved man frozen felt,
As a love filled world all around squeezed,
He chose ways of loneliness though unbearable,
As in the utmost periods of desperation he felt,
Warmth, like from the light of a glow worm.

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The Frustrated.

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Edges of life so sharp felt,
As night in many ways tried,
To bridge the gaps with darkness known,
But from far, further than imaginations known,
Further than night and day can cast spells come,
The light from stars unknown to mankind,
Oh’ at that Angel I said,

“Meanings of love so many ways defined,
Meaningless they sprouted all around like weeds,
And they flowered to became mankind’s worst enemy,
As female lovers scream worst than passionless whores,
And twist and turn in the madness of drug bitten tunes,
They are the queens and the mongrels who follow are kings,
Still to this world mercy and blessings of Almighty you bring,
Oh’ none knows the light, the never ending light of kindness”

The stars brighter than in any other night shined,
The nightingales in melancholy sang,
The mind for silence yearned,
The dragnet of fate from all around tightened,
The historical inevitability from all around squeezed,
Tears in the eyes of future moms filled,
And bastards conceived and as future generation hailed.

How lucky I am I knew not,
How wonderful the world we live I now know,
Bitterness is yet another reason for me to know,
The blessings many turn to curses,
And call it moments to cherish in life.

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From Being A Total Loser.

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The orphaned childhood all alone spent,
Obedient, disciplined yet by all neglected.
Many times to scream he tried,
But stopped in faith and belief in the unknown God.

Every time in life he fell,
Nothing gave him any thought,
As through the constant prayer for betterment,
Every bit of negative energy in him, tarnished.

But adolescent years went by like a storm,
All he dreamt fell apart and what remained,
A pair of tear ducts ready to explode,
Even the girl he loved, smile-less bid farewell.

Disappointment replaced faith and astray he felt,
With his hands raised he said,
“Oh’ God in every failure of mine to you I turned,
And away from me your face you turned,
The world in which choices to me you gave,
Oh’ maybe those choices you never liked,
But no seer of future I am and I never could,
Sure to find peace in disappointments I will try”

Never again his hands he raised,
As leaving all to help the poor he sailed,
Into the wild depths of Africa,
Ah’ people in those war-torn states carried,
Unbearable pain and scars un-healable,
There too an odd man in the pack,
As everyone at him with suspicion looked.

Night and day, in heat unbearable and thunderstorms he worked,
Helping the needy, feeding the poor, cooking for children,
And in it all he found the worst reality,
Of all the disasters from his past.
Though months among the oppressed he spent,
Still at a man of different color, language all looked,
Like a predator from some unknown planet came.
When war, politics and religion all mixed together,
Lost he all hopes and in pain aloud he cried.

Once more he learned in this world he don’t fit,
And left the civilized world for the wilder world,
In the wildest wild among creatures scary,
Trees high and tall and grass neck deep,
Snakes and crocs and beast of many sizes and color,
Among all a strange looking creature with an axe and knife,
He became orphaned again from all civility mankind made.

In the scorching sun for many days he walked,
Thunderstorms danced all around trying to scare him down,
Darkness howled along with an owl unseen,
Nothing came anyway close to the fear mankind gave.

Many days along the river he walked,
Again and again the long lost past in my playing,
In screams with thunders he competed,
In tears he beat the flow of the river.
A million times up at the sky he looked and asked,
“Why, why, why all that had happened, happened?
Why none of what I wished, hoped and prayed for, not happened?”

In a cave near a hill night he spent,
And one morn woke up hearing a growl,
Lion with blood filled eyes at him looked,
He took his axe to give one last fight,
But noticed the lion a lame one who can’t run,
Ran away from the cave to the deepest wild,
And the lame lion, hungry and tired in the cave stayed.

Wandering without sleep even at nights,
As that saved him from the food chain in the wild,
One day near a big tree all tired he fell asleep,
Big noise woke him up, this time Elephants,
A baby one got stuck in between two strong trees,
The mother Elephant trying hard to save her child,
With his axe near to the tree, mother and baby he went,
The mother Elephant stayed away as she knows well,
What an axe is for and what an axe can do.
Took him not a lot of time as the struggle of the baby helped,
To release from between the trees,
And the mother and baby in salute left.

Many, more days through jungle he walked,
Many times from many wild beasts he ran,
Seldom slept and one moonlit night on a rock he slept,
Then in a dream a sound he heard say,
“Didn’t I gave you food and shelter as an orphan boy?
Didn’t I saved you from a loveless heart?
Didn’t I saved you from the slanders of brutal minds?
Didn’t I saved you from the claws and teeth of many beasts?
What did you do for me in return? Shout aloud and cry,
For things and life not meant for you.”

He woke up in tears knowing the bad deeds he did,
Ran away losing all hopes as he knows no more living he needs,
Ran to the cave where he saw the lame old lion,
To give himself in charity to that lame old lion,
Oh’ there he found the lame old lion by hyenas killed,
And now he faced imminent death by the tooth and claws,
Of Hyenas who all in laughs and cries towards him came,
With a smile again up to the sky he looked,
“What will you do to save me from these beasts?” he asked,
He answered his own question
“Some unknown good I did I myself can’t remember”
Elephants from all sides came with loud cries,
And Hyenas ran away from him knowing,
They are no match for the big dark beasts.

All tired on the savannah grass he lied,
From there he saw the mother and baby he saved,
They walked a bit then stopped and back at him they came,
The mother took him and put him on her back and walked,
Lying on top of a lot of strength he understood world respect,
And the very many ways divine love works,
And remembered well the one good deed he did.

How many days he laid there he knew not,
How long the elephants kept him he knew not,
His mind went lightless, no thoughts came to him,
Then he heard the divine voice to him say,
“Why you ran before I finished my say,
All your sins forgiven for that one good you did,
Smile less may be the past that left,
Smile filled will be, the rest of the days”

He woke up in hospital bed in thankful tears,
Where to his surprise his pretty sweet heart he found,
The one who left smile-less now in all smiles and tears hugged,
She told him how much she searched for him as she lately learned,
What true love means and no differences of any kind matters,
When love is from the depth of heart in all sincerity,
He hugged her again and again and kissed her,
Then held her close and tight and up he looked,
Then upon his face a smile spread,
A smile of that kind for the first time in his life he felt.

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Mind Of An Unloved Man.

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The taming of mind after the wild chase,
After her who still remains an illusion.
In emptiness I penanced,
For an unrealistic life ahead,
And her heart so elusive,
My mind elongated in time and space ran after.

I speak of no dreams anymore,
For they all were like viruses,
That ate out mind, leaving remorse.

I keep no hope in any day ahead,
As all hope disappeared in her silence,
The fear in me grew every day,
As the silence haunted, even in the bright-lit day.

She did not see the passion of her dreams in me,
Her illusion of love did not paint my face,
Every image in my eyes lost,
In the deep and dark dreams of the unloved,
And once more my own conscience laughed,
At me in the mockery of my loveless life.

O loveless I maybe after the wildest rides,
Uptowns to downtowns and to countryside,
I went after mirages of pathetic material life,
Though love alone is not life, I learned,
The love of a girl I will always miss.

Mind is a mystery mankind never learned,
Love is mystery my mind always hunted,
Though lost again love still remain,
Deep in the heart with every freshness known.

Then I felt a light breeze blowing from the west,
The wind touched nothing but me,
The hissing sound, played like a thousand violins,
By Nature deep into my ear and to my heart,
And the heart opened once more to welcome,
A new love in all her freshness,
Though darkness still holds its hard grip,
Up in the sky blink multitude of stars,
Making me pray for the darkness to hold on,
As a new star is born with my love for you,
Glowing to you in all colors you choose.

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Her Image.

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Into the mind many, many times whispered,
There is no love in her heart for you,
There is no love in her heart for you,
Mind boiled and bubbled love for her,
And into every corner of the body screamed.

To be the love of her,
To be the blessing for her,
To be the gladness of her,
To be the honor of her.

With the mind for reasons unknown want to disagree,
Then mind into the eye of the heart poured,
A million colors and painted her face,
Then my heart whispered into the material me,
Why try to be selfish? Be all mind want you to be.

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The Miner And The Gem.

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A millennium came, a millennium passed,
Days like the currents in the depth of an ocean flew,
Seasons flourished and then to hibernation went,
And worldly ways through spirit of life the miner learned.

Around the world to many places he went,
Then in the lands of the Americas he came,
All through his plight every moment he searched,
For that mine where the Gem of gems birthed and grew.

With all the tools and knowledge he searched,
In darkest of the darkness he searched,
In the middle of crowd he searched,
Then mined with tools and knowledge of the spiritual world,
Mined and mined with tools and knowledge of the material world,
Ah’ found he where Gem of gems grew.

Into the mining for the Gem he poured,
Every ounce of spirit and energy he got,
When sun shined, away his sweat he wiped,
When the rain lashed floppy hat he squeezed,
When the snow all around fell, the shovel he cleaned,
Ah’ when the flowers bloomed,
Along in his mind a smile sprouted.

Raw in the depths the Gem of gems stayed,
The miner moved closer and closer to grab,
But the Gem of gems has a will of her own,
As raw in the middle of dirt she wanted to stay,
Oh’ no matter how much rock and dirt the miner tried to move,
The Gem of gems away from him swayed,
Into the depths of inevitable chaos she moved,
In the rhythms of the madness of a cunning world she moved,
A dance the miner on his own will don’t want to stop.

The Gem of gems is not just another precious one,
What the miner found in not anything wrong,
No wrong to the preciousness of the Gems he ever done,
Only to make her more precious the miner tried,
Oh’ the miner only half way through can mine,
The rest, Gem of gems with her will must come,
But to his disappointment the Gem of gems stayed afar.

Then down and down she went,
A drowning from his knowledge of past the miner know,
Nothing he can do to but to watch,
The fall in all inevitability will come,
The Gem’s will Oh’ to remain in dark, in dirt and to destroy in dull.

All his tools to whither in weather the miner left,
As for him no past exist,
Without the preciousness of the Gem of gems,
All in present, meaningless, like ghosts stood,
And the first step away,
Future with emptiness welcomed.

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Midnight Reverie.

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Alone in the back yard I stood,
Time the wonderful walker walked,
Space the carrier of time across spread,
Why am I in this space through which,
Time slowly ahead and ahead walked?
Space moved, time moved along with it all,
Unknown to all I too moved.

Midnight galloped away with her dark stallions,
Way above witnessing an onlooker of life watched,
Blinking stars in all their wonders moved,
Smiled I at those fast moving creations of God,
It’s just that God paused me in this backyard,
When all others moved way beyond,
Some even on the dark stallions fell behind,
Then there are those with all efforts to forget I tried,
Only one remained in mind, whom I forgot to make her smile.

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Hide Not Within Forgetfulness

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Mother Nature kept her eyes closed,
As darkness all around loomed,
Winter a season many don’t want to feel
And in the season of winter upon your eyes I looked,
And warmth of care and love cloaked me.

In your warm smiles and caring words woke,
Nature all around earlier than Almanac spoke,
Nesting birds as if in meditation sang to bring rain,
In the spring rain upon your eyes I looked,
Nature stealing colors for flowers I saw.

Sun from far joined Nature’s dance,
The glitters of morning dew spread,
The pollens all around flown,
In the summer warmth upon your eyes I looked
And calm and cool the restless mind became.

Realities to my mind rushed,
Rationales in soliloquy argued,
Then I sang, forget me not O’ darling,
Forget me not, for in your heart resides,
The loving heartbeat of mine.

Enslave the body,
Enslave the actions,
Enslave the speech,
But when it comes to soul,
In love surrender it for you I will.

Hide not O’ Darling, hide not,
For in the blink of your eyes I feel,
The breath of mine synchronized,
Every breath of mine in penance I surrender,
For the gladness of yours O dear.

A thousand dreams I can weave,
But they all on the smile less face of yours will melt,
So forever to keep you smile I pledge,
So hide not if any feelings for me you have,
Spread to my mind the calmness of autumn dusks.

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Tragedy Of A Middle Aged Bachelor

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The nightly stars one by one bowed away,
Far across the landscape darkness bound,
The spring mist with hollow dreams,
The wind in haste joined them in dance,
The lame morning somewhere in east yawned.

The old moon hid under the blanket of light,
Lazy birds from branch to branch of a flowerless tree hopped,
No songs, just screeches of nesting nightly bugs,
Bats with stomach full upside down lay and flapped their wings,
The blank journal page in light cold breeze turned.

The tired eyes in waiting for an unseen daydream drooped,
None seen as all ended like the journal page by breeze turned,
As everyday felt like yesterday,
And yesterday to tomorrow cloned.
Yet another spring morn between yesterday and tomorrow lost.

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A New View Of Beauty.

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When in the east spring sun woke
Towards the west I looked,
And more glory upon your face I saw,
Than the glory of the mist shrouded sun.

Into those eyes merged,
The rays from every corner of nature reflected,
And each ray from your eyes rebirth,
Showing the world a new line of poem,
A new view of beauty.

In your soul with trust my love I leave,
As in your soul my love will become,
A poem of beauty, a prayer of sanctity,
And an anthem that echo beyond eternity.

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