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Things that matter

Roaring of traffic is the song that play

An i phone is the preferred company

which everyone is lost

in its magical lay

A minute to listen to a

friends' story is

considered the least

And a moment to stop for

a short prayer can be a delay


Cursing is the easiest way

to keep frustrations at bay

The  clock at the door

could tell who's the

slave of the day

Coffee at hand means

no good meal today

Hurried steps to catch up

the first bus and train

must be the mantra until

one turns to gray


But nothing is more 

impressive to see 

the bobbing out

of flowers bud

in a deserted lot

and worn out pot..

the filtering of sun's rays

of the waning day..

To embrace

The new day and  a fresh dew

after a night downpour blew..

The stray birds searching for 

a morsel of seed under the 

shadow of a spring bloomed tree

The angry waves that

calm down as they kissed

the soft silver bed of shore

And nourish tiny creatures

secretly sheltered in an empty

dry and neglected shells

The sunset that never tires

to display the wonder of colors

of the twilight to begin another day

How much more to reckon

A gasp of disbelief from

a mother to hear  her

newborn cry..

An angelic smile of a baby

to wash out mom's tiring day

A toddler who learns

a step or two to embrace

her freedom without much


And to understand

A teen's eagerness

to wear the cap  of challenges

he's never been..

And to feel..

a hug to prod dispirited

being to move on and let go

And a gentle hand that assures

when death comes in time.

Though life is painted sometimes

with color not our choice to enjoy

and crying can be the best cleanser

and holding on is our character equalizer

But the one who sees  things that matter most

is blessed  with a heart that never breaks

when brokenness undertakes..





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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Nice read.