The Swing

Hills beyond the meadows peek,

Calls back the Earth for then retreat,

Lo! Gone away with swooshing sweep,

Caressing voyager ambling breeze.

Atop the sun momentarily though,

A flash of golden to and fro,

Slithering past the grasses away,

Darkening shades of shadows grey.

Charming glint, a sparkle white,

Pleasant tunes of songs delight,

Bliss of spirit, timeless scene,

Spell of mirth, the joy of being.

-r_prab

Song-Tree

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No Sunday to Stress

I am feeling calm and relaxed. Why am I feeling so? Because I have no difficult decisions to make. I realized that stress arises when we are faced with a decision making situation. Add the number of situations, and make some of the situations ambiguous and fuzzy, and there climbs up the stress level.

All week at office, I am faced with myriad of situations where I have to make decisions. Which email to write first, who to pay visit next for the follow-up, the vendor’s quotation has to be approved to commence project, what should I do to expedite the process.. and so on. Plus there would be matters to take care of from my personal life, which will keep hovering in the head. I don’t feel I am stressed, but in a few instances I have reacted to people in ways that I feel bad about later. I guess it was stress that led to it.

I think that reducing the number of decision making situations can help stay calm. Asking for help from a colleague or supervisor can be of great aid. It can cut down the time for which the pending decision will keep circling in the mind. Writing down non- official errands to take care of later will help reduce it further. I practice the habit of breaking down an action into steps, which I think is an effective way to ease the decision making process. For example, if I was given a task to make an explainer video, I would break it down into steps and write the name of person I need to speak to for the same. I would order the action items basis priority and also write the date by which I need to stick to. That clears the cloud around a big task and makes it easier to address smaller decisions, one at a time.

Today being a holiday is a peaceful day comparatively. I have only a limited number of decisions to make. In the morning I decided that I will just stay at home, savour the warm sun, and relax to Harleys in Hawaii. Now, here I am. There’s the idyllic blue sky, fluttering tree leaves, banter of children playing nearby and chuckles of birds from here and there. It’s calm and peaceful. I just have one tough decision to make though, what should I get for lunch! 😀

Wishing a great and peaceful day to you!

Redemption

Guilt!

Guilt of having

Trust

Breaking!

Earned

Through time

And faith

And belief

Yet

Trampled

Blind

Mistake

But Mine

Insensitive

Careless

Unchecked

For granted!

Will ever

Mend

Repair

Heal?

A chance

A one

But none

Redemption

Will ever

Unchain

Unburden?

Cement

The faith

Lost

Unheeded

Uncared

Broken!

Untied

Unleashed

The fear

But hope!

Aggrieved

Unsaid

And freedom!

Unfathom

Afloat

Undrown

Afloat!

Let walk

And rise!

And Fly

And fly

And fly!

-r_prab


Image source: Abstract art

Save thy friend

When a friend is depressed
Spot it and get to your feet
Leave everything and focus
Only on your friend
And be with them
Around them
Don’t let them
Feel alone
Be around
And be compassionate
Lend them ears and judge not
And advice not
Give them love
By not advising them
But rather listening to them
Unbiased, with love and concern
Hear feel and see the perspective
That pains
Your friend
Don’t blot it but acknowledge
And see the reason your friend
Is suffering
And put yourself in that place
And feel the same intensely
Then with compassion naturally
Arising hold your friend and
Let them speak and say you
Understand what they are going through
And don’t give lecture or lessons
Say you feel it
Know it
Experience it
And so you want to be
Be there till all is fine
And let them be.
Be.
Never leave
Their side
Ever
For you
You are
The reason they can
Live again.
Again.
This life blissful!

– r_prab


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Abyss

The ocean fish

Being of

Vastness

And Depths

And freedom

Dived

In directions

Any

but

Yearned

In the infinite

Space.

Fish

Unprecedented

New, anon

Professing the

infinite

Moved akin

Unhindered

Unbound

Limitless.

Fish obtuse

An else

Unbothered

Vagrant

Heed none

For beings

Facile

Lend

Of shallow

The new

but air

Allured

Fragile

At once

But leaped

the inane

Into

And Abjure

The Vagrant

of

The Limitless.

-r_prab

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Stillness

Glowing bright

Rays despite

Cloudy trails

Welcoming light

Singular scar

Twinkling far

Darkened wind

Brightening star

Silent rain

Sight disdain

Drowning life

Wishful lane

Stillness long

Standing strong

Echoing wide

Wordless song

-r_prab

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Travelling in bus on a rainy night

Blurred lights behind the window seep

Amidst mist foggy calming breeze

Alone in corner quietly lays

Mind behind in happier days

Of spring, and flowers glowing sun

Fading soft slowly one by one

Spilled paints on window canvas make

The lights of City wide awake

Desolate of life the road ahead

Where I go? I know not yet.

-r_prab

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