Saturday, 19 June 2021

Father's Day 2021

Father's Day 2021


In my life...

You are more than I say

More than I can express

Now I want it to be seen.


In my life...

I may appear content

No matter what the circumstance

Because you are my cheerleader, have always been.


In my life...

It may seem that

I am confident in my skin

Without you, I wouldn't have a reason to preen.


In my life...

Other people may not know you

Or that you are my reservoir of strength

You are happy working behind the scenes.


In my life...

I am growing and climbing higher

Not all to my credit

After all, I come from your pool of genes.


Happy Father's Day, Dad

This is the least I can do

Every word comes from the heart

Each emotion is as it means.


Saturday, 8 May 2021

Mother’s Day 2021


You make the difficult simple

Take pressure off my shoulders 

You form bridge across rivers

Shrink all encountered boulders


You brought me up with love 

Even punished me appropriately

You don’t demand any limelight 

Fulfilled, at peace, absolutely 


Your genes formed parts of me

Shared values and strength abundantly 

You have taught me to think & feel

And know the difference clearly


You do, you give, all the time

But never with malice or hate

You are full of love

Selfless and compassionate


You write blank emotional-cheques

Ready to give what you can

You are appreciated by many

But I am your No. 1 fan

Friday, 5 February 2021

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

We are quick to judge others
Pass verdict, good or bad
Hardly ever look within
How we make ourselves sad

"Why so serious?"
Asked the Joker
Are we always sad
Or always playing poker

Behind our emotional wall
We may feel protected and safe
But the harsh reality is
We become our own slave

This wall built around us
Gets bigger with time
We close doors and windows
Become lonely when beyond our prime

It is not enough to smile more
Although that helps, definitely
It is about being vulnerable
Leaning on a friend, occasionally

Being vulnerable is lowering our guard
To let others in
If others only ever stay out
Doesn't matter whether they are foe or kin

We are neither islands
Nor self-sufficient in any way
Life is not black or white
It is only ever a shade of grey

Let's get out of the head
And reach the heart
Face emotions, be vulnerable
Find a friend, be smart

Feeling vulnerable is not enjoyable
We think it is being weak
But there is strength and courage
In the help we seek

The help we get
In turn allows us to help others
Vulnerability is a two-way street
Ensures all of us grow together