Appreciate, For There’s Life at Stake !

Where do I go now?
For every where I see, is just a closed wall,
That keeps me trapped in a fantasy.
What do I say now?
For I’ve been screaming for long,
Oh does anyone hear my voiceless call?

How do I walk now?
For, I’ve been trembling at every step,
All those past horrors, behind me they silently crept.
I honestly cannot lock up this feeling now,
For it would only grow stronger, if it is just left to wander.

Getting hit by these rhythm less beats, inside my mind,
I kept on asking myself,
Was there any ultimate path, that I had to find?
People think it’d better for me to look back and fight,
But how could I, for it was the light, that robbed me of my right!

All those voices, noises inside my head,
Feels like, I’m being hit by a rod of lead!
No one I have, whom I could say this to,
I did give up on life when I could see nothing new,

Change they say, heals you,
But when would that change ever occur, I sure never knew!
You say, I should’ve tried,
Well if I said I hadn’t tried, that would clearly be just a lie!
Oh why oh why! my dear life, have you been so sly!

Why is life unfair I ask, then I see towards my left
I see a father feeding his kid, though he looked pale,
Hadn’t eaten in days, yet gave his child the last piece of biscuit.
If looking at that doesn’t make your heart melt, nothing will.

That little thing around me, kept me going that day,
For I felt there was hope, even for the hopeless,
But doesn’t it just take one little push,
To turn this world into a space, that’s just colourless!

I did realize, all I needed was a voice from outside,
That would have broken the closed wall,
And answered to that voiceless call,
Calmed me down and made me believe I could find and walk my path,
Helped me in trusting the light, that I’ve been blaming my whole life.

May be, it’s true everyone needs someone, who make them feel good,
Things that they’d do, just to see them smile, shouldn’t everyone deserve this too.
May be, the end, isn’t what everyone has been hoping it to be,
Because it ends up being another illusion that we will never be able to see!

Appreciate things around You.

To everyone who is reading this, just want to remind you that, life is incredibly short. I’ve seen two close deaths in the past year. You really never know when you are going to see someone for the last time. It’s about time, you start appreciating the presence of people you actually care about.

Sometimes, you never know what battles the person is going through, small and kind words from you could do wonders. Please do not hold anything back. One word. One Sentence. One Person. One small hand could make huge difference. This poem is just a tribute to that!

It’s really been an honour that you have been reading my blog. I started it 5 years back with the sole motive of helping people realize their true potential. I really hope I might’ve succeeded in helping at least one person.

Keeping this milestone in mind, I am thrilled to say that my debut book, “Lift Me Higher” is finally available for sale through my website! It is a compilation of most of the lessons I’ve learned in my life, penned in the form of poems.

Lift Me Higher – By Amith Chhabria

 

Hoping you would like it. Do let me know what you thought about this one and will be back with another amazing poem/post ! Until then, #LIVEyOURLIFE. ❤

An Unfulfilling Circle


Just another day of toil, it was for that guy,

Years of working hard, he had lost his hope that one day, this life would bring him peace.

Waking up and following that routine life,

To catch that scheduled rail, every day, he would strive!

Just another day of this charades he thought this would be,

But things never remain the same, and that day was one such instance,

Listening to the customized playlist of his, he continued his day.

Observing the entire crowded space, he could wonder what their stories would be.

Someone reading that fiction, that was a major hit,

While some listening to the old classics!

Gossip around the air, among that group of three,

Some kid, trying to get free, because of the unending curiosity.

And sometimes he could see familiar faces, living the same life.

Looking at this, did lighten his heart, as he starts his day,

Reaches his workspace and greets the ones he knew,

As the day kept going, he did feel exhausted,

Never was a point in his career, was his work appreciated,

By the end of the day, he kept asking himself, why he entered this field,

He just had his fake smile on him, and got up as he thought he was done for the day,

Well, the 9-5 job did think otherwise, and he had to stay back,

The energy to continue though, he did lack.

And finally, when he did leave, he looked around, there was not a single soul around him that he could see.

The walk back to get that rail, made him feel a bit frustrated,

A long weekend ahead it was, and the crowd did multiply,

He felt, how long would he let the job kill him like this

And this led him to again observe the things around him,

Looking around and guessing every one’s story,

He soon started to realise,

His life was far better than those whose life was filled with lies,

His heart, though broken, still had hope.

He could do better in life for he had so much more of strength and source that some did lack.

All he had to do was take that leap of faith,

But, he never did, for he lived in his comfort zone,

All this time, he just wanted to play it safe,

Forgetting his dreams to be free from things around him,

Yet giving his life a meaning!

All he wanted in life was to inspire someone,

So, he went back to his base,

And picked up his weapon that defined him truly,

He cleared the dust of the constant pressure of the society,

And started to write,

The feeling of purity started to flow back to him,

He wrote something of that sort after a while,

While writing, his eyes did fill, while he had a small smile,

For he knew, this is something people would like.

And he did not stop that night,

He went on for hours,

Until he finished his piece

That eventually gave his heart some peace!

All it took, was just another bad day,

And some stories to get him back on his way.

 

An unfulfilling circle, life is. We run and run and run only to eventually return at same spot we started, while expecting things to change.

It is often at such stages of life, people tend to forgo their happiness for the sake of things that matter for only some time, but I feel, life would be way better, if they did stick to what they love doing.

Hoping people realise the need of art. Let me know your thoughts on this and share it. On a side note, really grateful for the love I’ve recieved this year, with only a limited number of posts, I have recieved the highest number of views this year, and I appreciate this! Thank you.

I will be back with another great post, until then, #LIVEyOURLIFE !

Life and Passion

I’ve been here for so long,
Writing about where we as humans belong.
For a while now, I’ve been singing this song,
Without knowing about the things around.
Naive, I may have been,
But, I was just following my dream.
Spreading the word of passion, spreading the word of love,
Many did try before me, but none of us want to evolve.
Does passion really matter?
I have been asking myself this for some time!
I don’t know why it took too long for me to answer,
For without it, my life here would really have been a disaster!

Everyday, I wake up and start my day,
I only see stories along the way.
I can see people, who are stuck with a routine,
I can see kids enjoying their first day as a teen.
I can see an old couple experiencing a movie, without getting offended,
And I can definitely see the capable ones staying silent.
Why is it, we are suffering this intolerable violence?
It could be physical, it could be mental, lord knows what.
May be, it could be because, we have stopped caring about art.
Can passion change humans?
I still remember, a kid from my school, who danced with only one hand.
His passion definitely brought mine back to life,
And only thing that did bother me was, how much did he have to stive!

I sit down and watch the news,
All I see is bunch of people screaming, just for some views.
Defaming anyone they feel is guilty,
While they just randomly, sip tea and coffee.
Deconstructing rhymes and lines just to find something that is not right,
Well, don’t you read the disclaimer, that it’s a work of fiction, and not every word should be right!
If they do love critiquing, how good would they be in writing?
Amazing I believe, for they can create a fake story, which can destroy a man’s history.
I look around and think,
In this situation, can passion really sustain?
If it doesn’t, the work of many generations would be in vain.
For I can assure that passion can bring the change,
For the voice of it, can reach ears and eyes of even those who aren’t in range.

A blind can feel an art. A deaf can feel the music. A dumb can sing!
For there is nothing that can stop the passion within.
It’s like like the engine of the soul,
It’s the only thing that can help one reach their goal.
Getting up is never easy after they are down,
But when one has the passion,
They could easily win that crown.
But in reality, no one would want it,
For they know, they aren’t in for that.
I do say, passion can make every one a better person,
For it did teach me, the most important of lessons,
All you have to do in life, is keep going,
Even when you feel nothing has been moving.

I’ve been here for so long,
I don’t know how I ended being this strong!
I’ve seen things around me falling apart,
Calling me towards my unhappy past!
Loud, those noises may have been,
But, there is a lot throughout my journey, I have seen.
Holding on, staying strong, I know it’ll help me in going far!
All by my side was that one thing, the kept me hooked to that star!
My love for poetry, immeasurable it may be,
All I know, it made me believe in me!
All I know, it did make me free!
All it did, was prove how passion does matter in shaping in a destiny!

Everyday, all I pray, is for a future that I always wanted to see
A world where people rise above what they have been groomed to be,
More than a puppet, that is stuck in a routine,
Chasing something that they have created an illusion of in their dream!

Hope this poem helps you in any way! Oh, one person who could be an inspiration in this sense could easily be Beethoven. His love for music never left to cease even after his hearing ability began to deteriorate!

Do drop in your thoughts on this poem and will be back with another post soon! Like and share it, if you feel life here can get better!

Are we really living?

Trapped in my own soul,
Is this what I thought was my goal!
Certainly not, for doing that would only make me a fool!
Then where was the point I went wrong,
That’s a question for which an answer I’ve been wanting to find for long,
Alas, only if I had been strong.
While I say all these, all I can remember are those times,
Where all those dreams were young and everything seemed nice!
All I am left with, is a land filled with lies!
Running down the streams,
The irresistible feeling on my face, when I’m hit with a breeze!
Fighting all day and none getting offended,
Such days, now are just another dead end!

Trapped in my own soul,
Can’t find a single space, to get out of this black hole!
Everyday, I’ve been asking where I had gone away!
Yet, I still remember those days, when my imagination would go stray
And that would always make my day,
All I can see today is butts of cigarettes mixed with ash in the tray!
Coming back home while the clocks struck seven,
Delicious appetizers made hot by my mum, would always remind me of a time that was truly a heaven!
Those were some days, when innocence was a great trait,
Happiness and love never had any template!

Can I get back my childhood,
For now that I stand where my parents stood,
Looking up to my parents,
Today I realise all that they’ve done for me,
Has a value that no one can ever see!
I only hope people would realise this too,
Looking through these characters and illusions!
Living in fear from the senseless superstitions!

Today I fear for every time I try to rhyme,
For getting laughed at is a feeling worse than getting caught for a crime,
But as a child, I would have said things without any filter,
And everything would would be straight from the heart, that I always said without any stutter!
Even if the world laughed, I’d be proud that I had spread laughter,
For every thing around me, makes me want to slaughter!Can I get back that childhood of mine,
Where all I had was love and smile!
By the time you read this, I’d be away
Where there’s an everlasting day!

Been trapped in my own soul,
All that happened because, I never let the child in me become whole!
At that moment I knew,
And I say this to you;
If you had to live for someone,
Live for that child in you!
For he hoped a great deal of you!

In the end, keeping that child in us alive could help us survive!

Let me know your thoughts on this! Will be back with another great post!

Thank You.

A charming little kid came to me one day,
Asked me what I did, and suddenly, I had
nothing to say.
So, I asked him what he wanted to be
“To be the man, my mum wants me to be!”
And what kind of a man would that be?
“Just the one who makes others life happy!”
I realised then where my place currently is
in this journey
All ever wanted in my life was to be free!
Free from the thoughts of agony and
misery.
But now I see,
All I see is pain around me!
I grew up having a small dream,
To be a person, that no one has ever seen.
All ever wanted was to see the world
smile,
And be with the person that would walk
with me for 500 miles.
But adulthood hit me, and what I am now, is
filled with lies.
The soul in me, today, it cries,
For it too knows, the best thing that could
happen in my life,
Is to be the person people pointed at and
said,
You see that guy right there,
He’s the one who brought me out of
despair.
And made me realize my worth,
And thanks to him, I learned to pick myself
up!”
Yes, all my life, all I wanted was to Inspire
people,
To help them be the best version of
themselves possible.

Hey everyone. Honestly, I have no idea where to begin. I started this blog, 4 years ago. Who knew, back then, where I’d end up being. Just a kid, I was, learning the ways of the world and strange it was that I was writing motivational and moving words. In the beginning, all I wanted to do through this blog was to reach out to people, and may be help them be the better version of themselves. Some may have thought, what would a kid teach us about life, I’d say they have no idea, what a child is capable of.

Since then, I’ve come a long way myself. My poetry skills have improved over the time. My blog’s reach has improved. I’ve received really overwhelming responses for all my write ups. The topics that I’ve chosen to write or even speak about, most people have seen it around them, yet it barely gets it’s place in everyday conversation.

I am not out here writing great stuff, all I’m doing here is helping you remind yourself what a truly deserving person you are, it is just silly that we need people to self assure themselves of their greatness.

But to be honest, yes. I’ve also had hard times, I’ve also had to deal with stuff that I have not spoken about, and one of the things that kept me going was the responses sent by you. People have also sent me feedbacks, which has helped me, but those positive reassuring words you have sent, has actually made sure I kept writing.

I started writing for the sake of it, but over the years, I’ve come to known, it is a part of me now and when I know some one out there is reading my work and even if makes them feel a bit happier or even a bit inspired, it makes my soul happy.

I am eternally grateful.

Thank you.

PS. Just for sticking around till the end, I have a surprise coming out soon for you all.

Keep reading and keep loving!

I’ll be back with another amazing post, until then #LIVEyOURLIFE and lift everyone higher.

Is Art Necessary!

Is there a part of you,

That loves to hum to your favourite tune?

Is there a part of you,

That wants to be a part of a story, you just read through?

Oh child, if all these are true,

Then, art has had it’s effect on you!

Could you just imagine a day now,

Where all you could do is work,

And your life would just go idly by,

No memories, no emotions, even if you’d want to, you couldn’t cry

Because, all you’d be is just a droid with a useless heart!

Music, art and poetry, help us make and shape our soul,

Oh Child, so why do we mock them, for they are the one makes us human!

There are some creations that give us hope,

There are some pieces that help us gain control,

There are some songs that reminds us of our home!

Art is something, connects us all,

Art can bring peace in the midst of a war,

Art is all I could ask for,

Because darling, art is the language of love!

I wouldn’t have heard or seen an artist piece, never has there been a day,

And never will I deny that, their work has changed me in a way.

If you know me or have read my old posts, you may know how much I love art and artists too. Art has changed me, in a way, I could never explain. Art is an essential tool for survival, if you have been following my blog, you’d remember a post wherein, I looked into what would’ve happened if there was no art.

But, why is art important though?

Art is a result of curiosity and satisfaction. A human mind, over the years has used creativity to grow as a species, today, we use that creativity to channel a part of our soul into our creations, that is why we it is easy as a human for us to connect ourselves to any art, be it a song, an art or even a simple poetry.

Art, today has become a food for our soul, and that is why it helps us be ourselves. It helps us be in control and that is why, it ends us giving hope that one day, our life will also be perfect, just like that piece of art.

To put it in a different way, art provides us with a sense of belonging. As, human is a social creature in the end, we love to belong to a group we closely relate ourselves with. And most of the times it wouldn’t be difficult for us to notice that art is just a reflection of our culture.

Art sometimes helps us being emotional. It makes sure our soul has felt something, and when our soul feels something, it makes us more human. We may have created art, but in the end, art is the one that shaped us.

Many artists over the years have left a mark in the human history, but not all may be relevant to our time and lifestyle, so I’d love to leave you with a few words by a couple of great artists:

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You could read more about how art affects us through over here:

Why do humans make art!

After I read a lot about how art actually shaped us, I’m proud to say that I’m a fellow artist. Thank you for reading, do let me know what your thoughts on art are! I’ll be back with another post (soon, I hope) until then, #LIVE_yOUR_LIFE and #StandUpForHumanity. I’ll leave it unto you to decide whether art is necessary!

 

If you can’t stand up, leave.

Sting! Sting! Sting!

My head started to sting!

All I could do was let that hideous thought, kill my spirit,

I write my feelings out,

But then there comes in this guy

Being all smart and sick,

“Stop trying to get attention!”

Perhaps, your skull is so thick,

Can’t you understand,

Your one word may foever leave a mark.

One may be a Tony Stark,

Or even an Arya, hell even Sansa Stark!

Every one has to face struggle and sometimes they need help.

So, stop trying to be the cool guy with an attitude,

Playing with someone’s feelings, you are a fool.

We know you care for none but yourself,

But at least, use your peanut sized brain,

Oh wait, I forgot you lost your sesne of humanity,

Sometimes, it takes time to develop an immunity, for your stupidity.

Grow up and stop normalizing bullying and shaming.

For you never know, your child may be next.

If you can’t love or stand up for someone,

Just sit or better yet leave their space, for that ain’t no crime.

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Hey everyone, I was actually working on something else, but these verse actually came into my mind, so I continued with them.

I’ve voiced a lot of times against bullying and shaming. Well, the response I’ve received for those is actually mixed. I wonder why!

Most of them who read them, agreed to the fact that bullying and shaming need to be stopped. That’s good, isn’t it?

Perhaps, but, we have a lot on stake. There were people who actually felt, bullying and shaming is just a form of joke that a kid needs for them to become strong.

Big and huge person, with six senses and a highly developed brain, say what!!

No, nope, ne, non, nein, net, nahi.

I know people personally who have gone through bullying and shaming. It leaves a huge scar on their life for ever. If left ignored, it creates a huge hole in their life that it makes them unable to fill it up, and when it is too late, no amount of help is enough.

When someone actually conjures the strength to actually move on, and ask for help, it is our duty as a human to actually help them, no matter who they are.

I started this blog just for this purpose.

Parents, especially need to start intervening into these matters.

Also, I’d love to point out that there’s no social skill or any professional skilll to be gained by actually shaming people, except maybe a few laughs here and there with a pinch of popularity among your so called “friends”. But believe me, the hatred the victim may have for you, is nothing compared to that.

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In one of my previous posts, I had mentioned how CBSE had taken action on Bullying and many colleges have banned ragging. But, I have not seen any development since then. It’s like all the media and the government is interested in, is animals.

Will be back with an amazing post; until then, #LIVEyOURLIFE and #STANDUPFORHUMANITY.

Time Changes Nothing

Time changes everything. Have you ever heard this?

If you are living in this world, there is 95% chance you would have heard it.

Now, the real question is, does it really change everything?

My answer is a total no. Time changes nothing. As I have already mentioned in some of my previous posts, time is an illusion. It is just a thing we created for us to operate efficiently.

So, why does a thing which is a complete myth, become popular?

We are lazy. I mean, seriously, look at it this way; people love to judge and criticise, but not all are professional critics, so we end up jumping to conclusions.

Jack and James may have been fighting for a long time. People end up saying, in time they will stop fighting. No time will bring anyone closer, only communication will.

We, as a society have grown to this myth and this stereotypical answer.

Exhibit A:

Jenna: Hey Gina, how are you?

Gina: Not good, a bit depressed.

Jenna: Chill, time will heal everything.

Nope, the appropriate answer would be, to ask and listen to the cause and the problem and help them get through with it.

Exhibit B:

Vince: Hey man, how’s things with Rey? I heard you had a huge fight.

Hugh: Not good man, I don’t want to talk to Rey.

Vince: Chill bruh, times change, things change, life will become better.

Again, nope. The better response would be, “What’s wrong, let me help you out? Or at least let me talk to Rey. Only when people communicate, matters can solve.”

It’s as simple as it can get. We have become selfish and lazy. Most of the humanity today is more concerned with the cash in their hand, than the bread on their plate.

We act as if everything is fine with the world. Thinking time will heal everything. In this case, it would, by killing us all. I may be harsh, but if that’s what going to get everyone to work for the world, so be it.

Media would lie to us, society would lie to us, education system may lie to us, but never forget the fact that, we have eyes and ears too. We can see the level at which humanity has fallen to today (Do I really need to tell you all the problems we are facing today) . If people still think, we are fine. Let them live in this myth. But we need to stop living a lie.

Time won’t change anything unless we actually want to change.

Some may ask, “What can a person without power and money do?”

We are the same sane people that unnecessarily make unwanted topics and people trend and popular. I wonder, if only someone were to add a bit of insanity in each of us, we may actually do something.

For the basics, start small:

  • Educate people of their worth.
  • Remind them of their true power.
  • Stop complaining and fighting amongst each other.
  • Open your minds and actually see what the problems of the society are.
  • Contribute your part towards building a better future.

Thank you for reading. Do share your views in the comments section below and share the message so everyone can live a life that they are worth of.

I’ll be back with another amazing post until then, #LIVEyOURLIFE and #StandUpForHumanity and help people by #LiftingThemHigher!

Does everything really happen for a reason?

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Everything happens for a reason they say. I so wish, I could have believed that lie long ago. A beautiful life you’ll have ahead, struggles are here for you to learn; they’d be of a great help to you when you go further in your life. It shall not only be helpful in reminding you of all the things you had gone through to reach there but it may help you by providing you with the lessons that made sure you never made the same mistake again. Oh, but sadly, our destiny doesn’t know the nature of a human. It lusts for settlement. It needs to be adored and is always on the lookout for people who praise them.

Who cares what happens to humanity? It’s a small part of a single planet, in a large universe after all. They are all like ants, waiting to be crushed on a moment’s notice. And what does an ant do for a living anyway? Life is useless and shall always be, for all men must die, and if there’s a reason for someone’s existence, why does a human die of young age, while being born, or why do all the crimes happen – Children and innocents killed, massacred and the survivors are looted, slaved or raped? Do the words, “Everything happens for a reason” justify that?

Honestly, this is what at least half of the humanity feels of itself. We have become nothing but a shadow of what we call evil and condemn it when it’s just about the talking, but very few, have the guts to take action against evil. And what do the rest do to boost their will? Oh, that is a concept still unknown to the best of best minds, for selflessness, is a virtue today like a unicorn, impossible to find.

“’I was.’, ‘I am.’ And your ‘I will be’” is not going to help anyone. It has only been making things worse than it is, for those who choose to live with honour, never tend to dishonour anyone or let anyone dishonour others.  Over the years, ‘twas the honourable men who made into the legacy of the legends, but does that mean Brutus was an honourable man? Aye, so they thought he was, but he was the one who ended up killing himself in the end, when he saw his cause was of a lost one.

Living for others and not expecting anything in return is an art of compassion and that is what is expected of a human, no matter what their destiny is. A man has no right to question the duty of a lion, for that is how the balance is maintained, so kindly put that dagger of yours for it is stained. Leap like a lion, but not on innocent preys, but on your goals for they are as far as they say. Live in your moment for you have a purpose, never dare say, life has no purpose. Yours was interrupted, don’t fray, for my dear, Karma is always at play.

Does everything really happen for a reason? Do let me know in the comments below.

I’ll be back with an amazing post, so stay tuned and #LIVEyOURLIFE and #BeLIVE.

You are the beacon of light. 

Lie, steal, kill and rape.

Is this what defines us now?

Humans have fallen so low,

Are we so afraid, that our need will never be satisfied?

Small amount of patience, for us, is not suffice.

Spreading rumours about that person and body-shaming everyone,

And then, there’s racism, that every human loves to ignore.

I’ve not touched sexist ego that has filled the globe,

With this attitude, humanity may never go forward.

Stealing, hating and fighting.

From the two great wars, have we learned nothing.

Is jealousy, so hard to control,

That it turns to a killing spree?

Hatred is just the absence of love,

Is this too soft, to go through your hard-headed skull?

Control your lust, for there is no bigger sin,

To rape and live as if nothing happened.

To overlook everything that happens amidst us,

What would you do, if it were you in that place?

Stay silent, or fight for justice?

The system may not work, but we can change it,

Because, change is not a small time occuring.

We will fall, in the journey,

But never lose hope,

Get up and fight for what matters,

You’ll be hated, you’ll be criticised,

It will be a matter of time when they realise.

Until then, never let anyone decide what is right for you,

Because this is the only fight that matters, you know it too.

Are we so lazy to fight for what’s worthy?

Get your basics right, and start to live for humanity,

Stop fighting amongst yourself and help every one get justice,

Because, only an act of humanity can bring peace.

Homo-sapiens, we call ourselves,

Where is that manliness of yours when you do such acts?

Every voice matters in this fight,

Because, you are that beacon of light,

And you are the one to bear the mark of might.

Thank you so much for everyone who is fighting for humanity and peace. You people deserve all the respect. I hope everyone realises the worth of humanity and peace. Because, that is the only need. Will be back with another post, until then BeLive, #LIVEyOURLIFE and #StandUpForHumanity.