5 months later.

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Strange times we are in now, looking around, we just wonder and ask how!

Looking back wouldn’t be of any help, because, all it took for us to bow was just a cough!

From the US to Macao, name any town, it has come to a standing still, can’t explain how,

Half-baked fellows acting like a know all, get ticked off, for being disallowed for getting of their house!

But putting all this shitshow aside, we cannot let this fact of life slide

Who knew it would’ve been the last day you’d seen someone and did not feel the need to say a proper ciao!

Just few months into this decade and we have seen crazy things we cannot fathom, honestly

Losing thousands of people already, memories of their happy smile, doesn’t come for free,

If only we did appreciate our worth early on, this situation wouldn’t had arrived, this, I cannot just deny.

Despite all this I can see people sit back and cry and valuing the need for treating mental health equally.

If it takes a pandemic for people to come together, this just makes our thinking sick!

Countries finally turning mature, maintaining peace and working for a cure,

But there wouldn’t be a point if we steer back to the life of impure.

Yet amidst this, some did try to clear the mist made of lies that surrounded their life,

And we saw families finally connected, lost friends reunited, all those unnecessary fights being mended,

Relationships being tested, during this time of stress!

People finally recognizing there’s life outside their cubicle and begin to de-stress,

Some finally digging in themselves and rediscovering their inner artist,

While medicos work for a progress, clearing all this mess

In the times that is disastrous, all this some say, is just a process.

For the nature to heal and get back to its feet!

Well, if it takes a pandemic for the nature to heal,

I’d say our actions are sick and we need to learn to live as one.

And today smallest of things around us have changed, we realize how important it was to actually socialize!

And not just sit back, spread and believe unfiltered lies!

Need I say more on this?

Respect to all the frontline and essential workers!

Life is short guys! You cannot tell what would happen next, so follow your dreams and actually reach out to the people you care about!

Few tips in getting through this lockdown;

  1. Maintain the routine. Please do not break it. It will take you another hard time to get it back together.
  2. If you cannot sit at home, do not like sitting at home, please keep yourself occupied with the smallest of things you can find.
  3. You might actually start working on that dream of yours? Maybe.
  4. Check off that book/ movie/ show of that bucket list. And you could check out new stuff?
  5. Rediscover your skills.
  6. Reach out to people and continue to socialize.

Will surely be back with another post, hoping the world gets through this. Until then, LIVEyOURLIFE !

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. ❤

Let The Stars Heal You

A picture of stars, with a motivational poem in it.

Broken road, and a dark path ahead,

No sense of direction, no sense where these roads are headed!

Looking back, these days seemed like a choice that was unwise,

For he knew, it was filled with lies;

All that gave him was hate and misery,

And caused him pain, that couldn’t be healed even with therapy.

Tough it was, living with hypocrites,

Tough it was, being surrounded by ungrateful cynics!

Those difficult days, drained him of hope,

And that’s when he realized his life headed towards a downward slope.

While the mind of his were still on those thoughts,

He kept driving on the mysterious path.

Looking back, he thought, he would eventually find something good,

Alas! All he could remember are those awful memories,

As there were some days, he did end up living in the streets!

Like many he did sacrifice his life, money and career,

But his only mistake, he did it on someone he thought would end up becoming his future.

It took long time for the wound to be sealed,

But he does know, if dug, it could bleed.

Like many, he did, want to give up,

So, he decided to live his final night in a grand way,

And he went to the bar, to have what he thought would be his last drink,

What he was unaware of how life changes in a moment of a blink,

And there she was,

Courage he had to speak up, for he thought this night would be his last,

The entire night may have still remain a blur to him, but these lines, he hasn’t still forgotten,

“Tonight, look up the stars,

And you’d know, there is always light.

Far from you they may be,

But they burn, so you’d clearly see.

Alone, people think they are in this world,

That leaves them scared, so weak that they can’t say another word.

Scars of the past, can hurt you like hell,

It can make your life miserable, like you’re trapped in a well.

But never for once think, that you’re alone,

You can get up on your own!

For there is no one more important than you,

And it is for yourself, in this maze, you have to pass through!

Try not to think for the world, for it is busy in debating on useless controversy,

And sometimes only discuss why the world is in a state of catastrophe.

So, the day you die, don’t think who’d be there to mourn,

For life is about living, so just move on.”

To date, he still reminisces,

Not to the times he collapsed,

But to the times that made him feel alive,

Driving through the unknown path,

Even today, he looks up the stars,

And looks forward on the path that is now clear,

For he knows that things could’ve been worse,

He has realized, there is nothing to gain if all he does is curse.

Although they did not end up together,

This did end up making him stronger,

For now he knew, not everyone stays forever,

He learned that life is a such a journey

Where we meet many, who teach us a thing or two,

And return to the world they came from.

He understood, death isn’t a bad thing after all,

It’s the fear of not living that would end up killing us all.

So why wait for something magical to happen,

Just drive, for the path is always new,

Don’t bother for not everyone has a clue,

Of where they belong,

And that’s what he did.

He walked out and started to drive,

And he looked up to the stars above,

And he said the below words, hoping to keep them in mind when things get tough:

“At times, when you feel low and are filled with stress,

Just look at the stars above, for everyone is in this state of mess,

There will be times when you’d feel broken,

There’d be times when you’d feel dead,

Just remember no one’s alone, it’s just a matter of reaching out,

It’s tough to reach out, so start small,

Work on what you love, let your heart lead you.

Let the light from the stars heal you,

Make sure you capture enough light in you,

For there will be times, when stars won’t be visible too.”

Hope this poem helps you in any way possible. This post is the last for the year 2019. This year has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride. Thank you so much for reading my blog this year, as this year has brought in the most views, with the least posts in the year and that has actually made me feel much better about my writing. Would really hope you keep reading and keep getting inspired from my blog. Hoping and praying 2020 would be a great year. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Will make sure to post regularly in the upcoming year, until then please like and share this poem, and please do let me know what your thoughts are on this poem!

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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 !

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!

 

Relation-SHIP

Relations are really tricky, I mean very tricky to handle and sometimes, when one cannot maintain it, it can loosen-up and sometimes it could break, but on worst cases, it could sink.

I am not going to get deep into it, but there is a small insight I would love to share it with you, which would be right after the poem:

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PS. Things written in Italic is said by person A and the one in Bold is person B.

It was a blur, the love we had,

Never had I seen it fade to dust,

I thought, all was based on trust.

Trust I had, so did you,

But, you thought me as a fool,

In the end all I could say,

You were so far away from the truth.

You let us die,

You let the world fill us with lies.

Urgh, stop complaining, all I can hear are your cries.

No, I never let us die.

Stop and listen for a fact that you always deny,

You say you love me, where were you when all I wanted was a ear,

You say we were made for each other, but you argue over every little thing

All you did was made me suffer.

You think, I caused the mess,

But in reality, you wouldn’t worry, for you had your pretty dress.

Yes, happiness I did find, in the smallest of things,

Late at night, when all you wanted was some fun after drinks,

Never did you care what I wanted and what I need,

All you wanted me to do was to make you something for your mouth to feed.

Oh, I didn’t think we had such a deed,

When you came in with all your greed.

I thought you loved me for who I am,

Not for my net worth,

I needed you the most when I lost my career,

But all you did was make me fear.

Fear that you’d leave me alone for me to suffer the pain.

But I acted like that, so you could get back up,

And fight your way to the top,

So, you’d realize things are not given but gained.

And I did that, thinking I didn’t provide you more,

I forgot what emotion was,

And that’s what brought me, such a huge loss.

This may be a short poem, but it recognizes the need to talk among ourselves. We have become so much needy that we end up misinterpreting what other person is trying to convey.

It’s about time we mature up and forget things like, “Hey, you know what, that person hasn’t wished on my birthday, so I won’t wish them.”  Who doesn’t like to be wished on their birthdays! But, that doesn’t mean, we have to be mad at them for forgetting it.

There are reasons why people fail to maintain relationships and number one being CAREER. It’s tough to actually maintain relations, when you have to build up on your dream.

Second, PRIORITIES. Yes, everyone has a priority. I may be a priority to someone, but they may not be on my priority list, but that doesn’t mean that I hate them or I don’t talk with them, I can say that I will be there for them, when they need me.

Third, being the attitude, behaviour and culture. People have different attitudes. Some people love having a dozens of people hanging around with them, while some may prefer being just by them-self or may only want to hang out with a couple. It becomes, difficult to maintain relations with both. Since you may never know, who the former person is close to, or you may never end up knowing their true self. While for the latter, it’s really difficult to get into their zone and making sure they let you stay.

“If you want to maintain a relationship, you have to work hard to maintain it.”

Some may have grown up with the culture that suits them, they might hate a change in their lifestyle, that’s why they choose to be among similar groups.

If you find anything wrong, first talk with them.

Ask them what it is. If the mistake is on you, don’t give excuses and be mature, accept it. If it is not your fault, make them realize their worth.

Make sure, you are there for them, listen to what they have to say, don’t give solutions, you are listening. If they don’t respond, let them be. Give them space and time to heal. If you feel, you cannot wait a long time, that person is not the right person for you. But if you can wait, then you’ll realize how important that person is in your life, make sure you are there when they are ready to heal.

Similarly, if a person doesn’t listen to you, they may be busy with their life, so don’t hate on them. Let them live and find a new ear to rant to, but don’t you let your heart die of hope. If no one is listening, what you feel, let it flow in various other forms. (Not violently though)

I’d love to close off with this statement, “Don’t have any attachments, if you hate being broken.”

Hope you enjoyed this one, will be back with another post, until then, #LIVEyOURLIFE and #BeLive in yourself.

Words mend life

“I’ll be there for you till the end.” A promise that brought him back to life.

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Words, simple they seem, but dangerous they are;
It can break a man’s heart, but can also take him far.
Life haunted him everyday,
Death wanted him in every way.

Choice, remained a myth to him,
And his entire life started to dim.
Never had he thought, he would end up like this,
Broken and soulless, like death giving him a kiss.

In the morning, with every sip of coffee
He would feel, people around him were zombies.
Before hitting the bed, every night,
To live or to die, he had to decide.

He wasn’t always like this,
It all started with small things.
Fights, ignorance and rejections,
Leading to bigger ones like death and demotions.

He thought, he had lost it all,
No ear was open for all this to be heard.
He decided to give up, but then he turned back
And was it a coincidence that he did?

No, life has a plan and there was one for him too,
He saw her and he saw his life calling him too,
And the following words were enough to make his heart melt,
“I’ll be there for you till the end.”

Life may be difficult, but don’t make it short. You’ll face challenges you are not ready for, but that doesn’t make you weak. It makes you stronger.

Will be back with another amazing post, until then, LIVE yOUR LIFE and LIFT others HIGHER.

Them or us – Why not both?

Poverty, corruption, and terrorism

Surrounding us, while we live in a slum.

Rules, laws, and regulations

Guarding us, while the powerful have fun.

Dreams are crushed,

Mascaras are smudged,

All we hear is sorry,

And everyone moves on.

Hunger, diseases and deaths,

Pity, only a human faces this, else some action is taken.

All we see, scams and schemes,

Forever, making us run.

One plus one is two,

Unity is strength, we understood all that in grade two,

You still don’t get this,

What is wrong with you?

Gave you all the resources,
Trusted you with all our scars

Finally someone to heal them,

Well, the joke’s on us, since all we got was loss.

You promised us things,

You promised us hope,

Why do you do this?

Why do you fake things like this?

Stop blaming others

And give us what we need.

We didn’t deserve the pain you gave

And certainly didn’t need the plans you made.

Happiness and peace is what we need now,

Please stop running,

Life is a marathon.

Why keep the frown!

Killing, hating, stealing, and raping,

We are humans, so please stop this

Desperation and expectations

Disappointing they may be, but worth the wait they are.

All we dream is of a better world,

Where all have basic needs

All are at peace

And we smile knowing life is beyond everything what we think.

All this is possible only when we come together,

Please remember, we have the power.

To change and make this world better 

Forever and ever!

With many problems happening around the world, it actually pains my heart to know only few dare or even care to speak about it.

Stop blaming everyone, and start doing something yourself about it first. People may follow you later on.

Truly, life is beyond what we think. So please, stop spreading hate and start loving.

Let me know what you think of it. I’ll be back with another amazing post, until then #LIVEyOURLIFE!