Magic In Mundane

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I see my goals in the distance
Taunting me to dare if I might
I exasperate, as they seem farther
Than where they were last night

Everyday is a battle I try to win
Preparing myself for what lies ahead
Living through the mundane life
Knowing tomorrow’d be the same as I get to bed

But today, today is a bit different
I feel exuberant without knowing why
Despite my To Do list full and day packed ahead
I feel happy and calm inside

Today I don’t care whether I win or lose
My exacting goals suddenly cease to matter
Happiness fills my whole being
Elation consumes me with its incessant chatter

Today even the mundane feels like magic
Making me feel jubilant just to be alive
The ordinary is a disguised blessing
Atleast I have worthy goals for which to strive

~Anushree

What If?

What if

What if you never got your heart-broken
Never had to experience the pain unspoken

What if success was all that you knew
Failures weren’t even far-in-between or few

What if you never experienced any sorrow
Always lived like there was no tomorrow

What if you never had a run-in with bad luck
Made a fortune even when recession struck

Surely, you think things would be so much better
Your hunky dory life would never shatter
But life’s a roller coaster ride with its ups & downs
It isn’t complete without its share of frowns

These little failures teach us how to live
We receive only when we learn to give
You need darkness to really appreciate light
Only through wrongs, will you learn what’s right

~Anushree

But Then This Is Life

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." ~Robert Frost

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
~Robert Frost

Life’s running too fast, I wonder when I’m happy,
But sadness ruins its speed & makes it a l’il sloppy,
It’s uncanny how time seems to change it’s speed,
It’s always too short when we’re happy in the life we lead,
It sure seems like ages, when things are in a disarray,
But then this is Life‘, my heart seems to say!

Every morning as the sun graces the sky,
I watch hoards of people hurriedly rushing by,
They slog themselves to make both ends meet,
So they can age gracefully with everything that they need,
But will that feel the same with all the years gone by?,
But then this is Life‘, my heart lets out a cry!

Everyday someone ends up fighting, while someone falls in love,
Everyday someone thanks the Almighty, who is over & above,
Everyday someone ends up making a commitment for life,
When they don’t even know if the next moment they’d be alive,
I wonder if all this is worth it, when death is a truth that glares,
But then this is Life‘, my heart always fares!

~Anushree

Happy Rains

Dancing in the rain.

Dancing in the rain.

You step out to a heavily overcast sky, clouds so dark and dense, it seems it’s evening already. Gentle cold breeze blows in your face, ruffling your hair out of place. Lush green trees sway to the rhythm of the wind. Buildings that seemed so harsh in the broad daylight of the scorching summer, seem so dull and humble – almost scenic.

Just then, that anticipated drop of water falls on the parched land, leaving its uneven round mark as it does so. And then, as if on cue, a thousand tiny droplets make their way to quench the thirst of the dusty, arid ground.

Soon, you feel yourself getting drenched in the cool, fresh water; drops happily splashing on your skin, creating a happy tickling sensation. You sigh and take a long deep breath, with it taking in the peculiar sweet fragrance of the damp earth. The sudden freshness and crispness of nature overwhelms you.

You realize how little it takes to make a person happy – getting to sit in a crowded bus, catching a favorite song on the radio, smile from a loved one and rains.

Rains! A small word that conjures up a million memories and emotions.

Happy Rains people 🙂