Did We Change?


Over the years“, that is a cliche’ for sure! But it has really been years and there is no other better way to start it.

Time has just rolled on like a ball all the way down to the ground from the hill.

Here I’m the ball and the hill represents the people. 

And there is the time that smiles at me with a smirk.

The path that stands in between me and the hill is the “Change“.

The ball carried a few stones, leaves and dust with it.

And I consider the stones, leaves and dust as my treasures.

Did we change?

That wasn’t just a poem. It had a story in it. Here, I’m referring “we” as you, me, us, the reader, and anyone whom we can connect to.

Yes we did change. We are bound to change as time goes on. Suddenly, we feel that the things that looked great before, are not great anymore. Mind you! It is just a feeling. And the things that looked awful once looks cool now.

Ah ha…

What has happened to us now. Did we change?

Yes, I think we have changed. Time has a penchant to make us feel that people around us have changed.

But the reality is that we have changed.

It is a good feeling to know that life has really changed. Even my writing has changed over the years. My words have changed. And so is the world.

My feelings have changed. My outlook has changed. My priorities have changed. My life has changed.

When you read this, do you feel that you have changed, when you look back? If so, do comment on…

— Anoop © People and Hearts

PoetsForPeace is Published Now


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Hurray!

We have done this… A collective effort of 100,000 Poets and other wonderful souls for one reason – Change.

Yes, #PoetsForPeace is published now in Praxis Magazine Online!

I’m also one among the 100,000 poets who have contributed their words for this effort.

To read and download the publication, click http://www.praxismagonline.com/peace-poem-2016-poetsforpeace-collaboration/

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NOTE: This collective effort will be archived in the ‘Stanford University Archive’ of the ‘100,000 Poets for Change’ collection!

We are thankful to Michael, Marie and Neha for making this happen.

— Anoop © People and Hearts

Someday, Somewhere and Someone


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Voids, losses, failures, sorrows, draught, famine, hunger, breakups, deaths, injuries, depression and loneliness all are synonymous with unfortunate things in life. Dealing with these odd things are difficult. You know it and I know it. But…

Even the unfortunate happenings have an expiry date!

I’ve realized few things in life through personal experience. I’m no scholar to tell you all these. But…

Life is the best teacher everyone knows. So this is how it goes…

Time is the answer for everything in life. There is dawn after night. Time is the healer.  We need a dark sky for the stars to sparkle.

The wait is worth living for. The wait and the patience spent for that one day is worth living for.

While we sleep we think that there is only darkness in a sleep. But always remember, dreams are born during a sleep.

I hope it describes everything better.

Wait for that day.

Your life will change someday, somewhere and with someone.

Wait for that day.

— Anoop © People and Hearts

Following the Time


Following the Time Photo Credits - Edu Cesar (https://www.flickr.com/photos/educesar/2088810201/in/photostream/)
Following the Time
Photo Credits – Edu Cesar (https://www.flickr.com/photos/educesar/2088810201/in/photostream/)

It happens to most people throughout their lives and there is no escaping from it. The strings of such a moments are controlled by the ‘Time‘. Here, the time reigns superior than the human beings.

In these type of moments, you tend to wonder what had happened to you. The world surrounding you seems to drift apart. You are down, lost, confused and helpless. Your life is not under your control as you begin to understand it lately.

You would have given your best efforts and remained true to yourself and others. You would have wished for something good but unfortunately time had something different for you in store.  All your efforts have been fruitless. You feel that your heart is not able to accept it.

In such difficult times, your close ones would not be standing by your side. The people whom you loved would have moved away from you. You would feel that loneliness is overshadowing your once active life. There will be frustration deep down in your heart.

Despite all these hardships, you make efforts to move on and indulge in activities that help to give a diversion to your mind. As you anchor a new path and as times change, you realize that there is a new light appearing at the end of the dark tunnel. You understand that the crumbled world is giving shape to a new world to live in. You find new goals to work for and new wishes to hope for. You meet new people. And the vibe around you and your life has changed completely.

Lately, you understand that your life is much better now.  Your dear ones would have started to believe in you. Life would have changed for now, even though the change was a slow one. Thanks to the ‘Time’!

When you take a moment to look back at the things that happened yesterday. You realize that the past had a reason for the present life. Everything that happened was for a reason. All the broken pieces from your past have found a perfect place to fit in your present life. You feel that life is even more beautiful than ever.

You understand the power of the ‘Time‘. What you had done so far was following theTime‘. Finally, the ‘Time‘ has taken you to a new world.

Following the Time…

– Anoop
© People and Hearts