At first glance, it seemed easy, I, the traveler on a weary road to perhaps fame, I tamed my mind to think in ways one would want to impress, But like a toddler taking baby steps, I fall, struggling to get back on my feet.

The route I took seemed all too ready to steady that feet, Through stumbling tears, I made my smiles just as effortless, I cried first, then I laughed, Isn’t laughter sometimes created from tears?

The road was long, the road was windy, The road took me to eternity, I wondered at some point if I would reach eternity, yes, eternity, But stop I did not, I traveled through time, I traveled through eternity.

There were days when I thought “not a second to waste,” Until one day I realized that it took time to reach eternity, It was the long road I had chosen, Through much travail, none of which man can know or hear of.

I trudged with time on the long road to eternity once, Right now, I face, I stare ahead, I have not seen the end, No, there is no end, I have only been on the trail to the “beginning.”

The End.

This poem was published on the Poetry Festival website on 25/02/2020

Don’t go yet

Didn’t I just say hello,

And ask that only good things come my way,

Didn’t I rise during the night’s leisurely hours,

to usher in your month with champagne,

just because you began another year again.


Don’t just go yet, January,

I am just beginning a new season, even a new life,

attired with hope and love and mystery.


It is a new season for me,

while somewhere far the hours are ending one, another season perhaps,

And I want to relish the days of your month,

So I can say that the time I had with you was not a runaway.


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Book Review – Recipe for Happiness

Recipe for Happiness

In this book, Recipe for Happiness, the author, Mr. Jasmin Hajro says it eloquently in the context below. He advocates looking at things no matter how grave, or painful, in a lighter vein, as he has experienced with his painful past. Everyone has a choice to either be happy, wallow in self-pity, or be miserable with their troubled circumstances.

Here’s an excerpt from his book that I find to be motivating and encouraging. His positivity and eagerness to impart the value of happiness are exemplified in the book:-

Choose to be happy.

Of course, there are tough times in life,

like when someone you love, dies.

That’s part of life.

Those times of grief you just have to go through and process.

Processing is best done by talking about it,

to get it off your chest regularly.

Or by writing about it,

if you write down a situation or your feelings about

it, then it’s on paper, and it is out of your head.

Writing is a good outlet.

Shobana’s Note:

As I was reading his book, I could sense Mr.Hajro’s sincerity in reaching out to people who look for assurances that everything will work out fine in the end and that they have to persevere no matter the situation or troubles. Everyone has a choice as he says, to choose to be happy – rid your thoughts of anxiety and you will find that problems are solved better with a clear and happy mind.

Mr. Hajro has proven that what he writes here, he has used for his own personal journey in life. He has built a sustainable business and achieved remarkable success with integrity and a charitable mind. He also donates to two charities every month and helps people with disabilities.

In spite of all the hurdles that he has encountered, he is a self-made man, who followed his instincts and his heart to get to where he is today. 

A very inspiring person, who wants to impart his experiences in life as a lesson to the people around him.

I would recommend this book as a good read and request that you support Mr. Hajro’s initiative to share his knowledge and experience by buying his books in order to live a happier life. Mr. Hajro’s efforts are to live a happier life with everyone contributing towards it. 

Mr. Hajro quotes in his book, “And I hope, that we can together make a contribution to more happiness in the world.”

You can visit his website: to get to know him better and purchase his books.

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Thank you.

Walking On Air

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