SIMPLY SHOBANA

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 25/02/2020https://festivalforpoetry.com/2020/02/24/read-poem-the-long-road-by-shobana-gomes

It’s raining this morning.

It is raining here this morning,

Not a day to be out gallivanting,

Just maybe lie back in bed,

Under the covers of warmth and comfort,

And find the perfect book to read.

.

I wish I was the child I was once,

On rainy mornings, the aroma of coffee fills our happy house,

The rest would be glum,

They cared not for the rain,

Their time to play outside cut short.

.

Unlike me…

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I loved the smell of rain,

I loved that snuggly bed,

So, I am happy to say that I was more rested than other days,

I had more time to dream wishful dreams,

Maybe even sing a song or two,

And choose not to do a single thing.

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The rain is gone now, it has refreshed my thoughts, there’s a song in my heart, and now the coffee beckons. I’m coming!!

Have a great weekend all.

-shobana-

Hey guys, please don’t forget to vote.

Just another couple of weeks to go.

My book, As Delicate as Snow, is nominated for 2021, Reader’s Choice Award Contest by TCK Publishing. I would really appreciate your support in voting for the book at the following link.

  1. Press on the link: https://www.tckpublishing.com/2021-readers-choice-voting-page/?fbclid=IwAR00Ah5tuXcqLSSyjnL27CtW03l1WJ2OKyPnkb7pdThEAG1HrLubWJ_V9fM
  2. Please go to page 7/16
  3. Scroll down to As Delicate as Snow, and press on the link.

Every vote counts. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Shobana

BOOK REVIEW – THE EVERYDAY HERO MANIFESTO BY ROBIN SHARMA

Product details:

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780008312879

Format: Paperback

Weight: 420 g

About the Author:

Robin Sharma is a globally respected humanitarian who, for over a quarter of a century, has been devoted to helping human beings realize their native gifts. Widely considered one of the top leadership and personal mastery experts in the world, his clients include famed billionaires, iconic professional athletes, and many Fortune 100 companies. The author’s #1 bestsellers such as The 5AM Club, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Leader Who Had No Title and The Greatness Guide have sold millions of copies in over 92 languages and dialects, making him one of the most widely read writers alive.

Shobana’s Note:

A paragraph on page 219 of the book says this.

What makes a fabulous wine so fantastic is the terroir – the environment the vines are raised in. Elements of a terroir include climate, soil, terrain, and farming practices. Similarly, your mind has its own terroir – the surroundings that shape each thought you produce. A negative environment breeds degraded thinking. A pristine terroir promotes positive thoughts. So, choose yours well. Please.

The paragraph above outlines what it takes to fashion life at its best, and as detailed in the highly evocative, The Everyday Hero Manifesto, you will see how the truth of the statement above revolves around the real lives of luminaries who have made a difference in the world.

Reading the book was an incredible experience for me. I came off a lot more knowledgeable, wiser, and braver to face any unforeseen circumstantial occurrences that come my way. It is a book that will speak to you on a personal level, masterfully crafted to touch the sensibilities of the everyday hero in you.

Robin has created something sensational I should say by writing this book, and the lesson I learned the most is that even at the peak of one’s prime or time, misfortunes and the stumbles of life stands at the behest. It is a call to awareness of how fragile life is and as Robin says, life is a short ride.

I would recommend this meditative read to everyone. It is a definite guide on how to get past hurdles and setbacks and create a monumental experience as you journey through life.

The End.

Review posted on Amazon.

The Path of Shadowed Fronds

I walk the path of shadowed fronds,

Trailing the sands,

with steps shallow,

For the tides,

doth 

rise

to

wash away

my tardy footprints.

.


Far across the horizon,

the sun is flawless,

Shining through cloudless skies, 

silencing the breeze,

that waltzes with the tides.

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I am but a wayfarer in this world of contradictions,

Where truth and lies,

are at play with man’s affections,

They magnify, and yet they devour,

They parry not without each other,

For what is man,

without his priceless words of variation.

One day this, and on another – an exclamation;

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It is but there in his mind,

to see a tale and tell a lie,

to see suffering and not bear its strife,

to neither stop or carry the burden of befriending,

the harshness of life,

or of those kind of wiles.

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I am but a wayfarer in a world of reckoning,

Where words flow through hardened hearts,

and dissolve in unshed tears,

where sadness can remain in Bravehearts,

not heard of,

not seen,

and dismissed as an encumbrance.


-shobana-

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