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

A free heart maketh a beauty untamed.

Every turn a difference I see,

Not one looked alike – was this me?

So, I asked the mirror –“What do you see?”

It said a little coyly – “No wrinkles do I see!”

So I said in return, “Mirror, mirror on the wall,

If there is one thing I want most of all,

Is to see a face that remains happy with a smile,

Coz’ I heard it said, Smiles don’t age…”

And the mirror replied, “Vanity, my dear friend, vanishes through the years! So smile throughout your years, a free heart maketh a beauty untamed.”

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He asked me again if I thought the world beautiful,

And I replied, “As fresh as the morning dew, or the petals of a full bloomed rose, the world is as beautiful as the colors of its sunlit riverbeds, invigorating as the freshest grapevines, as gentle as snowflakes, as pristine as the risen lakes, and as majestic as the mountains that captivate the world above as it does the world below. Do you see it the way I do?”

-shobana- All rights reserved. Copyright@shobana2020

24/11/2020

Turquoise

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Isn’t it an amazing color? Turquoise….

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The magic of turquoise flowers the centered ground,

Its neither blue nor is it green.

It has a combination of flair and freshness that evokes serenity and pristine sophistication.

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I searched for the meaning of my birth stone..

The color turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty.

(google turquoise)

-shobana-

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With a touch of hope

So, I got this letter from Robin Sharma, who has always inspired me with his writings and motivational wisdom. A humble man, he has dedicated his life to humanitarian work, and he is one who shares his success with the world. Thank you, Robin, for this message of hope to me – shobana.

a simple thank you [and msg of hope]

Hello Shobana. I dug up this photo for the new book…
Robin Sharma
Um, yes… I’ve always been enthusiastic. I guess I was around 5 years old when this photo was taken at a school concert.
During the hard days of my life, it was this inherent hopefulness that carried me through the jagged edges of adversity onto the smoother roads of a brighter future.
And during those seasons when all was unfolding according to my best laid plans, it was my native optimism that pushed my dreams to a higher place.
It hurts my heart to see the world, as it is right now.
The other night I watched A Life on Our Planet, the MUST-watch documentary by Sir David Attenborough. Oh, what we humans have done to Mother Earth.
And then the pandemic continues and businesses close and people pass and dreams fall.
And yet, you and I still have—deep within our core—that enthusiasm we knew when we were 5 years old. Before the messages from others taught us to harden our hearts and before life’s burdens persuaded us to swap busyness for playfulness, seriousness for wonder and practicality for possibility.
If you are discouraged, please know and trust that the clouds will part. You’re stronger than you know. Life operates in your favor [even when it appears that it doesn’t]. And, as humans, we will continue. And then we will rise. It’s pretty much what we’ve always done.
I sincerely thank you for following my work. It is a true honor to be of service. The new book is now at HarperCollins being copyedited. It’s very much a work to help people stay brave and heroic during these messy times. I pray it moves you deeply. To own your power. And help raise our world.

With Love + Respect,
Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma
Humanitarian + Leadership Missionary
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