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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 17 – Nothingness ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Nothingness”.) ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 17☆ ☆ Nothingness ☆   There are so many sentiments- The feeling of being loved, The desire for togetherness, The emotions of hurtfulness, The longing of your arms, The sadness on parting, The glee on arrival; But everything in life Has to settle down!   Nature is full of entropy And the most obvious way Is to tend to move towards nothingness.   The questions are- When do you move towards zilch? And how do you tend towards zero?   Sadly, For why, There are no answers!   © Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra (All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 15 – Change ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Change”.)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 15☆   ☆ Change ☆   Things don’t really change.   The nature is perpetual and complete- If one bird or animal dies, Another is born; In totality, Things don’t really change.   Certain flowers bloom In a particular season, When you cross the clock of time, And touch the base again, They shall blossom once more. Things don’t really change.   The rivers keep flowing Year after year And if you touch the shore of Ganga At a particular spot Again, after decades, You will find the same Turbulence or calm, Things don’t really change.   The human nature Is also steady. Rarely do you see an arrogant person Turn...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 14 – Calmness and Strength ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Calmness and Strength”.)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 14☆   ☆ Calmness and Strength ☆   When the stream falls down From the slope of the mountains, And flows in the plains with pain, It maintains its calm Despite the turbulence of abandonment.   The breeze, after the cyclone, Learns to gain back its gentleness, And silent becomes its tone; The world gathers courage from its repose, Reclaiming its energy.   The tree, after being wrapped in snow for long, Removes the frostiness from its mind And slowly its leaves grow back again; The world watches in awe its colourfulness As it waves its branches full...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 13 – Autumn and Winter ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Autumn and Winter”.)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 13☆   ☆ Autumn and Winter ☆   The absent autumn Peeps in for a little while, Vanishing again.   You are used to its vanishing tricks, You are also used to its appearing all of a sudden, And for the first time, You don’t get swayed by its arrival, Your emotions don’t start pirouetting, And poetry doesn’t pour like rains.   You’ve rather started loving The icy winter. It does freeze you for a while, But it’s more realistic And then, it always lives up to its promises Of nothingness.   When the autumn bids adieu After its short trip, You...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 12 – As frozen as ice ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “As frozen as ice”.)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 12☆   ☆ As frozen as ice ☆   Sometimes, The going gets tough, Your soft feet get brutally exposed To the harshness of the tarry roads, The mighty sun of fate becomes fiercer Charring your parched skin, Thorns prick your naked feet And grief pricks the corners of your red eyes, You run madly In the rough deserts of your broken heart, And solace eludes you.   During such times, You think That you are as frozen as ice.   But if you do walk Those rough terrains once, You become flowing water That knows how to carve its...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 11 – A butterfly woman ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “A butterfly woman”.)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 11☆   ☆ A butterfly woman ☆ Let them Keep looking at your bodily beauty- The luminous colour of your skin, The pretty patterns on your wings, The magnificent gait while you fly!   You should concentrate Only upon your wings And its innate strength!   One day, You will have touched the sky And that’s what A butterfly woman Is meant to do!   © Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra (All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without prior...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 10 – The blindfolding of Gandhari ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “The blindfolding of Gandhari”. This poem is from her book “Tales of Eon)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 10☆   ☆ The blindfolding of Gandhari   ☆   O lord! I blindfold myself! That my husband was blind I knew not Never had I thought of such a union But together, the destiny has brought   O lord! I blindfold myself! As I learn of my future and fate What is ordained, cannot be modified I shall suffer, as does my mate!   O lord! I blindfold myself! Know not what speaks is protest or disgust My exploitation, I shall not permit! O lord!...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 9 – Drona and Drupad ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Drona and Drupad”. This poem is from her book “Tales of Eon)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 9☆   ☆ Drona and Drupad ☆   “O Drupad! My childhood friend! Your promises I come to remind Do you remember our oaths to share Wealth of all kinds?”   “O Sage Drona! Blessed am I! My kingdom your presence bestows A learned man are though And before thee I bow!”   “O Drupad! My childhood friend! Married I am, and have a son too Distinguish he can’t between rice water and milk And I have come to ask for a cow from you!”   “O Sage...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 8 – Pandu’s end ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Pandu’s end”. This poem is from her book “Tales of Eon)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 8☆   ☆ Pandu’s end ☆   A young man that he was Difficult it was for Pandu to restrain Tried his best to desist But could not adjust to a life of pain   Life futile made by Kindama’s curse Roamed he like an ascetic  though Evening the bearing of sons by Dharma Could not bring back his glow   One day, the stunning Madri he saw And his vision turned lustful In his moment of yearn, touched her And in his arms was his wife...
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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 7 – Pandu’s sons ☆ Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra   (Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is Executive Director (Systems) Mahametro, Pune. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Pandu’s sons”. This poem is from her book “Tales of Eon)   ☆ Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 7 ☆   ☆ Pandu’s Sons☆   Cursed by Rishi Kindima Into the realms of the forest, Pandu retired The news of pregnant Gandhari In him, the desire to have a son fired.   Seeing him desolate and murky His dutiful wife, Kunti consoled “For his wife to bear another man’s child,” She said, “The law of Dharma allowed”.   “Let me call a Rishi,” said Pandu “Let us call a Deva,” Kunti stated Blessed by Rishi Durvasa, she had a boon; The knowledge made Pandu elated.   Pleased...
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