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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 22 – A Plea to Santa ☆ 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  an Additional Divisional Railway Manager,Indian Railways, Pune Division. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “A Plea to Santa.  This poem  is from her book “The Frozen Evenings”.)

☆ Weekly column  Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 20

☆  A Plea to Santa ☆

 

Santa, Santa

Do not deny my wish,

Give me a Christmas gift

And let this Christmas eve be different please…

 

Santa, Santa

I want everyone to be happy and glee:

No tears, no sorrow;

Only contentment and ecstasy…

 

Santa, Santa

Let there be no gloom;

Please grant me a boon,

Let joy and prosperity bloom…

 

Santa, Santa

Let there be love and care;

No biases of caste, creed and race,

Let peace prevail everywhere…

 

Santa, Santa

Let us all join hands;

Form a human chain

Of affection that shall never end….

 

Santa, Santa

This is what I seek

Let this Christmas be

Different and unique!

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 21 – “A Martyr’s Son ☆ 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  an Additional Divisional Railway Manager,Indian Railways, Pune Division. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “A Martyr’s Son.  This poem  is from her book “The Frozen Evenings”.)

 

☆ Weekly column  Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 19

☆  A Martyr’s Son ☆

 

My father’s voice, so full of vivacity!

A voice I love and adore!

It’s lost forever in the valleys of Kashmir-

Alas! That voice would be heard no more!

 

Born to a soldier, a patriot by choice,

A person who rowed the nation’s oar!

The voice that told me about Bose, Nehru and Gandhi,

Alas! That voice would be heard no more!

 

I am only four, not even young enough

To wipe the tears that my mother’s eyes wore;

Silenced by the bullets, his voice was massacred,

Alas! That voice would be heard no more!

 

Proud I am of your sacrifice papa!

Stories of your valour galore!

One day I shall become your voice papa!

And then, you will be heard once more!

 

The enemies may try their best to wound us,

But for every soldier killed, there will be four!

The sacrifice of the martyrs shall not go in vain

And, one day, my flag shall fly and soar!

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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आध्यात्म/Spiritual – श्रीमद् भगवत गीता – पद्यानुवाद – नवम अध्याय (10) प्रो चित्र भूषण श्रीवास्तव ‘विदग्ध’

श्रीमद् भगवत गीता

हिंदी पद्यानुवाद – प्रो चित्र भूषण श्रीवास्तव ‘विदग्ध’

नवम अध्याय

( जगत की उत्पत्ति का विषय)

 

मयाध्यक्षेण प्रकृतिः सूयते सचराचरं ।

हेतुनानेन कौन्तेय जगद्विपरिवर्तते ।10।।

 

मेरे ही संकल्प से प्रकृति सृजित,हर बात

इससे ही कौन्तेय सब,परिवर्तन दिन रात।।10।।

 

भावार्थ :  हे अर्जुन! मुझ अधिष्ठाता के सकाश से प्रकृति चराचर सहित सर्व जगत को रचती है और इस हेतु से ही यह संसारचक्र घूम रहा है।10।।

 

Under Me as supervisor, Nature produces the moving and the unmoving; because of this, O Arjuna, the world revolves!।10।।

 

© प्रो चित्र भूषण श्रीवास्तव ‘विदग्ध’ 

ए १ ,विद्युत मण्डल कालोनी, रामपुर, जबलपुर

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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 19 – The Poetry ☆ 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 Poetry.)

☆ Weekly column  Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 19

☆  The Poetry ☆

 

Poetry should be loved forever,

And to keep loving it,

You have to keep it

In the chambers of your fragile heart.

 

If you throw it out

And still expect it to love you,

You are in a world of illusion.

 

Hoping that it will adjust

To its new surroundings

Outside your heart,

Is a misapprehension.

 

Love is its forte

And it shall keep loving you,

But it shall

Neither knock at your door,

Nor even be visible to your naked eyes.

 

One day,

When you shall finally understand

How much did the poetry love you,

You will miss its benign presence,

You will yearn for it to come back,

You will crave to hold its hands,

You will long to clasp it in your warm embrace;

But it won’t return.

 

After all,

Poetry is a butterfly

And its wings are fragile.

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 19 – The Phenomenon ☆ 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 Phenomenon .)

☆ Weekly column  Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 19

☆  The Phenomenon ☆

 

It was October again,

Time when the clouds

Had been bidding adieu,

Year after year

To the Earth.

 

“Do you love me?”

The earth, couldn’t resist

Asking the cloud.

Since long,

No words had been spoken

Between them,

But she had always felt

That it was because of love

And the special bondage

That they both shared,

The clouds had been coming

And bathing her with affection.

 

The cloud coughed,

“What’s love?

I sprinkle raindrops

Since I become overladen-

It’s just a scientific process!”

And he vanished unhesitatingly.

 

The Earth stared for long

At the retreating cloud,

And despite the wetness spread

By the cloud a few moments ago,

She felt dry and barren.

 

She knew that

The clouds will come back again next year,

But neither will she long for them,

Nor await their arrival;

Getting soaked in the rains

Will just be another heartless phenomenon!

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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Weekly column ☆ Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 18 – OM ☆ 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 “OM.)

☆ Weekly column  Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 18

☆ OM ☆

 

The sky is in complete disarray today-

There is a lot of helplessness

In its flowing silver hair,

Its eyes have lost the twinkle,

The clouds have covered

Its luscious lips, forbidding it to speak,

The red moon on its forehead

Seems ferocious, as if on a revenge,

And bats fly all over the periphery

Crying aloud to hunt their preys.

 

I

Simply close my eyes,

Breathe in and out gently

Summoning your light O Lord,

And chant “Om”!

 

When I open my eyes again,

There is complete calm!

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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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

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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 humble,

Or a crooked mindset

Change into noble.

Things don’t really change.

 

Or at least, it appears,

That things don’t change.

 

If you want change,

You have to be the agent of change;

You can really do wonders!

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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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 of bloom!

 

O Lord!

Let me be the calmness of that river,

Let me be the gentleness of that breeze

And let me be the strength of that tree!

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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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 are rather happy,

Since there is no ripple to disturb you

In the sea of your peace.

 

© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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