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Friend – A Haiku

Friend – A Haiku

by Jay

Dampen wintertime
A dearest, ideal friend trots
whilst watching the pot
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The Sarcastic And Teary Best Friend

A Poem by Jay

Whose best friend is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite sad though.
It really is a tale of woe,
I watch her frown. I say hello!

She gives her best friend a shake,
And sobs until the tears make.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The best friend is sarcastic, teary and deep,
But she has promises to keep,
Until then she shall not sleep.
She lies in bed with pillows that weep.

She rises from her crumpled bed,
With thoughts of madness in her head,
She idolises playing dead.
Facing the day with never ending dread.

With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.

The Thundery And Blue Car

A Poem by Jay

Whose car is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite happy though.
Full of joy like a vivid rainbow,
I watch her laugh. I cry hello.

She gives her car a shake,
And laughs until her belly aches.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The car is thundery, blue and deep,
But she has promises to keep,
After dark chocolates and lots of sleep.
Sweet dreams come to her cheap.

She rises from her gentle bed,
With thoughts of kittens in her head,
She eats her jam with lots of bread.
Ready for the day ahead.

With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.

Did you know…

… that today is I Got You Babe Hit Day? In 1965, Sonny and Cher, a husband and wife pop music duo, made their debut on the pop singles chart with their great song, “I Got You Babe.” Performing under her first name, Cher went on to a highly successful career as a solo singer and actress, while Sonny Bono was eventually elected to Congress as a Republican U.S. Representative from California.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

— Steve Maraboli

When in Dilemma – I turn to Srimad Bhagavad Gita and a Bible presented to me by a friend and look up a Random Sloka or a Verse and I feel Peace.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Sloka selected for the day (random choice)
Chapter 10 Sloka 18 

Psalms 94:15

Passage: 

Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Hope is not a Strategy, These Random Phrases do come true for me sometimes.

  1. Close But No Cigar
    Meaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end. Will make sure, this does not happen today.
  2. No Ifs, Ands, or Buts
    Meaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses. Yess. FINISHIATIVE.
  3. Burst Your Bubble
    Meaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment. NO. Don’t want to do that. 
  4. Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
    Meaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of. Sane advice. So many plans put in motion, so many processes and work in progress that my elder cousin warned me not to take too much on my plate.  Sane advice. I am still far away from my 9 kilo weight reduction goal for this month.
  5. Cry Wolf
    Meaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying.  Yes. It happens again and again and again with me and I always fall prey. God give me a Midas touch – Nay! Give a truly healing touch I PRAY to you.
  6. Knuckle Down
    Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job. All the time. Never changed on this. Keep at it. That’s my philosophy and that’s what I preach and practice. 

Random Acts of Kindness I can do today.

  1. Read a good book recently? Pass it on to someone else  Yes.
  2. Share today’s food with your neighbour!  Sad. My 3 closest neighbors shifted residence.
  3. Lend a friend a book you think they’d like. Yes. 
  4. Save your family some time and buy their groceries. Hmmm… 
  5. Old laptop or mobile lying around? Donate it. Yes. will do.  Have one for old people and one basic model phone.
  6. Help a younger student with their work. Sure.
  7. Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call. I will.
  8. We rarely listen to others – ask someone about their day.  I will. 
  9. House chores can be tiring – offer a helping hand.  Yes. Wife out of town. Will cook and do laundry 🙂 
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