Picked & Published: #Doctors

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Presenting my composition, a tribute to the doctors and in fact all the medicos, which found a place in the annual collection of shortlisted poems selected by the jury of poetry society of India. I couldn’t win though, but it is a huge motivation to keep trying. Here it goes:

We are the Doctors


We  are  the  healers, we  cure,  we  care,

Cope  with  plights,  only  few  would  dare,

We  are  everywhere; so common yet  so  rare,

The resilient, eccentric & beyond compare,

We who missed the dusk of adolescence;

Solving MCQs  & juggling  books  for  reference,

Suffered in saudade  to  don the white coats,

Trying  to  be  resolute  while  riding  many  boats,

We  study  not  only  medicine, but  law  to  stats,

Playing multiple tricks with solitary hats,

For us, winsome moments are like spam,

And life is only what is  left  between  exams,

We  who  graduate  as  our  friends  finish  PGs,

A  suffix for  our  names, sure  doesn’t  come  easy,

Can’t  take  shortcuts; we  must  take  the  longer  route,

MD, DM & more; we study  till  there’s juice in the fruit,

The  Stethoscope  is  our  crown, a  cachet  you  can  bet,

It  is  ‘THE  RESPONSIBILITY’; and as  big  as  it  can  get,

We  treat  people  irrespective  of  caste, colour  or  time,

Doesn’t  matter  if  covered  in  vomit, blood  or  slime,

Because saving  a  life  is  worth  every  dime,

And  we don’t hesitate to  put  our  own  lives  on  the  line,

Friends  and  family  spend  the  nights  alone  and  dizzy,

‘Coz  we  are  notorious  for  being  perpetually  busy,

Live like luftmensch; whom people often misconstrue,

As we associate  first  rains  with  malaria  or  dengue,

We  are  the  misfits, flamboyant but  nerds,

Willingly sitting in  cage  but  immanently free  birds,

We   allow  for  prejudices  and not  be  judgmental,

Specialise in handling  mobs while  being  gentle,

We  must  always  be  composed  and  calm,

And it’s not  always  easy; ‘coz  yes, oh  darn!!

Deemed  gods  when  we  save and  killers  if  we  can’t,

But we try & make a wish; which only the gods can grant,

We  are  the  doctors; the  healers, protectors,

Spreading smiles, we are just the vectors,

Reverence is what we seek, but a smile may sure suffice,

We only want all to be safe; healthy, wealthy and wise,

Healthy, wealthy and wise…

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The all India poetry competition is happening this year too. http://www.indianpoetry.org/ALL%20INDIA%20POETRY17.pdf Don’t miss the deadline, Good luck:-)

Forelsket: #Truelove

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the surreal pull of love.

A soul mate isn’t one who completes you but the one who inspires you to complete yourself. Someone who loves you with so much conviction and so much heart that it is nearly impossible to doubt just how capable you are of becoming exactly who you have always wanted to be.

Love someone who loves your free spirit,

Sets your wild self free and runs amok with it,

Someone who never belittles you,

Loves you in all shades of emotions,

All gloomy colors, any boiling hue,

Someone who knows how gentle you are,

But doesn’t kindle your fragile scars,

Someone who knows your might and feels proud of it,

Shares your secrets and flaws but doesn’t arouse guilt,

Find someone who is

Patient, forgiving, and apologetic,

Humble, kind and empathetic,

Not only with you but everyone,

The one who shares your soul,

And loves you like none…

The best place in the world is in the arms of someone who will not only hold you up and hug you tight at your weakest moment.

When you choose a life partner, you are choosing a lot of things, including

  • Your parenting partner: someone who will deeply influence your children,
  • Your eating companion for about innumerable meals,
  • Your travel companion: someone to share memories with,
  •  Your retirement friend, career therapist and someone whose day you’ll hear about for the rest of your life.

All said and done but love can never be planned, it is always spontaneous. Never underestimate the power and possibilities of ‘koi-no-yokan’.

When you have found your ‘special someone’ and choose to tap your privilege to be able to say ‘I love you’ to him/her, remember that you have to earn the right to be believed, the right to be loved.

I love you in ways

 you have never been loved,

For reasons

you have never been told,

For longer

than you think you deserved,

And with more

than you will ever know

that existed inside me…

               ***

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Forelsket (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.

Koi-no-yokan (Japanese): The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love. Differs from “love at first sight” as it does not imply that the feeling of love exists, only the knowledge that a future love is inevitable.

The love saga will continue…keep in touch for more:-)

Music is life: #Funkaar

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Hi Guys,
Glad to share my entry for the #MusicDilSe blogging contest by http://www.funkaar.in which was named as the first prize winner recently. My sincere regards to the funkaar team for giving me the honor. It was my 100th post and it just got even more special.

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Recognition from fellow bloggers and the veterans gives the much required boost to the irregularly irregular blogs like mine. My fellow bloggers have also graced my blog with the coveted “Blogger Recognition Award” and I am as ecstatic as humbled. All the credit for this triple reverence goes to:

1. Savita Shetty from https://fascinatingworld2016.wordpress.com/
2. Jyotirmoy Sarkar from https://jyotirmoytheone.wordpress.com/
3. Susmita Mukherjee  from  https://susmitamukherjee.wordpress.com/ 

Thank you Savita, Jyotirmoy and Susmita for the approbation. I request all my fellow bloggers to visit their beautiful blogs and I am sure you will love all three of them.

See you all soon with a detailed post featuring my nominations:-)

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Music is life. That is why our hearts have beats.

               Music is the essence of our lives and it is all around us, adding that little extra spark to an otherwise mundane routine. Music is like the air around us; we may not always see it but can definitely feel it’s presence if we care to focus. Music sometimes confronts us like a tiger roaring in African wilderness while sometimes it teases us like a koel singing on a distant tree. Music need not always be created but it can be discovered in the most unexpected places. Even silence is music to some ears. I wish my life had background music so I could understand what the hell is going on but not everyone is as lucky as Mother Nature herself. Here’s a poem from my archives celebrating Mother Nature’s lullaby…

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What is #true love?

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             Love is perpetual and illimitable and cannot possibly be squeezed into a few words (and the sugar coating doesn’t help either). It is the rawest, purest feeling which can only be felt with a pious heart. But we don’t need to figure out what love actually means to embrace it. It will find the longing heart itself. True love is born out of a divine connection between two souls and they need not necessarily be young adults of opposite sex but even parents, siblings and friends can share true love too.  The hottest Bollywood theme of parents pitted against the amour has always sparked short circuits in my heart and brain. True love is more often portrayed as a pursuit of your beloved but I feel it is much beyond materialistic endeavors.

Love is not the flirty feeling

Not mere a glittering ring & kneeling

Love is sacrificial, love is ferocious

It is instinctive, limitless and atrocious

Love answers all questions, epic or small

It cannot be explained, yet it explains all.

                                        -doc2poet

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               Love is a feeling of being inexplicably drawn to another person, wishing for his/her happiness without caring for your own self. Love is a gamut of adjectives and a conglomerate of emotions and feelings. It is crazy, complicated and most importantly real and it cannot be hidden where it truly exists. Love may be a lot of things but it is always a positive feeling. It may have a different meaning for each one of us on a scale ranging from infatuation to obsession; where true loves lies somewhere in between but is being mistaken more often than being understood. In this gadget driven virtual world people don’t like love; they only like the idea of love.  The squishy toys and splashy gifts exchanged on national romantic days have replaced love for all practical purposes.

True love is eternal, true love never dies,

True love is illimitable; beyond oceans and skies,

True love is cool breeze, true love is sunrise,

True love is verity; the truth above all lies…

Click here for the complete poem @ https://doc2poet.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/true-love/ 

Stay tuned for the next dose of true love…

True love : My new series

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Hi all,

                  I welcome you all to the new year of opportunities, an year of hope; hope to rise and grow, to grow as a person, a writer, a blogger or a poet. I like this time of the year and it is not only because of my birthday but the positivity that  thrills me. It is customary to make resolutions for the months to come. I have my own list but I don’t call them resolutions because mew year resolutions are eventually lost into oblivion by February. I may call them anything but I just want to be better than my previous self and I want it to be reflected on my blog. I have a lot of things in my mind for my space on the blogosphere and I hope you like them.

What’s new in 2017?

# A new look and new sections for my blog.

# Will explore new forms of poetry.

# A nerdy twist to blog posts.

And a new series celebrating true love.

What to expect in my new series: Truelove?    

Love is what brought me closer to poetry and it has a special place in my heart. In this series we will try to understand the chemistry of true love or what makes love true. The whats and whys of love. There will be poems, articles, prose, poetry and couplets. Some of my older poems will also make guest appearances. If you think you know love better than anyone else, you are most welcome to enlighten our minds too. Let’s start this wonderful year with love and romance.

तकते  थे  राह  उनकी  और  इस  जुस्तजू  में  ग़ज़ल  बन  गयी,

राबता  हुआ  उनसे  और  मुश्किल-ए-दिल  ख़ुद  हल  बन  गयी ||

If you are looking for some love, hop on and enjoy the ride.