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Experience Poetry

For Mummy Papa…

Each one of us is born with a desire to do something… something unique in our own way… to make a change… it may be big or small… but it’s huge for each one of us, since we think we were born to do this!

But we all know that there’s always one winner in a race, at least this is what we have been told! But what about the other players? What if they broke their own records and instead of celebrating they were just ignored? Similar to a race, this happens in our life too! We miss celebrating the efforts of most important people in our life who are doing their best each day, but we do not notice them because for us there are other champions who we think are the best role models for us! Sadly, these ignored group of people are known as parents! We all or most of us in our life have once ignored our parents and this poetry is for them…and for us…to remember their roles in our life…the importance of their life…their heroic acts and their sacrifices!

 You had a dream to buy a house 
You had a dream to build a business
You had a dream to travel to a foreign land
You had a dream which sadly came to an end
Because I was born!
 
You had a dream to buy a sport bike and be a racer
You had a dream to have wardrobe full of suits and blazers
You had a dream to follow your passion
But then I came, to put you in depression!
 
For few of you, I was a planned nightmare
And for few, a happy surprise in disguise
Few fought, few celebrated
And few of you, also left me deserted.
 
But most of you never complained about having me
For you, I became the reason for your smile
With me, your choices changed and so changed your priority
Making me happy became your duty.

This is not only for the ones who gave me birth
But also for the ones who were there after I was born
For the ones who I may not call papa mummy
But these are the ones who filled my empty tummy.
 
Also for the ones who played the role of two
Lucky are us who got a parent like you
Also for the ones who fought to keep me alive
I am sorry I ignored you most of the times!
 
If I am the reason for your happiness
I am the reason of your tension too
Your own clothes, bags and shoes can be old
But for me you wanted everything to be new.
 
From Hospital, school, to marriage and travel
The list of the things that you have done for me never ends
With me, something more has grown with time
And that is the amount of your bills
I can never think of doing so much for another person
Even the thought of this gives me chills!
 
I love you! I know I have never said this to you
And you have never said to me
But we both know that we do.
For not acknowledging your doings till now,
I know this poetry is nothing, but a small tribute to you.
 
 I have messed up so many times
Cried a lot, ruined your clothes and stole your sleep
Asked you to play silly games with me
And dance on baba black sheep.
 
You never said NO! You never denied!
It was me who was ashamed of you a few times
And wanted to hide!
But I was a kid back then
I had no idea how important you are!
I had no idea what you have done for me!
And how would be life without you!
But now I understand, there never was, and never will be anyone like you!
 
Once the child is born, parents find it difficult to find time for themselves,
Few mothers have to leave their jobs and few have to work as well as manage their home,
And few fathers come back home from office to only see their child sleeping,
It is not about how much time you invested; you had to because I was your own part,
But you missed so much from your life, to finally let me go far apart.
 
Thank you so much for making me what I am today!
I miss you all the time even if I do not call you every day!
Thank you for guiding and moulding me whenever I was not on the right direction,
Your values have made me a much better person and I wish to be your reflection .
 
You guys are nothing but saints
That is why there is a saying
That God can’t be everywhere
So he made parents!
 
For all the parents across the world, with lots of love!

Vedant Khandelwal
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Uncategorized

When I look back…

When I look back…

I see my kindergarten classmates dancing in the class when my teacher went out for a minute…

I see my friends throwing chalks at each other and having fun in the class…

I was made monitor of the class and I was very proud of my discipline…

When I look back…

I see my best friend having full focus on his crush instead of the blackboard…

I see my classmates bunking the class…

I scored highest and I was very proud of my focus…

When I look back…

I see my cousins going on trips to beautiful places…

I see my friends going for sports competitions in other states…

I was preparing for my college entrance exams and I was proud of my dedication…

When I look back…

I see my friends doing a lot of shopping…new clothes…new shoes…new watches…

I see my brother buying a new bike…my sister buying a new phone…

I was saving for my future and I was proud of my vision and control over my expenses…

When I look back…

I see my colleagues doing only what is required…

Few of them had a great work life balance…

I was the best performer and got multiple promotions and I was proud of my hard work…

Now…

I see all my friends settled… some rich… some okay okay… but they don’t have any regrets in life…

I see all my friends happy as they lived their lives in the present and not in the plannings…

I did great in school, college and office…

best student…best performer…best employee…best boss…but…

I regret now!

When I look back…

I want to play in class like others did… I want to be crazy and not monitor others…

I want to talk to the girl who used to greet me daily with a beautiful smile…

I want to go on trips with my cousins and on sports competitions with my friends…

I want to spend on food and travel… and not just save everything for my retirement…

I want to spend life with my parents… wife… and kids… and not invest my full time in work…

I want to live in the present… but the present has become past…

I want to relive my life… if I can…

When I look back…

I see no life…

If you are reading this… live in the moment… Future is important but not as important as your present!

Give time to yourself… to your family and friends… because I don’t want you to say the above lines when you grow old…

Stay happy and live long!

 

 

 

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Single Rule For Success

How to make a difference! – Part 1 – People who love you!

When there is a lot of work pressure and you are unable to think how to complete all the tasks… has this thought passed your mind, that there should be more than 24 hours in a day?

I have felt it many times! I’ve never missed any tasks to be done, but I need more time so that I can do more than what I currently do.

I am working in an NBFC as a Marketing Manager, apart from that, I am writing a science fiction book and handling my startup MyLivPro.

After all these things, which is a part of my fixed working schedule… the most important task which I can never miss to complete is to give a good amount of time to the people who love me and not just to the people whom I love!

This blog is about how can you make a difference in your life and most importantly in life of the people who love you a lot, by just giving a very small amount of time!

I’ll let you know about my own life and how I practice this without any problem at all!

First of all, to all the people who are living far from their parents and family for studies, job or business… I request you all to at least talk once a day, to your parents or guardians. We move out of our home to learn and earn and find new friends to spend quality time with…but what about our parents? They are in the same house without you!

Please call them and you will not notice but your 2-minute call will make them happy! If anyone thinks, giving 2 minutes daily to your parents is a tough job, stop thinking and just do this for your parents… 2 minutes out of 1440 minutes that we daily get in a day is less than 0.14%! Sending money home from your salary is only good for materialistic needs but for mental wellbeing, your parents need to hear your voice!

I talk to my parents daily at least once! You can consider any person who loves you wherever I have written parents… for ex. – wife, husband. children or girlfriend or boyfriend. And when you do this, please keep in mind one more thing – Don’t ever fight on the phone before sleeping! No one knows that he/she will see the next morning or not, so why to fight and sleep! You will never want the last memory with someone very close to you to be a bad one… isn’t it?

I would like to share one more incident of last week, which made me realise how valuable your 5-10 minutes can for a person who care for you!

I work in Chennai and had to visit Pune for business meetings. Luckily the meetings got over just before the weekend and I got two days to roam around the city. I met my school friends after a long time and then I went to Mumbai where I met my relatives after 14-15 years! But this is not what made me realize the value of relationship and time…

15-20 years ago, during summer vacations, we(my family) use to go to our Mama Ji’s (maternal uncle) house in Kalyan(Maharashtra). They had a neighbor, an old lady to whom everyone used to call “aai”. I was a very shy kind of kid and feared meeting new people. But, this “aai” was a mother-like figure. She use to talk to me and prepare some egg-dish for me which I liked very much! I met her only 3-4 times in 5-6 years. Then, because of studies, I never got a chance to visit Kalyan.

A week ago, when I went to Kalyan, I thought to visit “aai“. Somehow, my cousins knew the address of her new house and we all went together to meet her!

The moment I told her who I was, she was so happy and the best part for me was that she also remembered me, it was not just me! I told her that I was extremely happy to see her and I was missing the food that she made for me so many years ago. She had grown older but then also she asked me if I would like to eat something, she would make it instantly! But, I just wanted to see her once, she looked beautiful even though she were in her 80s or 90s.

As I had a very less time, I told her that I need to leave. I could clearly see a big smile and watery eyes! That was the moment when I experienced the value of relationships, time and love!

She was watching me with all her focus and attention as if she wanted to capture this moment in her memory! She told me that she never expected that I’ll come back someday to meet her, and she was very surprised and very much happy!

I don’t know that I’ll ever see her again or not, but I know that my 10 minutes gave both of us a lot of happiness and a beautiful memory! Even though she was not from my family, even though I didn’t visit her in last 15-20 years, but still we both felt so good to meet again, this is a feeling which I’ll never be able to explain!

Try it for yourself, it will be a beautiful moment!