Raindrops, you and I
Dropping down from the sky
All so pure, all the same
Bearing neither form nor name!
We reach the ground
One fine day;
Where ever we fall
It’s the destiny, we call!
We pick up colors and smells;
We take shapes and forms.
Everything that is bound
Are acquired on the ground
Drops on trees look green
Those in the ocean taste salty.
Drops on flowers smell sweet
Drops on bees think honey is a treat!
These drops, once so pure,
can’t be imagined so anymore;
Tangled and embroiled with everything else
Isn’t that the essence of this journey called life?
All these separations still
can’t prevent these drops from joining at will!
They join to form puddles and lakes,
Streams, rivers and Oceans too.
Then the drops change form,
Rising up to the heaven or sky;
Forming clouds floating by
To wait until they descend once again!
Lets go to this place
that is not too far, yet much forgotten;
This island for one
where other than you, there is none.
You are no mother or father
nor daughter, sister, uncle or a son;
Except for your one single self
You are in no other relation.
You have nothing to possess
nothing to show off to the world.
Everything there is, everything you need
just to be used and left behind.
No big house, no posh car, no shiny shoes
no branded clothes, no accessories either.
Not even banks to tally your net worth;
All in abundance, but nothing your own.
Not even a mirror
to admire your face or features
Nobody with whom you have the need to compare
You are the one and only there,
not even an audience to cheer!
Stripping off all these distractions,
you are left with your core –
the values, principles and meaning,
things that matter to you the most!
This person, in this stillness
when have you met him or her?
Gender too, does it really matter?
How friendly is he to you and you to him?
Other’s thoughts, words and actions fade into a low hum;
what you think of others too is no more than tides on the distant shore.
Now just within you, with you and by yourself,
soak in every drop of this magnificient silence!
Valuing this self and treating him with kindness
and planning a frequent little retreat together
will keep you strong and grounded on shifting sands
and when riding the tide of time!