The Sacrifice of Stars

There is no meaning of cosmos if there is no life.


In the beginning there was only darkness in the universe and then the first generation of stars were born. They died creating first seeds of life, the elements that created us.


Our Star, Sun belongs to the later generation of stars. It made us , it created an Eden for us in the form of Earth so that we can thrive but look what we are doing now.


We don’t own this world and our greed for power has made us blind. The sacrifice of our Gods (stars) mean nothing to us and gratefulness has lost its worth.


Are we going to create order in this universe or just become another chaos of this already chaotic universe?


Is the meaning of the cosmos, the life which it created through so much of pain, would fade away in vain just like the last blip of a star?


No, this is not the way it should be. It took thousands of years for a complex machine like us to emerge out of oblivion. There is a purpose for humans for whom this universe waited for so long.


We have to realise that purpose, a greater cause to fulfil our role in the great scheme of the universe. Humans have a responsibility, some of us would go wrong , would choose the wrong path but then it would be the responsibility of others to correct them.


We gave birth to love, we created empathy, we know the power of compassion, the ingredients of order in this world. The world needs it right now, the universe expect it from us.


Let us try then….

Where is his Heaven?

There’s a drought of hope,
And only sufferings bloom ,
With the blood of the innocents,
In the middle of the war!


A soldier lifts his bruised head,
From the rubble of his land,
Which was once a paradise,
Now a barren land of chaos.

His dreams soaked in tears,
His sufferings healed with smoke,
He limps for his motherland,
He lives and fight for his motherland.

Where is his heaven?

Maybe, deep inside his soul
Reside the love of his people,
Though his body walk on embers,
But his soul Is already in paradise!

©2022 Piyush Singh

Reasons We Live For

Beauty of nature stops alluring him, money becomes useless to him, pleasures of every sort feel like a curse to him, do you know why? Because he has only few days to live, he is suffering from a rare disease, he doesn’t want to wait to suffer more, he wants to die right now.


But wait, something stops him , he is hit by a magical charm . He can see those brown eyes , that shined like pebbles touched by divine hands. Those eyes chasing the flight of a bird who wants to fly high, those eyes chasing dream and is now watching at him. His little child, his life that will continue to thrive even after his death.


And so he has to live for his kid, his beloved, his people who love him, who depend on him , who are his only solace in his world of sufferings, the reasons he should live for. He has to prepare them , giving them wings ,so that when his time will come they would be ready to live without him .


Life continues to wander in confusion until sufferings come and the reasons become clear.


All the material things which we achieve or aspire to achieve give nothing but momentary joy that vanishes as soon as we face the real test of life, sufferings, failures, losses.

Broken, Persevere, Rise

Broken
You’re knocked on the anvil,
Blows after blows until you break
Into pieces or crushed into powder,
Until your dreams bleed to death !

Persevere
Pick your pieces and hold them
Together with your sweat,
Lift your head and crawl on earth, But
never give up until you lose your breath

Rise
Muscles creaking to reach,
The greatness hidden beneath!
Your ‘Will’ forged in fire of Belief,
No Pain can melt man of steel!

©2022 Piyush Singh


The pic above clicked during my trek to Kuari pass in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand.

Division of Life

Life divided in moments,
The moments that tame us,
Through various strings ,
Tying us like a puppet.

Strings of sorrow,
Drag us towards pain.
Strings draped in desires,
Pull us towards failure.

But there’s a string of strength
From a shimmering unknown.
Pull it with your will,
And master the strings of fate !

 ©2022 Piyush Singh


Pic above is clicked at Tali Lake, near Joshimath ,Uttarakhand .

Pleasures of the Path

Underneath the angry sky,
Pushing against the angry gales,
I venture in the wild.

I have seen a dream once,
There’s something draped in gold,
Waiting for me beyond .

In pursuit of that reverie,
I fought a war against the wild,
But the war never seemed to end!

When, finally the sun shone,
The glory beyond seemed futile,
As my heart breathed pleasures of the wild!

©2022 Piyush Singh


The pic above is of Chandra River in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh. The weather turned bad and the icy gales were pushing us from the road . In spite of harsh weather and freezing temperature of -10°c or more I somehow clicked this beauty in its full glory.

I hope you guys also enjoy this.

Boat of Life

Life may seem mundane, insignificant most of the times but these moments are very precious , make it count, make it productive and one day it would all make sense in the form of fond memories.

Desires rock the boat of life,
Let It sail in the ocean of fortitude,
Let it shun desires that bring sufferings,
Let it realise it’s purpose,
That is to swim in the ocean of ‘Now’,
With only Karma in it’s heart
And not distracted by results of past!

©2022 Piyush Singh


The pic above is from my recent visit to Sissu, Himachal Pradesh.

A Long Night

Life is wailing in the cold,
A long night it has to pass,
By walking on embers of grief,
The sufferings tethered to past!

When this life will see light?
Hidden behind veil of time !
Darkened by misery of past
And blinded by hope of tomorrow!

Fear, desires, worldly attachments,
Let them melt with ego in the ‘Now’
Let life flourish in the meadow of ‘Now’
Let it cleanse itself in the elixir of ‘Now’!

©2022 Piyush Singh


The pic is from my recent trek to Kuari pass, Joshimath Uttarakhand. You can see Tali Lake at a distance.

The Valley at Night

There’s something about darkness,
Which makes you adore the light more.
There’s something within us ,
Which guides us to our soul !

What is it that keeps your fire alive,
In spite of losing your shore ?
Maybe the churning darkness within,
That makes you adore the light more !

©2022 Piyush Singh


The picture above is of Manali valley, shimmering under the clear night sky. I surprised myself by capturing this stunning photo with my smartphone.

Darkness truly have it’s worth…..

Those Noble Thoughts

Those noble thoughts which unite us as true human beings beyond religion, are nothing less than God.

These thoughts, which seek pleasure in the joy of others, which crave strength in the strength of others, convey the true meaning of God which most of us fail to understand.

We may fight in the name of religion, nation and wealth but one thing will never forgive us for our sins , and that is Nature, our planet earth which is equivalent to God. What we do with nature it will give it back to us, it is our Karma. It will punish us for our sins.

I can only hope we understand it in time before it is too late…


The pic above is from Manali which I captured recently…