The Colours of Life

Life draped in colours,
Shines with every breath,
Beats with unwanted grief,
Paints a bigger picture,
And those who see it
Through their soul,
Truly fulfil a greater purpose
In the scheme of cosmos.
An order in the great
Chaos !

©2022 Piyush Singh

Life is not only sufferings but also the pleasures we embrace in the form of Colours of Life.

The memories of good times with our people , our presence in the shelter of nature, all of it fill our life with colours like a beautiful painting evoking emotions that touches our soul.


In fact, life is all about enjoying the magnificence of colours through our eyes, which is only possible if we stay in the moment and enjoy every second we are gifted with.

Happy Holi to all …

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

The Wars We Fight

When Ego become eyes,
And the heart loses sight,
Then blood loses its worth
And is spilled with hate on earth

The brothers who fight wars,
And the fathers who lost all,
Become memories etched with tears,
That soaked in sacrifice and prayers.

The men who fight wars,
Never deserve to fight at all
They fight and die for love,
In the wars forced by their lords!

Mighty eye of the Karma,
Watching and weighing their sins,
Innocents will attain salvation,
While criminals would see their end!

©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 .

Procrastination, an unavoidable Curse

Almost all of us are suffering with this disease called as procrastination. No matter how hard we try we can’t help ourselves to get rid of this disease , yes ,it should be called as a disease. It’s like the most dominating code embedded in our memory.



What is the biggest mistake you make in life? Buddha replied- The biggest mistake you make in life is when you think you have time.



It’s like we delay our most precious work and leave it in the mercy of time. And after sometime we are punished by it. The situation after this becomes so frustrating That our regrets almost kill us.


The funny part is that we know we are doing it wrong but still we can’t help ourselves. It’s like we become slaves of this very tricky phenomenon. Writers are plagued by this, dreamers are crippled by this and it’s tough to get out of this.



Is there any way to get rid of procrastination?



The first step towards this is to know that only ‘Now’ is real and your past or future is imaginary. You can’t control your past and future but you have all the opportunities to make your present as fulfilling as possible.


Everything you do now will automatically affect your future and if you will allow your past to affect your present then it will always give you disappointment and negative vibes.


Laziness is a sleeping giant that eats your precious future, stay away from this ,otherwise you are going to become mad (affects your mental health) in the near future. You can get rid of this with discipline, waking up early in the morning and engaging in half an hour of workout, can create a perfect setup for a successful day. Making this as your daily goal can work wonders for your overall goal.


You are born to follow the path of Karma, your Karma to make a positive change in this world. It starts with you and ends with the happiness of the people around you. Your existence is precious so not only follow your Karma but also worship it .


Even a small change made by you can do miracles for the world, so never ever think that your work is insignificant.



Just do it….

Life on your terms

Hopelessness is the biggest enemy of an individual. His sufferings may be tremendous in the current moment but it depends completely on his choice, his freedom, to show a positive or negative attitude towards it. And no one can take away that power from him.


Question is how strong we are to face difficult times?


Life doesn’t make sense when we become numb to everything happening around us, especially negative events. There is a deeper meaning in our sufferings, without it , we can never know the real worth of happy times.


Happiness can truly be felt after a long night of struggle and pain.


Seeing the positive side of every situation, is an art which is really the art of living. It’s extremely difficult to become perfect in this art, in fact there is no such thing as perfection. It is something we learn throughout our lives.

Finding inspiration from every tough situation, searching for happiness in small moments during difficult times, learning from failures, are all we can try to do to carry on.

It is upto us to fight or to give up when something hits us, it is upto to us to curse our fate or find peace or contentment in our failures, it is upto us to live life on our terms.
Surely , it is completely our choice to stay happy or sad no matter what the situation is.

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.