The Mad Run

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Let’s face it –

We’re constantly running.

Either toward something that we just need to achieve,

Or away, from everything that scares us.

It’s the unfamiliar things that make us think.

That keep us awake for hours.

That drive us to make new plans as we try to predict what they can lead to.

 

We wonder why we ran into them in the first place.

Trying to use reason to help silence the questions in our head.

I mean, of course, there has to be one.

Because isn’t that how destiny works?

 

But that’s not the hard part.

Because eventually, we learn how to make peace with all of that and move on.

Playing along, one day at a time.

The real struggle begins when we want to decide.

 

We want to decide to stop.

To hit pause and hold on to what lies in front of us.

Because somewhere deep inside,

Underneath all the walls that we surround ourselves with

We want to build something.

 

But how do you know when or where to do that?

After all, we spend so much time focusing on going from one thing to the next.

Afraid that if we don’t, we’d be left behind.

In this game, this madness that all of us built together.

The chase to reach a finish line that no one has ever seen.

 

It’s simple really.

All it takes is acceptance.

Accepting the fact that there is something that

Makes us feel different.

That lights us up in a way like never before.

That defies all logic.

And sometimes seems a little too crazy to be true.

 

It’s when you wake up knowing

That you want to stay.

Because, that something – that place, that memory, that person

Makes you happy.

It makes you feel safe.

Like you can count on it for longer than most things.

I would say forever, but of course, that’s just a myth.

 

Yes, it’s that easy.

No rocket science really.

All you need to do is give yourself a chance.

 

Don’t be afraid to slow down.

To look around and appreciate

All the things that you come across.

Because you never know when

You’ll find that one thing that will make you think twice.

About running. About fear. About how stuff works.

It never announces itself.

It just appears.

Knocking on your door.

So, make sure you’re ready when it does.

 

Choose to welcome it.

Choose to stay.

That just how it is.

Remember that the one who really wins the mad run,

in the end, isn’t the one who comes first.

But the one who creates something beautiful along the way.

 

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The Butterfly that Danced Under the Sun

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The butterfly was afraid to spread its wings for the first time,

For it had long forgotten what freedom felt like.

Wrapped in a cocoon and hanging for what seemed like forever.

Counting the days till it would be strong enough,

to break the walls that held it back.

From the world that was full of light.

But now that the time had come,

It thought twice about revealing its wings that were a royal blue.

Thinking about how it would be admired by all those that set their eyes on it.

Being held in different hands, even though

All that it really wanted to do,

is to sit on that one flower that had been its companion since the start.

When it looked nothing close to beautiful.

When it had nothing much to offer.

When all that it could do was crawl to places that were nearby.

Now, it had the power to fly.

It could go wherever it wished to.

Limits had been redefined.

A new life stood before it.

One that it had always dreamed of.

Yet, ironically, it was now in doubt.

Was that really what would lead it to happiness?

Time was limited, it knew.

And destiny worked in mysterious ways.

Even though it seemed so hard,

the butterfly knew that it must embrace this new beginning.

For it was always meant to be just this.

A magnificent little creature that fluttered around,

giving all its admirers a memory.

And in return, it knew that it wouldn’t get much.

But then, that was its purpose.

To spread joy. To dance under the sun. To make the world a beautiful place.

And so, it decided to take the leap.

All within the blink of an eye.

I saw it spread its giant wings and bravely choose to fly…

Ferris Wheels, Hope And Purple Lights

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From a distance, I admired the view.

For I had always dreamt of Ferris wheels.

I was fascinated by the way they moved.

Slow and gentle.

Allowing you to breathe in the depth of the sky.

 

It was powerful, that rotating wheel.

Full of hope.

After all, it could stop time.

No wonder then, that it was most people’s dream.

To sit within those tiny chambers,

with the ones that they loved.

 

Appreciating the little things that life had to offer-

Gelato, a chance to take the perfect picture,

Or having a second to truly look into each other’s eyes

and pour their hearts out.

 

It wasn’t just about watching the beautiful bridge

that connected two cities

Or gasping as the water reflected the bright purple lights.

It was also about the thrill of the escape.

From everything that stood still below.

Those endless reasons that stood between

What you wished you could do and what you needed to instead.

 

At some point, you would be there-

Right at the top.

Able to stare at the moon and watch the stars.

To try and look for symmetrical lines that formed

what they call constellations.

The ones with the funny names.

The ones that are always hard to find.

And that’s when you would completely forget

it all – the worries, the questions the continuous

search for something better.

 

All of that would be replaced by laughter.

As you cracked those ridiculous jokes.

Used those bathroom singing skills

And talked about life.

 

Then at some point, it would be time.

To descend back into the madness.

To face the uncertainty of what tomorrow

might bring.

 

And someday you would come back.

And just stand there, staring at it-

that Ferris wheel.

Just like me.

 

Thanking it for letting you see what truly mattered.

And as always, it would give you hope.

Because it would remind you of that moment.

When everything wasn’t necessarily perfect.

But it was exactly what you needed it to be…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowflakes in the Sand

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Take that chance.

Rather take every chance that you can get.

At something that you truly want.

Don’t let it pass by just because it wasn’t what you asked for.

Or because your’e afraid that you won’t be able to win at the end of the day.

Because the truth is that you can’t “always”.

You can’t always plan.

You can’t always succeed.

In fact, its just the opposite of all of that.

This journey that your’e on.

 

It was never meant to be painted in black and white.

There are no rules.

And the only boundaries that exist,

are the ones that you set.

 

Every time that you let yourself think that you can’t,

You stop yourself.

From growing.

From turning into someone who’s even stronger,

than the person that you see in the mirror everyday.

 

Stop trying to play safe.

Stop avoiding the path that seems so unfamiliar.

Because maybe taking it is the next step.

Maybe its the only way to end up having

everything that you dream of.

 

Its okay to not know.

Or even doubt yourself for a while.

Does that mean that your’e not tough enough?

No – not at all.

What it really means is that your’e at that point.

Where its all about to change.

Everything that you once knew.

Everything that you believe in.

Its time to question it.

Is it enough?

 

Are you happy with where you stand?

Do you have the courage to go further?

Is this truly what you want?

If it is, then go ahead.

 

Take that chance.

Even if it doesn’t make complete sense.

Even if it seems impossible.

Embrace the challenge and make a wish.

And who knows, it might just work.

 

Because miracles really do exist.

And life might just surprise you,

And you might discover something that nobody else has till now.

Like snowflakes in the sand.

 

Be brave. Be limitless.

Don’t settle.

Because every end could be a new beginning.

And that possibility is all that matters.

It’s Me – Life.

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You’re in that moment – everything becomes clear.

You start to see things for what they really are.

You realize that what you’ve always truly wanted,

has been right in front of you this entire time.

And then, the obvious question comes into your head-

How did you not see that before?

 

You start to think. You think a lot.

Until you find a reason to blame yourself.

You believe that you could’ve done better.

That you probably didn’t give it your all.

That you didn’t fight hard enough.

Or maybe got distracted by something.

How could you have lost sight of your goal?

After all, you always followed the plan that you made.

But you should know that it wasn’t you.

 

In fact , it was me – Life.

 

Love, happiness and success

I saw you dream about all those things

And made sure that they came your way.

Just not how you had imagined them to be.

 

Because I wanted you to learn.

That the world’s this twisted place.

Where you need to rise above and move on

No matter how much it hurts

Or what you face

 

And I know that it wasn’t easy for you.

Believe me, I saw those tears that you tried to hide.

And even though you hated me back then

I stood there, right by your side

 

You kept asking me why I was so tough on you.

And told me that I was unfair.

You said that you wanted to give up.

And walk away, to somewhere.

 

I never answered.

Even though I really wanted to.

Because time stopped me –

I had to wait.

Till you reached to the point

Where you’re standing now.

And now that you’re here at last,

My silence finally breaks –

 

I spotted you, when we first met.

When you held my hand,

And took your first step.

You fell. But you would always get back up.

And I knew, right then.

That you were a diamond in making.

 

So here’s the truth –

I will always choose you.

So forgive me if I’m hard on you sometimes.

And know that it’s because you’re special to me.

 

Because I know that you have what it takes.

To become fierce and relentless.

Passionate, grateful and kind

Because I think you’re amazing

And superheroes like you

Are hard to find….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Me to Me

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It’s been so long.

10 years now.

Yet you don’t seem to be a stranger,

Somehow.

I still remember,

That cold winter day

Your piercing grey eyes

And innocent face.

You still seem to have it,

Your timeless smile

It’s just hidden somewhere.

Since a long while.

How I wish

you’d let it show.

Free yourself of what holds you down,

And simply let it go

Remember the promise that you once made?

You would do whatever it takes

And never let your dream fade.

Our eyes meet.

And I can see it, it’s clear.

Your mind is full of questions.

And there’s so much that you fear.

And as I look back at you,

I realize.

You’ve grown taller.

Stronger and wise.

I’m proud of you.

And I always will be.

You’re my hero, always remember that

My 30-year-old me

So, stop overthinking this.

You will find a way.

To reignite that spark.

And forever it will stay.

 

A Moon Lit Night

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She looks at the moon,

and admires its grace

Wondering how it could be so selfless,

Spreading nothing but light,

Even though its surrounded by darkness

 

She tries to make patterns,

Connecting the stars

As they let go of their disguise

Showing nothing but courage,

In a world full of lies

 

She stops looking for reasons,

Forgets the questions,

that were on her mind

And embraces the happiness that surrounds her

One breath at a time

 

She’s never felt this way before,

She no longer wants to go away

There’s something that feels just right,

Something that makes her want to stay

 

And as she walks across the street

She looks up,

Just one more time

Amazed by the patch of white,

That proudly hangs

Among the pitch-black sky…

Mysterious Fortress

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It’s beautiful, this crazy world.

Even though it sometimes seems like a mess

It’s got its own strange charm,

Like an old mysterious fortress

 

Surrounded by brave soldiers

Ready to battle against the odds

As life goes on,

And things spin faster

Some rise to victory

And some drop

 

And as each one,

Fulfills their journey

Travelling across the realm of time,

Memories are made,

Moments captured

And as each soldier retreats

They are all that are left behind.

 

And with each day,

A new story is added

To the history of this strange mess,

Beautiful, but also somewhat crazy

It fearlessly retains its charm,

This mysterious fortress.

Your’e Ready

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Step away for a second.

Take it all in.

You’ve come till here on your own.

You are ready to win.

It’s not too far.

That day that you have been waiting for.

Every little move matters.

Preparing you to make some more.

Maybe it seems crazy.

The endless search for a life plan.

But I tell you it’s worth it.

Because it tells you that you can.

You can keep going.

Even when there seems to be no end.

March ahead and everything else will follow.

It’s just another bend.

Sometimes that’s just it.

You may not be able to see.

But trust yourself and take that step.

It will lead you to where you are meant to be.

And when that happens.

Take it all in again.

Step away , for a second.

And I promise that it will change you forever,

And you will know that you are ready, only then.

I’ll Be Me

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Just a little bit out of control,

Some even call her crazy,

Others say that she’s adventurous and brave,

That she has the courage to simply be

They say it’s strange how she’s able to smile,

Even on the darkest days

And dare to lead, instead of follow

Trying to find her own way

Some call her a rebel,

They say, she never settles for less

And some say that she’s trouble

Always part of some kind of mess

Some look with eyes full of envy,

Wanting to be more like her

Others say that she’s full of secrets,

And gaze as they whisper

And her? Well she already knows

She greets them as she passes by,

Not afraid to be who she is

Because she has nothing to hide

And as night falls, she sits by the window

Staring at the pitch-black sky

She opens a book, pulls out a page

Finally, ready to set herself free

One word at a time,

She begins to write silently

“I know I’m one of a kind,

And you may not always agree,

But that’s the beauty of it all, in the end

You’ll be you,

And I’ll be me….”

She turns around, and looks up

Thanking the blanket of stars for being so kind

For spreading nothing but brightness

In a world where a reason to smile was sometimes hard to find……