Monthly Archives: March 2012
Raghu knew when he opened the door that it was not going to end well. Rajiv was standing at his doorstep, pointing the gun right in his face, “Why?” he asked Rajiv. “We might have been friends but you knew that it was not going to end well, didn’t you??” Rajiv asked. “Yes” Raghu replied. “You knew only one of us would survive and walk out from here and did you think as in the movies it would be the good guy??” Rajiv laughed.
Raghu was silent. He was scared, but he wanted Rajiv to change his mind and give up on whatever he was doing. “Listen to me Rajiv, we can sort this out….” “No Raghu I am not going to jail and you can’t stay in this world, God might have created us but I am your GOD now, your life is in my hands and it’s going to end now, also I have made sure that she will be mine” Rajiv smiled. “Noooo……..” was all Raghu could say as Rajiv had already pulled the trigger. Shot straight into the face. Rajiv checked Raghu’s pulse to make sure Raghu was indeed dead.
Rajiv walked out of the house leaving no clues behind. He drove away from the house, pleased that the girl and the money were waiting for him.
Rohan completed the last lines of his novel. He was not completely satisfied with the last chapter that he wrote. He thought he would look into it later in the night. His son came to him, “Dad why do bad guys win in all your novels?” Rohan thought of how some of his writings would make young minds think like the bad guys of his novels, he had always felt it was his will to write anything he wanted, but could not control how people started thinking after reading it. “Son, it’s just fiction, you must not worry about this stuff and who told you only bad guys win in my novels?” “My classmates!”, “Don’t listen to them ok??” “Ok” his son replied. “Good boy, now go play”. The kid ran downstairs.
“Dear, lunch is ready,” his wife called from downstairs. Rohan was thinking of how he could create and destroy someone’s life in his book and the impact it had on people’s minds, so much so that it made him the GOD. He smiled at that thought. “Coming honey” he said. He slowly got up from his chair….
“I should have never given these fools the power to think and create what they want. They are misusing these gifts which I have given to no other creature but them”, God thought to himself. He still had control over them. All he had to do was write in his book what he wanted to do, but the control was on the actions and not the minds of people.
God took his book and started writing…………….
Rohan slowly got up from his chair, thinking that another one of his novels was on its way to become a bestseller. He closed the door and started to climb down the stairs. He started asking “Honey what do we, ahhhhh……….”, Rohan had slipped on a small toy that was lying on the stairs. When he reached the bottom of the stairs rolling, he had broken his back and hand. His wife came running and helped him to get up. His son was in a shock not knowing what to do.
That serves him right. His mind and hand won’t be writing anything for a few months now.
Next God started to write – helping the people in need…. His son came and asked “Daddy, when will I be writing in this book? Can I write now?” “You are just a kid, living creatures are not meant for playing or having fun with, you need to go to school and work hard, after seeing your marks I will think and decide!!!!”, replied God, “But daddy my friend has written in his daddy’s book”, “Yes I know son, your friend’s dad had to look after the planet Pandora and because of him Pandora almost got destroyed. I don’t want you destroying earth!! Now go play outside and try to keep your toys in place”. As the kid walked away sadly, “I will come and check on you in a while,” his dad said.
Kids!!! God thought…. “Ok, now who needs to be taught a lesson, hmmm this politician looks good…..”
In the above story ‘THE GOD’ I have tried to show how we act as God in one way or the other. Each of us, have it in us to prove ourselves or motivate ourselves to make a change for the goodness of mankind.
Every one of us is God in our own way. We have got powers that no other creature has got, ‘the power of thinking’. It’s up to us, how we use our powers for the good and bad. The real God above will act according to it.
Few years back,
I was someone,
Having a struggle,
With myself and the world
Now he is someone,
In the dark
Trying very hard,
To make a mark
I took risks,
Played life as a game,
Ignored the people,
To reach the fame
He is honest
Like I was,
He had passion
Like I had
Now I have riches
With no one to enjoy and live,
I still have dreams
Which money couldn’t give
Now he has no riches,
But only love to live
Now he has dreams,
Which only money can give
Close ones around
Were after the money,
Life seemed dark
And the weather was sunny
He told the close ones,
How rich he wants to be,
Giving his best,
To reach his goal
I am sad and lonely,
With richness and fame,
Started to walk back,
To play a new game
As he started his walk,
To play the fame game…
What I am about to pen down might not be entirely correct…
Let us consider the crossing of a road similar to the life we live, the other side of the road is where we want to be with vehicles being the obstacles that lie in our path to the other side.
Imagine two scenarios
1) Crossing one of the busiest roads
2) Helping an old woman/blind man cross the road
[Let us assume that vehicles are coming from both the directions and there is no subway]
If we take the first scenario, say we just run to other side, it’s sure we will be hit by a vehicle!!! What next? A trip to a hospital or death…So we must see to it that we look in both the directions and make sure that no vehicles (obstacles) are coming towards us, also we must time the move to other side such that we will reach the other side in minimal time (we can see the obstacles coming towards us in life, time everything perfectly so that we will reach our goal at the right time). The obstacle might be a two wheeler or a drunken truck driver, the severity of the hit differs with the impact of the collision and so is the real life scenario, Solve it with full attention. Take action to solve the problems you face today, otherwise it may trouble you in the future.
Time your crossing to perfection to reach the other side, people around you will surely realize you are going to make it to other side. They may follow you so that they can reach the other side too, but if there is another road to cross don’t expect them to help you. In life you are on your own and if someone wants to help you then you can take it, but don’t expect them to help you cross the road just because you had helped them once.
Tackle your obstacles and attain what you want in life. Just because the traffic rate is huge if you stay on one side you will remain where you are. Once you are in this world make sure you leave a small dot of your success in a big sheet called world!!! Cross the road and achieve your goal.
Now let’s talk about the second scenario. I took this scenario just to see how others respond on something while you help someone. One guy will say you are just showing off as there are girls/boys nearby, some will be jealous and may pass a comment on you. On the other hand some will say it was nice of you to help the people in need. In life when one tries to attain success, there will be many who would see you as a rival or would get jealous of you. Some might even try to demean you. The Idea is to do what you want to or achieve what you want to while ignoring these kinds of people. There will be many who would want to be friends with you or appreciate you, acknowledge them but also make sure you don’t get too close with them. Who knows whether they might even be there when you fall? The ones who knew or have been with you for a long time are the only ones you can be sure of; rest, the time will decide.
What I want to say is when you move ahead in life there will be two kinds of people; one who will appreciate you for what you do and another who will find flaws in what you do, remember one thing though- to cross the road no matter what others say or think of you!!!!
Even while we cross a road we must make sure that we cross it as quickly as possible, you cannot take a whole day, can you? Similarly in life the decisions should be made as swiftly as possible and in the safest way possible.
In the beginning I had said no subways. It’s because they are like shortcuts, they may be good or bad. Theft, robbery or maybe an opportunity that you might have never imagined that can take you to heights. The difference is in subway you are sure you will be reaching the other side or maybe not if there is a sudden earthquake or the structure collapses due to bad or corrupt work!! Similarly the robbery could go well or the opportunity can lead to success but who knows where it will take us, it’s possible it will make way for another road to cross! We have seen many who got instant success crumble down the road..Success will always be sweeter to a person who knows what struggle is.
So all I have to say is, every small thing in life we do can become an important part of our life… To cross a road is a small part indeed, but we still can learn a lot from it!!
People, hope you cross the road in safest and quickest way possible…. Good luck
I was walking on an unknown mountain,
I could not see the top,
Every step I took was hard,
But nothing could make me stop….
You had given me the pain,
Which I would never forget,
You had shown me the love,
Which I would never regret….
As I moved into the mountain
Found stones on every step I took,
And the trees were so thick,
That, nowhere could I look….
I still could smell the fragrance
That you left around me
I still could feel the thoughts
That you left in me….
Crossed all the hurdles,
Reached the top of the mountain
Exhausted by the journey,
Expected the miracle of rain…
Years passed since we met,
The battle inside was still on,
Years passed since I cried,
But the battle was still on….
The bottom of the mountain was not be seen
Journey ahead was a free fall,
The path taken had been the toughest of all,
Journey ahead was quick and small….
There wasn’t a place I hadn’t looked for you,
Now sitting in this park, alone
Stood up for another search
With the strength I own….
As I took my next step in air
Had one good look at the path behind,
The free fall felt like a joy
A movie at its end with no rewind…
As I stood there for one more go,
Felt a touch of a finger on my back,
Unable to believe it was you
The forgotten happiness was back….