Archive for September 2006:

A Tryst With Destiny

She crossed the gnarled palm with silver
gazing excitedly into the crystal ball
the shadowy murkiness slowly dissipated
she beheld her lover under the eaves of
the old church tower with herself
the cypress drooping n swaying casting
silvery shadows,the moonlight creating
glowing patterns in her golden hair…
Now she scanned her dreams frantically
to keep her Tryst with destiny……..
Childhood memories seeped thru n she saw
the church tower near grandma’s house
the old cypress playing hide n seek with
the moonlight,an owl hooting in the hush
of night, crickets,grasshoppers holding
endless conversations, a mouse darting,
the Toad,self appointed town crier, all
tiptoed into her consciousness and past recollections and now she knew
her lover was waiting n she had to
keep her Tryst with destiny….

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Shakespeare

What God writes on your forehead you will become.
The Koran
c. 500 AD, Islamic Religious Bible

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Dag Hammarskjold
1905-1961, Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

Anguish

Silent screams rise and fall

With the ebb tide of my fears

In the pit of my sinking stomach

Creating an uproar of sorts

Fear and uncertainties of life

Have been born out of gloomy

Predictions by the soothsayer

Who warns direly, taking his tithe

Rational thoughts try a comeback

Unsuccessfully, being prevailed upon

By irrational fear of calamities yet

To befall or not as future is unknown

Why die several deaths in anticipation

I ask myself again and again, in vain

The disconnect between head and heart

Is too great, and that is my life’s bane!

Am trying to rise above this gloom

And doom which may all be untrue

And not happen, for the very essence of

Life is to live each moment to the brim

Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness, than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.
C. C. Colton