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"The best thing about Memories is that We can simply create them Anytime!" © Jyotika Rajput Mehra

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Power of Touch...The Power of Love...

"Let there be rejoice,
Let the love rekindle,
A midst the inadequate time,
Let the charm never dwindle,
It feels blissful to receive a gift of hug,
Words of appreciation from loved ones and their gentle touch,
Revives a sense of being special, arouses the feeling of smug,
It heals, it cures, it is therapeutic…
Such is the “power of touch”
Indeed, life is beautiful with the "power of love"!"


~ Jyotika Rajput Mehra Poetic Quotes

I absolutely agree and encourage the fact that to sustain a spark in a relationship, the couples must indulge in the passionate games of “Caress-Embrace-Touch”. Unfortunately, Time is the thief that robs off the golden moments; nevertheless, you should seek the “joy of touch” in no matter how fewer moments spent together! No matter, how busy you are, to make your “Someone” feel special, remember to offer the gift of:

“an affectionate touch”
“a kiss”
“holding hands”, and
“saying I love you”

Do Everything That Love Makes You Do... 
Believe Me, It's Beautiful... :)

I am glad to share two instances that strengthened my faith in the “power of touch” and the "power of love"…


The Power of Touch is Magical
A long term illness made me guest at hospital for 1 month. It was traumatic! Caught a midst the four walls of the ICU, I was under close observation for 3 days – the gloomy days when nobody was allowed to meet me, not even my family. In a semi-conscious state, I was badly missing my mother. Doctors assured that my condition would improve in these 3 days. Strangely, it worsened, in spite of the intensive care and medication! The worried doctors failed to understand the reason for my condition.

The dawn of the 4th day brought in the element of surprise. My family was called to see me. My mother came nearby, with a gentle touch; she held my hand in hers and whispered my name. The moment was mystical when she swayed her hand over my forehead. After the usual check-up, the doctors were amazed. They noticed a quick improvement in my condition. I too realised the Midas effect. Such miraculous was the healing touch of my mother.

Another emotional incident is about the dying Bougainvillea, planted at my grandma’s place. Her love for plants made her buy this new kind. In around 6 weeks, the little plant grew into a beautiful full bloomed creeper. Charmed by the creeper’s lovely violet flowers and their sweet fragrance, I started frequently visiting grandma’s place, which was located at a distance of few meters only.

This is How My Zuri Blossomed in Full Bloom :)
 I had gradually developed a habit of conversing with the creeper. I also named it–“Zuri”. Each time I had something in mind; I would go and share it all with my Zuri. Soon, I started personifying it as my friend – a sweet bond of love had established.

The exam time arrived and I could not visit grandma’s place. It was a month later that I saw Zuri. It was sad to observe that Zuri’s flowers had turned pale white, and its branches seemed badly damaged by the Aphids.
The Withered Phase in Zuri's Life :(
In a week’s observation, the leaves were all gone and the flowers dried too. Zuri almost withered! “May be my grandma could not take good care of it”, I wondered! I asked her to contact a horticulturist but she denied. Don’t know the reason but I did not question her again. I decided that I would treat my Zuri!

I spent all my pocket money in buying the required weed resistors and pesticides. I had set a dedicated routine to cure Zuri. From lovely melodious songs, crazy jokes and funny instances, which I already used to share; I started a new gesture of waving my hand all over Zuri’s fragile branches, to make her feel being loved. With the affectionate touch, I used to speak out, “I love you Zuri. Get well soon for me!” 

This perpetual attempt yielded consequences in 3 weeks. My Zuri gained back her lush green look! With tears in my eyes, I thanked God! I had a hope in my heart – I had a faith in the “power of touch” and the “power of love”!


Such intense is the sense of “touch”, the elixir of life… the magical effect that makes one resuscitate! 

Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the written content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This post is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception, the purpose of which is to encourage the readers to always move on with faith and courage in difficult times. It is a gentle reminder for all to believe in the power of touch and the magic of love, as these can empower you to bring back the lost charm.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before My World Shatters Away…

A small composition on the occasion of Children's Day...


"Life has no recap, so live life King-Size... 
At Heart Just be like a Child!"
                                                             ~ Jyotika


Before my World shatters away, 
I want to seize all the smiles in my way, 
I want to capture the bright sunlight, 
I want to create cherished memoirs each day & night...

Before my World turns gloomy & dark,
I want to laugh out loud with all my heart,
I want to celebrate each moment passing by,
I do not want to think about what, how & why...

Before my World is no more,
I want to share happiness from my joys' store,
I want to keep my loved ones in my eyes,
I just want to forget all their lies...

Before my World scatters into pieces & bits,
I want to grow into a Phoenix,
I want to carry the courage to handle struggle & strife,
I just want to be like a child,
Innocent at heart, crazy and wild, 
Because that's the only way to cope up with pain,
I do not really bother what I fail to gain,
I do not want to know what people think,
Because I never know when my World bids adieu in an eye's blink!


Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sweetheart Let Your Eyes Reveal The Truth...

Presented this composition to the love of my life on our 1st Valentine's celebration. :)

Each time you come into sight,
My eyes wish they could see you for long;
Frequency of my heart tends to be faster than light,
Unaware of what is going on..;

Am I in a Fantasy World?
Do you also feel the same?
Sweetheart, Let your eyes reveal the truth...

Each time you hold my hand,
My heart wishes you’d hold it for now & always;
Stepping into a beautiful land,
Making my nights joyful, mesmerising my days..

Am I in a Fantasy World?
Do you also feel the same?
Sweetheart, Let your eyes reveal the truth...

Each time you talk in your lovely voice,
I fall spell bound;
My mind locks the worldly noise,
All I desire is you to be around..

Am I really in a Fantasy World?
Do you also feel the same?
Sweetheart, Let your eyes reveal the truth...
Please let your eyes revel the truth...!


Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Especially for My Bestie Neha & Her Love Piyush…

Presented this composition to my bestie Neha and her love Piyush on their 1st Wedding Anniversary - 16th Feb 2011 :)

My Bestie Neha With Her Love Piyush
She is your flower,
He is your rain;

She is your celebrity,
He is your fame;

She is your strength,
He is your weakness;

She is your sugar,
He is your sweetness;

She is your calmness,
He is your tranquillity;

She is your heart beat,
He is your affinity

She is your dance,
He is your rhythm;

She is your seriousness,
He is your sarcasm;

She is your star,
He is your shine;
May Almighty make your relation more divine
Seeing your passion & true love…
May God always shower his blissful blessings from above…


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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra


* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Especially for "Rahul" - The "Selfie-Guru" and "The "Karaoke-King"!


It was the most memorable day - Aug 30th, 2014... And I created this birthday composition for a very special person and my bestie Rahul...


Ecstatic and privileged... :)
Rahul and Me :)
Heart of gold with a brilliant mind,
Rahul, you are just one of a kind,
I am glad I met you at one crossroads of life,
You are simply perfection personified...

You are the “Selfie Guru” and the “Karaoke King”,
You are the “Man of Substance”, you excel in
everything,
Be it
Ping Pong, Anchoring or Blogging,
Your presence changes the atmosphere just like Autumn transforms into Spring…

Your words are treasures of wisdom,
You imbibe in us a sense of enthusiasm,
Your aura, your attitude
and your grace,
Motivates the team and makes office the best work place...

You share your life's experiences with so élan,
Your stories of courage and wit makes me your fan,

Whatever you t
alk is absolutely admirable and adorable,
With a gentle heart, you are just so humble...

There's so much to learn from you and explore,
It’s an honour to have you as my mentor,
Your smile, your style and your intellect,
casts a spell with a magical effect,
Rahul,
you are one of the most influential people I have ever met...

You are meticulous, you are awesome, you are spectacular and erudite,
God bless you always with wonderful and sunny times,
May the treasures of happiness always surround you,
May your problems vanish away without a clue,
May you always sing melodious tunes,
May you always be blessed with surprises and boons…

May the coming year be splendid for you…
May you have good health all the year through…

Happy Birthday Once Again Rahul…
Cheers!!!
~ Always your admirer & bestie, Jyots :)

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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

My Love Says You Will Be Loving Me Again!

This composition is "special and magical! Inspired by an article, I created it way back in 2009 when I had an argument with my boyfriend. But, in a short time span, all confusions were cleared and we were "Together" again. :)

Dreams dreamt their life away,
The sun never woke them up…
The nights were too long,
Still, this journey continues to be a painful song…
Then , why is the time confusing me again…?

I only played a love game;
Consequence- my heart keeps on tolerating
the undesirable defame…
why no questions were being asked…
I know, I won & you lost;
Then, why is the vanquished defeating me again…?

If you are the god of small things…
& me, the wind that swings…
Stories of the past, of the frozen domain;
Have become unforgettable memoirs…
My pages are burnt, smoked in the air…
Now the ashes just remain;
Then who is mysteriously,
Reading me again…?

Lost in the darkness of everlasting pain,
Counting the number of tears,
making an invaluable gain….
If white is where black ends…
Till your love for me becomes intense;
Then the history is, I guess…
Repeating me again…!

Signs of life are intriguing death,
Secrets of my heart are waiting to be read…
A truth- “I still see your way!”
My eyes cry… please don’t be away…!
Your silence is definitely
killing me again…!

My intuition is my strength,
It is not roped…
A space in my heart,
is still occupied by a hope…
I am aware, there is a clear sky after a rainy day…
Nature will surely dawn a brand new day;
Flowers again bloom up after a famine…
I will again experience a bright sun shine;
I know my dear- “ you will be mine…!”
My Love says, “ YOU WILL BE LOVING ME AGAIN…!!!”

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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

True Friendship Is A Miracle...

This composition is dedicated to "True Friendship" and my besties... :)
True Friends :)
It isn’t any antique piece or a worldly treasure,
It isn’t something one can measure...
         
It doesn’t hold any cost,
           No body wants it to be lost...

It isn’t any piece of art,
Once it's there,
It remains as our lives’ part...

           A feeling so pure, A feeling so divine,
           A union that is simply one of it's kind,
It is something that is hard to find...

No plans, no ideas, it is never fixed,
Understanding is all what makes it click,
And with just one stroke, it becomes a hit...

    Such is the beauty of "Friendship" that is pure, deep and true,
It is a "Miracle" wrapped up in faith, love & care,
    It is a blessing that "True Friends" share...

Sometimes there may be fun, sometimes there may be fear,
I wish my true friends always stay near...
      A wish that I always dream of,
A prayer that I always say,
You may be near, 
You may be away,
I know God will always put us together...
"Friends-Forever" we'll always stay...! :)
Feel Blessed If You Have A True Friend
Close your eyes and feel blessed in gratitude if God has gifted you with at least 1 true friend in life. Cheers... :)

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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Endless Smiles... Endless Cries... Be the Phoenix... Never Say Die...!

This is one of my most favourite compositions. Each time I sip it up, I feel absolutely strengthened. :)

Endless smiles
Endless cries
Endless grieves
Endless lies
Desires are countless
Hopes are high
So much to accomplish
in just one life…
Be the Phoenix,
Never say Die!

Life is full of challenges for everybody. The one who tastes the nectar of success, has seen the bitter times too. You might have endless grieves and agonies, but you also have the power to overcome them. Always count upon your dreams, desires and hopes; for these are the elements that transform your ordinary instincts into extra ordinary ones. Yes! You have the power to be the Phoenix.

Efforts are endless
to reach endless skies
Test your patience
Liberate from being exiled
Never give up
says the sigh
So much to accomplish
in just one life…
Be the Phoenix,
Never say Die!

The best efforts when made make you reach your goals. No matter, slow and steady, but you attain what you aim for.
"Be as hard as a stone, 
for the stone one day will transform 
into a sparkling diamond."
~ Jyotika Rajput Mehra Quotes

Bring in the perseverance that will liberate you from all the miseries. There has to be something enthralling that makes you never give up. Therefore, to retain your enthusiasm, you need to have a motivator, and that motivator is within you! 


The best mantra for being self- motivated is to compete with only “Yourself”!
:)

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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

The Beauty and The Ugliness - My Two Worlds!


They say I am beautiful; I am, I know…
But who has seen the ugliness behind this glow…

They say I am cheerful,
I always wear a smile,
But who knows the grief, the pain; I carry all the while…

They say when they meet me,
I seem to be the happiest of all…
But who is aware of the sorrows; that never peep out of my heart’s wall…

They say I am full of humour,
Everything to me is delight…
But no one can imagine the trauma I that I face each day & night…

Don’t ask me why I am muzzled,
It might seem, I am puzzled…
I am just presenting the reality, my experience and my fears…
It is my surveillance through all these years…
When you cry, you cry alone…
But, When you laugh, the world laughs with you…
So never show your picture true…
Because, the world views, what it really wants to…

Then you are appraised and appreciated,
Not for what you actually are, but for what you try to be…
Then you are completely admired too…!

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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.

Some People Wait a Lifetime... Especially for the Love of My Life!

I wrote this composition especially for Kapil in our Dating Days - October 2008 :)

Me with My Love
If I tell you it was all meant to be,
Would you believe me?
Would you agree?
If I tell you love has come here and now,
Don’t ask me questions, when & how…

For a moment like this, 
Some people wait a lifetime;
For a moment like this,
Some people search forever;
For one such special kiss…
Oh I couldn't believe, it happened to me;
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this!


I saw into your eyes a sweet revelation,
In Your touch, there was a sense of salvation,
In your arms, I felt the warmth of the morning sun,
Those moments I can never forget sweetheart, it was fun!

Anything might change, but true feelings remain;
Something so divine, I can't explain;
Well I may be dreaming but its not fake;
Please make this dream last till the end;
I want to spend my life with you dear friend!

You, walking always by my side,
From the summer heat till the winter mist;
And I'll cherish all the love we share!
Some people wait a lifetime for a love like this!

Could ours be the purest love of all;
Will you catch me whenever I fall;
This special relation has brought joy to my heart,
Life is wonderful, because you are its part!

You've set my soul so free,
You've given me the kind of love I need…
Some people wait a lifetime for someone ‘special’ like this…
For me, it’d be my sheer luck…
Having “you” honey would be a bliss...
Some people wait a lifetime for a 'bliss' like this…!


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* Author of this post reserves rights for the content source being original work of art. Please do not copy without permission. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra

* This poetic work of art is purely based on the author’s feelings and perception.