Random 66: Warmth

The warmth of flowing water,

love and affection,

melts the ice and unfriendly souls,

in due course.

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बहता पानी चाहे कितना ही ठंडा क्यों ना हो,

बर्फ को ही पिघला देता है। 

इंसान कितना ही कठोर, नीरस क्यों न हो,

प्रेम और अपनाइयत उसे वक्त रहते बदल देती हैं ।

-रुपाली 

Random 59: Blessed Bargains

Not just humans but

blessed are animals which are well fed.

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There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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HUNGER FAST FACTS

  1. There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone on the planet.
  2. As many as 811 million people worldwide go to bed hungry each night.
  3. Small farmers, herders, and fishermen produce about 70 percent of the global food supply, yet they are especially vulnerable to food insecurity – poverty and hunger are most acute among rural populations. 
  4. Conflict is a cause and consequence of hunger. In 2020, conflict was the primary driver of hunger for 99.1 million people in 23 countries
  5. An estimated 14 million children under the age of five worldwide suffer from severe acute malnutrition, also known as severe wasting, yet only 25 percent of acutely malnourished children have access to lifesaving treatment.

Source: https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/world-hunger-facts-statistics

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Stay safe and be kind.

Random 56: Existence

Lying under a thick blanket.

With no movements, I stay still.

Atomic, scattered & unmasked

thoughts gathering in my dreams.

I struggle to connect the dots.

They overpower my peace

and overstressed me.

I shivered.

My existence proven.

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समाज में होने वाली दुर्भाग्य पूर्ण घटनाओं के चलते, 

इंसान कब तक अलिप्त रह सकता है। 

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Random 54: Hesitation

The Tree

The tree benefits us

in numerous ways.

The life was not easy

when she was standing.

Not even now

when she is lying.

She never complains.

Now she is waiting

for a gentle touch.

She wants to

pass on the stories.

The ones she is carrying whole her life.

Every mark,

every wrinkle,

every curve

was ready to break the silence.

I watched her for a while.

I appreciate her from a distance.

But

I hesitate to go near.

I hesitate to touch.

I hesitate to show love.

What was stopping me?

Why the reluctance?

Just beacuse she was not from my own garden.

Does it even matter?

Finally I touched her.

I caressed her.

I feel her pain.

We smiled at each other.

She knows she is not alone.

And yet she is now free.

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It’s the season of giving back. Don’t hesitate, help others this holiday season and spread love.

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Random 46: Sensation

Day after day.

I walk and walk.

I walk the same path.

Many a times.

Not with a purpose.

Not in a hurry.

I breathe forest air.

I stop by to listen to the trees,

& to soak in the surroundings.

Day after day.

Am I bored

Absolutely NOT

Each day brings a new view.

A new story.

A new thought.

Sensation remains.

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We walked always in beauty, it seemed to me. We walked and looked about, or stood and looked. Sometimes, less often, we would sit down. We did not often speak. The place spoke for us and was a kind of speech. We spoke to each other in the things we saw.~ Wendell Berry