Friday, 19 September 2014

Charity Or Empowerment?

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" 
- Chinese proverb, by Lao Tzu

Given a choice out of charity or empowerment, I choose empowerment for the same reasons as expressed by the above Chinese proverb.

But, then charity is also needed for empowerment.
Empowerment needs investment- resources like time & money. Charity can step in for this.

Charitable donations are a temporary solution, while empowerment is a long-term means for progress.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

I, Me And Myself


“Who am I?” I ask myself seriously.
The sands of time show a pretty reflection.
What others see isn’t the complete me...
There’s so much more than first-impression.

©Tales_From_the_Motherland
Copyright - Dawn Q. Landau - Pic used with permission

Monday, 15 September 2014

After-Effects


He & she got married and dreamt of a life starry & jazzy. 

They allowed life to happen to them when they were busy.

They ran after schedules & attended to all the demands crazy. 

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Source: Five Sentence Fiction- Grief

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Write To Make Things Right


I wish to hide my face with all the gruesome news in sight.

How to Keep Calm & Care & Zen when we are full of fright?


Courtesy : Magpie Tales

What's wrong with the world? Why are the things not all right?

Need to get over the feelings of helplessness & pity about sorry plight.

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Sea



How beautiful is the sea!

Sometimes it is calm;

Sometimes it is wild.

The-Sea-By-Anita


So full of mystery!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Perspective



“You have to rise & have no dips...”
Our Coach warned two players along with me! 

We were like multi-bagger Share-Market-scrips,
Perspective & love enhanced our value significantly.

New champions in World Championships!
Standing as victors proudly!

three pots

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Reflections


A pretty lady visited my Blog recently & commented anonymously-
Her words expressed heartily claimed that I'm terribly dumb & ugly...

I was quizzically amused as I have been least bothered about my looks!
God has been kind; I have always been in a majority’s good books!

'Handsome is the man who handsome does'- I believe & I know.
'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder'- even if he/she’s your foe!

Copyright - Janet Webb
Copyright – Janet Webb

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Spaced Out!


Living-beings have always been in search of light,
The quest is worthwhile as the reward is a brilliant sight.

When they announced that imminent space-flight,
I was attracted passionately just like a moth is to the light...



Saturday, 6 September 2014

Blogspot To Own Domain Name

I had started my Blog two years ago without much info about Blogging.

Before Blogging, I had got many articles, stories, poems etc published in the leading magazines and newspapers.

I am aware of the kind of situation one has to go through to ensure that a written-work gets published!

But, in Blogging, one just has to express one's thoughts by typing them out & then hit Publish!

Hey Presto! We have published our posts in Cyberspace!

As I shared in the first sentence of this post, I had no clue about the finer-details about Blogging (even now I don't know much & am still learning, but at least I know a bit more than I knew 2 years ago!)!
I opened a Blog in Blogger that too because of my sister's insistence & persistence!

Nothing Fishy

That day the catch was good,
There were many fishes in store!
I promised my group we'd have food,
Compared to other days, definitely more!

Dark Harbor, 1943, N. C. Wyeth ; Source: Magpie Tales 


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