22 Jun 2014

#71 Never late

Never late

What if your past didn’t work
And everything seemed so dark
It’s never too late to start again
And the lost faith to regain.

What if you failed
Even after you tried so hard
It’s never too late to embrace your self
And look into you for help.

What if you realized
The meaning of life today
It’s never too late to live your discovery
And refresh in the life-bay.

 Does your life end tomorrow?
And you think you’ll be
Left with nothing
But sorrow.

 It does not matter
What the results are
In reality you are quite close
To what you expect to be far.

It’s never too late to get
Intoxicated in each moment
Because life is unpredictable
And exciting are its torrents.

 It’s never too late
To be yourself
Which you’ve distanced
Over those days.

It’s never late for the transformation
That you’ve always imagined of
Because it is nothing more than agglomeration
Of persistence and perseverance.

Swati  Sarangi

15 Jun 2014

#70 You were there

You were there

You were there to lift me up,
You did smile seeing me holding a cup.
You never let me lose my spirit,
Sometimes u said “yeah,you did it”.

You were there to make me happy,
Which made me feel very lucky.
You did absorb my tears and pain,
You cheered me up again and again.

You were there to hold me tight,
You inspired me to think something bright.
I always enjoyed your company,
You drove me to another stream.

You were there to motivate me,
In my most darkest period of time.
You were there to say “u can”,
“Untill unless u have a strong stand”.

You were there when I was in need,
You will be there when I will be in need.
I was pleased the way you handled,
Every situation with a different angle.

You were there like a strong wall,
Of support, what I could very well recall.
You trusted me the most,
You were like a sea on a coast.

You were there to shower your love,
When I tried to overcome a terrible loss
For me, you were my first love,
With you, my worries would dissolve.

You considered me as an adorable doll,
And a “super power”, I would like to call.
I am blessed to have you as my father,
And wish to be under your shelter forever.

On the occasion of Father’s day,
Something special I would like to say.
You are the best father all over the world,
And no one can replace you in the world.

If I always become a reason for your smile,
I’ll consider myself lucky, for a while
I promise to fulfill your expectation,
And will try to accomplish your mission.

**Dedicated to my father**



#69 In Disguise

In Disguise
Many regard doctors to be the synonymous of God as they are capable of regenerating a new life in a worn out life but I would not hesitate to regard my father as Almighty in disguise. Yes, he is a Godly figure to me for having introduced me to the world of both science and religion. A man who has been working tirelessly and selflessly to make our lives beautiful since the day we were born, a man who never expected anything for himself other than the happiness of his children.. On the occasion of Father’s day, I dedicate this article to the true inspiration of my life-my father

Many of you might be aware of the quotation, behind every successful man there’s a woman.
Why not trying it saying the other way like this- Behind every successful woman there’s a man. I’m not, at present, in the state of evaluating the level of success I’ve achieved in my life so far (as I believe I’ve not yet started in the long run), whatever little success I’ve earned over these years , I accredit all those to my father without whose constant motivation or inspiration, nothing would have been ever possible for me(not even in my dreams) .

I’ve always been very close to my father. During my school days, he always took a lot of interest in my studies and helped me in my task. I adored his companionship, even I do adore that now. I had got a lot of chances to discuss with on a lot of aspects ranging from Maths to religion, spirituality, politics, literature etc and he encouraged my questions. I think, this was the best part of learning – questioning and trying to explore the possibilities. He would always motivate me to participate in many competitions to enliven the hidden talents. I realize that it is never an easy task to raise two children of same age group without any discrimination and fulfilling their requirements simultaneously, he has done each part of his duty as a father so brilliantly!!

He believes in my abilities. Whenever I feel down, few selected words of wisdom lifts up my spirit. Yes, words create miracle, I believe.  I’m sorry to have shattered a lot of dreams and aspiration of his in past but still his faith on me is non- flickering.He has always given the greatest gift of life to me- his Belief.For me the words rendering the greatest driving potential are-  I know you can do it”.

I’ve learned a lot from him over these years.  I would like to mention few influential characteristics of his:

1)     Hopeful: He’s always so hopeful about life. He accepts the obstacles of his life as challenge as it offers him a spirit to face it and win it. He maintains a never-give-up attitude.

2)     Encouraging: There is no field in which I’ve ever lacked his support. He has always been so supportive of anything or everything I do.

3)    Understanding: He understands life well and tries to make me acquainted with the brighter side of it. Life is not just about winning and losing but a lot beyond that. 

4)    Dutiful: I’ve always found him concerned about his duties. He’s very particular about his duties –be it professional or non- professional, he has been successful enough to maintain equilibrium between personal and professional life.

5)    Honest and truthful: He’s very honest in his behavior.  He always suggests me to approach life by honest means.

6)    Religious: He’s very devout. He’s a strong believer of religion and at the same time he is fascinated by the advancement of technology.

7)     Compassionate: He’s compassionate of every creature of Earth. He looks upon on every living being with the sense of compassion and warmth.

8)    Systematic: He is very systematic in his life. He plans how to spend a day effectively because every second is important.

9)    Forgiving: He forgives the wrongdoers very easily. This may be the reason why he bears no grudge against anyone in his heart.

10)Quest for knowledge: He has a penchant for knowledge. He has a propensity for attaining knowledge in any form be it bookish or through experiences. 

To my father,
How can I forget that day
When you put those fragments
Of my weary soul together
I was losing my self
And you held me back
Not letting my spirit go.
One day, you’ll be the one
you wish for, I can assure
So why losing hope
And please behold
The beauty of life
The fragrance that
Each day provides
When life obstructs you
Challenge it
Stand alone
For your tit bits
Life is long
So accept the way
It belongs
To you
As I feel there’s
Nothing that you
Can’t do.”
These were your words,
I remember
Woke me up
From a deep slumber.

I just want to confess at the end that I don’t know whether I’ve proved myself to be the best daughter in the world, but yes in your case, Oh! Father, you are the best father of this world.  

With these words I’m not trying to repay the debt that I owe to you because I know I can never do that even in my billion births. I just want to express my deepest gratitude for you!!

May you live long with a lot of happiness and contentment!!

Wishing you a very “Happy Father’s day”!!

With a lot of love and respect
Your Loving daughter