The Escape From #Deep

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As I stumbled and slipped
I was almost blinded
With red light all around me
My heart sank
Am I in the red area?

I moved forward furtively
Not a sound… no soul stirred around me!
Red hands, full of blood
Slippery surface, reeking repugnantly
Oh! How will I go home?

What will I tell my friends?
I tried to run but couldn’t lift a foot
Rooted to red ground… red feet! Oh lord!
An unknown prayer, a sinking heart…
I tried to be calm

Attracted by a shining heart
I dragged myself closer
As I touched the heart, it opened like a door
Whoa! I entered a new world
Something different…some new vibes

‘Welcome grandma’, a sweet sound
Caught my attention
How did you come here, young man?
‘Thanks for telling me
To live through my heart, granny’

We love this luminous land
Brightened by consonance
Of notions, of race, of color, of rainbows
We respect differences, we uphold
Love, peace and contentment

Strange serenity draped me
Is it utopia?
‘No grandma, we created this
NEW WORLD.’
© Balroop Singh

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Opportunities Knock and Knock! Be Optimistic!

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Who says opportunity knocks just once? That is the view of an eager pessimist who wants to grab the very first opportunity he comes across. I would say; opportunities keep knocking every now and then.

Even now as I write this, my ears are at the door, at the windows…eager to hear the knocks, waiting to perceive whether it is the knock of an opportunity that is exciting!

We have to be alert enough to recognize the right one. Each opportunity comes with a promise, with a dream and a threshold.

Like the artist who always wanted to paint a masterpiece but had never started it, waiting for the right moment, the true inspiration.

Like the girl who lived in an oppressive and conservative society but wanted the best education. She didn’t give up even after being shot at!

Like the destitute who was abandoned and sold by her biological mother but who managed to find a life of dignity.  

Like the young man who wanted to drive out foreigners from his motherland. He consolidated all the forces before grabbing the opportunity.

Like the leader who wanted to wipe out slavery from the face of this earth.

They waited for fresh opportunities, each time they saw disappointment. They built their own chances! They believed…“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”—Milton Berle.

I gave up a secure job at the age of 23 to follow my dream. I was scoffed at, guided by my well- wishers to reconsider my decision but I refused to be cowed down by the so-called mature opinions. I was confident that I would meet many more opportunities and I did. I gave up my second job to raise my child, once again with robust optimism to explore new avenues.

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”—Francis Bacon

 Opportunities kept knocking and I welcomed them as and when I wanted them. If we possess the zeal, the determination and the doggedness to wait for the best one, it comes knocking at our door. It is our intuition that guides us to open the door, when there is the need to welcome the opportunity we wait for.Image

 Sometimes opportunities come in the form of blessings, most unexpected but they also come in the form of misfortunes, which we keep cursing, failing to comprehend what they have to offer.

Haven’t you heard people say: ‘I hate my job but I’ve got to stick to it’. Those who live in the constant fear; those who are indecisive; lack the initiative and confidence to face the risks can never meet new opportunities.

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mist of circumstances blocks our imagination, stops us from making new beginnings. There is a silence within us, which responds only when the opportunity connects with our passion.

Opportunities are like drops of rain…you have to welcome them, harvest them and make them turn around! If you carry an umbrella all the time, you will miss the fun of soaking in their grandeur. They make you the person you would like to be, one day!

If you want to pick up the right opportunity,

  • Have faith in yourself.
  • Banish fears.
  • Follow your dreams.
  • Take initiative.

“Create the world you want and fill it with the opportunities that matter to you”—Alicia Keys.

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Balroop Singh.