A frozen moment that suddenly melts,

Wrapped in a cloak of despair or disgust,

There comes a time in everyone’s life,

When things just refuse to fall in line.

Whenever the light dims and fortune wanes,

There are many to tell you why you have failed,

Not many to stop and offer a reassuring pat,

But to point out one by one your innumerable mistakes,

When the going gets tough,

And you feel a tightness in your chest,

When sadness embraces you,

And you feel lost in a maze,

The tear in your eye melts,

And courses down your cheek.

It’s time to face the gale against your chest,

To stand up erect and give your best,

Never once the nightingale stopped her chant,

It sang blithely be it rain or hail,

Never once has she stopped and asked,

“Why should I sing when I am in despair?”

The frozen moments with it retain,

The memories of the lonesome phase,

The mighty banyan does crumble,

The Earth does shake and break,

But the one who bears it and yet stand erect,


Published by Pashmeena Chowdhary

May you live in such a way,that others will say,"She is a woman,who though ordinary,somehow stands out and has a beautiful story to tell." 😊 (Daisaku Ikeda)

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