Discovering hope – Enroute to work

Dew on the window

Dew on the window

Today was like any other work day. I woke up at 6:40 in the morning, struggling to get ready in time like always. But due to my wife’s help in giving me the breakfast-to-go, yet again I managed to reach my office bus’s pickup point just in time, i.e. 7 am. Fast, ain’t I? Well I completed half of my getting-ready-for-office rituals the night before, like shaving & showering, and the pick up point is just a minute’s walk from my home. Walking briskly in the cold morning and hopping the stairs of the overhead bridge crossing I probably made it in 30 seconds today and caught the bus in time.

En-route to work, after devouring my breakfast, with eyes still partially closed as the bus passed from a wide road I felt the warm sun on my skin and suddenly I felt more fresh. I have always enjoyed the sunrise, so I captured this precious moment immediately, and I am sharing the picture with you above. I noticed dew drops on my window, and a thought bubble suddenly popped up. My string of thoughts was as follows: ”Why is there dew on the window? Let me clean it with a tissue”. I did so but to no gain, it was still there. ”Okay, so this must be on the outer side. Why is it there though? Because  the inside of the bus is warm. Why is it warm? The heater is on. Also may be it is due to the people sitting inside. Why are they making it warm? Their warm breaths. Why is their breath warm? Their hearts are beating, pumping the warm red fluid of life through them ! Heart, what a beautiful creation. The symbol of love. Ah, despite all there is wrong with the world today, despite all the poverty, crime, corruption, injustice, red tape, could it be that there still may be some good left in the world? After all, when our hearts first started beating, when we were born, weren’t we all as good and innocent as angels? Same hearts are still beating today, so there must be some good left in me, in us, in the world?” Now that was a very cozy & calming sensation. One that made me smile, this was HOPE! HOPE of a better tomorrow, for a better world. This is how I discovered hope today, may be you’ve ever felt so too, if not, I sincerely HOPE, you do !

By: Rashid Ali


Reborn !


I once had a Joy that banishes all Reasons

An Ecstasy so vast, it has No shore

A craving that devours all Decisions

A Lust for nothingness-that lust for more

Before it’s too late…

         I Reborn for the sake of time

         I Reborn for life so mine !

A Deep black hole intoxicates my Soul

I crawl to the edge; it takes me to Core

I’ve lost Control, I’ve lost it Whole

I swung along, the Insanity Unrolled

Before it’s too late…

          I Reborn for the sake of time

          I Reborn for life so mine!

How my Pride falls apart just in front of me?

How I hear myself calling ‘Loser ‘ to me?

Demon-so cruel, laughs at me  !

Self-Destruction, how cursed on me !

Before it’s too late …

          I Reborn for the sake of time

          I Reborn for life so mine !

Holding back my nerves on the last Sleepless Night

I fought with my Fear and Pride so right

Broken free of my addiction, will it give


Crying out loud, my Tears asked this Question..

My heart bleeds in and says to me:

      I Reborn for the sake of time

      I Reborn for life so mine!

      Forget the Gusts, Forget the World

      Let’s Reborn for the Heavens above!


The next day:

Walking with my shadow, so pleased with me

The fire Blue, was turning Red within me..

With all my heart, I prayed for that Mascot

Who pushed me in, to Re-Define me..

Someone whispered The Last Words




                                                                                                                                                                                    (By : Dania.Rashid)