forgottenmeadows

thoughts from my mind to yours


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You will always have me

For those moments…

when your heart feels heavy,

and your mind forgets  be ‘alright’,

when your eyes cannot tell,

between the day and the night…

hold my hand.

 

For those moments…

when you feel there is nothing left to say,

when even in silence you cannot lay,

in peace…

hold my hand.

 

Hold my hand,

and lean your restless heart on mine,

and though it may not happen this instant,

everything will be just fine,

and whatever else happens between now and then,

you will always have me.

copyright poem and image neha 2015

copyright poem and image neha 2015

 


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Memories

So many memories,

fall like enchanted rain,

of another time, another place…

When you held my hand, and hugged me,

cupped my little face, in your palms…

and now as I stare at the clear skies,

waiting with the deep blue ocean,

as the wind blows by, 

I hug you in my heart…

hoping, my hand will reach your soul.

poetry and photography copyright neha 2015

poetry and photography copyright neha 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Lament

 

She did not know

if it was too soon

to lament behind

the eclipse of the moon

hiding behind the veil of darkness

that gripped her heart

poem and image copyright 2015 neha

poem and image copyright 2015 neha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is dedicated to my Dad’s uncle who passed away yesterday…I just found out this morning…He was a good man and may his soul rest in peace.

 

 

 

 


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This notion of missing you

This notion of missing you

uncontrolled unplanned unexpected

a gaping hole in the heart

that gets flooded in invisible  tears

as your thoughts float in the mind

 

This notion of missing you

Where words fall short

to describe the million emotions

that float with the million memories

 

This notion of missing you

all of you

invisible strings pulling on my heart

making me misty eyed in the middle of the day

and I have nothing left to say

but hear old tunes of old times

This notion of missing you

poem and image copyright 2015

poem and image copyright 2015


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First Guest Post By Johnny Ojanpera

My good friend Johnny from Johnny Ojanpera  had recently invited me to do a guest post for him on his blog…Being a newbie to guest posts I had to get his advise on how it works 🙂 …I agreed to do one for him;however, being a big fan of his works myself I asked him if he was willing to do a post for my blog…and I am very happy to say that he was! If you haven’t checked out his blog already I advise you to do so now…he is an amazing writer with a true gift for words… He is also an amazing artist and the picture below is his creation on oil canvas! It was an honour and pleasure to know more about him…so without further adieu here is Johnny’s guest post! 

image copyright 2015 Johnny Ojanpera

image copyright 2015 Johnny Ojanpera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was invited by Neha to say a few things about myself in the form of a guest post/interview. I could never pass up an invitation like this, so here it is…

 

 

  1. How do you define yourself?

I define myself most by my accomplishments. I am an artist, so the things I create, whether in word, paint or song, define me better than anything else. These things are reflections of who I am, more so than by the way I dress or the music I listen to. I think that art is a great way to explore and define my identity.

 

  1. What makes you happy?

 

First, I have an amazing wife and four daughters. They are the roots of my happiness that radiate out into nearly everything I do. Next to my girls, my passion is writing. It’s hard to tell sometimes if it is an addiction, or a personality trait, but either way, it keeps me healthy. I try to keep the term ‘happy’ in the right context. It is an emotion, it can be fleeting and when I feel it, I like to hope that I won’t take it for granted. Life is full of many emotions.

 

 

  1. What inspires you?

 

I am most inspired by people and nature. The dynamics of relationships also inspire me. I am observant by nature, so I feel like I am always looking at things in a way that says, “What is special about that?” or “Why did that person react that way?” There are also quite a few writers I follow that I can’t help but be inspired by. The amount of talent in this ‘room’ astounds me, it keeps me going.

 

 

Thank you, Neha for sharing your readers with me.

 

 

 

 

Never Look Back

 

Her tears are finally drying

Leaving statues of salt behind

Monuments of her memories

Wishes the past to be blind

Hopes for rain to melt the pain

For the tears to reach the sea

The salt crumble to the earth

So her future can live free

 

 

 

 

 


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What are your fondest memories of Your Favourite Place?

Hi Everyone,

As many of us look ahead to the long weekend coming up and building new memories …I want to ask my fellow friends and bloggers…what are some of your fondest memories you have in your favourite place or places? Could be a recent or a childhood tale…or anything in between… Please share in the comment section! Looking forward to reading many stories 🙂

Here are a few of mine:

One of my favourite childhood memories was visiting my grandparent’s house in India during summer vacations…the train ride…the long walks with my  grandfather, the numerous stories that I made him tell me…were all part and parcel of what made it so special…

Another was a trip my Mom and I took to Montreal…it was a girl’s trip…My mom and I share are very close bond and  we had an awesome time touring Montreal on the tour buses! 😀

image copyright neha 2015

image copyright neha 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My trip with my husband to Kerala was perhaps one of the most memorable trips with the house boat experience and the quiet time we got to spend with each other away from everything…in the scenic beauty of nature.

image copyright 2015 neha

image copyright 2015 neha


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Happy Canada Day!

This will be my first Canada Day away from home…Will be thinking of my family, friends and celebrations…Happy Birthday, Canada! 🙂

Here are some photos of the beautiful country taken on our trip to Ottawa:)

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image copyright neha 2015

 

 

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image copyright neha 2015

image copyright neha 2015

image copyright neha 2015

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image copyright2015 neha

image copyright 2015 neha

image copyright 2015 neha

image copyright neha 2015

image copyright neha 2015


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Kind Deeds that touched your heart

So it’s almost half way through the year (time really flies!) and I thought it was a good time to take a step back and reflect on all the blessings I have encountered so far…There were many deeds of kindness that touched my heart from people opening doors, giving us their unused parking time, to the love and care I have received from my family and the encouragement from all of you that I get on each post.

I would particularly like to thank you all for supporting me this year when I was feeling down  …it meant a lot to me. It lifted my spirits and filled my heart with hope. I want to ask you all to share the kind deeds that touched your heart! Please share in the comments section 🙂

poem and image copyright neha 2015

poem and image copyright neha 2015