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  • Three hands... -Sahana Harekrishna I wanted Three hands, But I haveOnly two. Not to accept, or takeBut to give... 4-5-2017-----------------Editor's Note: The writer is a mother of 3 ...
    Posted May 9, 2020, 12:22 PM by A Billion Stories
  • The Soul-Dragger -देवसुत for all ye thereunkindin what ye doin what ye eatin what ye saythere is a fiery ropeto drag thy soulon the road to ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2020, 5:55 AM by A Billion Stories
  • Whaaaaaa! - I am a baby -हरेकृष्ण आचार्य whaaaaaa! I am a babyfeed me feed me feed mefeed me the foodfeed me the booksfeed me the lightfeed me the future brightfeed me ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2020, 1:08 PM by A Billion Stories
  • Burnt -देवसुत The skin felt the heat firstbut the first to burn was the hair.First the hair behind the palms,and then the ones on the arms,then those on ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2019, 7:08 AM by A Billion Stories
  • Droplets -jasnoor kaur Un shed, quiet, silent, sorrowful.Full of dejection, fear and anticipation.Un shed ,quiet ,silent,sorrowfulFull of dejection, fear and anticipationoften, just drops of water ....for the onlookers ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2018, 7:22 PM by A Billion Stories
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Three hands... -Sahana Harekrishna

posted May 9, 2020, 12:22 PM by A Billion Stories

I wanted
Three hands,
But I have
Only two.
Not to accept, or take
But to give...

4-5-2017
-----------------
Editor's Note: The writer is a mother of 3 children.
Sahana Harekrishna
 


Photo by: Jaabo. The image is a clip from a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egXoY3n3Cy8). The image is licensed under the same terms as the video.
Submitted by: Sahana Harekrishna
Submitted on: Sat May 02 2020 21:34:10 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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The Soul-Dragger -देवसुत

posted Apr 26, 2020, 5:55 AM by A Billion Stories

for all ye there

unkind

in what ye do
in what ye eat
in what ye say

there is a fiery rope
to drag thy soul
on the road to hell

scream or moan
with a fish hook
through thy neck
and nose

thee shall bear
the pain of all ye killed
or culled
for taste, tradition, fun, gain,
medicine, just or,
sham ignorance.

thy pleas
or bending knees
shall not be heard
or seen
for there are no ears
or eyes
of the
soul-dragger.

so shall be the fate
of all ye

unkind.

-देवसुत

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Submitted by: देवसुत
Submitted on: Mon Mar 23 2020 22:24:11 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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Whaaaaaa! - I am a baby -हरेकृष्ण आचार्य

posted Apr 25, 2020, 1:08 PM by A Billion Stories

whaaaaaa! I am a baby
feed me feed me feed me

feed me the food
feed me the books
feed me the light
feed me the future bright

feed me your thoughts
feed me your time
feed me your self
feed me your soul

feed me the water
feed me the ocean
feed me the earth
feed me the universe

feed me the butter
feed me the milk
feed me your life
feed me your love

in return
you will get my love
you will get my respect
you will get my trust
you will get my life

you will get my water
you will get my shit
you will get my time
you will get my crying

you will get everything I have
you will even get a glimpse
of the entire universe
when you look for it
in my dirty muddy mouth.

whaaaaaa! I am a baby
feed me feed me feed me.
हरेकृष्ण आचार्य
 


Photo by: Someone unknown from India.
Submitted by: हरेकृष्ण आचार्य
Submitted on: Sat Mar 14 2020 00:03:16 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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Burnt -देवसुत

posted Jun 30, 2019, 7:08 AM by A Billion Stories

The skin felt the heat first
but the first to burn was the hair.
First the hair behind the palms,
and then the ones on the arms,
then those on the leg
and then
the ones on the head.

Hair do not burn as if on fire.
They just shorten in length,
slowly,
because of the heat.
Once the hair are gone,
the skin starts burning.
It is the skin
on the back first
because I am lying,
face up.

There is no feeling on the back
till the heat touches the bone.
That happens first
before the skin of the arms is
burnt.
The heat touches the heel bone
before it touches the nail of the toe.

The muscles of the hind burn first
before the heat takes the scalp.
A few vertebra dislocate
as the joining tendons burn.

The waist goes next
and then the chest.
The organs go first
before the enclosing bones.

The eyes melt first
before the cheeks are gone.
The tongue burns first
before the skull cracks.

The heat shrinks the brain
before the knees crack.
The chest collapses
before the skull breaks.
The brain is burnt
before the last bone dislocates.

The body does not react to all this,
because it is dead.
What I write is an experience
that none can express.

It is the mind that watches
the movement of time.
It is time that passes,
not 'us' passing time.

It is the mind that told
my son to write.
I know this will give
a tear to his eye.
He stood with me
on that day,
so I stand with him
on this day,
to express what all must feel,
but none can express.
An experience of a
lifetime!

-देवसुत

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Submitted by: देवसुत
Submitted on: Sun May 17 2015 21:34:10 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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Droplets -jasnoor kaur

posted Sep 7, 2018, 7:22 PM by A Billion Stories

Un shed, quiet, silent, sorrowful.
Full of dejection, fear and anticipation.
Un shed ,quiet ,silent,sorrowful
Full of dejection, fear and anticipation
often, just drops of water ....
for the onlookers.
Agony and helplessness
gives them shape,
Shattered dreams, lost friends
Out of happiness ...do they appear?
I've only heard...Never felt
Oh...! I'm talking about tears

-jasnoor kaur

Photo by:
Submitted by: jasnoor kaur
Submitted on: Mon Jul 10 2017 14:49:27 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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The Hollow Leaves -hitalot

posted Sep 4, 2018, 8:55 PM by A Billion Stories

The Hollow Leaves
Spread out upon the ground,
Out of mere sadness there's a tug at the heart
To light the spark of what were looking for
The twilight sun has tainted our vision
Through the trees, a nature's release
In spreading the disease.
We spent a lifetime in harmony
Out of mere sadness and tragedy
A beautiful union to believe
To have faith, a willing to achieve
The hollow leaves were blowing in the breeze.
Illumination in its timeless radiance
A sprinkling array of blissful care
None the worse for wear
We each can listen to the inner sound of our soul
A grand sparkling array of vast filled radiance abounds.

-hitalot

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Submitted by: hitalot
Submitted on: Thu May 25 2017 06:31:03 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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The suspicious thought -Shri.Ginde

posted Nov 17, 2016, 7:32 PM by A Billion Stories

The thought which every one knows.
sheepishness to believe.
suspicious why!

I m not good. We r not good.
nothing was good in our surroundings.
screwed country.
worsening humans.
No more indications,
haggard life.

The thought which every one knows.
sheepishness to believe.
suspicious why!

The stone became God.
depressed mind.
screwed people.

The thought which every one knows.
sheepishness to believe.
suspicious why!

beyond the peoples view n opinions
oh..! my heart n mind could you stand strongly.
My soul saying you that you only good for your self...
N this matter of truth irritates me daily..!!

The thought which every one knows.
sheepishness to believe.
suspicious why.. why.. why..!!!


-Shri.Ginde

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Submitted by: Shri.Ginde
Submitted on: Thu Oct 20 2016 14:49:38 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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Photo pe Sher: After the tigers are done... -बे. हरेकृष्ण आचार्य

posted Aug 15, 2016, 9:30 PM by A Billion Stories   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 9:32 PM ]

After the tigers are done, we will reduce the humans.
For what happens to the beasts happens to man.
7 billion humans will take their time to go,
to hasten it though, wars will come and go.
Even then, famines and riots will kill more.
For every end of a term,
the dominant species on earth must change.
It will then be time,
for the quiet and subtle,
superhumans.

-बे. हरेकृष्ण आचार्य

 


Photo by: WWF
Submitted by: बे. हरेकृष्ण आचार्य
Submitted on: Fri Jul 15 2016 13:58:56 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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I am the Indian Ocean -Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

posted Mar 19, 2016, 8:27 AM by A Billion Stories

Surge of my waves and their mystical themes
Embracing Bombay and Dar-es in hold
We all belong to the cradle of earth
Same human civilization pervades us all
Generations of life in these lands were like waves
Rising and falling and melting in time baobabs and
Banyans stood witness to these cycles
Bondage of slavery and foreigners yoke
Are gone with the past and power now to people
Gandhiji and Nyerere’s nobility and soul strength
Got thy the freedom, and now you have a mission
Enlightened youths, now you have to sweat
For making thy people prosperous and happy
For ye are the greatest hope, for this part of globe

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
 


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Submitted by: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Submitted on: Tue Jul 28 2015 13:39:04 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Non-Original work with acknowledgements
Language: English


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The Life Tree -Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

posted Dec 26, 2015, 8:15 AM by A Billion Stories

Oh, my human race,
How, we were born,
In the Universe of near infinity,
Are we alone?

I was seeking answer for the great
Question of creation, weighing heavy
My mind as I am in seventieth orbit
Around sun, my little habitat, the star
Where my race living, lived billions of years
And will live billions of years, till the sun shines.
This is the millennium question of humanity,
And sought the help of our creator.

On the eventful day, I was flying
The earth below me, the human habitat
Vanished in the white river of cloud,
Silent, turbulent free everywhere the divine
Splendour reflecting.
On the above, the full moon with its magnificent might,
My heart melted, my friend co-passenger
Vidyasagar joined in the heavenly display.
The beauty entered into our soul
And blossomed happiness into our mind and body.
We the humanity bowed to the heavenly answer,
We are not alone, billion of billion lives
Of various forms spring in the planets of
Galaxy after galaxies.
Then the dawn of divine message.

There was the divine echo in the full moon night
From my creator.
Shaken, bewildered and wondered
The echo engulfed me and my race
“You, the human race is the best of my creation
You will live and live.
You give and give till you are united,
In human happiness and pain.
My bliss will be born in you
Love is the mission of humanity,
You will see every day in Life Tree
You learn and learn
My best of creations.”
Beautiful morning it was,
Sun radiating, driving away the clouds
Parrots and Kokilas were at their musical flight
We the yellow heaven group entered
Flower garden of Asiad
Roses were in their splendour
Radiating beauty in White and Crimson
Bowing to the dawn of sun
We walked and walked, our feet on the green
Meadow giving velvet touch,
Children somewhere ringing in unison in their innocence
Peacocks in the background giving beautiful display.

There was a majestic scence of Life Tree
Cluster of tall and straight Nag Phali grove
Undaunted to the sun rays direction
Multi layered, each flower plant bubbling with life,
We approached very close to the happy plants
Astonished to see the nature?s wonder.
Bottom layers have shed the flower all around the sand
Whereas mid layer flower blossomed
In number to the magnificence
Perfume radiating, beauty all around
Honey bees filling the flower bed, mutual love flowing
Intoxicated with the scene, we looked at the top layer
Ring of the buds about to blossom
And new layers at their birth.

Again the great divine echo enters all around us
Flowers blossom, radiate beauty and spread perfume
And give honey. On the eve of life
Flowers silently fall to the earth, they belong.
Oh my creation this is mission of human life
You are born, live life of giving
And bond the human life
Your mission is the Life Tree.
My blessings to you my creation.

Oh my human race!
Let’s sing the song of creation.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
 


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Submitted by: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Submitted on: Tue Jul 28 2015 13:40:58 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Non-Original work with acknowledgements
Language: English


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