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Friday, 20 April 2018

Some of my favorite singers

1. Lata Mangeshkar.

2. Arjit Singh.
Gifted voice. His expressions and songs touches the heart.

3. Sonu Nigam.

4. A.R. Rahman.

5. Shreya Ghoshal.

6. Shankar Mahadevan.

7. Neha Kakkar.
I enjoy listening to all of her songs.

8. K J. Yesudas.
His voice soothes the heart and soul.

9. S P. Balasubrahmanyam.

10. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
One in a million singer whose voice is incomparable and amazing.

11. Adele.
That raw voice with great intensity! πŸ’

12. Selena Gomez.
First song I heard by this young talented singer is 'Who says' πŸ’–
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Who says
Who says you're not perfect
Who says you're not worth it
Who says you're the only one that's hurting
Trust me
That's the price of beauty
Who says you're not pretty
Who says you're not beautiful
Who says? πŸ˜‰
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Oh! I just want to end this post with a little inspiration. πŸ’–

Stay happy & musical!

Some of my favorite movies - (Bollywood)

To start with, I'm not a movie buff. It's a rare thing that I love watching movies - they are not a major part of my existence. In fact, I could go on for months or ages without watching a single movie. But whenever I watch a movie, It surely makes me think deeply. (Whatever movie it is! Failed or Successful) Definitely, there are hundreds of movies which allow us to disconnect, relax, and have a good time. But what's more important for me is the message in the movie. 

I thought I'd give you a list of my very favorite movies - These are some of the wonderful stories guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, swoon, dream and yearn. 

I'm sure lots of people who are reading this post may have never seen these movies. One line for them is - You don’t know what you've been missing!  

My favorite movies are the type that stimulate me mentally and emotionally. The type that can make me feel something, whether that be pure joy, sadness, or just make me very thoughtful in general.

It would be very hard to pick just one movie or two. While preparing this list, I tried to keep myself to 7 but I was unable to do so.

Enjoy watching these movies with a cup of hot chocolate (Or whatever you love to have).

Without wasting any further time, Let us get straight to the list? πŸ˜‰

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1. 3 Idiots - (2009)
In college, Farhan and Raju form a great bond with Rancho due to his refreshing outlook. Years later, a bet gives them a chance to look for their long-lost friend whose existence seems rather elusive.

2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - (1995)
Raj and Simran meet on Eurail and unknowingly fall for each other. Raj is shattered to learn that she is already engaged. He follows Simran to India in order to win her and her strict father's heart.

3. Lagaan - (2001)
Bhuvan, a farmer from Champaner, accepts the challenge of Captain Andrew Russell to beat the British at a game of cricket and refrain from paying tax for the next three years.

4. Taare Zameen Par - (2007)
The film explores the life and imagination of Ishaan, an 8-year-old dyslexic child. Although he excels in art, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Soon, a new unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, helps the dyslexic student discover his hidden potential.

5. Barfi - 2012
Shruti loves Barfi, a hearing and speech-impaired man, but marries someone else. Years later, she learns that he is in love with an autistic girl, and feels the need to rethink her own marriage.

6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - 2011
Friends Kabir, Imran and Arjun take a vacation in Spain before Kabir's marriage. The trip turns into an opportunity to mend fences, heal wounds, fall in love with life and combat their worst fears.

7. Dangal - (2016) 
After his failure at winning a gold medal for the country, Mahavir Phogat, a wrestler, vows to realise his dreams by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games despite societal pressures.

8. Sultan - (2016) 
After the death of his son, Sultan Ali Khan, a middle-aged wrestler, gives up the sport. Years later, he sets out to revive his career as he needs the prize money and wants to regain his lost respect.

9. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - (2013)
Milkha Singh or the 'Flying Sikh' overcomes many agonising obstacles to become a world champion, Olympian and one of India's most iconic athletes.

10. Jab tak hai jaan - (2012)
Samar is smitten by Meera in London. He returns to India after she leaves him and dedicates himself to the army. Akira falls in love with him but later decides to unite him with Meera.

11. Swades - (2004)
Mohan, a project manager who is employed with NASA, travels to India to take his nanny along with him. Little does he know that this journey will change his life forever.

12. Hindi Medium - (2017)
Raj and Mita yearn to get Pia, their daughter, educated from a reputed school. When they learn that their background is holding her back, they are willing to go to any lengths to change her fate.

13. Paa - (2009)
The film is based on a rare genetic condition known as progeria and places emphasis on a father-son relationship. The 12-year-old Auro, who is raised by his gynaecologist mother Vidya, suffers from a rare genetic disorder called progeria. Auro wants to know about his father but Vidya hides it from him.

14. Kabhi khushi kabhie gham - (2001)
The adopted but much loved older son of a rich couple is banished by his father when he chooses to marry a middle-class girl. With a desire to reunite his family, the younger son sets out to find him.

15. Tumhari Sulu - (2017)
Sulu is an ambitious housewife with a loving husband and a happy family. Things start changing for her when she accidentally lands a job as a radio jockey and her show becomes an instant hit.

16. Fashion - (2008)
Small-town girl Meghna Mathur sets out to fulfil her dream of being a glamourous supermodel. But she soon discovers that in the corrupt world of haute couture, success comes at a price.

17. Karthik calling karthik - (2010)
Karthik, an introvert, is always ridiculed by his boss and throughout his life, he has faced setbacks. However, one day, he receives a phone call from a stranger who promises to transform his life.

18. Chak De ! India - (2007)
Kabir Khan, a former hockey star, tainted as someone who betrayed his country, begins coaching the Indian women's national hockey team to prove his loyalty to the nation.

19. Tubelight - (2017)
Laxman, a feeble young man, has no family except his brother, Bharat. He is heartbroken after a war breaks out between India and China and Bharat is drafted into the army.

20. Bajrangi Bhaijaan - (2015)
Pavan, a devoted follower of Lord Hanuman, faces numerous challenges when he tries to reunite Munni with her family in Pakistan after she gets lost while travelling back home with her mother.

21. Bajirao mastani - (2015)
The heroic Peshwa Bajirao, married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.

22. 2 States - (2014)
It is the story about a couple coming from two different states in India, who face hardships in convincing their parents to approve of their marriage. A story based on the 2009 novel with the same name written by Chetan Bhagat.

23. Mary Kom - (2014)
When Mary Kom encounters a renowned coach in a boxing gym, she shares her boxing aspirations with him and convinces him to teach her. Despite her father's disapproval, she follows her passion.

24. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - (2013)
Kabir and Naina bond during a trekking trip. Before Naina can express herself, Kabir leaves India to pursue his career. They meet again years later, but he still cherishes his dreams more than bonds.

25. Kal ho na ho - (2003)
Naina, a girl living a dreary life, finds herself a new person when Aman walks into her life. Even though she loves him, Aman claims to be a married man. He convinces Rohit, her friend, to woo her.

26. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story - 2016
Ranchi boy M S Dhoni aspires to play cricket for India. Though he initially tries to please his father by taking up a job with the Indian Railways, he ultimately decides to chase his dreams. It is based on the life of former Test, ODI and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

27 Wake Up Sid - (2009)
A spoilt, selfish college student, Siddharth Mehra, learns the meaning of life from Aisha, an aspiring writer from Kolkata.

28. Neerja - (2016)
Neerja, a flight attendant, boards Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. Neerja does all she can to stall the terrorists from attacking the passengers on board.
Neerja is the real story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers when the flight is hijacked by terrorists.

29. Sixteen - (2013)
Sixteen is a story about lost innocence and teenage heartache. Anu wants to be a model; Nidhi waits for the right time to lose her virginity; Tanisha prefers to date older men; Ashwin's father wants him to be an IAS officer. 
Don't think that this is an another youth movie which shows partying or just dumb youth kind of movie. It isn't!

30. English Vinglish - (2012)
Housewife and caterer Shashi is usually mocked by her family for not knowing English. Her attempt to learn the language helps her rediscover herself and reassert her value as a mother and as a wife.

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So, These are some of the best films which touched my heart. These may not be the best films of the century but these films can certainly strike an unbreakable chord in one's heart.
A rainy day and one of these movies is my idea of heaven. 😍

Friday, 13 April 2018

Some of my favorite songs. (100th post)

"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche 

I love listening to Music. I mostly listen to Hindi Songs and Latest English Songs. 

Music has always been companion, it helps me to forget my problems, it changes my bad mood and also gives positive energy to the soul. I could seriously listen to these songs on repeat for hours and not get tired of them.

Whether I'm happy, mad, sad, or in the need of some inspiration, all these songs just perfectly  fits every mood that I am in. As said in many of my interviews and also in one of the blog posts earlier, I am a music-buff. Basically I like all kinds of music. But what I am going to hear, it depends on my mood. In general, all type of music are my favorites. Some of my favorite songs are a mix from both old and new times. I believe, Music is one of the most powerful mediums which effect my soul to the deepest levels.

So, I just thought of sharing some of my most favorites on the blog today. If you haven't heard any song from the list below. Go straight to You-tube or any Music app once you finish reading this post and find the songs & then, listen to them. Maybe you may end up loving them so much like me & they may straightly go into your favorites list of songs. Who knows! πŸ˜‰
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Kal ho na ho
Sanu ek pal chain
Aaj se teri (Padman)
Ban ja rani
Dil diyan gallan
Dheere dheere
Tumhe apna banane ka (Hate story 3)
Wajah tum ho (Hate story 3)
Pyar manga hai tumhi se
Ijazat - One night stand (My most favorite forever) 
Dil to bachcha hai (Rahat Fateh Ali kahn - Ishqiya)
Humsafar (Badrinath ki dulhania)
Aaja sanam madhur chandni mein hum - (Chori Chori - Sung by Lata Mangeshkar)
Mile oh tum humko - Neha kakkar
Kisi se pyar ho jaye
Hey there delilah - (Perfect song for LDR couples)
Sawan aya hei
Duaa (Shanghai )
Phir mohabbat - Murder 2
Milne hai mujse aayi
Baatein ye kabhi na
Itni si baat hei
Dekha hazaro dafaa
Muskurane ki wajah tum ho
Kabira - Ye jawaani hai deewani
Soch na sake
Gerua - Dilwale
Udi udi jaye
Kisi se pyar ho jaye
Tum hi ho
Jag ghoomeya. (The best)
Bol do na zara
Tere sang yaara
Bolna maahi bolna.
Bawara mann
Sanam re
Kaun tujhe
Kaabil hoon
Zaalima - raees
Roke na ruke naina
Nashe se chadh gayi
Channa mereya
Phir bhi tumko chahunga
Unse mili nazar ke mere -
Main rang sharbaton ka - (I heard this song recently on stage by Arjit Singh and fell in love)
Gali me aaj chand nikla
Tuje dekha to
Tujh mein rab dikhta hei
Tere hone laga hoon
Dil to pagal hai - (Pagal hei or ya Deewana?) πŸ˜‰

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Rolling in the deep - Adele
Just the way your are - Bruno Mars
Someone like you - Adele
Skyfall - Adele
Kill them with kindness
Who Says - Selena Gomez & The Scene
Shine bright like a diamond - Rihanna
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
Let her go - Passenger
Royals - Lorde
Liar - Dawn Jay

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Dear reader, I'm very much happy today that I hit 100 published posts with this post 'Some of my favorite songs' And also, I'm so delighted to see more than 10k views on the blog few weeks ago.
All these things truly mean a lot to me. I'm looking forward to gain more readers, receive more love and support from you all to keep going.

I'm also overwhelmed to hit 122k monthly viewers on Pinterest.

Click here to connect with me in Pinterest as well! πŸ˜€
The one who is reading this right now, You're my strength and the reason I'm writing during thick and thin, on good and bad days, during the ups and lows.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. πŸ’

My favorite quotes.

Whenever I feel sad, anxious, angry, upset or need something inspirational to read, Most of the times, I like to take a moment and read the quotes from people who inspires me.
It's not possible to mention all of my most favorite words in a single post. However, I would like to share few of my personal favorite quotes of all the time, from people who I take to be inspirational.



You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something - Your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
- Steve Jobs

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
- Jeff Bezos

“Too many people are hungry not because there is dearth of food. It is because there is dearth of love and care in human hearts.”
- Sadhguru

“Be - don't try to become”
- Osho

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

It is always darkest just before the dawn.
- Thomas Fuller

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fortune favours the bold.
- Proverb

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
- James Dean

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.
- William Edward Hickson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
- Mark Twain

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
- Jane Austen

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
- Napoleon Hill

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
- George Sand

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”
- Willa Cather

“Where there is love there is life.”
- Mahatma Ghandi

“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
- James Thurber

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- Allen Saunders

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.   
- Thomas Edison

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.   
- Les Brown

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
- Tony Robbins

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!"
- Audrey Hepburn

Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
- Charles Darwin

Recently, I advocated for myself, in real time, in a way I never have before.
I didn’t wait, or hesitate, or second guess. I got clear, and I spoke up.
I’ve never felt so empowered.
Speak up for what you deserve. I promise you, you won’t regret it.
- Brittany Packnett

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.
- Stephen Chbosky

The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.
- Paulo Coelho

You’ll ache. And you’re going to love it. It will crush you. And you’re still going to love all of it. Doesn’t it sound lovely beyond belief?
- Ernest Hemingway

But one of the big lessons I have learned from my journey is you can’t please everyone, so don’t try.
- Chris Colfer

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind and emotions.
- Will Smith

Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.
- Madeline Bridges

Live like nature. Explode slowly, day by day, from the center outwards. You won’t notice how brightly you burn or how big you’ve grown until you look back. And then you will be amazed.
- pleasefindthis (Iain Thomas)

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

It’s better to have nobody than someone who is half there, or who doesn’t want to be there.
- Angelina Jolie

You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.
- Carl Sagan

Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
- Stephen King

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you just refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way.
- Elizabeth Taylor

It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you’re going.
- Anthony Burgess

We are each so deliciously complex and messy; what better way to pay homage to these multiplicities than to feel, to express, and to carve out space to navigate as our purest self?
- Martine Thompson

“It is always the little things that build up. Often there is no dramatic reason for discontent in marriages. It seeps in slowly over the years.
You don't even notice it creeping in. It happens, trickle by trickle.
You do not realize when or how the easy familiarity gets replaced by a 'taken-for-granted' attitude over the years. By the time you do, it is often late. Habits have been formed, patterns have been set. And a comfort-zone have been established.
A zone that is hard to get out of.”
- Preeti Shenoy, The Secret Wish List

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
- Rumi

I understood myself only after I destroyed myself, and only in the process of fixing myself did I know who I really am.
- Sade Andria Zabala

~ The End ~ 

Dear reader, Click here to read some of my quotes from the books Sensation of a Soul & The Mystic Soul.
I would like to suggest you to read the quotes by Rumi, Osho, Albert Einstein, Jagadish Vasudev (Sadhguru), Jiddu Krishnamurti. And also to read the words by Steve Jobs, Mother Teresa, Stephen king, Mahatma Gandhi, J. K. Rowling, Shakespeare.

Do read the words by Author Preeti Shenoy, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh. Their words are so full of Sense.

I would like to share my experience of reading all the 9 books by Preeti Shenoy, 2 of Savi Sharma books, 15 books by Durjoy Datta, The books by Chetan Bhagat, & 4 real life stories, written by Anuj Tiwari very soon here on the blog.
Stay Tuned! πŸ˜€

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Come what may.

You are
Like an ocean,
Down so deep.

You are
Like a river,
That will never end.

You are
Like a song,
That goes on forever.

The sound of your voice,
The warm smile of yours,
The joy that you bring.
Forever and always,
I will love you!

When you are asleep
I will guide you being awake

I promise,
I won’t leave you, come what may!
~ ~ ~ 
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'

When you’re with me.

Wandering as a lost child,
I sat there, all alone.

I believed that,
Love is painful
Until you came.

I pushed everyone hard and
Made sure nobody watched,
Until you came.

In my heart the bad memories were set,
When you stepped inside,
I pushed them away.

The darkness has vanished,
The brightness has enlarged,
Once you came.

Now, look deep into my eyes
And you'll see your name.

Now, your smile is a source of life,
I breathe when you breathe,
I laugh when you laugh,
I'm with myself,
When you're with me.
~ ~ ~
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'

Beating with me.

The warmth of your lips,
The touch of your fingers,
And the feel of your heart beat,
Beating with mine.
I love the way you stare,
Your eyes, so bright and black.
The ways, you show me you care,
The way you make me so happy.
Your words are like a spark of light,
It’s you that makes me feel whole.
With a gentle look, you take my hand
And light up my life.
~ ~ ~
From the book, The Mystic Soul.'

In my heart.

The little desires which are hidden,
Are blossoming like the moonlight.

Whomever I see, I feel it is you
You are like a lake in the summer,
Like the sun in the winter.

Though my eyes are open,
I am still wandering in the dreams.

Your voice is like the drizzle,
Beauty is like the moon!

My eyes are lucky to see you,
The lovely words you speak
Will remain memorable forever.

I promise to protect you always,
I will forever keep you in my heart!
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You’re the best.

Make someone smile today,
Sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

Be creative,
Think positive.

Speak gently,
Learn daily.

Be polite,
Help others.

Live, Love and Laugh!

It's okay, say sorry.
Smile widely and be happy,

Forgive, forget and love!
Cry and scream but,
Never give up!

Read and travel more
And most importantly
Believe that you're the best.
~ ~ ~ 
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'

Friday, 30 March 2018

Our loving hearts. (Last post for March)

Each morning I wake up,
Thinking of you.

Every night I sleep,
Dreaming about us.

I remember you're not with me,
And it makes me feel blue.

I miss your smile,
I miss your touch,
My heart aches so much,
With your absence.

You're so far away from me,
Yet I can still feel you within me.

I would forget about passing time,
If I look into your eyes.

I know, the distance is through the miles,
But not between our loving hearts.
~ ~ ~
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'
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Dear reader, This is the last post of the blog marathon!  I have been  blogging every single day, the whole of this month (March). I'm very much happy right now for successfully completing my task. πŸ˜„

Thank you very much for everyone who subscribed, read commented and shared my words. And also thanks to all the silent readers. Some of my reader friends have been really supportive - A big thanks to all of you for that! πŸ˜„

This is the very first time I have done something different like this on my blog. And I will be doing the blog marathon every year from now. πŸ˜„

I would love to post everyday, either a poem or a beautiful picture or a short story or about my day or anything interesting to make you think - but a new post it shall be for one month, every year! πŸ˜„ 

Don't forget to subscribe to get all the blog posts in your inbox. 

Jyoti. πŸ˜„

Thursday, 29 March 2018

I love you.

The first time you said "I love you too"
My heart started beating like a crazy.
My ears started ringing,
I couldn't believe what I've heard,
What I've witnessed.
You just don't know,
What you have done for me
With those three words.
That was one of those moments,
Where you completely took my breath away.

You are an angel sent from above,
You changed me from the worst to best.

I love you more than anyone,
And if you ever wonder why,
I don't know what I'd speak.

I may run out of things to say,
So I’ll end by the line you already know
"I LOVE YOU" more than what I could show.
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'

The destination.

She is an angel,
She is the spark of my eye.
She spreads the melody of love with her lullaby,
She is a sweet sin that showers boons.
Oh, she is my innocent baby
My cute love,
My priceless possession!
My heart has become crazy and mad,
Slowly it has taught how to love,
To the one who never was in love!
As the traveler finds the destination,
I have found her.
~ ~ ~
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Cry over.

I still love you and always will,
You left and I never saw you again.

I still think about our special times,
I need you the most, I beg to god
To bring you back.

Now I listen to our songs...
Cherish all our memories.

I wake up in the morning,
And I look up to the sky
I ask the sun 'why'.

On the darkest night
I stare up at the moon,
I wonder why he took you.

You gave me so much to remember.
And the great sorrow, to cry over.
~ ~ ~
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

A rare soul.

She fights her demons,
And slays her dragons.

She pushes you away,
She loves you harder.

She is scared,
She is brave.

She feels too much,
She feels not enough.

Her voice, the precious melody
Her eyes, bright and strong.

She is dying inside,
She wouldn't let you know.

She is the gentle rain,
She is the thunder lightning,

She is the light that leads,
And an anger that forgives.

She is a contradiction, a pendulum.
She is a rare soul!
~ ~ ~
From the book, 'The Mystic Soul.'