living bridge

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

old age or advanced age

Old age or advanced age ??

The words” old man” is usually expressed to imply that the person is frail, with wrinkled face, become senile and good for nothing. May be he or her is physically weak, walks with a gait ,wears hearing aid ,thick spectacle or a walker but he or her should not be counted as useless . I for one feel that the prefix old should be erased in all context and replaced by the prefix advanced. This I feel that it is more euphemistical which is appreciative of his or her attitude, caliber, who is willing to accept his limitations and limit his expectations rather than highlighting his physical appearance. We are truly old when we begin to suffer the physical disabilities needing assistance for our daily chores and not before. To assume that aged citizen is either senile or incapacitated is basically inaccurate. When a respect is restored in our thinking for the aged citizens this will bring back the need for living in a family unit. Automatic age brackets must be eliminated. Aren’t we verdurians eager to do fewer things for the first time blogging, browsing which is the antidote for dementia, rather than more things for the last time? Yes we are advancing in chronological aging but appreciative of mountains, clouds frequently displaying different pattern on the canvas of sky, the orange yellow sunset behind the mountains making us aware and wonder what next? Doesn’t speak for our eagerness. We are growing and not aching to get applause, popularity ,as we did during our professional career –the turbulence of fears,bitterness,secret tears which once irritated us are no longer there .We are truly old when we are incapacititated with disabilities and not before. We elders also think revolutionarily accepting our limitations and limiting our expectations

But the word old is so much ingrained in our mind that it may not be possible to refrain from addressing as old man or woman –at least we can delete old age home and address as retirement home

Aging is a luxury, which is held back for the youngsters.

Let us sing Robert Browning’s song together” Grow old with me the best is yet to be”

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
When our time has come
We will be as one
God bless our love
God bless our love
Grow old along with me
Two branches of one tree
Face the setting sun
When the day is done
God bless our love
God bless our love
Spending our lives together
Man and wife together
World without end
World without end
Grow old along with me
Whatever fate decrees
We will see it through
For our love is true
God bless our love
God bless our love

Thursday, October 27, 2011

living bridge

living bridge
The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves.

Cherrapunji is credited with being the wettest place on earth, and The War-Khasis, a tribe in Meghalaya, long ago noticed this tree and saw in its powerful roots an opportunity to easily cross the area’s many rivers. Now, whenever and wherever the need arises, they simply grow their bridges.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Created playground UNIVERSE
Globular hot SUN and cool MOON the two teams
Game of hide and seek around planet EARTH
Never ending game of day and night
Spell bound star spetators with flood lights

Adding spice to the game
Inducted human architecture marvel
3Pound hard ware housed above shoulders
The gift of sixth sense
Intricately wired to other senses
For freedom of thoughts,discrimation,action
To focus on purpose of life

Innovative landing on the MOON
Invented electricity the back bone technology
Alas thoughts, desires, actions went wayward
Immoral,unethical activities
Inflicted self goal of anger,greed,jealousy,hatred

Pentinent of his thoughts, misdeeds
Prostratic submission at HIS feet
Seekig redemption and solace
HE smiled with admonishment
Control your thoughts,and senses
For positive charge of your hard ware
Enjoy purposeful life

Saturday, July 23, 2011

down my memory lane

Down memory lane.

as I was clearing the mess on my writing table -happen to tumble upon a poetry I have written quite few years back when grand daughter attained maturity.when she was a little kid I used to take her with me in car to kodaikanal estate. one day it was raining heavily when she asked "appichi where does this all water go when it gets to the bottom of the mountain"? Believe me I was happy because she asked me a question I could answer. Trying to keep her amused I started bla,bla singing heavenly angels above the dark clouds pouring water-But what for appich? rain drops falling water, water every where,cascading down the slopes of rock,bushes ,watering the plants and trees and thirsty birds, animals. But appichi what happens to so much water when it gets down the bottom? water is stored in the tank,pumped up the overhead tank and supplies water for drinking,washing,bathing.

At the age 12 i think, she attained maturity when she asked me to write a poem I was dumb founded ,nevertheless I didn't want to disappoint her. only three days left so when ever i had Spare time i kept doodling what ever flashed in my mind.and thus borne the poetry in time.


Recalling those days,you
Sitting on my tummy
Hugging my chest
LIstening to stories
Embracing sleep your way

Wanting me to write a poem
Signifying your maturity
Opening a new adloscent
Chapter in "BOOK OF LIFE"

Coming of age
Becoming timid,shy,and reserved
Shedding Childhood innocence
Blossoming with adolescent aspirations
Paving away cartoon T.V.
Taking interest in nature T.V.


Tempting civilized world
Yielding only to short gain ecstasy
Suffering life long agony
Choosing your path with discretion
Taking quidance from elders
Having an ambitious goal
Believing in yourself
Achiveing it with credit
coming your way is success


Governing supreme nature above all
Taking time to play,pray, and meditate
Possessing compassion,and contention
Is the key to "SUCCESS IN LIFE"