Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tiger, My Cat


[Image hand-drawn by Heenas Haseeb]

Tiger, my cat-
He's a jolly good being,
Sometimes rolling in egg shells,
Sometimes covered in beans;

He has a stern face
Like that of a stoic,
A stern breed
With suitable fur;

Thought I, he had no love,
Thought he was invincible and free!
Thought I, he had no duties,
Just a cat sleeping, relentlessly;

But, oh look for all that he's done!
The other day I saw him protecting his son,
Just a cat with many duties-
Guarding his kittens from things of beauty,

Like a rose or a bougainvillea tree,
Those have thorns, prickly immeasurably
A call to the colony and everyone's gone!
No intruder in sight, just me and my mom.

He was not there one day
Perhaps, stuck in a room
Calling for help
His brother on the stool

"There’s the cry!"

I could hear him tell
Went with my dad
Following sounds that upon mid-night fell

And there he was, young tiger found again!
Today a dad with many kittens...
Doing the same things as me and my friends
Protecting his colony, eating his chicken

Or sleeping on the sofa
With tummy-full moans

Tiger, my cat
He's a jolly good being
Sometimes rolling in egg shells,
Sometimes covered in beans

He has an innocent face
Hiding love and fear
Respect and stern values
As well as naughty endears

He smells of cows,
Sometimes of sheep
And God knows how
He could for hours, sleep!

On my dining table, by my shoes
Or stretching on my bed
Tossing away time,
Mumbling of news;

I wonder what’s in his head,
So big like a wobble-doll!
Angry when I play
But, that’s not all.

Tiger the cat,
He’s the one for all
Like a family than a cat

Bossing or playing the troll.


-Heenas Haseeb

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Hope

     The zest of keeping your fire alive must never be drained and moving forward in life must be your wishful aim, with a tinge of desire to work hard sprinkled over the formula for your success.

     With the coming of this new year, it would only be apt to revive and renew a few patches of memory that may have lost their colour over the ages.


Point-1:


     There is always a way to stand up straight no matter what and there is more than one way to win anything. You could lose by winning without dignity or you could win by losing with dignity, it is always your choice. But, of course, there is never such a thing as losing in the first place- there is only winning:

     The claim above has been supported by the quote (or historical proof, as I call it) below:

     "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work." (Thomas Edison,)

     [Inserts 'Rocky Balboa' scene - "It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward".]

     One must always keep learning and improving oneself and that is the MAIN part of the story. Edison may not have been a winner from the start, but the world saw him as one. On another note: The world even saw him as a perfect man, but did he think of himself as so? No, he said he wasn't perfect and that's what kept him going and growing.

     Moral: If one or a number of failures is enough to stop you, how will you or the world continue to advance? Do you stop when you find a bump on the ground, or do you jump over it? 

     Rome wasn't built in a day.

Point-2:


    If you can't look up to yourself, who will? It is good to keep on going in life and look after each other.

Point-3:


     Hats off to the optimist for making joy a reality and always keeping the glass full! Either with water, air or both: and this "optimist" should not be 'someone else', this optimist has always been and should be YOU!

     Something makes us humans different from animals and those are our advanced senses. Let's not misuse them.

Point- 4:


     Made a mistake? It's never too late to move on and change or rectify it. But, remember not to repeat it again, even by accident.

Point-5:


     With the coming new year and for all other years (life) to come, I hope everybody's resolution is to be happy and make things easy for others to live with, or in other words- make people happy and stay happy.

     Follow your dreams! But don't make your life one way and forget about the other important things that come with it! (like humanity, family, giving to others and what not)


Thank you for reading!