DON'T FENCE ME IN
Don’t try to tie me down
Bind me with a relation that is not meant to be
For I am like a bird that loves to be free
A hawk that wants to spread wings
And not be held back with earthly things
I am like a fish that lives in fresh water
Please don’t hook me with bait
I would prefer to swim at my own will
Please do not say for me you will forever wait!
I am like the wind that runs across the fields
Touching lives with my presence
Spreading the fragrance of love
Please do not try to put a barrier
Between freedom and me
Or else I become a storm
Devastating for both you and me!
© Arti Honrao http://www.artihonrao.blogspot.com
What is a family?
Is it my support to lean on when my legs are trembling?
A hand when I want to climb up in life?
A pillow, which soak my silent tears
And give me a hug when I need one?
Lips that say encouraging words,
When I am too afraid to go on?
Ears that listen to what I have to say?
A heart that belongs to me -
And understands me beyond words?
Or is it just my responsibilty...
To be a support when someone's legs are trembling?
To be a hand to help someone, climb up in life?
To be a pillow, for someone's silent tears?
To be lips to say encouraging words to others
When they are too afraid to go on?
To be ears to listen to what others have to say?
To be a heart that belongs to them -
And understands them beyond words?
I have always been there for my family...
Supporting them, helping them,
Comforting them, encouraging them,
Listening to them and understanding them.
But I always found myself alone...
Walking with trembling legs, stumbling down,
Weeping in the dark, too afraid to go on,
Carrying painful secrets in my heart,
With no heart that belongs to me and understands me.
I am still waiting for the love to flow...
Waiting to be supported,
To be helped, To be comforted,
To be encouraged, To be listened to,
To be understood before it's too late.
What Is A Family (2)
What is a family?
Is it only you or me?
Is it your duty or my responsibility?
Family is beyond what we can see
Family is you AND me
When we all stop thinking of the "me"
Then we would stand together as family
The lips that say I care
The heart that says I am here to share
The eyes that show love that lasts forever
The hands that would leave you never
This is what is being part of the family
Forgetting the differences, if any
A pillow to soak the silent tears
Strength to enable to face the worst fears
Shoulders to lean on when tired
A hope that encourages in getting what heart desired
This is not your duty or my responsibility
Family means to share everything evenly
© Arti Honrao
You can spend your days on earth
With hope and happiness
Or you can give up on life altogether
And be angry and bitter.
You can greet each morning
With a genuine smile
Or you can wake up each day
With a deep sigh of sorrow
You can live your life
Where you can cherish your time
Or you can stutter around
Bickering, groaning and crying.
You can plan your life
Strive for goals
And live it day by day
Or you can fret about tomorrow
As you throw your life away.
You can make a difference in your years
If you give of your time and efforts freely
Or you can go through life
Saying that you are “too busy”
And thus choose to remain
Selfish and greedy
You can try new things in life
Take on some risks and in the end
You will engage your mind.
Or you can become lazy,
Unhappy and narrow-minded
And in the process fall behind.
December 31st 2004