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Duty First

by

Satish Kakri

Row the boat of 'duty'
Sail safely across the sea.
Search through your mind
What your duty can be.

Never is there a situation
Nor any circumstance
That could ever affect your intention
Of duty; you want to perform.

Hindrances, hurdles even hurricane
May hurt or shake your resolve.
With devotion to your duty;
Greater courage will evolve.

Duty first, always in mind
Greater joy; you will never find.


Human Operating System

by

Satish Kakri


You come to this world with
the balance sheet of the previous
birth. A program of possibilities
you call it 'Sanskar'.

You study the features of
the program or you don't.

You learn to use it or
you don't.

You strive to enhance it
to bring out the newer
better utilities or you don't.

You are placed in certain
circumstances: you have
a duty to perform.
You carry out your dutys
or you don't.

You carve out a life for
yourself or you don't.

If you decide your
profession you define
your duties,
or you don't.

If you don't decide and
let your life take its on
turn. Even then, either
you define your duties,
or you don't.

Whichever way you
define your own duty,
you perform your duty
or you don't.

If you perform
your duty,
utilise fully
your operating systems
inbuilt software - your 'Sanskara',
keep on enhancing it,
bringing out new, better
versions and keep on
utilising your own
operating systems :
you are a yogi.
or the great Bill.


Untitled

by

Satish Kakri

Best Performance

One who perceives his duty
in detachment to his actions,
and practices detachment
in the performance of his duty
is a real yogi.

‘What is your duty’ and
what it means - ‘by practicing
detachment’ - is a subject so
deep that even yogis have to
delve deep into their mind,
and apply intellect to find
the answer. And decide to
adopt it, follow it.


Untitled

by

Satish Kakri

Courage

You amass power.
And consider carrying
out actions that are
ruthless. You think
killing, destroying
and disturbing the
inherent natural peace
is the symbol of your
Courage. You think
you can do it only
because of your
Courage and power.
And those who don’t
destroy, nor kill are
cowards.

It is a fallacy. Your
futile, vile belief.
For the courageous
do not need to exhibit
violent actions to prove
their might.

It is only insecurity that
goads you to act like a
beast and damage the
reputation of human
birth and human soul.


Caution

by

Satish Kakri


Caution is not hesitation.
To do or not to do.
Because what ever may
happen, you always do
something - some action
physical or mental.

When you mental
processes are so trained,
that these sift
the unnecessary, avoidable risks.
Out of your path of action.
You know what is caution
and what is inaction,
born out of fear
of what will happen if you fail.
For mortals,
let if be known
that failures are
stepping stons
to success.

And cautions;
you must be
but only to recognise
what risk is avoidable
and realise
that all actions however safe
still carry with them
some risk.

Death must come
but let it come
only once.
For the one, who avoids action
for fear of death,
dies many times.


Progress

by

Satish Kakri

When your mind
follows your intellect
maintaining its cool
and remaining kind.

When your senses
are fully controlled
by your mind
and do not hanker
after wayward objects.
When your words
do not betray your
mind nor hurt anyone
without cause.
When you goals are fixed,
and each moment,
you inch towards
your goals.

When you don’t adopt
the attitude that small
things do not matter.
Because the do.

When your every
moment is significant.
And you don’t waste any.

When you realise
what is good for you.
And do not bother
about momentary pleasure.

When you hear
what enhances intellect
and keep on adding
worthwhile wisdom.

When you see that
which encourages
nature’s own peace
and shun the violence
which wounds.

When you realise you
are a man much above
the sheer beasts.

When your vision is clear
And, at human goodness,
it feasts.

When you do not
remain a slave of your sense.
And you become free,
knowing that
you are born free.

When you use material
gains to serve society;
not to cause pain.

It is then you grow in glory
and prove your progress
to the all powerful
Almighty and become
a good example for
fellows to follow.


Sorrow

by

Satish Kakri

A compelling companion
of happiness; its presence
is never welcome. Yet
if there was no sorrow
happiness alone may be
hell or almost that.

The greatest gain that
you can draw from pain,
is the lessons that you will
learn during the
spell of sorrow. You
review you bad actions;
you remember God. You
draw inferences, you
think of improving your
ways. You curb your
ego and stretch out for
help. You develop, at best
your courage to face and
put impending difficulties to rest.


Idleness

by

Satish Kakri

He slept during the night
And rested away the day
Putting off jobs without spite
For tomorrow was better than today.
Postponement, he thought, could
Bring better results; it should.
Not be a problem if time is lost.
Time was a commodity, without cost.
He believed, he was smart enough
Shortcuts to success never was tough
So what if he doesn’t like
To do it then and there
Others are the working spike.
Their fruits, he would share.
Throughout his span, he planned,
To do many things successfully.
His idleness, he did never bend
Without notice, came his end.


Time

by

Satish Kakri

Value of time is little known;
For time’s inherent wealth,
Scanty respect is shown.

Any other possession; if
You loose.
You can hope to get it back,
If you choose.

Wealth of time
Will never return;
Simple lesson though,
Most humans don’t ever learn.

For time if lost, is lost forever
Same for the stupid, and the clever.
Yet if asked, how much
You value your time;
Often you find that you care less.
With invaluable time
Often you make a mess.

You regret your mistakes
Committed in the past.
And for futures’ sake
Worry your tasks.
What about the present
You seem to forget
Though ‘present’ is the best time, I bet.

Every moment of time you must use
Achieving anything, you may choose.


Motivation

by

Satish Kakri



Modern manager’s main tool
Motivation made to rule.

An organization may be big or small
Motivation always stands tall.

The objective of getting best,
>From everyone you lead, is your test.

You let their confidence build strong
Tolerate their descent, but never prolong.

Discussions with juniors duly must conclude
With welcome decisions or success will elude,
Your core objectives;
Will give you a tough time,
Force you review your own paradigm.


Pain

by

Satish Kakri

2) Pain

Who is ever not afraid of pain?
Who would like life to be a bane?
If it were only to destroy, and not bring prosperity?
Who will ever love the rain?

Life is a mixture of lot many things
Sometime she cries, sometime she sings!


Pleasure

by

Satish Kakri



What pleasure is that which ends in pain?
What joy is that which brings no gain?

It is easy to be wayward; hanker after vile games.
But is that all; you are worthy of?
Will not the creator scoff?
For human birth is a gift so precious
That wasting it is not only foolish but also nefarious.

One has to work for the improvement of human life,
and development of human society.

Animals also live; But is that life human?
Yet they eat to live; not live to eat as man and woman.
Man so intelligent is often a fool!
When he gloats over drink, food; taste his tool!
What good is the learning, what good are schools?
If man was only to break ‘sacred’ rules.


Futile Efforts

by

Satish Kakri



When your efforts are
not directed to achieve
your declared goal.
When you are pursuing
your goals, but you
are distracted to
something else. It
could be due to some
roadblock which
you tried to remove
but wrongly; so
could not. Frustrated
by the defeat, you
escape into something
else to avoid the
unwelcome feeling
of being defeated


Forgetfulness

by

Satish Kakri


How often people forget
Even, every routine things.
What could be the reason?
Mind moving fast?
Or too many things
More than can be managed?
Lack of focus or lack of will?
When life is like a paper boat
Of a child that
Moves along the flow of water.
A boat without controls, without a master.


Feeling

by

Satish Kakri

Life, without feeling,
Is sky without stars
With feelings you swing,
Or your joy is marred.

Feelings work best when you control
No good, if these reject your intellect’s role.

Feelings can aid your motivation
Bring courage to face any situation.

Feelings may, also, bring you down;
Make you a coward or even a clown

Feeling is pleasure; feeling is sorrow
It is your own, you can’t beg or borrow.

Feelings bring out the best in man (or woman)
Feelings, too, make him worst as he can.


Endless joy

by

Satish Kakri

Should you look for pleasure
And may also work for it?
Sure, you will get the treasure
That will make your moments lit
With light and laughter;
Joy will be fleeting and finish soon after.

For that lasting joy
Strive to create
Happiness for others;
And enjoy.


World

by

Satish Kakri

What is this world?
What is it made of?
Mankind? Or the earth?
Or the efforts of humans,
Habitable for the earth?

Does it belong to the rich?
Or to the poor?
Who and what makes most contributions to its being?
Or does the world belong to all,
Rich and poor, White and Black,
Yellow and Brown?

Everything in this world is subjected to change
Some occur early, others have longer range.

Nature seems to give opportunity to all
Some seize it to run fast, while others fall.

So say our sages
In generations six or seven
Rich become poor and poor enjoy heaven.

So also with nations!
Change has a cycle of
Three to four centuries.


Temple

by

Satish Kakri

Music mixed with sounds
Of small soft fingers striking the drum
Melodious voices of main singers rebound
In the room, while the rest hummed.
Unique devotional instruments
Were used to create the rhythmic sound:
Small ones were caught in hands
Others, big, placed on ground.
Big portrait of Lord Krishna
Placed in the middle of main wall;
Was fully garlanded with fresh flowers;
Sunlight from the window enhanced its
Grandeur and made it look tall.
Sweet small of incense heightened
The holiness of the hall.


Worry

by

Satish Kakri

Actions which we should avoid,
Often we take.
Others which we must perform; we
don’t; for our liking sake.
If we were not to follow
What mind always tell
What good is our invaluable intellect?

You cannot wish away all
Your worries; these are difficult to find
When you act on the dictates of your mind.


Child’sInnocence

by

Satish Kakri

A child is innocent,
A grown up is not.
The child is free; bright and clear
The man is full of hope, pride and fear
Of loosing acquired possessions.
For the child; there are no obsessions.

Why can’t humans remain children?
Why can’t they see goodness in all things?
Why must they follow
What they like; and from dislikes;
Why must they flee?

Why not accept life’s vicissitudes?
Why must these he labeled by personal attitudes?


Digression

by

Satish Kakri

We all work
All the time
At times with physical abilities
Often, with only our mind.

Strange thought it may sound
Intellect not invoked, is mostly not around
To guide our actions
Towards our goals.
For our mental processes
Assume different roles

Forgetting that our time is limited.
With no scope to waste a bit
We digress and do what our ego want
To forbid anyone
To remark about ability to a job.

And say, "You can’t !"


Cyber World

by

Satish Kakri

Helping hand to humanity
With the soul of a saint
Depicting all the subjects
Without any restraint.

The great new assistance
Must be used
To forward movement of mankind
Without being abused.

Countries far and wide
Must enforce their own laws
Serve their society
Impending all flaws

Now it is a new world order;
The equal-opportunity ‘Cyber World’.
Transparent and clear without a blur
Its safety and sanctity; cybercitizens may gird.


Cyber World

by

Satish Kakri

Helping hand to humanity
With the soul of a saint
Depicting all the subjects
Without any restraint.

The great new assistance
Must be used
To forward movement of mankind
Without being abused.

Countries far and wide
Must enforce their own laws
Serve their society
Impending all flaws

Now it is a new world order;
The equal-opportunity ‘Cyber World’.
Transparent and clear without a blur
Its safety and sanctity; cybercitizens may gird.


Pain of Puppies

by

Satish Kakri

Day after day, in the morn
A pair of puppies, sit on stairs
Watching and waiting;
This sweet little pair.

Devotees to temple go and return
With remainder of ‘prasad’ their offering sweet
Puppies keep looking and yearn
For their little share, to eat.

Not all the visitors think alike
Some ignore these puppies, others dislike.
But one lady, not so young
Fancies cute puppies swinging their tongues
An equal share, she gives to the pair
While she is gone, puppies watch pair and stare


Concorde

by

Satish Kakri

Speed, they name,
In travelling world is Concorde!
Saving time may be essence,
Yet, who can, your flight, afford
Only deep pocketed people
Take courage to board.
Your holiday package
Is a flight around the world.
You enable them to see fast
Far flung countries
Let them forget their worries
To achieve once-in-a-life time
Experience.
Your costs so high
Cutting through the sky
To their own money;
They pay no deference


‘Unfinished Tasks’

by

Satish Kakri

So little is done
So much left out
Keep your cool
And never shout

Unfinished tasks
Have a strange way.
Keep thinking about these,
And, you waste your day.

Best, not to brood but perform
Train your mind and reform
Searching deeply inside you
And around.
Remain alert, keep working;
Follow this norm;
Because with daily duly;
You are bound.


Worldly Wisdom

by

Satish Kakri

See what you should,
Not, what you want.
Do what you can,
Not, what you can’t.

Aspire high,
But not with greed
Do it now,
So that, you can lead.

Waste one moment,
And you will waste more.
You will shorten your success
Allow failures to score.

This sound message is for all men (and women)
Write in your heart with your wisdom’s pen.


Religion

by

Satish Kakri

What is religion?
A set of rules,
That enhance the real progress
Of a society or a sect.
While those responsible for
Its origin are invariably
Invoked by the urgency
And appropriateness of the messages;
Those who strive to carry on
With the propagation may often
Miss the real message
And get tangled in the rituals
And attribute meanings
That may be of ‘their’ convenience.


Control

by

Satish Kakri

Self control is harder than
Many may think
Efforts are given
Rough time;
Your patience will shrink

The senses may appear weak,
But these are very strong
These force you to follow
The urges
Ignoring what ever may go wrong.

You may over power
A wild animal
And jump safely from the sky
Win arduous imposing feats
Rendering faith in your
Abilities soaring high.
If you control your own senses
All achievements; it beats.


Man & Animal

by

Satish Kakri

First it was an animal
Progress made him man
Darwin’s Evolution theory
Explains as best as it can.

When did the animal;
The human brain secure?
Which stage of evolution
Desire for knowledge grew more?

When knowledge was for progress
Saner causes did it find
Used for personal, selfish needs
And knowledge became of unsound kind.

As in jungle, brutish beasts behave,
In our cultured society, humans rave.
Some are outspoken, some discreet
Trampling future of others
With their damned feet!


Fashion

by

Satish Kakri

Human mind and human heart
Listlessly long for unusual, unique.
Looks are important to impose on others
And carry individual glory to its peak.

Clothes initially were to clad
Because unclothed were looking bad.
Race for fashion had gone mad.
Call it, Modernity? I say, very sad!

Think of chocolates; you want to eat.
And newspapers, you want to read.
Now in dress fashion Gurus use
These; many more, are blatantly abused!


Cyber Saint

by

Satish Kakri

In bed, in the morn, I searched
My memory faint
Last night, in dream I met
Him- the Cyber Saint.

He did not wear those saintly
Robes, not had
Deep, saintly eyes.
Transparency was his
Dress; he swore not
To tolerate any lies.
Where has he emerged;
>From among complex guys.
Cyber saint is tomorrow’s wise man
Shall bare hypocrites
And fakes; make them feel sly, shy!


Money

by

Satish Kakri

Money will come
And money goes.
Money settles issues
Money creates the rows.

Money is good
Money is bad
Makes mature ones great
And loose lad mad.

Money is power
Money makes you strong
When lost foolishly
Everything goes wrong

Come on money be long lasting friend
Don’t even leave, till the very end.


Loyalties

by

Satish Kakri

What makes a human loyal?
To his benefactor or King Royal,
Follow instructions as his slave?
What is better course or a way to behave?

In the knowledge savvy world, modern
Disciples soon make gurus to learn
Race is not just who ran fast
Supremacy must stay
Power must last.
Loyalty, today to your maker
The Almighty is best.
Be just, fair, straight to all the rest.


‘Change! Thy name is Earth’

by

Satish Kakri

Let Satan rule in hell.
Let angels, in heaven, rest
For humans moving up and down
For them; Mother Earth is best.

Only comforts all good things
Apparently appeal to human taste.
All sweets, nothing hot bitter or sour
Will make the best foods a total waste.

Happy, who could ever be?
Without the shades of gloom
No change in routine, around human sees
Joy, in his life, will have no room.


Noise

by

Satish Kakri

Noisy streets
Noise on the road.
Rushing vehicles
Carrying their loads.

All these noises are
But a small inkling of the one
Big noise making the mind run
Right and left; near and far
Continuously disturbing your peace,
Scratching a scar
Leaving senses, intellect at war.

Back to the nature sit, close to the sea.
Experience the silence in
Sound of waves;
And, set you mind free.


World Tree

by

Satish Kakri

Look at this world - an immortal tree.
Roofs under the earth,
And leaves flying free.
The tree draws food
>From beneath the earth.
Some fruits are excellent,
Others of lesser worth.
Some others on a branch are afflicted with disease
Affecting the others the leaves, and the stems.
Dark clouds connive;
Make sickness spread.
And the afflicted
Branch of the tree falls dead.


Good Deeds

by

Satish Kakri

Good deeds are best done
And for gotten
You repeat these to yourself
Or, to others, you tell.
You initiate a process
Making you ego swell

Ego makes you proud and vain.
Easily you loose, your Spiritual Gain!


Escape

by

Satish Kakri

Anxiety allows not; to
Decide and dispense
Actions you must, as
Duty, take
For fear of conflict, fallout of
Of your actions
You escape, alter or avoid actions
To safeguard family, friends,
Or, for your own sake.

Upfront, you fight, all
Your battles.
All your worries, anxiety
Will automatically settle.


Dreams

by

Satish Kakri

What are our dreams?
Do these have a reason,
Or any message to
Dispense?

Significance, in life, if
Dreams have none
Why must these please, torment!
Why must dreams come?


Your Words

by

Satish Kakri

Simple straight vehicles
Of your thought
Yet with your words
Many battles; you have fought.

Words foster goodwill.
Words bring friends. Many
Words are shrill. These kill.
Hazy words are; at times uncanny.

What are these words?
That birds chatter?
But for the humans,
Their words, immensely matter.


Real

by

Satish Kakri

God is a reality
It is easy to accept
World is an illusion
Who will agree; I haven’t met.

‘Life is such stuff
As dreams are made of’
Said Shakespeare.
Today, who cares?


Wings

by

Satish Kakri

Difference arise in opinion
Not in love
Arguments are lost, won
But love stands above.

Your inquiry persistent
Into God’s existence;
Your devotion denotes
Love of God; it promotes.

Set your worldly goals
By all means
Focus on their achievement
Prove; you are keen
To realise, to secure
But not to cling!
Because worldly objectives
Are not stable. These have their own wings.


I.T. Bubble

by

Satish Kakri

Not that it was
Ever, a bubble
That would suddenly burst.
But vested interests - Big players
With wealthy layers
Bringing Bulls,
Enforcing all pulls,
Made matters
For genuine investors,
Not only bad but the very worst.


Knowledge Worker

by

Satish Kakri

Too many people
Today’s handicap
May be tomorrow’s strength
Growing knowledge in mind
Computer in the lap
Nation’s prosperity
Can go to any length


Government

by

Satish Kakri

Many a time,
Governments come
And they go
Desiring desperately
Their nations to progress
And grow.

Prosperity of the nation, in mind
Can all political parties, bind.
Conviction
To the nation’s mission
Must stand above
Petty personal gains
Clinging to corruption, power
Leaders must refrain.


Perspective

by

Satish Kakri

Your mission in mind
Desire working strong
Once you loose your perspective
Many matters may go wrong.

Meeting many-many people
Friends and hidden foes;
Always keep your perspective,
Caution comes
You remain alert, on your toes
Just the best way to grow.


His Grace

by

Satish Kakri

Once upon a time
There was an arrogant man.
He never liked to walk
Because he always ran.
He was in a hurry
‘Big ones’ would be scared of his fury.
Fortune favored
And let him fly
He fell from ‘His Grace’
The man crashed
To die.


The tragic Flaw

by

Satish Kakri

Men obsessed with a tragic flaw
Should learn more of character,
Not law!
Shakespeare created
Tragic heroes great,
Wisdom did not dawn on them, sooner or late.

Credulous King Lear, Macbeth, Othello,
And others of the kind,
To their own, tragic, suicidal
Flaw; they turned their eyes,
Blind.
Do not overlook,
But must find
Don’t let the ‘flaw’; your life, malign.


Presence of mind

by

Satish Kakri

Right from morning
Through the noon,
Till we sleep at night
We keep interacting
With members of your family,
Routine service providers,
Business colleagues, associates,
And, the like.

We often face a situation,
Particularly when
It calls for a fast response;
We become at a loss
To find what to do?
As the moment
Fleets away we realise,
We should have done so; said so,
And that what we shall do!

When the presence of your mind
Comes and stays with you,
You will not think ‘what could you do’
But you will always, instantly Do.


Your Thoughts

by

Satish Kakri

Think big, and think great
School your thoughts,
It is never late.

Thoughts are like the
Seeds in earth;
These condition the fruits
Before their birth.

Good thoughts
Make your decision good
Bring out the best
As they should.

Thoughts of jealousy,
Malice, similar kind
Enter your mind,
Make you mad,
And blind!


Live your Goal day and Night

by

Satish Kakri

When your efforts are spontaneous, yet least
The results flow out fast and sweet.
And if you try hard and tough,
You may achieve, but somewhat rough.

‘Least efforts’ must not, but betray,
Your lack of focus.
‘Least efforts’ may speak of Devotion
Bringing out spontaneity smooth promotion.

Because, when you have a goal in sight,
You think of the objective
Morning, noon and night
The hurdles and hardships
In your way
Are rarely in sight.


Whose world?

by

Satish Kakri

At times, I wonder
If this world is one?
Or, are there as many
Worlds as people?

Each person perceives
The world with his eyes
With individual emotions
And his personal ties.

Can these complexities
Be same and one?

What is important?
The object or the information
The object gives?
One is dead the other
One lives!


Maturity

by

Satish Kakri

Pendulum of an old clock,
Could it be a thing,
Of the past?
Message it gives, I think,
Will always last.

Irreversible passage of time;
Missive with a message, prime.
Beneath, another one you see latent
Reminding pendulum’s movement.
It stops only at extremes,
But, never in the middle.
Like peoples’ emotions
Posing a riddle
Why there can’t he a balanced view?
Praised by many, practiced by few.


Bad Temper

by

Satish Kakri

Temper, thy very name is bad,
You wane out wisdom,
Make me mad.

Whoever, fool gave you birth
To spoil solace, prevent
Peace on earth.

Greater damage; you
Cause on mind,
Degenerating humans, to
The beastly kind!

Bad temper, you are like
A foolish dog,
Who barks at friends,
And then, he slogs.


Rehearsal

by

Satish Kakri

'Give her a mild morsel
Of music', he said.
Ritu rose, switched on the player.
Soft melodious notes filled
Up the room, the bed.
Still she cried but
The sound was low
Tears slowly trickled
Down through her make-up layer.

Directing through the
Decade, plays, that
Brought success
And created his name,
He hardly had
Ever stopped the rehearsal.
For him it was a matter of shame.
'Most difficult role;
Why did she opt to act,
If she was so fragile, in fact.'
He thought.


'Straightforward'

by

Satish Kakri

'I am straightforward', he said.
Straightforward or an easy walk?
No connivance before the, talk?
'Tis hard for him to earn his bread!

In the garb of goodness,
Completely ignoring the finesse.
One's own indolent attitude
Deprives one, worldly wisdom, doesn't
Compel him, to brood.

World itself is not straight, but round
Adopt worldly ways to success sound.
At every moment, to think, you need
Opponents game plan, his mind, to read.

It is a battle all the time,
Not with weapons, but with your mind.


Virtue

by

Satish Kakri

Aspiration to know evermore,
Delving deep into matter’s core
Availing fully faculties of the mind
Virtue this is, of a splendid kind.

Let your imagination fly free
Awakening creativity to a finer degree
Pondering on problem in hand
Solutions come with a magic wand

If you let your mind deflect
Searching shortcuts to succeed
You tend to loose you aim
And enter another futile game

Virtue doesn’t tell of easy means
Strengthens you will; goals are easier seen.


Sin

by

Satish Kakri

When spirits are low
Allowing ignorance to swell
Your actions become slow
And the confusions dwell
In your mind and your soul
Symptoms of sin, this are
Immediately, you must dispel.

But to these negative emotions
And the unwanted situations
You fail to react fast
And allow there to last
You get entangled
Like a spiral bangle.

You cannot came out
Of expanding sin’s clout.


You belong to His World

by

Satish Kakri

Fear of loss bemoans your mind
Security, solace; you don’t find
Fear of a grievous hurt,
>From ghastly beasts, raptiles, spurt.
All, but, evolve from the belief,
That your body is; your own.

Realisation, when comes, gives a relief;
Your body belongs to the world
And that you are only caretaker
Dedicate your efforts, you body
To His service; to His humanity
And you achieve the spiritual bliss,
Your mind; a perfect sanity.

The Creator of the human race
You can find in everyone’s face.


‘Dejection’

by

Satish Kakri

Dejection, due to decisions past,
Inaction, invariably it breeds.
Stops initiative; your mind, you don’t apply
Promotes pessimism; to downfall, it leads.

Cheerful, you must always remain
Walking through life’s terrible lane
Cheer or remorse is not
Inflicted from without.
It is your attitude, your mind’s clout.

Be prepared for any eventualities
In the jaunty journey of your life.
Fortune’s favours or brutalities,
Your own struggle or strife
Take all, happily in a stride.


Modern Mind

by

Satish Kakri



No longer mind is pure
And chaste,
Full of simple smiles,
Pleasures in haste
Leaving far behind those beautiful
Innocent years
When little things would bring to mind
Lots of cheers.

Exposed to abundant selfishness around
Affected, afflicted; in greed it abounds
Sweet lingering dreams are made abrupt
Pursues desires demanding and corrupt

When will wisdom dawn on the mankind?
When pleasant peace will stay, in human mind?


Marine Drive

by

Satish Kakri



Lively waters of the monsoon sea
In the fading light of clouded sun
Was a great sight anyone can see.
Winds and waves danced, adding to the seaside fun..

Waves threw waters on the sidewalk
Gradually grew the evening dark
Letting the lights shine brighter
Energising tired bodies, making them much lighter.

Rising waters of the sea
Wetting, washing leaves and trees
Heavy traffic made car to crawl
Happiness unbound; pollution did maul.


Mind you, Medical Science!

by

Satish Kakri

Big progress medical science has made, no doubt
Long lasting hard studies of diseases, up the spout.
But why did the glow on human faces fade?
With that natural charm; what havoc has been played?

Technology enables, now, deeper scan
Into the inside of the human body and bran
Giving information to help making conclusive reports
Then why is it,
That mind meanders like an unmanned boat,
Which knows not where to go, but is just afloat?

Where is the mind’s peace?
Where are those innocent pleasures?
Why should human mind has to be fleeced
Such heavy price! in spite of the progressive measures?

Life is now longer, and more secure.
Human mind has become greedy; is no longer pure.


Fight your Battle

by

Satish Kakri

Most humans are fond of celebrating
Their victories without fighting their battles.

Don’t announce your victory
Without fighting the battle.
Don’t celebrate the success
And let the reason rattle.

Success does not always.
Come with effortless ease
As though you are the
Only person, for her, to please.
Hold yourself and give,
Your own mind, time to think
Nothing worthwhile is achieved
In a fleeting moment,
The time, it takes to blink.


Nature

by

Satish Kakri

The green of mowed grass in rains
Yellow of spring sunflowers in plains
So many colours of roses too;
Great gifts of Nature
These are,
For birds, beings; everyone, me and you

Sweet smell of the earth unique
When summer sundry showers fall
Or of flowers, plants and fruits
Brings joy and make everyone enthrall

Sounds of birds chirping in morn
Or of winds in fields of corn
Or those of sea waves on sandy shore
Gifts of Nature you want always more

If, in world, perfection is shown
It is by Nature and Nature alone.


Perfection

by

Satish Kakri

Perfection is a thought so pure
Children, young and old;
All like to secure
Knowledge how perfection is made
Study its regulations
That masters, in books, have laid.

How much you try; you progress sure,
Give up inaction, stupor or objects that lure
To boost your image and efforts prime
To see bells of success sing and chime.

Perfection is, but, just a mirage
More you chase, more it is at large


‘Indecision’

by

Satish Kakri

The Biggest bane in modern life
Daemon callous creating confusion, strife.
Breeds bare darkness in the mind
Indolent indecision is indeed, the enemy
Of the worst kind

It is not someone you see
Nor an attribute you can feel
Ignoring the malady is a fallacy
It is the disease difficult to deal

Its roots lay deep within
Down your memory lane
Left alone uncured
It may even drive you insane
Observe, analyse, throw it out
Or else your own esteem, your peace,
Your indecision will certainly rout.


Dilemma

by

Satish Kakri

Dilemma is neither your friend
Nor your foe
He may come fast, or slow
Deal him well,
His turbulences, quell
Spend time enough,
And let him go.

Strange visitor, he is
Importance his biz
You try to send him unrecognized
He will play the fool
Out rage you cool
Leave you aghast with ill advised,
Strangely devised, quiz!


Intelligence

by

Satish Kakri

Thinking guides intelligence
For better results to achieve
Intellect unguided whence
It goes
Nobody knows,
Your objectives, waywardness cleaves.

Intelligence is wealth strange
More you use
Less you loose
Greater usage increases you vision,
Your ability to choose.

Have just enough sense to stick
To your goals straight or oblique
Implement decisions fast and quick
To bring you the joys of success, unique!


Groom Intelligence

by

Satish Kakri

Belittle your own intelligence, never
Let fear of opponent’s intellect fade
The best in battle achieved ever
Is won with courage and mind’s aid

Think of your strength
Weaknesses underplay
Improve your attitude
Your mind, never allow it, to dismay.

Age is no bar for projects great
Let intelligence work at length
Go right ahead rather than wait
Shall purge you, define your latent strength.


‘Search’

by

Satish Kakri

I launched the search
Of a different kind
To find out where is
Located the human mind.

Where is its beginning?
Where lies the end?
What causes its hurts?
How does it mend?

Who are its enemies?
Where are the friends?
When does it work?
How does it rest?

How to school the mind,
Which way is the best?

Mind is your own
Property unique;
It must be grown
Its health you must always seek!


Excuses

by

Satish Kakri

Work wonder with your actions
Reactions, never ever count.
Act always, to avoid reactions,
And to achieve;
It is a policy sound

Do it now, tomorrows is too late
Your efforts do relieve your nerves
Open success’s golden gates,
To prove, dependence only on self serves

And if you explain excuses to one
Who wants from you, his job done
However clever you be under the sun
He may rave fun and leave you stun.

Learn message this, short and sweat
Let excuses not your objectives beat


Untitled

by

Satish Kakri

Earth is round
So is the sun
Flat is ugly
Straight spoils the fun

Truth is straight
Lies do go round
Straight talk doesn’t please
Differences and disputes abound

Medicine is bitter
But effect is sweet
Efforts should never fritter
Objective, one should never beat.

"While in Rome
Do as Romans do"
In your sweet home
Your passions, you may woo.


Life and Literature

by

Satish Kakri

Literature reflects Life
Peoples’ pleasures; their strife
Their leisures, and their love
What lies below what is above.

What is treated right and the wrong
What is sad and what comprise a happy song.
The writer writes what he sees
Painter paints the locks; his own keys.

Architect conceives building unique
His own vision; emerging technique
Drawn from the life of the Day
The core experience of his survey.

Musician does his music score
What the audience would want more
Yet some others think right ahead;
On their visions; future is led.


Attitude

by

Satish Kakri

Every tide yields to an ebb.
Every high heralds a low
Storm in sea secures a calm
These are nature’s fluctuations, which flow.

Day fades to fetch the night
Until it is morn again.
Spring softens winters worst bite
Happiness returns without a stain.

Success and failure are intertwined
Joy for ever; you will never find.

Life does depend on what you do
More than that, it is your attitude.


Betrayal

by

Satish Kakri



Suddenly his small happy world
Came to end
How could he ever think?
That the family so closely knit
Could ever scatter like the
Dry leaves of an autumn tree
Leaving the branches bare
In this selfish, seekers’ world
Traditional family bonds; who cares?

His adult son was stunned
His entire courage was gunned
His daughter was drowned in grief
No one to give solace; no where to find relief.

Twenty two years of togetherness
And seemingly smooth relationship
So fragile these, to create such a mess
Tearing apart their peace without any tip.


Machine Brain

by

Satish Kakri



When human brain the apex
Creation of the greater,
Has lost the cherished values
Of love, compassion, generosity
And has become jealous,
Greedy and ruthless.
Who will the balance between
The evil and the good
Between the angels and the deamons
Maintain?
Who will remain uncorrupted
By the fatal temptations
Of wealth inference and power?
Will the mechanical Brain
Reign supreme?
How could it hold compassion
And be generous to the poor and needy?
To me it seems
Machine lacks values
But it is not greedy
So it sets the parameters of performance
And allows unattached soul,
To set clear the foundation code.
Could the Machine Brain be the Creator’s next
Representative on earth?


Justice

by

Satish Kakri



Where in life does justice reside?
Except natures law it abides
Why big fish eats the small one, who knows
The fittest survives so the message flows.

Poets from past were always surprised
Some thought deep; others surmised
Mathematical equation; justice does not rely
Yet injustice is neither latent nor implied

Poetic justice is what life cannot give
It is too simple on which world cannot live
The great justice of the Almighty
Is a continuous flow
Seen in parts you miss but seen in
Totality it glows.


Human Birth

by

Satish Kakri



Said He, the Almighty to Arjuna
"You have been born many times before
And so have I; this is the knowledge core
You don’t know now, your yester-births
Purpose of your previous life, its turmoils or mirths
I, the Omniscient, do know whatever happened then,
For the continuity of humanity what to do, and when.
So I come to be amidst my ' human creation' great
A life which can achieve anything; doesn’t have to wait.
For this creation of mine has features unique
With least-efforts; one can conquer spiritual peak
Of perfection that draws you closer to Me
Salvation you achieve as salvation can be"

(translated in English from the great epic The Gita)


Inconsiderate

by

Satish Kakri



I remember a father’s tale
All his efforts did fail
To resolve a small dispute
Wishes of his son did daughter refute.
There was a small cake
Daughter wanted bigger portion
The son said that he would take
Father wondered why
Can’t on earth and under the sky
Both be reasonable
And keep their temper stable
Why don’t they just accept?
That equality is the best.
Simple plan he thought
Cake cutting knife, he brought.

Asked both to have each one choice
Both must be quiet and soften the voice.
One will cut the cake
Other will choose the piece
Peace, thus father did make.

Desire to fight for selfishness sake
Among grown-ups grows while awake.
Why can humans show just consideration?
For fellow human beings and cultivate lasting relations?


Morning Muse

by

Satish Kakri



Contemplate you must
On priorities first
Let not opportunity lose
Work on subjects just
Give objectives appropriate thrust
Rely on your morning Muse.

Mind is fresh and Pure
Great ideas it can secure
Creative solutions it will bring
Focussing your thoughts, you are sure
Direction you gain; better results will pour
Like many precious chosen pearls in a string.

Rely readily on your ‘Morning Muse’
She will bring benefits unique, you will never refuse!


Local Train

by

Satish Kakri



I see lots of faces gazing ahead
Some are sullen, pale but rarely red.
Why these remain in awkward gloom?
Why can’t faces like flowers bloom?

They think perhaps of forthcoming destination
With waiting problems and grave vexations.
Or some quarrels, they left at home
Which remain with them like a gnome.

I shall be happy to see them change
Their negative attitude; and enter a bright new positive range


Remember

by

Satish Kakri

At the end of the working day,
Starting journey back home I say,
My honest prayer to you Mother Divine,
I see in my mind your Brightness shine.

I recall all that did happen,
Also the day's tasks left undone.
The day's results affirm my belief,
On my appeal you came to my relief.

My stupidity only makes me forget,
The rules, for devotees, that you have set.
Whoever earnestly invokes your grace,
Dire difficulties he can easily face.

Why then still I ever ignore,
To seek your help, make performance pure.
I implore to my mind to remind,
Your ceaseless presence I must always find.


Invocation

by

Satish Kakri

Mother, I am Your ignorant child,
With a lot of confusion, but intellect mild.
Can hardly succeed without your grace,
Without you mother I am a nameless face.

Grant me a miniscule of your wisdom,
That abounds, flourishes, in your kingdom.
Grant me power to build self esteem,
You alone can do so, to me, it seems.

Hardly I know how to please you,
My misfortune if ever I displease you.
Devotion to you Mother is my life's aim,
With your grace my mind I must tame.

Let my every moment invoke your news,
Intellectual power, I will thus infuse.


Untitled

by

Satish Kakri

When Procrastination has become a habit,
Your work, you don't like a bit,
You lose out in self-esteem,
Nothing else but confusion is seen.

You need to invoke the Greatest Force,
Divine Mother will chart out your course.
Those mental chains, causing great pains,
Will break out soon, Mother will ordain.

A new life force will lit your mind,
All inertia, laziness you will leave behind,
And enter into a fresh new zone,
Where solutions to arduous problems will be shown.

Divine Mother, through Her Infinite Grace,
Will grant you progress and set its pace.


Greatest Force

by

Satish Kakri

When Procrastination has become a habit,
Your work, you don't like a bit,
You lose out in self-esteem,
Nothing else but confusion is seen.

You need to invoke the Greatest Force,
Divine Mother will chart out your course.
Those mental chains, causing great pains,
Will break out soon, Mother will ordain.

A new life force will lit your mind,
All inertia, laziness you will leave behind,
And enter into a fresh new zone,
Where solutions to arduous problems will be shown.

Divine Mother, through Her Infinite Grace,
Will grant you progress and set its pace.


'Shakti'

by

Satish Kakri

When I honestly sought Your help,
Because I felt I was in urgent need,
I received your Shakti ( Power )
Reconfirmed my belief,
You paid heed,
To the requests of all you devotees,
Solutions to riddles came out with ease.
I implore that you may grant me strength
To focus on duty
And remember You at length.
Whoever was fortunate to realize,
Your true gracious nature, became wise.
You blessed with ability to deal with friends & foes,
Success quickly comes in a row after rows.


Devine Power

by

Satish Kakri

Divine Power you are kind,
Fragmented lives, you bind
Your devotees get rid of fear,
To you, they are most dear.

Human caught in a complex web
Invokes Your Grace in the lowest ebb,
You grant him courage to withstand,
Tyranny and come out with victorious band.

Your strength knows no bound,
Whether in Sea, Sky or Ground,
Constant devotion is a practice sound,
Everywhere you devotees can be found.


Price of Progress

by

Satish Kakri



Today, Happy healthy mind
Is a rare thing to find
Progress has penalty to pay
Whatever you do or say
Of greed you become a prey
Reduced to an automaton; incapable to pray.

Love for peace and serenity
Is dislodged by material vanity
How could one school?
Invent a tool
To enable material wealth
To grow with nature and mental health


Foolish Dream.

by

Satish Kakri



When you fly
In the sky
Leaving body brushing ground
Your day dreams
So it seems
Will break with a blasting sound.


Hope

by

Satish Kakri



Hope is good
Hope is bad
Brings you pleasure
Then leave you sad
Habituated to hope against hope
Human being turns mad


Concentration

by

Satish Kakri


Concentration is a way of life
Affects every action, your strife
A habit that shows
Distractions don't grow
Energising your mind calm and clear
Allows you to work without fear

When you think of only objective
Mental processes become active
Nothing else you see
Your mind moves free


Role Model

by

Satish Kakri


Everyone consciously or not
In a web of influence is caught
His role model's hallow strong
No matter if it is right or wrong

Process starts in innocent years
When no considerations the child bears
Parents may shape child's choice
Steer and encourage to rejoice
The deeds of valour and humanity
Performed by heroes without vanity

Consistent effort will never fail
Child repeating to self these great tales
Bring courage character to the growing mind
This early education is of the best kind


Faith

by

Satish Kakri


Everyone depends on faith
Belonging to any religion of the world
Or, even, a non- believer, an atheist
Relying on judgement
Entirely his own
When no respect for anyone is shown
Spirit of self-supremacy is grown

Invoke the power of faith
In time of need
Faith stands in good stead
Pays heed
Keep your options open and wide
Courage remains on your side
So long you keep your faith strong
Nothing will ever go wrong


Break

by

Satish Kakri



Ink dried up
So did the ideas.
Tired body
Breed tired brain
The efforts to concentrate,
Go down the drain.
You wonder whatever is
The matter with you
Hoping to get better in a
Moment or two

Your efforts must not go down
On your ability, don't frown
Just, have a break
As that's what you need
Go for a long walk
Fresh air you breathe
Creativity returns
And, you are back to your own creed.


Journey

by

Satish Kakri



Left back memories in his room
Clouds of darkness overshadowed
Sunlight of his thoughts.
Accompanied by his wife
With two little kids
Undertaking journey so vast
Could the 'break' sought to clear the misunderstandings
It could not be clear
If joy or sadness it showed


Anger

by

Satish Kakri



You are sitting calm,
Carrying out your work
And you are expecting
Someone who is important to you
However, another person who has
Earlier angered you, no matter
The fault be his or your own
And there he appears to explain
Or to bemoan or to ask you for a favour.
However, you may have schooled
Your mind, to be kind;
You react in a manner unbefitting
You almost throw him out of office.
And worse, you loose your cool.


Culprit

by

Satish Kakri



Don't you worry, dear
I shall have it arranged
Justice in my country
I keep with me
No one will harm you
And you will be free

"But I am innocent" she did cry
To convince him of that; she did try
"I know that darling
But this country is not yours
Unless you agree; they'll use great force
To make you confess
That you have carried the crime
What is the truth
Who cares a dime!"
She thought for a while
But she was confused
Closely he watched her face to study her mood
With a hidden villainous smile.
"Decide fast, you mustn't brood
A lot will have to be done thereafter"

"O.K I'll confess what I
Haven't done"

Next morning in the court she confessed
She wanted to meet him
But he was nowhere to be seen
All her enquiries, efforts to contact him
Went in vain
She realised then that
She had become insane
To trust on someone she wanted to betray
Simply with his charm, she was carried away


Deep down we all are jealous

by

Satish Kakri


Jealously we all know
Is bad
Yet most people are jealous
It is sad
Success of your friend or foe
You know
Inside somewhere
Makes you mad.