A few thoughts 😊

I am now sitting in Abu Dhabi airport waiting for my flight to Mangalore. It is now 9.30 local time. I have to wait for some more hours. My blogger friends in WordPress introduced me to Haiku and Tanka and Sidlak forms of poetry . I had fun writing them on the way.

“Taking off,
The plane reached the sky
To be enveloped by clouds
For a moment they hid everything
As if a white fog had taken over our lives.”


“Blue sky and white clouds
That stretched to infinity
The plane seemed to stand still
But I knew differently
An illusion of the mind.”


We flew over so many lands and this thought came to mind.

“Wherever we live
Beautiful or otherwise
People are the same.
Our needs are no different
And our desires are the same.”

At one point there was just sand down there.

“The earth looks so brown
Flying over the deserts
What would life be like
With no greenery in sight ?
Everywhere just sand in sight.”


I spent two wonderful months with my a grandchildren 😊, daughter and son-in-law . Those days and every moment will  remain precious to me. Now I am waiting to reach home.

“Home sweet home
The familiar sounds
And my corner of the world
Is welcoming me with open arms
Specially the green fronds of the coconut trees.”


And with thoughts of home my heart went out to all those who have no place to call as home. No place belongs to them and they belong to no place. A tragedy.

Shunted here and there
No place they can call as home.
Forced to leave their hearths and no place theirs.
In between gray and black must be their world.”





By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.

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