Monday, July 27, 2009

If you have learnt...

[Written for my sister on Rakhi Day]

If you have learnt to be honest,
Even if it may appear a difficult test.
If you have learnt to be disciplined,
Even if it you never cared.

If you have learnt to wake up early,
Even if it appeared to cost your sleep dearly
If you have learnt to drive the scooter,
Even when you were a shaky starter.


If you have learnt to enjoy life litte more,
Even when days at times seemed bore,
If you have learnt to marvel at electronic gadget,
Even If you havethought - these were what guys fidget.

If you have learnt to browse a little on the net,
Even when you thought only orkut was the best bet,
If you have learnt to read the books,
Even when you were scared by its looks.

If you have learnt to try new things,
Even when you felt they were useless nothings
If you have learnt to be a little courageous,
Even when you though it was treacherous.

If you have learnt to hold my hand,
Even when the situation didn't demand
If you have learnt that to do what you felt was right,
Even when it was tough to listen to your heart.

If you have learnt to be positive,
Even when all around you were only negative.
If you have learnt to believe in miracles,
Even when your prayers never materializes

If you have learnt not to procastinate,
Even when you were so otherwise obstinate
If you have learnt to be stubborn about your goal,
Even when you little cared on next morning's call

If you have learnt to eat new vegetables,
Even when you thought they were untouchables,
If you have learnt to do a little exercise
Even when you thought it wasn't so wise.

If you have learnt to make life's little decisions,
Even when you can't on your next morning missions.
If you have learnt to leave life joyously,
Even when you were trained to live so cautiously,

There, are tons of if you have learnt,
Which I meant,
And I could fill pages,
And you can read for ages,
But the point is,
If you have learnt to celebrate life,
Come what maybe the strife,
And if you look forward to your every morning,
And if you care about the sun's shining
Of the moon's eclipse in the middle of night,
You have learnt to light
A little of your life!

And .. I'm just acting a little splinter,
Your brother!
To ignite a passion
To fulfill your life's mission!

3 comments:

Indian Home Maker said...

True... hope and constantly growing is what keeps everything in life going.

Shail said...

I feel you should have entered this in the Women's Web 'Celebrating Myself' contest!

Anil Singhal said...

Thanks Shail & IHM, this was written long back. Also, when I saw your article, I realized I could have done :)