Rohit John: THE HEAVENLY BATTLE
A beautiful morning it was
serene, tranquil and peaceful
the leaves glistening with pearly dew
the entire nature spell bound in its bloom
But all was not so peaceful in the cosmos above
The moon sorrowful and furious at his waning power
decided to have it over with once and for all and
summoned his silver army of stars
"For long we have meekly given way to this Sun
and watched him burn our dear earth with impunity
I propose that we now have it over with once and for all"
said the moon to this trusted lieutenant Proximo.
" I agree ..my lord. " said Proximo to the Moon
"He gets to keep the earth when the people are awake and active
and the birds are chirping and singing
He gets the earth when the nature is shrill with beauty and wonder"
Said the Moon - "My fate since eternity has bound with my dear brother
and i have performed my duty as a brother just as i should.
But I can no longer bear to see the scars on my brother's face
and the drought and famines wrecked upon his children's lives ."
So taking charge of his 100 million strong army,
Proximo set out to defeat the Sun
reaching the Sun's abode ,
he called out to him.
" Oh Mighty Red Emperor . Your time has come to an end.
For long you have oppressed Moon's beloved brother
For long you have tormented one and all "
Said the amused Sun to Proximo -
" I do my duty just as you do yours
Mine is to provide light just as yours is to light up the midnight sky
Is it not because of me that the earth is green and vibrant ?
the heavenly rain that cleanses the air or the pretty rainbow that appears on the earth ?
Are they not because of me ? "
Proximo sat speechless . The Sun carried on -
"I do not seek to underplay your role.
The Moon and me both have this divine role to play
just as a child needs both his father and mother
the earth too needs both of ours loving care and affection "
Saying so .. the Sun quietly left Proximo's side
smiling and bright as ever.
leaving the silent Proximo behind
to reflect and soak in the wisdom of the Sun's words.
Rohit John: Life, Is there more to it?
Life, called a mystery by some
a beatiful creation of god by others
the sweet scent of a flower
or the bewitching flight of a butterfly
ain't they all a gift from the almighty?
What is more amazing,
I always thought to myself
life itself or the ability to experience life
its highs and its lows
moments of sorrow and moments of joy
Life's journey was always a roller coaster ride
with its ups and downs
all one could do was to just hold on to dear 'life'
and experience those few passing minutes
while it lasted.
But where does it all end?
Are we just specks of dust in cosmic time
or does life have any purpose ?
the incessant rat race, a race validated by the society
where does it all lead to?
I asked myself this question time and again
never quite finding the answer
then it struck me one day, why did life need to have any purpose?
aren't we all just mere witnesses?
just mere witnesses to seeing this world in all its glory
Rohit John: The Smiling Dawn
O Aurora, Goddess of the Morning Dawn
thy beautiful face glistens down
like the first drops of early monsoon rain
thy warm smile awakens the
the little birds from thine deep slumber
thy radiant necklace of pearly dew
wakes up the lush green meadows
to another joyous morning
The seven heavens and the earth are full of your glory.
Spellbound by your grace,
even Juno, the ever watchful Goddess of the full moon
has given way.
O Aurora, Goddess of the Morning Dawn
for years have i, a mere mortal
stayed awake through the night
just to watch you smile.
and smile you did at me selflessly,
every single early morning
and smile i did at you.
like the melting snow under the sweltering sun
I wish nothing more than to melt into you
the magic of that moment
which became the spark and the elixir
to make me live through another painful day.