Poster Girl

Unimpaired visibility everywhere
I’m famous across town
I’m seen in newspapers
Recognised by many
Known by few
I ask you, do you really know me?

A hidden persona
I possess a power
I have the courage
Strength to endure all
An optimistic character
I ask you, do you really know me?

A darkness, a shadow
Masked behind an appealing smile
I pretend to be fine
I play the game called life
Pain and hurt a daily occupants
A misunderstood poster girl
I ask you, do you really know me?

Simplicity, a jewel of my nature
A youthful appearance, I poster girl,
My heart full of desires, dreams
I have a need for love
I search for a destination
A final resting place
I ask you, do you really know me?

A dreamer with positively
Sensitive in trait
I am heavily scared
My wounds as raw as daylight
Naked to the trained eye
Master of my destiny
A friend for life
I ask you, do you really know me?

Best Wishes,
Maahi PM

A Man

Beautiful in nature
Calm by personality
Strong by physique
A man of many talents
Modesty oozing from his every action
Simple in appearance this man
A man of few words, yet intelligent and wise
Kind and gentle with the generosity of a saint
A man to fall in love with
Selfless and compassionate

A tortured soul
Lonesome, tired and withdrawn
In need of freedom, air and space
A runner from lifes misfortunes
Helplessly trapped and frustrated
A man and his silent crys for help
A man denied of happiness
Fearful and lost, aching for answers
A silent walker through the darkness of life
A man confronting his emotional scars
Confused, dazed, broken, a man walking silently
A man stuck, unable to move forward for fear of losing all he has
A heart left behind, its destination well known
Reluctant to return
In search of a meaning, to honestly love beyond measure
An unsteady man, in search of himself
Upon discovery he will learn this mystery too
Self discovery an easy task
The challenge, repairing a splintered heart
Achievable

Achieved, a painful process finally conquered
Commenced has this path of love and acceptance
Rejoicing, a man, his heart and soul
A man, liberated

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Best Wishes,
Maahi PM

Silence

Eh dosto, khamoshi kabhi hoti nai hai, khamosh ya to insan reh jate hai ya to kardiye jate hai. Khamoshi bhi kuch bolti hai, unko suno! Khamoshi mai bhi dard hota hai bas sunne ke liye kaan, dekhne ke liye aakhe chahiye, par is se zyada mehsus kar ne ke liye dil chahiye

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Oh my friend, silence is a futile notion. A human is either forced into silence or remains silent. Yet this silence has a voice, it speaks just listen! There is pain in silence, all that is needed is ears which listen and eyes which see but most of all a heart which feels and understands.

Best wishes,
Maahi PM

The Tug of War Called Life

In our life, we are not always introduced to the people we actually WANT to meet, instead, sometimes life connects us to people we NEED to meet – to help us, to hurt us, to leave us, to love us, and to gradually strengthen us into the person we were meant to become. When this occurs, it is time to walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. Embrace and surround yourself with those who make you smile, make you feel good, encourage us to grow and allow us to be free and above all allow us to be ourselves. Love the people who treat you right, and pray for the ones who don’t. Forget the negative and focus on the positive. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Making mistakes and falling down is a part of life, but getting back up and moving on is what LIVING is all about. In our lives, we all come across ups and downs, but it is these obstacles which has moulded us for the greater good. Our life has been exactly what it needed to be, all the pain, all the laughter, all the fears, all the fights, all the disappointments, all the triumphs, all the love. We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so we can know who we are, what we can rise from, and how we can still rise, enhance and better ourselves from it. Don’t think you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation we have individually encountered which has brought us to the current moment. And every moment of our life, including this one right now, is a fresh start. If we have the courage to admit when we’re scared, the ability to laugh even as you cry, the nerve to speak up even if our voice is shaking, the confidence to ask for help when we need it, and the wisdom to take it when it’s offered, then we have everything we need to get ourself to a better place. We cannot change all the people around us, but we can change the people we choose to be around. Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. For everything you lose, you gain something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else. You don’t have to like it, but it’s just easier if you do. So pay attention, adjust your perception and your outlook on life. You can either regret or rejoice; it’s your choice.

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A good relationship should have three things: eyes that won’t cry, lips that won’t lie and love that won’t die. Trust the one who can see these three things in you: Sorrow behind your smile, love behind your anger and reason behind your silence. It’s not always where we are in our life, but who we have by our side that matters most. Some individuals drain us of all our mental, physical and emotional energy while others provide our soul essential food. Be sure to be in the company of those who feed your spirit, soul, and give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence. If you say you’re going to do something, DO IT! If you say you’re going to be somewhere, BE THERE! If you say you feel something, MEAN IT! If you can’t, won’t, and don’t, then DON’T LIE. It’s always wiser to tell people the truth up front. Live in such a way that if someone decided to attack your character, no one would believe it. Live so that when the people around you think of fairness, caring and integrity, live so they think of you. Be honest about what’s right for you in your life, as well as what needs to be changed. Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become. Be honest with every aspect of your life, always. Because you are the one person you can forever count on. Search your soul, for the truth, so that you truly know who you are. Once you do, you’ll have a better understanding of where you are now and how you got here, and you’ll be better equipped to identify where you want to go and how to get there. Enjoy life, all the ups and downs are the for a reason.

Best wishes,
Maahi PM

Pain

When the pain hits you, there is no noise, not an uttering of words, nor a movement of time. The pain just comes, silently to claim its position in our lives. It destroys all senses, all logic, all reasoning. The pain embraces your life through deep penetration, leaving its mark forever more. Its venom turning to blood and flowing through your heart, poisoning all glimmer of hope. This pain exists in us all, some hide it well, some live with it, some live in it, allowing it to become a burning flame. This pain then becoming a segment of our individuality. It brings with it one power, the power to destroy all in its path, a dissolved marriage, a broken friendship, a broken being. There is no escaping it, it lives within us, feeding away at our strength to connect again. The antidote to pain in sight but unobtainable. The power of pain to destroy the foundation of trust is phenomenal, forcing us to re-evaluate all that we desire, all that is good. It hurts, but is invisible to the naked eye. It provides no peace, it blocks the channels of love. This pain, oh this powerful, hostile pain eats a person alive, leaving behind a corpse called a human. This is the power of pain and its venom hurts. It teases and tortures us, encouraging us to embrace the desire, the hunger of love only to be masked by fear and yet more pain. This pain then becomes a norm, leaving us to expect nothing less, yet each injection of pain has a new level in strength, bringing with it a new-found level of hurt, often beyond repair to be added to the remaining pile. The eerie silence surrounding pain is deafening, filling each room with its presence, laughing at our every heart beat, haunting our very presence and numbing our every emotion. A drop of water falls from the eyes, also known as tears often a sign of deep happiness or deep pain. The tears fall silently, releasing the overflow of pain. There is nothing to stop them, no one to wipe away the pain, we are alone and the pain goes on.

Best wishes,
Maahi PM

Quotography

I’ve been quote hunting recently. It’s amazing to find that many of the quotes I have come across resemble some of the most simplest, most realistic and often beautiful moments in life. Below I share with you what I believe to be the most beautiful quotes of life. Some capture my heart, while others silently utter the words.

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Best wishes,
Maahi PM

Hopes of Love

Ok, so I’ve had an afternoon of inspiration come my way through my meeting with my girls. We spoke endlessly about what women actually want in your life and in particular from their gentleman friends. A delightful afternoon of laughter and cuddles revealed some die-hard romantic amongst us! Just went to show that maybe love isn’t quiet dead after all…. I share with you some of our thoughts, words, dreams and hopes of love.

Every girl wants to be told that she is stunning, beautiful, gorgeous and amazing because for those few seconds… she’ll feel like she’s flying!

Wondering if there’s a guy out there who could embrace all the imperfections in me.

I can control myself not to see you, I can control myself not to hear you, but I can’t control myself not to think about you. I Miss you!

Just hold me, make me feel secure, safe, loved, needed and understood.

You’re the one that I stay up all night thinking about, coming up with cute things that could happen. Dreaming and hoping that one day we’ll be one.

I just want to be the girl you talk about, the only one you couldn’t live without, and for you to say to your friends, she’s my baby.

I want a guy who actually reads and saves my texts just to look at them when he misses me.

I actually wonder what he thinks when he hears my name being spoken.

A call just to say I love you and I’m so glad we’re together.

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.

“Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.”

I can’t find a reason why I like you, I just do. I can’t find a reason why you should like me, it’s up to you.

Three simple words… I LOVE YOU. Say it, mean it, and live by it.

He’s the guy who makes me believe that true love can be found.

Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.

Here’s my love, take it. Here’s my soul, use it. Here’s my heart, don’t break it. Here’s my hand, hold it. Together we will make it forever.

How would you know if he really loves you? It’s when you slap him, he kisses you! lol

Love, its happens in the blink of eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without it.

I want someone who doesn’t need to say that he loves me for me to know its true.

I want someone to hold me when I’m sad. I want someone to comfort me when I’m scared. I want someone who feels comfortable around my family.

Such a beautiful collection of hopes, dreams and wishes for love from my lovely girls! I hope and pray all the ladies out there looking for love are blessed with someone very special.

Best Wishes,
Maahi PM

A Sweet Lesson on Patience

The aptitude to put our own personal desires, needs and dreams aside on hold for a certain amount of time is a precious yet a rare virtue possessed by human: patience. But alas! The impatience of the mere human, we want what we want and we want it now! Therefore, giving the entire concept of patience an unpleasant and, at times, bitter connotation.However the simple act of waiting often proves to be difficult and unwelcoming. Adults are very much attuned to it and children know it too.The world in which we reside today has two-speed limits; fast or accelerated. In an instant it offers us fast food, movies, instant messaging,and answers to the most trivial or profound questions we may have. Humans are notoriously known for their not liking to wait. Very often we can observe people’s blood pressure rise while waiting in line at the supermarket, or when a driver moves slower than required.Nevertheless, without patience, we cannot claim our path, we cannot attain our destinations or achieve our goals. I have found that patience is often a purifying process which aids and refines our understanding, deepens our levels of happiness, focuses our actions, and offers hope for peace.But patience is much more than merely waiting. From my journey through life so far I have gained much experience particularly from my golden oldie friends. I’ve learnt that patience is much more than simply waiting for something to occur, patience was more like a practice run which requires us to actively work towards worthwhile goals without being discouraged with the possible when results didn’t appear instantly or without effort.There is an important concept here: patience is not passive resignation, neither is it failing to act because of our fears.

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Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something or someone,working together or in solitude, hoping, and exercising faith even when our end goal appears out of reach or unachievable. Patience means staying with something until its reached its most natural end. It means delaying our need for immediate gratification. It means having to rein in our anger and holding back the unnecessary unkind words. Above all it means remaining optimistic, positive, realistic and determined. Patience means accepting the circumstances as they are, particularly when they cannot be influenced and facing it with courage, grace, and faith; ultimately, patience means being firm and steadfast.

Often the most difficult times of our lives are the most essential building blocks that form the foundation of our character and pave the way to future opportunity, understanding, and happiness. It is at these, most crucial points of our lives that we need and must exercise patience because quite frankly our lives depend on it. Never give up on anyone and that includes not giving up on yourself. The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness.

Impatience, on the other hand, can often be deemed a product of selfishness. It is a trait of the self-absorbed which leads individuals believing their needs, goals, ambitions are superior to that of others. All surrounding individuals are merely the supporting cast in the grand theater of mortality in which only they have the starring role! Ha!

The Passage of Time

How many of us really have the patience to sit down and have a decent conversation with our frail parents? Which one of us takes the time out to talk to a lonesome person in need of company? We live in a fast paced society with all those around us moving at high acceleration leaving behind the frail, the elderly, the terminally ill, the lonesome, the lost and broken individual. There are so many people around us; the elderly couple whose children have flown the nest, the young man whose recovering from drug addiction, the middle-aged woman, a divorced mother of two young children, the homeless man in the city we walk past everyday outside the tube station, the young woman recovering from mental illness and to all those residential care homes. Do we have the patience to even notice them? Or have we all become too self indulgent to even care?

Here is a short, sweet lesson on patience. A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940’s movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.

‘Young man, Would you please be kind enough to carry my bag out to the car?’ she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. ‘It’s nothing’, I told her.. ‘I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.’

‘Oh, you’re such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, ‘My dear boy, Could you drive through downtown?’

‘It’s not the shortest way,’ I answered quickly..

‘Oh, I don’t mind,’ she said. ‘I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. ‘I don’t have any family left,’ she continued in a soft voice..’The doctor says I don’t have very long.’ I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

‘What route would you like me to take?’ I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, ‘I’m tired.Let’s go now’.

We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

‘How much do I owe you?’ She asked, reaching into her purse.

‘Nothing,’ I said

‘You have to make a living,’ she answered.

‘There are other passengers,’ I responded.Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.

‘You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she said. ‘Thank you.’ I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..

I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life. We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

Best Wishes,
Maahi PM

Love at First Words

The quote or Shayari is the first declaration of love.

Khuda kare saari umar mujhe manzil na mile….
badi mushkil se raazi hue hain wo saath chalne ko…
God willing, my entire life I do reach my destiny
After much difficulty have they agreed to the path with me
The translation is not exactly correct however, the essence is all there.
Best Wishes
Maahi PM

Living My Life

Why is it that when you have a good heart, you often help too much, trust too much, give too much, expect less than you deserve and yet it always seems that you’re the one who hurts the most? I don’t have an answer to this but what I know is that the struggle I’m in today is developing the strength I may need for tomorrow so I don’t intend to give up, do you? What I have learnt throughout my rollercoaster journey called life is that I must be confident. Too many of my days were wasted comparing myself to others, wishing I was either ‘different’ or the ‘same’ or ‘normal’. My beautiful journey of life so far has taught me that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses and it is only when we accept everything, the individual and ourselves as a whole and as we are and are not that we can truly succeed. As I ride this rollercoaster called life, I have the option to scream each time I hit a bump or am turned upside down or throw my hands up in the air and enjoy each and every moment of it. Our life is based upon our perception, therefore it becomes a reflection of our thoughts, feelings, expectations and dreams. We often wish for change and a new beginning but change does not come to us if we wait for a particular individual or a specific time. It is only we that have the power to bring about this change, the change that we search for each day, the change to make our lives more worthwhile, peaceful and satisfying and the change we wish to be. Once we begin our journey of change and we stop in silence, observe all that is around us we can see and feel that life really is amazing. We cannot change what is the truth but we can embrace it and allow this truth to change us. We must learn to love ourselves before we are capable of loving others as when life gives us sweet, adorable moments we must be grateful, thankful and celebrate that moment. The bitter moments of our life will be hard, painful, tearful, lonesome and heartbreaking but we must embrace these moments and be thankful for the opportunity to grow, to learn and look forward to a brighter future. Through my short life, I have come to learn that to be kind and gentle is much more essential than being right. Many a time those around us do not require a brilliant or intelligent mind but an open, non judgemental heart which listens, accepts and supports. What I know is that there is a great deal of freedom that comes my way when I take nothing personally and I refuse to ruin my gift of today by dwelling on a sorrowful yesterday. I don’t wish to go back to less just because my impatience prevents me from waiting for what I truly deserve. I believe that the moment I want to give up is truly the moment right before a miracle so I don’t give up. The moment I experience this miracle, is the moment that takes my breath away and is truly magical. No matter where life takes me I will always remember where I have come from, where my roots have emerged from for it is these roots, experiences and the various people that I am here today, my good time are happy memories which allow to remain optimistic during trying times and times of difficulty. These good memories act as stepping-stones of strength, allowing me to move forward in a positive manner. The bad times become good lessons, teaching me ways to live my life successfully, productively, humbly and with passion and compassion.

How do you live your life?

Best Wishes,
Maahi PM