Saturday, December 19, 2009

I Claim My Life!

I belong to the green fields, amidst which the clear rill runs and over which the proud mountain stands. Iam a little lamb !

As sun rises we are brought to the fields.I love the dawns, the gentle touch of the soft breeze and the bright rays that fill me with energy. I spent my days in the field running around here and there. I don;t have anyone to play with. But my mom and her friends are fond of me and I play tricks on them,like hiding behind that small rock.

And If I climb on top of it I can see the rill and the mountain. I have always wanted to go there. One day,when I become big and strong like my mother,I will. I have one dear wish..I have seen a long snake crawling on the sides of the mountain ,my mother and her friends say that it is a train.They say it takes you to different places. I wish I could get in the train and see many more fields and mountains.

Yesterday as I was playing around I heard some new voices ,I knew it was not the voice of the man who brings us. It was a cheerful noise. I turned around and found two people smaller than the man I knew. They ran around just like me and chattered about what they saw and have seen. I ran to them and stopped a few feet away,I knew they had just seen me. I did not know what happened ,but suddenly I was swept off my feet and I felt the small pink round hands of the little girl around me and it was really nice.

I felt that they liked me. They fondled me and let me play with them. I enjoyed the day and I felt really sad when they left. I jumped around them hoping that they would come the next day.

Night fell,I was so excited and I told mom about the fun I had. Chattering,I didn;t know when I went to sleep.

When I woke up it was still dark. I didn;t know where I was, I felt dizzy and I knew I wasn;t on any stable grounds. It was very hot and it took a moment or two for me to realize that I wasn;t at my home, near my mother. I was crushed into a small area and there were other little lambs near me . It was the first time I saw one . They were all still..some fidgeting ,some gasping and whispering ..we were all uncomfortable. My eyes frantically searched for my mother. Terror creeped through me when I found that I was all alone in the crowd.

It was dawn but a different one ,the hard wind sent chill to my veins and I was scared. They tied all of us together.I wanted to cry and scream but no voice came out of my mouth. I froze as a huge shape loomed from the darkness and there was something in his hands which I had never seen before. I was pushed forward until I was last but one. I saw the thing in his hand now, dipped in blood and only the edge glittered menaciously. Realisation crawled like the slow deadly snake in me ..I struggled in vain. I heard a scream deep inside me ..a scream for life ,To live.

Don;t I deserve to live? They say you die later...after years of happy life..But I never knew anything nor been anywhere!!!!!
I want to see the world, live my life happily... WHY ME ...?!

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light.... Please stop this ..Stop being the living graves of murdered companions on earth ..slaughtered to satisfy our appetites!

All beings seek for happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lets Remember them on this Christmas..!

Its christmas,the synonym for Happiness and Hope.But have u ever thought what christmas is to them who are deprived of both? for instance ...

Our class planned a christmas celebration. We had everything neatly and nicely planned in a bit of paper.It was estimated that each must contribute an amount of RS 25 to meet the expenses. Not over! The seniors in the bus " demanded" our co-operation and we had to give them Rs 35 as well. Again not over ,what about the cards and presents for our dear friends. How much money we spent on this christmas!

This picture gave a jolt to all the feelings in me and my mind stopped thinking for sometime.The picture became blurry as tears filled my eyes.But it got clearly imprinted on my mind and a surge of guilt came... They are children, much younger than us, and what does christmas mean to them..? What is celebration to them...? Perhaps merriment to them is one full meal atleast a
day and the biggest hope for them is a sound sleep without a hungry stomach..

Millions of children across our country are starving their lives out. The christmas lights are too faint to penetrate through their fogged and dead lives. Don;t they deserve christmas as much as we do? Yes ..because christmas is not just the privilege of the wealthy.

Lets remember them on this christmas. We spend alot of money in buying gifts, cakes and even decorations stuff that we throw away later. Be it a small amount,be it anythin that u can spare.. remember that there are people who are reaching out their hands for a little hope and happiness, this christmas.

Do what u can ,with what u have and where u r ...! Ur small will and help will make a lot of difference in their lives !..

SAVE AND SERVE. Before you spend money on little,unneccessary things this christmas,think! .. Think whether u really need this ! If not save that money and help the poor. Atleast on the eve of christmas lets follow what jesus christ preached us.. " Love is in giving, .. Love rooted in sacrifice is the true meaning of charity".

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Christmas Friend!

Yesterday my classmates decided to pick a christmas friend from our class . So they pinned down everyone to small chits and put them in a little pink colour pencil box(yes..a pencil box,seriously!) and it was passed on to each row,to each bench. Like always, I was busy with some work which I had to do days or even weeks before when I saw the pink box coming to me , I didn;t want to take any chit cos the whole idea seemed weird to me ... a christmas friend ??...what is that supposed to mean..?I have already got friends...

For being the miser that sadly I am, I thought why should I get something for someone who says just a "hi" or randomly ask u " did u do the home work"?. To reveal a secret i even persuaded the class rep not to have this childish thing for christmas...(i mean ..god we are doing btech ...we are engineers...!!!) She told me ..."Well u could get a new friend..."! duh! ...hmmmm...maybe...oh well..maybe not...

With all this in my mind and the pending workload in my head I grabbed a chit. At that time all I was thinking was how to convince my friend to come and sit with me in the last bench cos I was feeling too sleepy. I saw that some of my classmates were thinking so hard and bad before deciding which chit to pick as if they had to decide the fate of the one whose name they choose. But I didn;t wait for anything,without a second thought I picked one which seemed inclined to me in a way. I took it and opened it with an empty feeling (... oh yea... may be i will buy this person a candyman toffee or something...)

But as each letters started showing in a beautiful manner, I was so surprised to see that it was the name of someone who was actually special to me. Someone with whom I made friendship sometime ago,with whom I fought and was feeling really sad.I realised that I was smiling broad ..and was glad that I got a chance to rectify my mistake.... and I,today ,have that work still pending cos I got busy thinking what to get for my christmas friend....!

I am glad it is christmas,a time for happiness and joy( really hard to accept it in tht way cos i have too many assignments and work), but still, like the grinch wondered...".so maybe christmas is something that doesn;t come from a store...maybe it means more..."