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Why god? Why??

The last year it was my computer that betrayed

For time and again it ruined its brand name;

So come May, 2018 brought a new expenditure

Safely increasing my light vollet’s temperature.

 

With grieving tears I bid it adieu

When one last time I shut it due;

For the technologically challenged me

Never likes to learn anything new.

 

And yet with all my might

I let my patronized hand by;

Forcing to come out of my loving comfort

Trying to suit myself with the new head with all the discomfort.

 

So, the Kindle was a little postponed

And I could not have been less joyed;

When in came 2019 with new promises

But oh, alas! I was hardly aware of what lay ominous.

 

I danced and pranced waiting for July,

Dreaming and planning which Kindle to try;

But 2019 broke my heart too early

For come January, I broke my smartphone curtly.

 

“You wanted to reduce your screen time,

Now you have no screen.”

Came back the mocking reply

To which I was not so very sly.

 

I pledge and vow to use and old buttoned phone

But how long is it going to last is widely known;

And so once again Kindle will be pushed down

Trying to fumble with a new gadget making myself a clown!

 

Don’t even let me begin on the specifications of a new phone

For there is nothing good like the one that I did own;

The ones that will have everything will surely be above my budget

And the ones that will comply to it will be merely like a puppet.

 

Why God? Why??

 

I know you are looking down on me

Scornfully saying- “I didn’t make that damned phone.”

And so I completely agree

But why did we ever let it become like meat and potatoes.

 

With that grieving sigh

I shut down my phone;

Resolving tight

To go back to that buttoned phone.

 

But wait, I forget

Because it is the 4G age;

And my old phone

Has so far considerably aged.

 

So what do I do now?

Carry my laptop around?

Oh, I know, I will succumb!

But which new gadget I should let me run?

 

With time I will eventually find

Something between a budget and a puppet;

And then I shall see how long it takes me to try

Before even that one goes down the bucket.

 

Though in time wonders do strike

How far materialism could hike;

A simple gadget troubles me so

That its going away makes me low.

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Her last wish

She was an old lady and considered her life to be content with life with children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. She had lived happily until her last few days which had been too torturing and too painful for her old soul. Doctors had reported only 24% of her heart to be working and one of her kidney’s had been dysfunctional too. Constantly being shifted from CCU to ICU and back and forth, we had lost all our hopes; but she hadn’t.

There was this big religious event in our city which was long awaited for. Basically the ‘Dhwaja’ i.e. the flag which is hoisted in the temple of ‘Shrinath ji’ was to be brought to our city. This auspicious moment is too rare and is considered very pious. Well, I don’t know much about it so coming straight to the point, this dear old lady wanted to witness this propitious moment.

“The second I see the ‘dhwaja’ take me, my lord. Just let me see it once.” This was kind of her last wish. Every single person in her family wanted it to happen, everyone wanted her to stay, at least to be the spectator of this great event.

Ironically enough the moment the flag reached our city she breathed her last. Her dear wish was in the same city and she could not see it.

Her last wish remained unsatisfied or will she find peace in His abode. Her faith was so strong that even we thought that she’d live to see the Holy figure. Unfortunately, not. I for a matter think that it was good that she was relieved of this terrible pain that her body was for almost 10 days and more.

I am no one to comment here on anything. It’s just that I have heard too much about this dear lady and ‘her last wish’ in the past few days and couldn’t help but pour out my mind here. And as for this flag thing- for me it was just materialistic, the true God, the true faith resides in you, in your heart. Do your Karma and leave everything else on the destiny. Everything can never be in our control so why even try it. I hope she finds content above the glimpse of the materialistic ‘dhwaja.’