The Dreams That Should Never End

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I came out of temple after taking blessings
A girl in a queue gazed and smiled at me
I passed without giving it a thought
After a moment, it stuck in my mind

I don’t know why she looks at me in that way
It is like we have relation for years
It is like we know each other before our eyes meet
Eyes didn’t just meet, she was staring at me
Though I don’t know why, but I could see in her eyes

The look was genuine, not mean
It felt a strong connection
I saw her for the first time, but she
Looked at me like I was someone close to her

I saw that look on woman who found someone
A soulmate or a charming prince
No, I am jumping to weird conclusions
It’s not that simple, isn’t it?

Her gaze made me nervous and curious
Why would someone look at me like this?
I am not a celebrity whom girls fantasize to meet
And go crazy the moment their eyes meet

Her smile and gaze was confident and real
I was not looking weird or joker that
She realized I am not aware of
And she looked at me out of innocence

No, she is not from school or college
Yes, the gaze was not when a stranger sees a stranger
She knows me, but I don’t remember her
I have to meet her, but she is inside and I need to wait

I waited and waited contemplating about possibilities
Reminiscing past event trying to find connections
My mind loaded with anxiety as I couldn’t find any
And I saw her coming out with her family and relatives

She didn’t see me, she just passed by
I can’t approach her while she is with them
So I followed them and found where she lives
I have to wait for her to come out alone

You know your soulmate when you see him
You don’t have to do anything, but smile
If it is about that, then why she is not trying
To find me as I am trying to find a moment

Seven days passed and I couldn’t find her alone
I again recollected that incident when she looked at me
I put a pressure on my mind to know
Whether she was joking with her family or not

And she didn’t catch my gaze accidentally while smiling
Even if this happened, my heart wasn’t ready to accept it
It was so unreasonable; it was telling me again and again
That there is something beyond a reason or logic

On the 8th day, I found her walking alone
I need to approach her and clarify everything
I jumped into her way and she startled
For a moment, she was blank and I was confused

Didn’t she recognize me or what?
I was thinking about the bond of many births
I should go, but I muttered ‘hi’ somehow
And she gave me a blank expression

I was sure that she didn’t recognize me
Or she is acting like she didn’t know me
I muttered ‘sorry’ with a guilt to stop her all sudden
My face was full of remorse

And I turned around to leave as soon as I can
To avoid embarrassment due to my stupidity
How stupid I was to jump on those conclusions
It was an accidental gaze and nothing at all

And something happened that made her smile
And she turned around and accidentally caught my gaze
Going to temple made me believe in concepts like
Soulmate, or no coincidence, everything is planned

I thought I Wasted seven days waiting for nothing
I should come back to reality from dream world
Be practical and realistic, that makes sense
As I turned around a voice came from back

It was she who said, no need to be embarrassed
It was me who should be, not you
I was perplexed, but she was assertive
She meant what she said to me

There was an awkward silence in which
I was solving the mystery of that look
And everything unraveled in a way I wanted
There was something for sure, but I still don’t know

What it was exactly and I was there to know
Now, the relief and satisfaction was in my smile
I gazed her in a way she gazed at me that time
The moment I was about to say something

She said I don’t know why I smiled
And looked at you in a way I did
When I saw you, I thought we have connection
I know you for years or births, I don’t know

But that feeling was magical,
I couldn’t help myself and those feelings
I couldn’t hide, and I didn’t want to
I didn’t know what was that?

Which attracted me towards you?
Made me give you that look with smile
I was avoiding it considering it was nothing
But I can’t escape from heart

The heart wants what it wants
It told me that it means something
I noticed you are here waiting for me
From last seven days with a hope

And I made you do this and wasted your time
But I realized I can’t run away from the truth
I was nodding with a big ‘no’ expression on my face
She didn’t waste my time

I enjoyed every bit of it no doubt
Why couldn’t I, if it meant what I was listening now
I would have waited for years to hear this
She stopped and I could see a look on her

A look waiting for a reply from me
I admitted that I was having the same feelings
There is something between us which is
Still a mystery and there is no name for it

And I don’t know when it will unfold
Till we can only try to figure out
She said there are some mysteries not meant to unfold
They have to be accepted as it is

No one can find a reason or logic
Some encounters are not meant for coincidences
They are meant for something valuable
Something precious and they are once in a lifetime

Running away from those will only result in regrets
I will tell you what it meant really
I felt like I found my soulmate and so
The look and smile with satisfaction

Came spontaneously from core of my soul
That wasn’t a mere expression of feelings
That was a signal from my soul

I was overwhelmed with her words
Thought that she is so brave to accept it
And candid that she admitted it to me
She is a brave girl

Before I say anything, she interrupted
It is fine that you don’t feel the same way
Absolutely fine if you do not believe
In a concept of soulmate or no coincidences

But I do and you can tell me what you think
I can wait as long as you want
Take your time and tell me what you believe
I am strong enough to accept the truth

She was on the verge of leaving
But I didn’t want her to go
A voice inside my head was telling me
Stop her; I want to stay with you forever

I raised my hand up in an attempt to stop her
Someone held my hand and asked
Where are you, what’s going on?
For a moment, I didn’t realize what’s happening

It was my bro and I was in my bed
I was dreaming and this was the dream
I never wanted to end and the crazy fact,
The end of beautiful dreams is so traumatic


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And They Say It Matters…

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That girl with fully pierced ear, in top and jeans, and dispersed curly hair said thanks with humility and generosity when I complimented her that she has a beautiful smile.

But that girl with simple straight long hair and Punjabi dress gets palm-twitchingly mad at me when I complimented her that she has a beautiful smile.

And they say appearance matters…

That guy with hair bun and hipster beard, full arm tattoos wearing T-shirt, jeans and canvas shoes told me never to be sorry for being who you are.

But that guy with so much oil rubbed on hair, brushed hair on one side wearing formal clothes and clean shoes told me to never do anything different to avoid people say anything about me on my back.

And they say individuality matters…

That girl, who talks a lot, wears glittering clothes and people talk crap about her behind her back told me to take stand for myself.

But that girl, who is always quiet, wears simple clothes and people think of her as a good girl told me to be submissive and compromise is the truth of life.

And they say personality matters…

That guy who laughs weirdly and go crazy after reminiscing something funny from past told me to be happy no matter what happens.

But that guy who always behaves courteously and restricts his honest response told me to behave thoughtfully to funny situations and not to laugh at silly jokes.

And they say decency matters…

That girl who is still struggling for 8 years to become an actress told me to never compromise your values and principles.

That girl who just got promotion after sleeping with her boss told me to do whatever it takes.

And they say character matters…

That guy who works at a startup earning very less and nobody understands the reason told me to follow my dreams.

But that guy working at MNC and changed 3 companies in 3 years to get higher package told me security is more important and follow the crowd.

And they say money matters…

That girl with beautiful face, who always posts selfies and get hundreds of likes does not care when I asked her to give donation to orphanage.

But that ugly girl not only gives 100 Rupee note but also asks if she can visit the place and spend some time with children there.

And they say beauty matters…

That guy who had many girlfriends, but never had genuine feelings for anyone told me never to get serious into relationship.

But that guy who never got into relationship because the girl he loves and have genuine feelings for, is a girlfriend of THAT guy.

And they say love matters…


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Not Every Guy Is A Jackass

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Holding the hand of a guy, she smiled with shyness
Who was that guy, I wondered, none of my business

Do I have any chance, hmm?? Staring them furtively
Seeking confirmation that they were just friends

Whoa, whoa, what made me think that?? Am I foolish
Or naïve or innocent?? No, that was ridiculous! Leave it!!

Ohh, I got a train to catch, hurry up, and walk faster
Missing trains by seconds is more embarrassing

And the train is 15 minutes late, what do I do now?
Late trains are meant for something, I realized

Within 2-3 minutes she arrived, this time, alone
She also wants to catch the train! Wow!!

Wait, wait!! That doesn’t mean anything..
Doesn’t it? Coincidences aren’t accidents!!

I have time to know her by observing her
Found a place to know something interesting

While staring her, I found the peace in the rush,
The solitude in the crowd and beauty in detachment

Coincidently our eyes met and it showed the reflection
Of her soul, her inner voice, her entire way of being

And, to my disappointment, the way she looked at me
Like I’m prying on her, passing my time looking at pretty face

Those suspicious, skeptical eyes were giving me the signals of
She misunderstood me, I’m not the kind of guy you think I am

I know it’s very difficult for a girl to trust any stranger,
In today’s heinous world of rapist minds and eve teasers

But I had a crush on you, and I wasn’t following you,
I was genuinely interested to know you, but not from now

You think I’m a jackass who stares every beautiful girl that passes
Not every guy is a jackass who wants pass his time anyhow

The crazy fact is, there are the guys who respect girls,
And genuinely interested in them. Yeah, we will never know how
you feel in these social scenarios, but look at us through our eyes,
Not through those hypocrites who are disgrace to humanity.


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I Made An Eye Contact

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Was getting my bike fixed, let mechanic alone with his craft
Came on a roadside, watching vehicles rushing from both sides
Made an eye-contact with the glorious & bright eyes who had
No intentions of making me feel like I never felt before for few seconds

Those genuine eyes and simplicity in her poise, mesmerized me
She, on bike with a guy who didn’t look like her special one, but like a brother
Had so much hurry that he didn’t realize what those moments were
Rushed like others, leaving me fretful and disgruntled

But I couldn’t stop thinking about it, trying to understand that feeling
And after some time, she returned, again we made an eye contact like
We seeing each other for the first time, none of us anticipating it
Again for few seconds, it made me feel like I never felt before

As they were about to pass me, she blinked showing an acceptance
That we knew each other and looked straight giving me a hope
As Paulo Coelho said things that happen once may not happen again
But things which happens twice will happen the third time

This time she returned, alone, dropped her brother somewhere
As she was coming closer and close I made up my mind that
I will smile this time before she blinks, because eyes are reflections of soul
And smile is the shortest distance between two people

She was coming; my heartbeats fastened, and sweat on forehead
But this time… she passed like no one was there on roadside
My mouth stuck open, contemplating what about that smile which will
Never come for making the connections which I never saw coming

Reminiscing all, again and again, realized that eye-contact wasn’t
Like any other eye-contact I had with other mean beautiful girls who
Think we are greedy for their attention because they are beautiful
That qualifies them to be the queen of the world

But this time it was different, thought what mind couldn’t conceive
was understood by souls connected, but are eyes this powerful?
Or the mighty intensity of connection was the factor for infatuation
Maybe this wasn’t meant to be the third time or that wasn’t her brother

Will Smith said don’t chase people, the right ones will come and stay
So I could see her upto my eyesight could go, realized that eyes have limitations
When they are alone, but can go boundlessly deep when connected
The crazy fact is, eyes that connect souls can lead astray when heart is involved

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Take Me On The Journey

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“According to you, which is the most beautiful place in the world?” asked my friend Fred.

“Why do you want to know?” I replied.

“Just asked!”

“According to me, the journey on which any book is taking me is the most beautiful place. Give me any book & take everything else from me, I don’t have any problem.”

“Hmm? What are you talking about?”

“Yes, if there is any place where peace is guaranteed, it is a book. whenever I read any book I feel a peace of mind, like I don’t want anything, but book.”

“Dude, seriously?”

“Yeah. It is not like I don’t like to visit beautiful places, but this is the best place where I can live forever. I don’t care where the writer is taking me, but living in that world is beautiful.”

“Ohkk.”

“The crazy fact is, the wisdom shared in the books is capable of taking us to the places & heights where we can never imagine we would reach.”

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