Life

A beautiful landscape
A view of Bhimtal taken from Bhowali, in Uttarakhand, India.

Nothing stays forever,

Even emotions disappear;

Family and friends are close to the heart,

Hold them tight before they depart;

Achievement and success give short-term pleasure,

Beautiful memories are all we must treasure.

Nothing stays forever,

Enjoy the journey, do not regret later;

Money and wealth, are the materials we hold,

The moments we live, are actually gold;

Count your blessings, thank the Power Supreme, 

Live the life you always dream.

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

Applause!

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Just one reader, is not what we target;

Sia Positive is the one reader, before millions would get.

Here is a short letter we’d like to write

To Sia Positive, telling her to bring us pride.

 

Our blog is just six months old,

The Daily Posts and Challenges help realize our goal;

A box full of random thoughts and clicks,

Has managed to catch more than four thousand hits!

 

Spare some time, take a look,

Because we want to write a book;

Measure the reflections that we give,

Craft the posts before the readers leave.

 

Make it sound, read it loud,

Help the trio feel very proud;

World never criticizes without a cause,

Oh! Please read our blog, build it worthy of applause.

@ 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of The Daily Post: Audience of One

Skill of Living

Art of living

There are instances in life when we start questioning our existence; when nothing goes right and we feel left behind. These are times when we wish to be the master (or mistress) of some skill in this world; so that we can move on smoothly and live our life with contentment.

The skill that we would pick is: Skill of Living. We choose this skill because mastering the Skill of Living will act as a stimulus and show us the way to be the master in all other skills.

Here are few examples that we think, represent the Skill of Living. There is a negative though that may push us down, followed by a positive thought that will pull us up again.

“I’ve wasted my time”

“Every moment wasted has taught me to climb”

 

“I’m not intelligent, confident and smart”

“Never compare, get recharged and restart”

 

“There are people bad and good”

“Look at me, it’s something i misunderstood”

 

“You pulled me down, I’m hurt”

“I know my worth, I’m beautiful from my heart”

 

“I’m depressed, lonely and sad”

“These moments make me strong, I’m glad”

 

“Don’t do this, don’t do that”

“Take a risk, just go ahead”

 

“Time waits for no one”

“Remove the battery and it’s done”

 

“I’m negative, discontent and do not know how to chill”

“I know the Skill of Living, I’m the master of this skill !”

 © 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of  The Daily Post: I Got Skills

A Long Drive

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How much is too much?

Is a question the mind asked;

Competition, expectation and position;

Are all that makes everything  a bit too much!

 

He is the best, she is the best;

But we need to be better than the rest!

Take it easy, do not strive too hard,

Fast! Learn the art of working smart!

 

Success, fame or wealth comes later,

A happy journey is all that matter;

Breathe free, go for a long drive;

Let the heart and soul feel alive!

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of The Daily Post: Oasis

The Rescue

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I’m not a star in the sky,

But you made me a star in your eye;

With you, I’ll never cry,

And brighten your life till i die. 

This blog is a reflection of three souls. The third, a very cute and blessed contributor has his own role to play in keeping the blog rolling in this virtual world. As for the other two, they rescued each other from difficult situations. This post is about this rescue.

Yes, they rescued each other from the dangerous grip of loneliness. They dared to dream together. They dared to tie the knot for a conjugal life. This rescue landed them in a whole new world where they experienced the birth of Life. 

As the common adage goes: two is always a company, however independent we wish to be. Just like the organs of our body: two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, two hands, two legs, two lips; even the heart and brain which is not visible has two parts: left and right; human beings are incomplete alone.

And so, we rescued each other. 🙂

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is in response to  The Daily Post: Daring Do

Just One Day

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Today is the first day and also the last,

Live it fast before it becomes the past;

Spread love, fly like a dove,

Be like a star in the sky above.

 

Smile and laugh for a while,

Embrace every moment with style;

Everyday will be a day to rejoice,

Just go ahead and make a choice.

 

Where there’s no pain, there’s no gain,

Let the sorrows flow away with the rain;

First days or last days; all are forgotten,

It’s the memories that still remain.

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of  The Daily Post: First

A New Day

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A sunrise behind Sam Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

Everyday is a new day,

A new beginning that tries to say;

Be as happy as you can be,

Be the change you want to see;

Keep it simple, keep it clean,

Live the life that you always dream;

Where there is a will, there is a way,

Be thankful to the Lord while you pray. 

This post is part of a Daily Post Photo Challenge: NewThe Daily Post: Be the change and  Nancy Merrill Photography

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

What to do?

To-Do? Done!

Today’s Prompt: Quickly list five things you’d like to change in your life. Now, write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list.

Here is what we would do. 

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One, Two told us to do;

What to do? Oh! What to do?

And here comes Three, the working tree;

Oh, please, please set us free!

Says Four, Five; live this life;

Why not! We wanna go on a long drive!

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What to do? Oh! What to do?

Never waste your time thinking what to do.

Take it easy, take it slow;

Love yourself, go with the flow.

Welcome everyday, just let it come;

And soon you see, everything will be done!

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

The Green Crown

The Challenge: Open the book you are reading right now (or a favourite if you aren’t reading anything, oh, and shame on you!), turn to page 33 (or 33% on e-readers) and write a super flash fiction about the first proper noun (person, place or thing) on the page!

One of our favourite book is “501 Must Visit Destinations”. We opened page 33 and the first proper noun we came across is Jozani Park.

The Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is a 50 km2 (19 sq mi) national park of Tanzania located on the island of Zanzibar. It is the only national park in Zanzibar. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozani_Chwaka_Bay_National_Park). it is the largest park of mature native forest remaining on the island following years of deforestation. The park offers a refuge for many types of mammals and nearly 200 species of birds.

Here is a super-short tale on Jozani Park. We thought of naming it “The Green Crown”.

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park http://ilivetotravel.me/zanzibar-jozani-chwaka-park/
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park http://ilivetotravel.me/zanzibar-jozani-chwaka-park/

Here I stand all alone;

In the island of Zanzibar,

Embraced by the reef limestone marine terrace.

Don’t cut me down or I drown,

Never to rise again and shelter you with my ‘Green Crown’.

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

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