English Poem – Life Is A Sailing Ship – Toshie Nohara

Life is a
Sailing ‘ship’
With lots of adventures
It needs a captain
To weather through life’s storms
A wrong decision for
A solution by the captain
Through panic
The ship surely sinks like
The Titanic!
But the captain with
Pure determination
Will steer the ‘ship’ to
Her destination
To greener pastures
New places,
Admire interesting faces

Life is running a big
Race
Trying to meet one’s
Satisfaction
Trying to prove one’s
Quality of
Life
And overcoming any
Hardship
Without loosing
friendship
By appreciating other’s
advice or
Avoiding secrets and
Lies
Whether one’s ship is
Big or small
Her master should
Stand tall
Without loosing
Confidence
So having perseverance is
Evidence of facing
The world with
Hope
With tears or
Laughter in
One’s own ship to
Cope
When one is
The only master
Charting the
Course of life
Accepting the
Adventure with a
Smile for a bright
Future

Life is a
Sailing ‘ship’
With lots of adventure
Life is patience,
Don’t be mad
Life is faith
So be glad
Life is endurance
That’s a fact
Life is love
Remember that
For God is Love
That’s true
Life is a
Journey we go
Through
Life is believing and
Trusting in
God from above
Life is God’s
Gift
To be treasured with
Daily thanksgiving.

English Poem – At The Hair Dresser Saloon – Toshie Nohara

I walked into a room with new faces
I know they are people of different status
All ever eager to have their hair done
Though waiting for hours was no fun

I saw ladies of all shapes and size
Some dressed to kill with their disguise
Thank god, there was one patron who was nice and proper
I overheared that she appreciated her kind neighbour

On my left someone boasted about winning at Mahjong gambling!
And she gossiped about who was divorcing!
I noticed another vain woman at the corner chair
Undecided which style was suitable for her hair!

When finally the hair dresser came to me
I just simply requested a hair-cut and shampoo for me
He breathed a sigh of relief for I wasn’t fuzzy
Unlike the others; to cut and shampoo my hair was easy for him

I believe that beauty comes from the heart
And not how my hair should part
The hair dresser is earning an honest living
He needs to be praised for what he is doing.

English Poem – It’s Snowing – Toshie Nohara

Snow is falling
falling, falling, fallinnnnng
upon hills and mountains
on treetops
and parks
And down the window panes
of houses

Snow is everywhere
it’s snowing, snowing, snowinnnnng
snowny flakes so
gently falling
fluffy flakes
falling, falling, fallinnnnng
on umbrellas of people passing by

Children so excited
making, making, makinnnnng
Big snowman, small snowman

Snow is falling, falling
silently on earth
blanketing the fields
and gardens
on pine trees
so Christmasy
so White
a White Christmas
when snow
is falling, falling, fallinnnnng
in December.

English Poem – Sex and Love – Ramesh Rai

Sex is an appeal
Love is a submission
Sex gives satisfaction
Love gives perfection
Sex makes the life to breed
Love makes the life to blossom
Sex is the humour of life
Love is the peace of life
Sex attracts the life
Love invigorates the life
Sex is material
Love is spiritual
Sex is significant
Love is magnificent

Sex without life is impossible
Life without love is impossible.

Ramesh Rai

यूग को उर्दी – सिद्धिचरण श्रेष्ठ

संकट पर्दछ मान्छेलाई, ढुङ्गालाई के पर्छ !
असिना आई फुलबारीकै फूलहरू पहिले झार्छ ।

जसको छाती जति विशाल त्यति नै सङ्कट उसलाई
गोली लाग्दछ बापूमा नै केही हुँदैन अरूलाई ।

वडवानलले रोज्दछ सागर खोँच र खोला रोज्दैन,
संकटले पनि भुसुनाहरूमा क्वै मीठो रस पाउन्न ।

तरुणीजनले बालकहरूमा के रस पाउँदछन् साथी,
संकटदेखि थिचिनेहरूमा संकटको मिल्छ र छाती?

संकट भोगी मर्नेहरूकै नाममहा संकट खुल्छ
प्रेमी जनको याद बुनेरै प्रेमिकाको जीवन चल्छ ।

मानिस तैँले उठनै पर्छ, दु:ख संकट भोग्नै पर्छ
युगको उर्दी माने पो ता मानिस यो मानिस बन्छ ।

सिद्धिचरण श्रेष्ठ
Siddhi_charan_shrestha_1912-1992

English Poem – Smoking is injurious – Hasmukh Amathalal

Cigar packets display the warning
“Smoking is injurious to health”
Multinational companies increase their earnings
We loose our body and wealth

All smokes inhaled in the lungs
Life and death always hangs
How much damage it causes?
Health danger definitely it pauses

As cigar turns into ashes
Life is also turned into ashes
No amount medicines may wash
Nothing will help either money or cash

Thousands of deaths every year
Advice to stop may fall on deaf ear
We may hate to heed or hear
Later on all brunt we may bear

Even chewing tobacco leaves
Harms more and endanger lives
We hear but not land ears or believe
Ends it with grave damage then relieve

Limit it to self for occasional use
Excessive use amounts to misuse
Harms may be more than the advantage
Youth may be on wane and early old age

It is not piece of advice
Happiness key and simple device
Use it to safe and simple way
Life may be joyful and have your sway

Hasmukh Amathalal
Hasmukh

English Poem – Love Is a War – V P Mahur

Love is a war!
Against the narrow feelings
Against the inhuman dealings
Against the blocked understandings
Against the gloomy surroundings

Love is a war!
For the peaceful restorations
For the joyful accommodations
For the considerate emotions
For the everlasting foundations

Love is a war!
To remove the hateful dark
To explore the eternal spark
To scare the frightening hark
To peel ff the jealous bark

Love is a war!
That brings forth the divine glow
That smoothens the thoughtful flow
That fills the darkening hollow
That clears the chocking shallow
V P Mahur