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We must taste the bitter before we can appreciate the sweet..!!!

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We talk about nature, water, land, fresh air, confidence and freedom but everything comes with a price.
I remember my time when I moved to Canada and was renting one of basement apartment where I was to pay for my stay and food. One would imagine that if you pay you have no other obligation but that’s not how it was. I used to respect and treat the owner and his wife as my parents. I did everything in that house as if it’s my responsibility. This nature of mine gave me a tough time to deal with my day to day things. When I was looking for a job, I was told to help with them in Jesus work. The owner was a priest who would make me translate his stories and poems in other Indian languages so that it can reach to those many people and that many people he will be able to convert them into Pentecostal Christians. Initially, the way it was put on me as a task I thought I can ask them if my rent can be waived but then I was told I shouldn’t expect something like this when I am doing god’s work. I…

I had a dream this morning and it was about my Dad

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It was amazing at the San Jose Poetry Festival today. I was attending the poetry workshop where they talk about different types of poetry writing and it was amazing to hear as for me poetry is something that comes to mind or something that I feels in my heart and I narrate it in my own words.  We were told to write about the recent or the latest dream that you had and to my surprise I had a dream this morning and it was about my Dad.
Here’s what my dream was in a poetry form:
It was a serene day I saw dad walking towards home The visual from my window that I saw was Dad in his big check shirt long sleeves folded with a dark blue trousers walking And the colors all over him I know he was out when  The color of festival Holi was played He was sure mom will be mad and even I knew of that We both caught each other’s eyes And I signaled him to stay intact  So I can take a picture of him. The moment he saw my action with camera He jumped from the ground to an elevated one And to my surprise I clicked that m…