The love letter in Beyond Borders

This is the love letter in the movie: “Beyond Borders”… One of my personal favorites… 

I wonder – do we all know where we belong? And if we do, in our hearts, why do we so often do nothing about it? There must be more to this life, a purpose for us all, a place to belong. You were my home, i knew it from the moment I met you, that night, so many years ago…

Perhaps we are all refugees from something. But I see now there’s nothing to fear – that the world we hold on to, the lives we cherish are a part of something greater, something more. When I look at my children, I see it so clearly – that hope, that chance of life; and I know its worth fighting for…

I hope that when you’re reading this letter, that I’m sitting next to you and you’re telling me that I’m stupid for writing it and crazy for trying to find you! But how could I not? Its you… All this time, so many years apart – I’ve missed you! But I have never been without you. I’ve woken up with you every morning and gone to sleep with you every night. You’ve always been with me. Your courage, your smile, your damn stubbornness! There has never been any distance between us, and there never will be…

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confused simple mind

i see you in the horizon…
fading away-
a distant figure,
out of reach;
as i sit here on the road
unable to breach,
this sea of disparity
that life has put in front of me.

was it you who let me go?
or was it me – afraid to follow?

The pain in your tale-
I try hard to understand
but the words,
they seem hide them well
was it you – trying not to show?
or is it me – afraid to swallow?

bespeak

Fear not my child,
                       I want you to be strong.
Believe not my child,
                       What they say is wrong.
Live you should,
                       Await not the dawn.
Die you must,
                       The reason you were born!

Thus said the old man to his son.

insects

Cruising about,
looking for prey,
the insects of night.
Do they know –
somewhere
in the darkness,
lies the incandescent death?
Waiting…
with the touch of bliss
to end their hunger!
Doubtful…
they can not know.

For those that are lost,
will never find their way.
Some moments remain,
before they hustle and fight
and throw themselves
into the ambushing pyre!

Lazy Saturday – The Walk (I)

Tired of sitting all day,
i decide to go for a walk
It’s cold, it’s dark
i forgot to bring my gloves

Now i’m walking
with my hands in my pocket
If i fall down,
i’m sure,
i’ll land on my head

I see strangers,
walking all around,
not a face i know-
I feel relieved,
You must have noticed..
i just keep walking,
with my hands in my pocket…

The chill of the night,
and the dust on the road,
I get an itch,
and… damn, on my nose!
I tried to wipe it
off my shoulders, it won’t go
I breathe in hard
I breathe in slow..
But no sir.. it won’t go
desperate…
I rush to where the crowd is…

Many things have happened,
 but i walk…
                          careless… 
                                                    lost in thoughts…
                                                                                                 miles away 
from where i started
                                                                                                 I stop now,
                                                                        I feel lonely,
                                       deserted streets…
                      scary…

with no courage to walk myself home,
i take a bus instead…
nice and warm…
i think of taking my hands
out of my pocket…

Ode to my father

I chose the wrong road
tried to be on my own
wanted to be different from you
wanted to be left alone

Wanted to be big,
tried to grow fast
dreamt of all the happiness
and love that would last

Did all those things
you’d hate me if you knew
but deep within me, now i’ve realized
there’s some part of you

I know you’ll help me decide
what’s right and what’s wrong
the hope you’ve given me
will always keep me strong

The good you’ve sowed in me
has helped me transform.
won’t let you down again,
I am proud to be your son!