Friday, July 31, 2009



LIFE isn't as we all expect,

It doesn't go that way, for sure,

We have to make the most of it,

And take it day by day.

So Don't Worry,



Spread a little sunshine,

Say a kind word,

Create some joy from strife,

Today we live life,


Come what may.

Monday, July 27, 2009


RAINBOW additional

Rainbow additional 2


If I could catch a rainbow

I would do it just for you.

And share with you its beauty

On days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain

We could call it our very own.

A place of devine serenity

A place we can be alone.

If I could absorb your troubles

I would toss them into the deep sea.

But all these things I am trying

are unattainable for me,

No, I cannot build a mountain

Or catch a rainbow afar ....

But let me be...what I know best,

a friend who'll always be there.

And have faith that

our love will transcend the test of time.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A LESSON learnt from " WEEKEND in NEW ENGLAND ". NOW it seems YEARS .....




or .....


Whatever the case, when there's LOVE, there's bound to be PAIN.

"Only love can break a heart.  And only love can mend it again," consoled GENE PITNEY.

LOVE in its truest form will heal all wounds, and create an idyllic life.

Yet sadly, few humans know how to channel the true nature of love.

Love sets no condition nor possessiveness.

The ending of a love so true can cause enormous upsets, feelings of betrayal, rejection and anger.

When two people come together together in LOVE, the aura, the energy fields begin to bond.

The longer they stay in love, the stronger the bond is.

But when one initiates to break the trust, move out of the relationship, separate the energy forces, the emotional wound is left in the aura of the other one who wants to carry on.

Break-ups take time to heal.

You'll have to saddle pain, resentment and angst,

HEALING requires inward focus rather than outward force.

It means you have to think forward rather than to dwell on the past.

HEALING also requires knowing HOW to experience and accept the reality of the person who has departed.

Not the idealistic fantasy of how you wanted the person to be.


YES, but life goes on.

What price LOVE?

Lots, but like any rollercoaster ride, the experience is bumpy.

But we all want love, we seek love and we'll go on that "thrill-and-spin" ride all over again.

That's the joy and despair of living LIFE.

William Shakespeare advised us that


Nothing is further away from the truth.

Listen to the strains of BARRY MANILOW's famous hit WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND:

" ....  memories no one can take away

the pain that i feel each and everyday
and it is going to be hard ,but i will pull myself through
a real time that a get over loving you

Last night, I waved goodbye
Now it seems years
I'm back in the city, where nothin' is clear
But thoughts of me, holdin' you, bringin' us near

And tell me
When will our eyes meet
When can I touch you?
When will this strong yearnin' end?
And when will I hold you again?

Time in New England took me away
Long rocky beaches and you by the bay
We started a story whose end must now wait

And tell me
When will our eyes meet
When can I touch you?
When will this strong yearnin' end?
And when will I hold you again?

I feel the change comin'
I feel the wind blow
I feel brave and daring
I feel my blood flow, oh

With you I could bring out all the love that I have
With you there's a heaven, so earth ain't so bad again...

And tell me
When will our eyes meet
When can I touch you?
When will this strong yearnin' end?
And when will I hold you again?

Thus a lesson learnt from "WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND".

TIME will soon heal all hurts ...

One day, when you look back fondly, IT MAY SEEMS YEARS.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON. A LIFE that GLITTERED, but NOT ALL were GOLD. When it came to REAL Friends, BEAT IT!




On 25th June, 2009 I fervently published my blog article called DEPARTURES.  CAN PARTING BE SUCH SWEET SORROW?

On the same day, by sheer coincidence, the internet was besieged by the appalling news that MICHAEL JACKSONhad just passed on.

LIFE imitating ART?


Everyone knows that MICHAEL JACKSON was the indisputable KING OF POP.

He was an enigmatic LEGEND, to both the older and younger generations, no less, for his MUSIC.

 Yet it was a "no-no" when it came to his colorful LIFESTYLE.

His was a life that glittered, but not all were gold.

He was relentlessly judged by the ruthless media for his bizarre style of living.

Criticisms were rife that at 50, MICHAEL JACKSON's glory days were far behind him.

So he hadn't made an album for 8 years?

His life had become a weird, overwrought soap opera and his physical and mental health was the subject of much speculation.

Yes,  his life might have descended into ignominy.

Yes, he did enjoy a life of extravagance and excess.

Yet in death, his music still has the power to transform the face of contemporary pop.

Now, the same media are piling accolades on him, ironically, since he's no longer existing on this earth.

Why must compliments and accolades be POSTHUMOUS -

 And never when he was around, when he needed them most?

Why was he shunned by the paparazzi at the time when he was in total despair, and was seeking redemption from them?

He was emotionally damaged, but nobody cared.

It boils down to the intense hypocrisy that's prevalent in this entertainment industry,

People simply love to watch the demise of a superstar,

Who were your friends when you needed them most?

Now in death, everyone wants a piece of the action.


It's no wonder he was agape and switched to embrace ISLAM as his new religion.

Who could blame him  .....

Show business thrives on scandals,

And gossip sells,

Out of the blue, sunshine friends start to spring out with open arms,

These are people you didn't get to see them when the storm was brewing,

It goes to prove that when you're up on the pedestal with money and pomp

Everybody wants to know you,

When you are sliding down to rock bottom.

All your so-called friends start to run helter-skelter.

Such a sham, really.

Of course, we all know of his celebrated friendship with ageing actress ELIZABETH TAYLOR.

She expressed her grief by saying:

"My heart ... my mind ... are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him.

We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together. I was packing up my clothes to go to London for his opening concert when I heard the news. I still can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. It can't be so.

He will live in my heart forever but it's not enough. My life feels so empty. I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I've ever known.

Oh God! I'm going to miss him. I can't yet imagine life without him. But I guess with God's help ... I'll learn. I keep looking at the photo he gave me of himself, which says, 'To my true love Elizabeth, I love you forever.' And, I will love HIM forever."

Now, this one is a real friend.

Because their bonding had withstood the test of time.

They had been there for each other during their hey days and down days.

They had weathered the storm.


Now, let's take an excerpt from MICHAEL JACKSON's super hit "BEAT IT":

They're Out To Get You, Better Leave While You Can
Don't Wanna Be A Boy, You Wanna Be A Man
You Wanna Stay Alive, Better Do What You Can
So Beat It, Just Beat It!

You Have To Show Them That You're Really Not Scared
You're Playin' With Your Life, This Ain't No Truth Or Dare
They'll Kick You, Then They Beat You, 
Then They'll Tell You It's Fair
So Beat It, But You Wanna Be Bad.


Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
No One Wants To Be Defeated
Showin' How Funky Strong Is Your Fight
It Doesn't Matter Who's Wrong Or Right.


Through all the magic, the showbiz, the razzmatazz with which he comported  himself, there was always that voice to ground in it something real: ethereal, heartbreaking, fluid, soulful, inspirational, full of rich, raw emotion.

The singer himself may no longer be with us, but in the grooves of his pop masterpieces, MICHAEL JACKSON lives on.