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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Sleep is one-third of our lives: write a post about it. Do you love naps? Have trouble falling alseep? Wish you could remember your dreams? Remember something especially vivid? Snuggle under a blanket, or throw the windows wide open? Meditate on sleep.

 

Lying in the mothers lap
After a fun day
Sleep like a lullaby
Soothes the little infant

Fatigued, tanned bodies
Lie on the pavement
Sleep gives solace to them
Magical,  sweet sleep

Sleep tender sleep
You ease the pain
Calm the nerves
And appease tired souls

Like a loving mother
Who dotes all her kids
You bring tranquil peace
To thief, saint, beggar and  king

Sleep take me on a dream
To a world without walls
Where there is only joy and peace
And one does not belittle another

©copyright skm, March 5th, 2011

Other interesting posts in this category:

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Interplanet Janet

April 13, 2015 Leave a comment

You get to design your own planet: tell us all about your planet — the weather, the seasons, the inhabitants. Go. 

I would try to preserve the greenery on my planet rather than design an artificial ecosystem. Nature’s cycle would not be disturbed to give way to our ambitions wrecking havoc and disorder. There would be growth and development but with careful consideration to our nature.

Nature is an embodiment of infinite love. She just gives us all we need and does not take anything in return. We have to build our planet with  nature at the centre of everything we do. In this way we can reap immense rewards as nature will only bless us with bountiful rain and wonderful weather all year round.

Reducing, reusing and recycling will be practiced in schools and become a habit of our citizens. In this way we will not pollute our beaches and our habitat. It is the responsibility of the inhabitants to preserve the beauty and greenery on our planet. They would do this through education, empowerment and rewards.

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) https://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/daily-prompt-2/#more-4516
2) https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/dp-daily-prompt-interplannet-janet/
3) https://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/perfect-world/
4) https://jaysnaps.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/my-planet/
5) http://lifeisgreat0.com/2013/12/23/planet-earth-in-peace/
6) https://vandachittenden.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/daily-prompt-interplanet-janet/
7) https://tjbarkerseattle.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/planet-of-origin/
8) https://monbeaumanoir.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/daily-prompt-interplanet-janet/
9) https://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/creating-a-world/
10) https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/daily-prompt-interplanet-janetspace/

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Flashpoints

November 14, 2014 1 comment

Ready, Set, Done!

Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).

The world today is threatened by some flashpoints that could trigger skirmishes and could destablise world peace.  Some of these flashpoints are:

 ISIS

This terrorist outfit is growing in strength and today presents a big obstacle to world peace.  ISIS has taken over large chunks of Syria and Iraq and are now holding weapons, armor, and vehicles provided by the United States Army. ISIS is the biggest threat the Middle East has today. They have systematically terrorized civilians with mass murders, sexual violence, kidnappings, and even destruction of places of worship. They aren’t sending any warnings, they aren’t giving an avenue for a way out, it’s either surrender to their will or be killed. (source: Chicago Now)

Israel – Palestine conflict:

The Israel – Palestinian started in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century are marked by the birth of two major nationalist movements among the Jews and among the Arabs both geared towards attaining sovereignty for their people in the Middle East. This conflict came from the intercommunal violence in Palestine between Jews and Arabs from 1920 and erupted into full-scale hostilities in the 1947-48 civil war. The conflict continues to the present day on various levels. (source Wikipaedia)

North Korea vs South Korea

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. (source: History.com).  Even today, the situation is fragile and there is a danger of conflict.

 Iranian Nuclear Threat

The Iranian governments extreme interpretation of Islamic law inspires the rise of Islamic extremists around the world.  Iran provides a safe haven to many international terrorists and is responsible for delivering weapons to Hezbollah and Palestinians including Al-Quaeda leaders.  The danger is that Iran is now nuclear capable.

India and Pakistan

Forces of the two now-nuclear nations still face each other, and exchange the odd artillery barrage, over ownership of the mountain province of Kashmir: one of the world’s most intractable and violent border disputes. The conflict, dating back to the final days of the British Raj, has erupted into full scale war on three occasions.

South China Sea

The latest flashpoint is the Southt China Sea. The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometers.  The dispute involves both island and maritime claims among seven sovereign states within the region, namely Brunei, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Phillipines, and Vietnam. There are disputes concerning both the Spratly and the Paracel islands, as well as maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Tonkin and elsewhere. There is a further dispute in the waters near the Indonesian Natuna islands. The interests of different nations include acquiring fishing areas around the two archipelagos; the potential exploitation of suspected crude oil and natural gas under the waters of various parts of the South China Sea; and the strategic control of important shipping lanes.

(P.S. that took more than 10 minutes of my time!!)

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2) http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/ready-set-rant/
3) http://www.krysonskreations.com/2014/11/13/ten-minutes-unedited/
4) http://linusfernandes.com/2014/11/14/ten-minutes-to-paradise/
5) http://conqueringanthropophobia.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/10-things-i-can-do-in-ten-minutes/

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Twenty-five seven

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?

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I have  experienced  how insufficient sleep can wreak havoc with your day.   Sleep is vital for me to refresh, rejuvenate and enjoy my day. I try to make it a point to have atleast a 1 hour afternoon nap on weekends and a good nights sleep every day.

Sleep and a good rest are vital for recuperation/recharging after an intense period of work, exam or stress.  Sleep is a natural cure for many of our ailments and a good rest without any anxieties can do wonders to your body and mind and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on any challenge!

I do not need much time to knock off. When I go to bed, I usually take a book to read. After some time I just forget everything else, say my prayers and then I am fast asleep.

Here is a poem on Sleep that I had posted earlier:

Lying in the mothers lap
After a fun day
Sleep like a lullaby
Soothes the little infant

Fatigued, tanned bodies
Lie on the pavement
Sleep gives solace to them
Magical, sweet sleep

Sleep tender sleep
You ease the pain
Calm the nerves
And appease tired souls

Like a loving mother
Who dotes all her kids
You bring tranquil peace
To thief, saint, beggar and king

Sleep take me on a dream
To a world without walls
Where there is only joy and peace
And one does not belittle another

©copyright skm, March 5th, 2011

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1) http://keyboardpizza.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/25-hours-no-change/
2) http://theprimandproperastronomer.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/an-extra-hour-in-a-day-id-touch-the-flowers-for-sure/
3) http://007pandas.com/2014/10/13/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_prompttwenty-five-seven/
4) http://beckyfield2014.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/an-extra-hour-to-your-day/
5) http://icecandy16blog.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/extra-one-hour/

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The Boatman

April 23, 2011 10 comments

Every morning at the river bank
The native boatman lies in wait
People climb aboard the boat and
He ferries  them across the river

He sings a romantic song
In a clear, mellow voice
Looking at the skies above
And pouring out his love

He sings of life, he sings of love
Keeping  all rapt in awe
Everyone feels an inner peace
Along the river ride

As he sings his song
The river makes a ripple
The oars sweep the waters
Guiding the boat to the shore

Boatman, what is it that guides you?
What gives you that glow?
Is it the song in your heart? The birds in the sky?
Or the creator above?

© copyright skm,  April 23rd, 2011

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Peace

December 9, 2010 2 comments

The ubiquitous lust for power
Constant strife and discord
War, discontent,  terror and arson
The constant rhetoric and finger pointing
Arms race and nuclear buildup
Bloodshed and broken rubble
Shuffle like images in a kaleidoscope

The fleeting dove has lost its way
In this illusory maze
Deluded in anger , lust and envy
Its vision is blurred
Seeking the rainbow -utopian and ephemeral
The naive man rushes outward
Hidden in his own bosom
Is the lasting peace he seeks

©copyright 9th Dec 2010, skm

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