Ever been to a party?
Where every guest hates the other
And the host hates them all?!!
Ever seen fear in a stranger’s face?
Hatred in a stranger’s face?
Life is full of interruptions and complications
Lack of love
Lack of friendship
Lack of passion
Lack of compassion
Lack of magnanimity…
We always measure the heap of affection
Measure the magnitude, longitude, height of love
But never count the instances of forgiveness.
To err is human, to forgive divine
And when you forgive you are raised to the divine.
“I missed what you were saying…”
“You missed what I was saying…”
Takes a turn
Driving on Hurt Highway
Intersecting Miserable Avenue
Race to hurt
Race to venge
Race to avenge
Race to revenge
Most bitterness – wins the contest!!
But we forget
Forgiveness invites love
Forgiveness invites harmony
Compassion embraces all those
Whom the world conveniently chooses to leave behind.
It is not whether you connect
But whether you attempt
Whether you understand.
Try the peaceful way and win
Thou shalt not call thy neighbour
“A witch with a capital ‘B’.”
If I don’t agree to all you say
You will smirk and swear
TOOT, BEEP, TOOOOOT…
Fight, contest, compete
As long as you have
A strong reservoir of forgiveness across to guard it.
The consequence of anger
Is more severe and painful than the cause of it.
Deactivate the “LET’S FIGHT” mode
Programme it to “I did not come here to argue”
Be like a rose
That perfumes the hands of the one who crushes it.
Identify, recognize, understand
Respect the difference.
Giving is much nobler than taking
Drop a seed of forgiveness in your enemy’s heart
And let it blossom into a tree of hearts
Into a tree of love.
Hug the hitter
Hug the hurter
Hug the hater.
– Pratik Mamtora, Managing Editor
Pratik Mamtora was born & raised in India. He has lived in London, United Kingdom for three years & absolutely loved it there. Pratik has a Bachelor’s in English from India and Master’s (ABD) from UNA. He loves to read and write, especially poetry. Pratik enjoys coffee & conversation and is passionate about serving the community. He invests himself in understanding the needs of the modern world and the evolving spirituality within. Pratik is known to walk that extra mile to make others happy. If you ever meet… or when you meet him, Pratik will make you smile.