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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Color of Beauty

rosa red beautiful girl

What is the color of beauty?
Some ask with minds askew
It breaks the bond of escaping
Into a mindful vengeance of creativity

The red rose in all its glory
Kissed with sweet suckles of waters escaping
trickling down stems of green tapestry
A column rivaling a man's need for protecting
the beauty within its grasp
The lushness of a kissed canopy
I breathe in its senseless beauty
And wish its presence scents forever..

A beauty upheld within its tapestry...

-shobana-
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Sunday, November 23, 2014



I Know

Why the sun shines bright on birthdays
Why flowers bloom with dewdrops still glistening
Why the mountaintops await the nod of sunrise
And why the calm of the seas awakens the mystery

Its because God made us through imperfections
made perfect 
On the day we were conceived his charted our name
on the right of his palm
And as we grew into his likelihood
his nurtured us with balm..

-shobana-
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The 10th Anniversary of the ALBA-TCP Alliance

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of our America - ALBA - TCP, I had the honor of being invited to an Informative Panel about ALBA-TCP officiated by H.E. Lourdes Puma Puma, Ambassador of Ecuador, H.E. Manuel Antonio Guzman Hernandez, Ambassador of Venezuela and Mrs Yanila Reyes Paret, Charge d'Affaires of Cuba on the 20th of November 2014 held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur and we had with us as speaker, Prof. Chandra Muzaffar of JUST.

It was indeed an eye-opener where I was concerned. Initiated by visionary leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez in 2004, it saw the rise of an intergration and cooperative alliance of the Latin-American and the Caribbean countries. ALBA was formed for the sole purpose of uniting the Latin-American countries and the Caribbean to counter regional bloc by the World Powers and Economy and provide the natives of each participating country the chance to improve their status quo in the fields of financials, education and development of their respective countries despite the embargoes and sanctions upheld by the World Powers.

This alliance has taken the Latin American countries and the Caribbean to form a People's Trade Treaty emphasising co-operation and complementing each other by uniting in diversity. It speaks eloquently of the success of the social alliance of the participating countries in promoting a just and economically viable system where trades are in the form of a currency known as the "Sucre" which is  the common currency used to trade within this region - an ingenious method to transform their rich resources into monetary gains  thus promoting development in areas such as education, medical advancement, social upliftment & political integration. The idea of these visionary leaders in forming this alliance was to firstly have a humanized impact in the region promoting a successful political and economic platform to meet the challenges that each of the countries face with the sanctions and embargo and to fulfill their dream of independence.

This idea of an alliance mooted in 2004 by the Visionary leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez clearly outlines their disagreement to join the Free Trade Agreement of the US within their region and show their ingenuity in forming a body that puts into system a way out of the countless sanctions by the US by forming bilateral ties with their common regional allies and overcoming ways to help the peoples of their countries overcome poverty and disparity.

I know that visionary leaders like these who show human compassion to their mankind face many obstacles clearly because of their dreams of independence for their state and their pride for the nation. The wars fought with the powers that be will be long and arduous and their success in implementing ways of poverty eradication and such will be overcome only when the peoples of their own nation support and live by the same dreams. ALBA-TCP is on the right course where this is concerned and I wish them all the success in their plans for a successful integration of the non participating Latin American countries and the Caribbean and wish the ones who are actively involved a congratulatory note for the 10 years of success in this area with many more years to come - shobana





Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When the flowers awaken your spirit



Sometimes the flowers awaken your spirit
When you feel its tenderness within your fingers
The gentleness and the passion of its lingering
I wonder at its strength when so soft

The quietness of its beauty notwithstanding
It shouts its presence to everyone
I sometimes feel its dazzle walking down the fields
Where the blooms are in a parade of sheer gilt
Without the glitter of its name
Its beauty thus un-matching, the gilt a mere charade
Its matted threads of beauty
I bask in its showcased feel...

-shobana-
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bridging Sunset



Over calmness I walk the bridge to sunset
Hiding in colors among clouds that creak in between the shadows of the night
The waters filled with submerges of resplendence
I stand adorned with reflection

Would the love between the waters and the sunset
Set a line over horizons orange
And by the seas of the calm in attendance
I watch for the sun glow of magnificence

Away stands the bridge of time
Taking me into sunset calm
Magical waves setting ablaze
A picturesque setting
I walk the bridge with rays eclipsing
the tireless motion of an evening escaping
A heated embrace of a creative sensation

I walk the bridge that leads to the sunset

-shobana-
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Rainbow to my heart

rainbow through the trees

She sees with her heart singing with voice loud
"O how I love thee the rainbow to my heart
You come in seven colors spreading your splendor
where the sun meets the eye of a fall"

Why does the sky have the beauty of your colors why
and why does she stand beneath its hue
O the seven colors that make the heavens
I wish I could spread your hue too
For she and I and you and me
We color the world in free strokes too

Far across the horizon I view
Amidst trees that salute you
She and I, we stand with awe
While your colors come streaming through

-shobana-
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Carpenter's Pride




Once there was a gift laid bare
With hands made of steel
He adorned a sculptured work
Made of wood - mahogany and teal

Laid out as broken pieces
The wooden structure took its place
A little time, A little space with lots of nails
Strike thee once and strike thee twice
A table bare, a chair to care
A creative pride 
Of a Carpenter's prime 

He laid them out for all to see
And bid them come and bid for a fee
And one by one, none not in a line
They foresaw his trade
As a work of art, a trade that thrives
As a Carpenter's Pride...

-shobana-
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Everything

christmas decorations


Have you ever wondered what keeps inside 
A gold trimmed box
That's a favorite of mine in the season that chimes
Everything I need for Christmas
Like a smile or a rainbow
Or the hundreds of stars that shine at nights
Or the frosted gold and chandeliers bold
That glitters and warms the night
Or the snow flakes that fall
In a silent adore
I keep them all in my gold trimmed box
next to my wishes of course..

-shobana-
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Goddess of Song

My Poem "Goddess of Song" was accepted and published in the February 2018 issue of the Enchanted Conversation Magazine :- Read...