Voices Within: Hema Ravi

Hema Ravi has verses published in Metverse Muse, Efflorescence, Amaravati Poetic Prism, Symphony of Peace, Women, Wit and Wisdom among others. Her Haiku, tanka and verses have been featured in online and print journals; her write ups have won prizes in the Femina, Khaleej Times(Dubai) and International Indian (Dubai). She has published in the Hindu’s Voice your Views and Open Page. She is the author of Everyday English, Write Right Handwriting Series 1, 2, 3, co-author of Sing Along Indian Rhymes and Everyday Hindi. 

As an IELTS and Communicative English trainer, she empowers youngsters to their fullest potential.


SIMPLE JOYS

As a child's smile endears,
and incessant laughter brings tears
as life enables to pause and reflect
to course correct and move on,
constant reflection on the lives of holy men
rubs into the psyche securely.

As I metamorphose into a 'human' being
with mind open and eyes seeing,
let my writing 
be that whiff of fragrance,
to empathize, empower and energize
enable me to reach out to
the distressed, deprived and the deserving..
By giving back, feel light hearted. 

Not to man alone, kindness 
to animals and plants
elevates into a higher being.
In this gadget addicted world, 
Spending quality time with near and dear
brings domestic harmony that spreads across,
generates peace and pervades 
just as the first rays of the Sun
brings in joys untold.

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IN SEARCH OF PEACE

The river of grace is ever flowing
You’ve toiled hard without rest for many days
Nature’s ways is forever mind boggling
With all humility await that grace.

You’ve toiled hard without rest for many days
Do not lose hope or give up in despair
With all humility, await that grace
You’ve walked past swamps and forests to hills bare.

Do not lose hope or give up in despair
O’er the black and white and the varied hues
You’ve walked past swamps and forests to hills bare
Past lush green fields and early morning dews.

O’er the black and white and the varied hues
Nature’s ways is forever mind boggling
You’ve walked past crowds and forests to hills bare
The river of grace is ever flowing.

SLIPPERY SHORE
For survival, endlessly they fight
though blessed with acumen and sight
wading through the challenges in the seas
Tsunami, floods, oil spills
halts earning of a few pennies. 
Life’s no bed of roses
day after day new challenges pose.
Contaminated Fish! for them doom
even as inflation’s at a zoom.
Their bare bodies bathed in oil
wading through the sludge to toil
Overwhelming deluge ensures starvation.
For survival, endlessly, they fight…
Voices Within - Complete List of Poets :: Setu, January 2019

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