Poem: Human Psychology – Dedicated to a lovely woman, Missy Smith


The night leisurely cast shadows, and my legs

Tremble whilst marching to the Temple of Wisdom…

Though the staircase to the pilgrimage is adorned

With earthen lamps in dark nights for warmth and vision,

Still, I stumble, shivering in the damp foggy cold

When passing by a perennial pond that’s garmented with

A peculiar glacial suit stitched with crystal buttons…

I am aware of human frailties,

Like a cough cannot be hidden,

So too, the ‘shiver’ from chills…

Meanwhile, the Golden sun ducks in, spreading

Bright yellowish-orange arms and bowing gently with

Reverence to the lush greenery and cultivated fields…

Slowly and steadily, I reach near the old banyan,

Relaxing myself underneath its cool shadows…

I dilute the worries into the pond,

Where the brownish-green clay absorbs it all…

Suddenly I see my own silhouette,

A sense of tranquility emerges, seeing my own shadow

Perching beside the quivering twig –

Following me as I move,

Accompanying me in solitude…

‘Will she stay forever with me?’ I ponder.

Lo! The dawn sprawls on the fluffy cotton clouds,

Enlightenment takes birth in the depths of mind;

I’m alone, numb and baffled…

O Surabhi, what to talk of others? When your own shadow

Abandons you in darkness, making you

A stranger to yourself, and yet teaches you

An exemplary lesson about human psychology

Without the aid of counselor or academia!

~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2015

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Missy Smith 12 months ago from Florida

Wow!!! I started reading this Surabhi, and I floated through these words so peacefully. I understood the message well, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this dedication. You are such a beautiful and caring soul Surabhi. You inspire me!!! :)

The song and video made me so happy! I smiled all the way through listening and watching. :) Oh, and the pictures are just gorgeous!

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Jodah 12 months ago from Queensland Australia

A wonderful tribute to one of my favourite people in the world. What a beautiful dedication to the beautiful Missy Smith. I commend your caring heart Surabhi. Well done.

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Missy Smith 12 months ago from Florida

You know I feel the exact same way about you John (Jodah). I feel so blessed to have met you and the others here on hubpages. Much love and appreciation to you John, Surabhi, and everyone!!! :)

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manatita44 12 months ago from london

Exquisitely beauty and cleverly woven. A way of teaching without teaching. The true art of service with a loving Heart.

A most promising and soulful poet from a very high realm of Bliss-Delight.

From one shining Jewel to another. Jai Ram!!

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Surabhi Kaura 12 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author


You read. You felt. You smiled. It made you happy. What else can I ask for? My message has been conveyed. I am delighted that it touched your Soul. You are a brave woman; a courageous Heart. Your inner Light portrays charismatic thoughts. Let it flow in the vast ocean of love and peace.

I am so happy to know you are happy! Keep smiling, my sweet friend… always. Copious blessings to you! Lots of Love :) Amen.


Well... well… no doubt, Missy is a beautiful and a wonderful lady. And, you too, are a great human being; a kind Soul. Keep on uplifting the readers. Keep this spirit up. Thank you for the visit. Love and Peace :)


Yes, yes, I have learned this all from my Teacher. He has always said to serve… serve… serve… So I thought to give it a throttle in order to turn my thoughts into actions. (he he). My Teacher knows… my teacher knows very well. Love you :)

Much appreciations. Jai Bhole!

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shprd74 12 months ago from Bangalore

Very beautiful poetry surabhi.

Mein akela he hua paida,

Akelepan se nahin gila,

Mere saath nahin koi to kya hua,

Mein kisi ke saath ho lun jiska koi na hua.

I am born a-lone,

Lone-liness is my twin,

When none is along,

I can get along with my twin.

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Surabhi Kaura 12 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hari Bhai, thank you... thank you!

A beautifully penned ghazal here, bro. You remind of my favourite poet, Gulzaar Sahab sometimes. God bless you.

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word55 12 months ago from Chicago

Today, I'm reading a lot of Surabhi. I am ecstatic about your depth of expressions. You've given a dedication to Missy that is ultra beautiful. I write this as groove to tune. You can't lose with what you use. You must be a beautiful people's person. so now, I will always believe it's the best of you in everything you say and do. God bless!

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Venkatachari M 12 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Wow, Surabhi!!! This is superb. You have entertained and enlightened us so beautiful poetry and music. Your lines are simply awesome conveying wonderful message and the video is simply excellent. Nothing better could have delighted me so much. Thanks for all it and our nice Missy deserves all this dedication. My blessings to you and Missy Smith.

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manatita44 12 months ago from london

So proud of you! Good parents always wishes their children to go further than they did. Nothing stays the same, and the spirit of self-transcendence is so meaningful and fulfulling! So too, my wish and encouragement is for you to forward. March! Run! Fly! My Heart is in you, with you and for you. So is the Lords. God speed!

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swalia 12 months ago

"When your own shadow

Abandons you in darkness"

How can we trust others to be on our side when our own shadow abandons us in darkness...sad but true!

Beautiful lines with wonderful message!

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vasantha T k 12 months ago from Bangalore

Beautiful poetry, Surabhi. Nice of you to share it.

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Surabhi Kaura 12 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author


Much gratitude to you… much. So kind of you! I embrace you here with gratitude. God bless you too.

Venkatachari ji,

You are very loving as usual. Thank you for your feedback. What could be better than delighting others? I am humbled. Om Shanti.


Thank you so much for your continued love and support. I owe you a lot, my dearest. Jai Ram.


Thanks, my dear Shaloo. Thank you very much! :)


So glad to see you here! Thank you, my dear. Love in abundance.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

A most deserving and wonderful tribute.

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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks you, dear Rasma. Thank you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

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