The Little Grasshopper

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Once upon a time in the heart of a city,

Lived a little grasshopper, full of self pity;

All day long she hopped from one leaf to the other,

In an attempt to fly, her tiny wings could only flutter.


Having no clue how things could change,

She decided to seek help from a sage;

So right she jumped in to a boat,

In the unknown waters, she set herself afloat.

woods
woods


Far away in the woods lived a hermit,

Who spent his days meditating under the chestnut;

Tired and travel stained, she reached his abode,

Showed reverence to him and humbly bowed.



With eyes closed and body emitting a golden halo,

The hermit had set the whole place aglow;

Overawed by the effect, she landed herself at his feet,

And greeted him with her cute little tweet.


The hermit opened his eyes as he knew he had a visitor,

Having read her mind, he smiled at the grasshopper;

Out he stretched his hand and she hopped on,

As he touched her wings, she felt strong and her fears were gone.


Magic worked and little bug could finally fly,

Filled with ecstasy she heard herself cry;

Up she soared high in the trees and vast sky,

All she hated was to bid him a goodbye.


Seeing her all over him, the hermit said what he knew,

“You are my little snuggle bug and I can see you through,

Know your purpose! You are born to fly,

But wherever you go, we’ll share the same sky.”

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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hi Anjali,

Wow! This is a beautiful story! And it demonstrates the magic in you. Often we don't know our true potential but all we need is just a little guidance and we can learn to fly just like the little grasshopper. I love how the little grasshopper hopped on the hermits hand. It is such a cute little grasshopper- the cutest I've ever seen!

“You are my little snuggle bug and I can see you through,

Know your purpose! You are born to fly,

But wherever you go, we’ll share the same sky.”

 

Now it is your turn Anjali to know your purpose because you were born to fly! 

Bless You,

Jim


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

very cool Anj.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

my-success-guru: Those were perhaps the kindest and the most motivating words I ever heard. Thx a ton for always being so generous.

Goldentoad: Hey GT! Thx for stopping by.


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

What a beautiful story--keep up the good work...Try submitting them to a publisher...They are good enough!


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Nancy's Niche: Thx very much for your kind comments. I wonder if any publisher would take my poems but I'll still try. Thx again.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

This poem is so cute and touching and meaningful, thanks for this - it is beautiful.

my-success-guru said all what was needed to say, I can only agree with him!

Thumbs up.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Tatjana: I am delighted to have you here after a long time. Thx for visiting this hub and your kind comments.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

I was busy, Anjali - that is the reason I did not have time to read too many Hubs of the others.

And your poem is magical, after I read it, one bussiness problem I had, started to solve - and I know that reading your poem helped.

Thanks a lot.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Tatjana: That's amazing! I never knew this poem could really have that kind of effect. I'm so happy if it helped in some small way. I feel if one writes from the heart, magic is bound to manifest. Thx very much for always being so sweet to me.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

cute animal.thanks for share


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

prasetio30: You're welcome. Thx for visiting.


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wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

Great poem anjalichugh, I like the sentiment attatched to it and the story told.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

wrenfrost56: Thx very much for your kind and generous words. I'm glad you liked it.


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Jykeith Comal 7 years ago from Cincinnati OH

I know that you are well asleep. Slumbering to a way off peacful destination. But I reread, your comments on restless spirit, and I was taken back. I began thinking about my life and what I need to do to have peace. I have decided to write a book, like yourself,and tell the story i have been wanting to tell my whole life. I think its time. I would like to thank you for being a good hub friend, when I needed it. I would like to send a shot out to your writings as well...you are a wonderful writer. When I wake up I will seek advice on writing this dream....and taking it seriously. But you are right about me....there are things that are not fulled in my life, and the demons are beckoning me....so there will never be peace in my soul...until I either beat them or do what must be done. Dont be a stranger...I still have a funny stories in me as well. "and if I dont see you, good morning, good afternoon, and good night."


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hey Jykeith: It gives me some relief to know that I was at least close to reality in your case.I'm glad that my comments inspired you to pen down your experiences in the shape of a book. I'm sure it would be an excellent read. In fact I've already started looking forward to the d'day (day it is published). All the best for your new venture. Peace!


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THE LIP 7 years ago from PLANET EARTH-SOMEWHERE IN ASIA

Dear Anjali,

Believe you me..U never stop amazing me with ur abundance of knowledge and wisdom that reflects ur upbringing and I'd not say pedigree 2 coz that is only used in context of animals like dogs and horses.But sad as it may seem the bottom line is people are more concernced about the pedigree of their pet dogs than the upbringing of their children...Thank God Ur not one of them!!!

Hat's of 2 ur wisdom..Keep educating us coz I live on borrowed time and thirst for knowledge..irrespective of where it comes from...Most welcome from dear friends like you Anjali!!!

God Bless U & Take Care!!!

The Lip


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

The LIP: I don't know what to say. You always have to shower those sweet and generous words on me. I'm forced to stop and contemplate my actions / my contribution but I don't find anything noteworthy in what I do. Just like it is said..'beauty lies in the eyes of beholder', its quite possible that your perception makes my work beautiful and praiseworthy. Thx again for making me feel loved and appreciated. Take care.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

I like grasshoppers. I used to play with them at the farm when I was little. I love the poem as well. More power.


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

Teresa: Thx so much for liking this poem. The words just came from my heart. Take care.


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franciaonline 6 years ago from Philippines

anjalichugh,

"But wherever you go, we’ll share the same sky.” - What a beautiful line! I like your poem. Thanks for sharing it here at hubpages.


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

fraciaonline: Thank you very much for your kind words. Really appreciate.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Really nice one, Anjali - profound but so simply expressed...


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

Moulik Mistry: Thx for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

This was a beautiful story, wonderfully written in poetry.


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

Acaetnna: Welcome once again! Yes, it was a wonderful phase in my life when I wrote this poem. Good times! Thanks very much for stopping by.


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

You certainly have a gift! Loved your grasshopper and the hermit. What magic you create! Thank you!


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

pennyofheaven: It was straight from the heart which is why it might have made an impact. Thank you very much for being so generous to me. Keep coming back. :)


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jayb23 5 years ago from India

Now that is what I call a poetic inspiration. Simply brilliant anjali. You have an amazing gift of writing poems which is simply awesome. keep up the good work.


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

Hi Jay!

I'm glad you liked it. It depends on state of mind at a given time and lately I seem to have lost touch with beautiful thoughts. Crazy schedule plays havoc with creativity. :)

Thank you for your wonderful words.:)


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Scarface1300 5 years ago

Very good poem well done.


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

Scarface1300: Thank you very much for your kind words. :)


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

awesome!!


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

Thank you again Sonia. You're a wonderful addition to this community. :)Keep coming.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Lovely.


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

acaetnna: Thank you once again. :) Very kind of you.


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

we just need to look at the hermit inside us to be set free.too often we wait to meet the right hermit or even to realize that we need a hermit. life is fulll of people who say if only i had met the right hermit where as the real hermit is right there inside you waiting to just be looked at to give you your wings.

Good to see a person who has found her own hermit right inside her.

good as usual anj


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anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York Author

neeleshkulkarni: Like I always say...everything is inside us and rest is all illusion...like an oasis in the desert.

You're absolutely right about the hermit part. Most of us do keep seeking guidance from outside just like a deer keeps running in search of musk, completely oblivious of the fact that the musk lies within.

As usual your comments are always insightful. Thank you for your wise words. :)

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