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Blessings of life

Updated on February 22, 2016
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

Weird is this journey of life!

Friends turn foes and strangers become friends.

As I mourn the loss of a friend, a stranger wipes my tears.

Some prick on wounds while some help to face the fears.

With the betrayals, there is a loving embrace

Along with the rebukes, there is divine grace.

Someone’s rudeness pierces the heart,

And other’s kindness soothes the soul.

Clinging to the hurts, bemoaning our fate

Being oblivious to the fortune, we fell prey to the bait

Breeding self-pity and regrets, we mourn

Forgetting that amidst roses, there are thorns.

It’s not for us to reason why!

Accept and move on after saying good bye.

Every ending is the start of a new innings.

Some people are lessons and some are blessings!

Blessings - Laura Story (with lyrics)

© 2015 Shaloo Walia


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      Shaloo Walia 22 months ago

      Thank you Surabhi!

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      Surabhi Kaura 22 months ago

      Interesting poetry, Shaloo! Write more :) Hugs and kisses.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago

      Thanks MsDora...I believe we need to focus on the blessings instead of the negatives in order to be happy!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Amidst roses, there are thorns." That in itself is "weird" or "miraculous" or "beyond our limited comprehension." Blessings come in so many forms. Beautiful poem!

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago

      thanks Missy...letting go is the only answer to most of our problems!

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago

      Thanks! Life is paradoxical indeed..Better to accept and move on!

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      Missy Smith 23 months ago from Florida

      So pretty swalia! It is true indeed; we have to pick ourselves up and move on with acceptance that what is lost is meant to be lost and some people along the way are kinder than others. I also love that picture, there is something about it; it's just lovely!

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      Samantha Lim 23 months ago

      Beautiful piece. Life does indeed sometimes seem paradoxical.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago

      Thanks Kalos for visiting by!

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      Jack Patton 23 months ago from United States

      Great article. Thanks for sharing. Love Laura Story's music.