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Harbingers of Hope

Updated on March 2, 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.

Clouds in the sky

Engulfing everything in darkness

A turbulent storm on the horizon

Looming large menacingly

Threatening to destroy everything…

The harvest of my labored efforts

Getting ravaged in front of my eyes

And I stand there, watching helplessly,

Trying to come to terms with this sudden blow of fate.

A blow of fate or an opportunity by fate…

It’s all in the mind.

It could be the end or it could be the beginning of something new.

The clouds have destroyed me but they will help me bloom again

Into something better, something more beautiful.

I looked up in the sky again…

And all I see now is the benevolent clouds

Filled with the bounty of life and hope

And like a seed, I am ready again to be reborn !

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

© 2016 Shaloo Walia

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      Shaloo Walia 16 months ago

      Yes Devika! If hope is lost, everything is lost.

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      Devika Primić 16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hope is what we need and you express that here.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      @annart Nature has so much to teach us...only if we are willing to learn!

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      Ann Carr 17 months ago from SW England

      Your poem is full of hope. The weather certainly mirrors many emotions and can influence or inspire. It can also be used, as you have done, as wonderful metaphors for life.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thanks FlourishAnyway!

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      FlourishAnyway 17 months ago from USA

      There are some times when hope is all you have. Good poem.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      @Deb Storm is an opportunity to start afresh.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      @Deb Storm is an opportunity to start afresh.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      @Deb Storm is an opportunity to start afresh.

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      Deb Hirt 17 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      This reminds me of how the blooming flowers appear after a wild storm.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thanks Bill! Coming from an experienced writer like you, this means so much.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thanks Dora!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Gypsy!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely. Enjoyed.

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You see life through the eyes of a poet....every nuance is noticed by a writer/poet...nothing is taken for granted.....beautiful

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great attitude and well expressed. Beautiful message!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Eric! This is a huge compliment for me. I am such a big fan of your sermons which are so inspiring and full of worldly wisdom.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Kamalesh!

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      Eric Dierker 17 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This poem is so right on it made my hair stand up and goosebumps appear. I could write a 5,000 word sermon and never ever reach this level of understanding.

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      Kamalesh050 17 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Very nice and so inspiring!

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Jodah! We often resist change forgetting that change can bring in new opportunities.

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      Thank you Meenakshi!

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      John Hansen 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A very positive poem, a bit like seeing the glass as half full. Yes a storm can signify a cleansing to make way for renewing. Very well written.

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      meenakshibhati 17 months ago

      Beautiful Poem Shaloo Walia. So encouraging and full of hopes.