Friday, February 10, 2012


This world
May have a billion people;
But, my world has only a few,
I can count them on my fingers…
One, two, three… fifty… Maybe, hundred!
Yes, only so many.

My heart rejoices when Stars smile on my people…
And it sinks when a dark cloud passes.
I soar like a Falcon
When they cheer me on from the ringside…
And I sulk like a ‘Touch-me-not petal
When they ignore my presence.

Such is my world…
Such are my feelings…
Such are my aspirations, joys and sorrows!

There are mornings, I just can not step out of my house
Without saying a goodbye to my beloved…
And there are mornings, I wish I knew
How to say a goodbye
Even when my heart is as heavy as a mill-stone!

My world is the world 

I want to live…

I choose to live!

I see what I want to see…

I hear what I want to hear…

I speak what I want to speak!

Someone said that some days back,  
He was in Chandigarh and he froze in the cold nights!
Well, I heard what he said…
But, I never felt the cold he was talking about!
I had a lot of sunshine in my life!
And, just last night, this man was with me,
And we were experiencing one of the chilliest nights,
Here in Mumbai...
“Gosh! I can’t bear this!” I cried.
“Remember, what I said about Chandigarh?”
This man said with a pride of an Alexander-the-Great!
No, I did not really remember – 
Did not feel – the chill of Chandigarh!
My world was the cold wave of my city…
And my desire for warmth around this bonfire!

“The world is within me,” I am told by the Wise-men.
If so, the Seasons, too, must be within me…
The snowflakes and bonfire, too…
The flight of the Falcon
And the sadness of the Touch-me-not petal, too!

Another day…
Another world!


Pic.: Vivek D'Cunha




Felt very good reading it. Gerry, there is a lot of strength concealed in your beautiful writings. I am fortunate to have a friend in you. May God bless you.

= Supriya

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thank u Supriya... Felt good too reading ur comment!

Do help me this way.



Anonymous said...

GOOD afternoon dattu
THIS IS Priya. yes yesterday night i was telling to ivan about your article while watching the wedding Cd of ALwyn ..n he told me to post a comment tat dattu wil come to know that ur reading his articles....
lovely aricles dattu i do read every day
love n regadrs from
priya ivan

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Hey Priya, what a pleasant surprise!

It reallys fills me with happiness... What a way we can remain connected!

Hope, u, Ivan and ur little angel are all fine out there...

Pl keep reading my posts and helping me out!

Thank u Priya for being there...



Anonymous said...

How do you write all this sir? I just can't imagine!!!

Just out-of-the-world stuff!!!


-- Shamak

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thank u Shamak... Glad my post help u.

Keep reading.



Vikas Prajapati said...

Thank you sir

Nice one..!!

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thanks to u, Vikas.