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Insaan

Yeh Dil tunnha Hai

Pur bunta hai, akarta hai

Toot neh se Darta hai!!

Yeh Zindagi mehroom hai,

Pur Waqt chalta hai,

Badalta hai, guzarta hai!!

Yeh raatein lambhi hai,

Mun bhatakta hai,

Pur umeed ka diya jalta hai,

Yeh bateein masoom hai,

Pur dimaag sawaal karta hai

Khud se lurta hai,

Khud hi ko samjah kar

Zindagi ki jung ke liyeh tayihaar karta hai

Aapneh shucks ko

Aapni zaroorat aur khamiyon ko

bekhubi samajhta hai

Yeh Insaan hai,

Apneh vajood ko,

apni Ruh Ko parakhta hai,

Insaan ko

Waqt aaine pur hi

Sukoon-e-khudha milta hai

-Shereen Shalz

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An Angel

She came like breeze


Shook up your leaves,


Healing your grief,


Offering some relief,


Brushed off your pain,


She whispered her name,


No one to blame,


Nor seeking acclaim


She came like an Angel


Gone with the wind


Leaving you chagrined


She made you smile,


Made you realise


Selfless love can aborize


You doubted her intention


She beared your contravention


She coped your inattention


She came not for gain,


You had reason to abstain


Left footprints on your heart


Healed yet scarred


An Angel forever departs


—Shereen Shalz

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Story-Rekindle your love

My Story-Rekindle the Love-Here’s a very deep rooted message for all of you- family & friends, based on my personal experience-

“ In a blink of an eye,everything can change.So forgive often & love with all your heart-You May never get that chance again.” 

Say I love you to the ones that are special & that you care for, don’t wait for their birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines, sweethearts day, this day or that day, figure a way out to make everyday special , it’s not about candle lit dinners, expensive gifts, roses & parties, it’s the expression & feelings that matter, we tend to hold back & hold within & tend not to express that love that we feel for each other. Set your egos, fears, stresses, notions, insecurities, complexes, apprehensions & differences aside and rekindle that love. 

I’m no motivational talker nor a preacher/teacher, I speak from my experience. Yes, that loving post on FB on his/her birthday or anniversary sure makes him/her feel good and important. Don’t care what people think or what they say, you have the opportunity to wish him/her today but may not have it someday. Its  ok to let the world know how much you love him/her. When you are in love you can shout out from the top of the mountains or take out an announcement whatever you feel will make his/her day special and make him/her feel important. 

There should be no bounds to expression. Do you remember how you pivoted your teenage days on your crush and spend so much time to make your college sweetheart feel good, what happened after……..the loves still there, love is a divine energy, you stopped the flow you stopped expressing and communicating and let the distance and difference crawl in. Go back in time let the Teenager or youthful you spread the love. 

Love is boundless. God never said limit your love to one or two…….I see people sensing infidelity in that statement of mine, STAND CORRECTED it’s  your mindset, I’m talking about love…not commitments. “Love is God & God is Love” it’s written in all religious books in different languages. I never read a limit on number, quality nor quantity. There’s no physics applied.

Love your family, friends, pets, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife whatever identification/label tag you or society gave your relationship is not important what’s important is the deep-rooted, true, divine love you feel or some may say felt. I do hope you will read this till the end. 

Yes, we meet our soul mates, go through karmic relations & if we are lucky we even come face to face with our twin flames in this lifetimes, though that’s rare. Most people we connect with and when I say connect, you know there’s a divine, unexplainable, deep connect, those are our soul connects & they don’t necessarily have to be your soul mates, you may meet your soul sisters, soul friends, soul companions or simply have a soul connect. You meet many soul connects many times in your life, but they leave an impact on your mind and your so called heart but actually your soul recognises that previous soul connect but you only get the cues. If You are intrigued by soul connect you can read about it, there’s a lot out there on the net. I’ve been lucky to be able to identify many of my soul connects, some soul friends, my soul sisters, my soul mate and twin flame too. My message to you all comes from the story of my life. I met my Late husband Sundeep, lovingly known as Sunny, bittu, Sunna to me & a few other bedroom names I won’t go there. I met him in 1988 at College in NY, sure enough we were in love & next I know he was my college sweetheart and that’s another story to tell, we were just 18 and we married at 20 on June 23rd the American way & June 26th, 1989 the Hindu wedding in New York and we continued to cheat off of each other, party hard, scream shout, love, hugs and kisses & leaving the bedroom & wildness out, we were kids then & remained kids at heart until his death did us apart on Jan 23rd, 2020. Our relationship was a rollercoaster ride and trust me a fast moving one, life took us places, gave us experiences, memories & stories to tell. In our 32 years of togetherness whenever we felt distance crawling in or love lost one of us sure enough initiated the reboot button called Rekindle love, we by now knew each other well, each other’s likes and dislikes so it was all about rekindling our lost/hidden love. We did just that when we went on a family vacation in May 2016 to the Cancun’s  Mexico, where the entire Vij family created memories, what we didn’t know that would be our last one with him, Upon our return to India, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer in June 2016 & this is how unpredictable life is. Today he’s no more, just stories & memories. So don’t wait for tomorrow’s, don’t take him/her or your relationship for granted. It may not give you a second chance, don’t let it go by…….

So sharing one such Re-kindle love poem I had written to Him

“As we age I cherish the past,

two lovers grew, 

a family at last.

A date night followed by talks, love or lust, holding hands & walks, 

Married in a wink, 

Opened my eyes & my heart did sink, 

next day schools and kids, waiting for the bus.

But together we were Us.

Kindergarten for kids went by fast,

dance, basketball, what a blast!

Our little baby is a teen,

where did the time go in between?

Date night, when was the last time?

work, bills, we we’re often left without a dime.

Working on budgets & stess grew with time,

Our kids our growing, graduation soon,

perhaps like a flower our lost love will bloom.

Our patience short, a sudden turn,

our love colliding, starting to burn.

Shouting, crying, regret once more,

have we forgotten our love, will there be no more?

Back from a seed, a giant Willow Tree,

spreading the roots, a strong foundation, a family tree.

Thankful for much, God’s helping hand,

guiding us with his mighty plan.

Through the dark, two lovers rise,

the blinders are taken from our eyes.

Thankful for much, why couldn’t we see

the blessings abound, a beautiful family.

Laughing, dancing, date nights, talks,

Drives, kissing, moon-lit walks.

Though the trials and tribulations we did see,

that true love and family forever will be.

Happy Anniversary 

Hope we can rekindle our lost love some day before it’s too late & hold on to it forever and a day.

With blessings Always.”

-Shereen Shalz 

Today On our wedding Anniversary my love I Continue to burn for you, love you eternally and Will love you forever my dear Sunna, wherever you are, you live on in my heart until we meet again. ❤️😍☹️ 😭I’m sharing the Rekindle your love message for those out there that may have build walls, bring them down…..love tends to hide behind them.

Stay well & Stay blessed.

Love & Hugs to All

🤗❤️🤗❤️

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Maidaan-e-Jung

Ek Toofaan sambhaley bethe they hum,

Dariya ki Gheraiyon ki turrah,

Chupaiyeh huaeh they yeh ghum,

Dahung khub hum ne kura,

Rehnumae karnay meh kasar chori na kum,

Fir bhi Doob gaya mera Humdum,

Muqaddar ki laharon ne li roposhi,

Aur chor gaya ek zalzala,

Ab nahi hoti kum yeh bebasi,

Roj dastak dehti hai budkismaati,

Aur Hum taiyaar hokar,

utar te hai maidaan-e-Jung meh,

Larne-

kabhi taqdeer se,

Kabhi aapno se,

Kabhi apne naseeb se,

Kabhi apne aap se,

Kabhi Zaat se,

kabhi kismaat se,

kabhi halaat se,

kabhi khuda se,

Thuk gaye hai hum ab aur na le imtehan,

Aaisa na ho toot jaye bharosa

Mit jaye sab Yakeein,

Hifazat kar, mehfooz Rukh,

Yehi meri Manajat,

Bus bahut huyi teri yeh Ibrat,

Meri Shrada aur Saburi ki,

Baba, bus ab Deh yeh Inayaat,

Jab thum jaye yeh toofan

Toh naseeb meh ho janaat

-Shereen Shalz

Translation-

I have hidden a storm inside of me,

Like the depth of the river,

I’ve hidden all my sorrows,

Put up a good pretence

Left no leaf unturned in counselling and guiding others,

But still my my confidant and lover drowned,

To the waves of destiny & He now rests in peace.

He’s left behind an earthquake

That doesn’t seem to reduce my helplessness,

Everyday Bad luck seems to knock our door,

And we get ready to fight our battles

Fight

Fight sometimes with our destiny,

Sometimes with our own people,

Sometimes with our luck,

Sometimes we fight with ourselves

Sometimes with our soul and our being

And sometimes we are fighting with our God

I’m tired now, of your tests

I hope that you don’t test me to the point where I loose my faith and the trust gets wiped out,

It’s my prayer to Protect me & keep me safe,

Enough of trying to teach me a lesson,

In return of my patience and devotion dear Baba grace me,

That when this storm settles you will grant the doors to heaven

-Shereen Shalz

Rain

Rain

Thoughts are cloudy & overshadowed by pain

Don’t feel lighter even after the eyes rain

Rivers soar with fears of the unknown,

Bringing to shore,negativity,deep borne

Rain once meant fun,prosperity & gain

Today it seems to rhyme with pain & vain.

I reach out from the drowning sea,

to Baba & Guruji

to bless me.

Shelter me from the downpour,

Hold thy umbrella of strength,

Until the storm ends,

I know it’s just a passing phase

My test of faith with His Grace & of my strength

-Shareen Shalz

Butterfly Kisses

Like a butterfly on your face,

Close your eyes and feel with grace


A Fluttering peck on your head,

Without words, I care is said,

Butterfly kisses on your cheeks,

Ones affection speaks,


Lightly touched on your nose
You are special & it shows,


That butterfly now sat on the chin,

It made you smile & wants to see you grin


It got you on the lips,

Giving you small nips,

Butterfly kisses on your closed eyes

Leaving you with love, it flies

With lasting memories & it never lies,

Creating ties & back to the skies.

That’s what butterfly kisses implies


-Shereen Shalz

Love

Love can’t be described
It has no shape, it has no form.
Love is not an object
Love does not conform.

Love enters our lives
The moment we are born.
From the cradle to the grave
Love is from dusk to dawn

Love burns like a candle
That sometimes flickers but never dies.
Love may be invisible
Although it’s right before your eyes,

Love can leave you empty
Love can make you whole.
Love can make or break you
Love is in your soul.

Love is in your heart
Love is in your mind.
Love doesn’t discriminate
Love is always blind.

Love is universal
It encompasses the globe
No matter where you are
Love has a language all its own.

Love is all around you
There’s plenty of love to spare.
You cannot see or touch it
But love is everywhere.

Love’s the greatest power
And yet it is so small.
Love’s a gift from God
To be shared amongst us all.


Love to All my family & friends-Happy Valentines Day
😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️😘😍😍

Shereen Shalz

Just a Perception….

Of Who Am I???

God created souls, all souls when babies are innocent and adorable, they don’t know right from wrong, good from bad, can kiss a snake that can harm them and give selfless love and smiles to whoever gives them attention…..those are inherent soul qualities at birth -to love, to smile, no fear, no judgement, no right no wrong, no good no bad…..

But as we grow older we keep changing based on our inputs, influences & expirences and create mindsets of good and bad, right and wrong and often judge others. The soul is pure and pious, it’s one’s influences and experiences that make them seem different.

They are only walking their path called destiny as you are yours, try to remember that and you will stay connected with your true soul.

Love selflessly, smile often, don’t judge others,respond to attention with love, keep your fears aside & don’t let your experiences distort you, stop overthinking and keep the ego aside, you are nothing but a beautiful pure soul…..a creation of the divine. ❤️🤗

—Shereen Shalz

Kis Se Gila Karte

Kis Se Gila karte

Shikvey toh bahut theh

Pur jisse hum apna samjhe

Woh kohi aur theh

Kissi ko apna kahan nahi

Jisse samjha woh Raha nahi

Ab rehti hai ek tunhayi

Aur bebasi, kuch rusvayi

Ji rahe heh hum,

zinda hu meh

Pur ab na hoga yeh humseh

Gumrah sarako pur

Bhatka huh meh

Bhatkeh kadam

Bahut sare hai bhrum

Gehraiyon tulleh

Dabai hai yeh Gum

Kis Se Gila karte

Shikvey toh bahut theh

Na rahe Tum,

Aur Hum rahe na Hum

-Shareen Shalz

Wind beneath my wings

Wind beneath my Wings

He was the wind beneath my Wings,

His children were his wings, 

God took away the wind, 

He took away the wings,

The wind is gone 

And gone are the wings 

What is a bird 

Without its wings 

Without the sky, without the wind 

fell flat to the ground 

Without a sound 

Surrounded by hounds 

Fought with all his might

What is a bird without its flight 

To ashes & dust & thats his plight.

Like a River I flow…………….

I flow from my source

Raging through the mountains

Dancing against the rocks

Romancing with the beach

Jumping over boulders & blocks,

Swirling through the path,

Swaying in the plains

I keep flowing without complaints

Im often pushed from behind

Joined by many streams

Some become me and

they become mine,

Tied down in a canal

To irrigate my family

I’m still not rested

But I serve and am tested,

I hold many secrets

In my bed deep

They vent, they let go

It helps them sleep

Sometimes Held by a dam

Trying to control

But I free myself

flowing Towards my goal

Rain added into me

I gave away tributaries

I have eroded with time

And have abrasions and scars

On what I carry inside me

Remain within me and

Will always be

There were Rapids in my path

And meanders too

Some mocking parked boats

Some swimmers,some floats

Experiences many but

flow never slowed

There’s no stopping me

And I can’t stop

I will flow,

Be it boulders or be it rocks

I will find a way to the mouth

Where the river meets the ocean

I too will merge into the divine

Until then I go through my course

Unquestioned, unanswered

With faith I flow in the divine

Inspired by Ganga

In life and in rhyme

-Shereen Shalz

Tug-a-War

Short Story-The tug a War

It was a very special evening, I was going to propose to the love of my life, we had been together for 3 years now, what started out as a budding friendship turned into love in no time, we both felt the magnetic pull, there was chemistry, physical attraction and a perfect understanding. We could joke, laugh and smile all day long. My heart was filled with love and eyes had a sparkle and a smile on my face that became my new look. We both had had a rough past & painful relationships but we had talked about them and they were in our pasts now. We both initially were carrying a lot of fears, insecurity and baggage from our past relationships but with 3 years of being together that was now in the past. So, I went out and bought a ring and I wanted to do this differently and make it a memorable moment. Not the old cliche dinner and champagne nor the going down on my knee that was not us. I booked a cottage for us on the beach front and decided to take a small vacation together. I had decided to propose to her at sunset at the beach, it had taken a lot of time for me to overcome my past and now I was sure that she is the one, I felt a soul connect and I knew she was different and was not like the others, I now firmly believed she would not betray me nor hurt me and I was going to start a life together with her. We landed at the airport and took a scenic drive to the resort. The place was romantic and there was love in the air, I could breathe it. I asked her if she would like to go out for a walk to the beach around sunset after resting up a bit and she said sure. I still remember she wore this angelic white linen dress and let her hair down and there we were at the beach and the sun was setting. I held her hand and pulled out the ring from my pocket and said, “I know I pushed you away in the past and I know I’ve been a jerk, I know we’ve both had our fears, apprehensions and dilemmas, I know I put you through a tough tug a war with me and I may not be the easiest person to be with but you still love me and I have taken some time to come around but today and from this day forward I would like for us to spend the rest of our lives together, will you marry me?”

To my disbelief She instantly withdrew her hand & had tears rolling down her eyes. I didn’t understand this behaviour, this is not what I expected. I thought those tears would be tears of joy and she would say “Yes” I never imagined she would withdraw her hand and walk away from my proposal. All she said was “I love you but I can’t.” My male ego kicked in and I felt stupid & rejected.

We both returned to the room and there was this uncomfortable silence between us with neither of us attempting to break it. My best friend, my lover, my soulmate,the love of my life had instantly become a stranger. We had dinner and slept facing the other side that night.

The next morning she fixed me coffee and we sat out on the porch, with the sea breeze brushing through her hair, she said, “ it took you 3 years to realise that you love me and that I won’t betray you & hurt you whereas when I met you & you came in my life, I was broken and shattered inside, I had gotten out of a painful relationship too and had as many fears and apprehensions as you did, but my connect with you healed me and I had let go of my past and started living in my present with you and my love for you but when I reached out to you to express my love for you, you withdrew telling me that you weren’t ready, you had trust issues, you had fears, you had scars from the past and needed more time, do you remember that?”She asked. “There was no ring that day but it was my heart I was giving to you and you shut me out. I realised that day that if you were so unsure then obviously my love for you wasn’t good enough to erase your past, fill your wounds and take away your fears, I felt rejected and I pulled my guards up & from that day forward as much as I love you my fears of you hurting me magnified multiple fold.”

◦ She poured me some more coffee and kissed my forehead and said,”I know you probably feel the same way today but I haven’t refused you because you turned me down 2 years back, this is not a comeback at you. I do love you but now I have scars with you from being in this relationship, because every time in the last 3 years that I tried to reach out to you and express my love to you, you withdrew. It’s pain that I felt every time you compared us with your past, Every time you distanced because of your fears of getting hurt and losing control, they all played a toll on me making me realise my love couldn’t heal you instantly like yours had healed me only to give me fresh new wounds replacing the scars & In the midsts of the tug a war somewhere it snapped.”

I was listening to her and could actually relate to how she may have felt then when she had said she was in love with me and I had turned around and said “I’m not sure I am ready as I’m fearful of betrayal and my past still haunts me.” I replied to her, “You knew I’ve always loved you and will until my grave but I truly was unable to let go of my past memories and pain.” She said,”I understand but now I have fears of betrayal and fears of getting hurt in our present relationship because when I was pulling you close,you where pushing me away and in the tug a war it snapped. I have my guards up now and I’m not sure if I’m ready to commit with these fears.” I replied “ok let’s give it some more time.” To which she said “our egos & self dignity won’t permit that, rejection hurts even though there’s love between us the timing was off.”

We spend the next 2 days as friends and parted ways but I still carry love for her in my heart and have one more painful memory added that will continue to block me from living in my present.

Moral of the Story-it’s the timing, we can’t live in our pasts, if you feel love and care for someone don’t let your egos crawl in, don’t let the past memories take the present away from you, live in the moment, be sensitive to the others feelings, you may end up hurting and pushing them away to a point of no return and it may be too late when you realise that.

-Shereen Shalz

The last Valentines Day wish

PLEASE READ TILL THE END-Here’s a very deeprooted message for all of you from my personal experience-“ In a blink of an eye,everything can change.So forgive often & love with all your heart-You May never get that chance again.” Say I love to to the ones you love this V-Day, it’s not about candle lit dinners, expensive gifts, roses & parties, it’s the expression of the feeling that we hold inside, of love for the other. Set your egos & differences aside and rekindle that love, So I use to write poetry & still do some of you know & some don’t but I wrote something on Valentines Day 2016 for my husband Sunny from my heart and gave to him that I stumbled upon it right now and would like to share it because it’s so ironical that, just the year we talked about rekindling our lost love in Feb 2016, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer in June 2016 & this is life. Life’s unpredictable, don’t let it go by…….
Please read what I had written.

“As we age I cherish the past,two lovers grew, a family at last.


A date night followed by talks, love or lust,
Married in a wink,
next day schools and kids, waiting for the bus.

Kindergarten for kids went by fast,
dance, basketball, what a blast!
Our little baby is a teen,
where did the time go in between?

Date night, when was the last time?
work, bills, we were often left without a dime.
Working on budgets & stess grew with time,
Our kids were growing, graduation soon,
perhaps like a flower our lost love will bloom.

Our patience short, a sudden turn,
our love colliding, starting to burn.
Shouting, crying, regret once more,
have we forgotten our love,
will there be no more?

Back from a seed, a giant Willow Tree,
spreading the roots, a strong foundation, a family tree.
Thankful for much, God’s helping hand,
guiding us with his mighty plan.

Through the dark, two lovers rise,
the blinders are taken from our eyes.
Thankful for much, why couldn’t we see
the blessings abound, a beautiful family.

Laughing, dancing, date nights, talks,
Drives, kissing, moon-lit walks.
Through the trials and tribulations we did see,
that true love and family forever will be.


Happy Valentines Day
Hope we can rekindle our lost love some day before it’s too late & hold on to it forever and a day.
With blessings Always.”


-Shereen Shalz


Yes we sure rekindled our love and realised how deeprooted it was but destiny came with a deadline to show it.
Will love you forever my dear Sunna, wherever you are, you live on in my heart until we meet again. ❤️😍☹️ 😭

Roohani Rishtey

Soul connections

Hey man(मन) Mere,
Sun mera kehna,
Is baar nahi behna,
Aur Dard nahi sehna,

Lurna hai halat se,
Jusbaat se,
aapne aap se,
Din me bhi
aur is raat se

adhura sapna

Aapne akelepun meh bus
yeh yaad rukhna,
Mere mun (मन)
dil Meh rukna bus
Ek ehsaas,
Ek khayal,
Ek bharosa,
Kohi apnaa

Ab is Ishq ki khudai ke khatir
aur mut kar lurahi
Is Roohani rishteh ki na leh aazmaish

-Shereen Shalz

Translation

Dear Heart,

listen to me,

You are not to flow no more

Not to endure any more pain

You have to fight

With your circunstances

Your emotions

With you self

Day and night

When In solitude

Just remember

Dear heart

Keep it in your heart

The feelings

The thoughts

The beliefs & faith

That someone yours

But incomplete dreams

Now for the sake of this divine relationship don’t fight anymore

Don’t put this soul connect to anymore tests

Silence-The unspoken language

Silence

An unspoken language

That can convey the truth

Or sometimes be misconstrued

It’s mysterious calm

Inquisitiveness in its own charm

Holding back or left stunned,

Not a word, just mum,

Explain this reticence,

Is it hesitance?

Is it reservation?

Or Is it restraint?

Is it shyness?

What’s the reason for this quietness?

There is so much calmness,

And tranquility in this numbness.

Are you that discreet or is it silence of deceit?

Thoughtful or watchful?

Prudent or Shrewd?

Give me something

Maybe an undertone or strum a hum,

We trained to analyse kinesics,

Read between lines,

With no words, no lines,

No lines, no rhymes,

No rhyme, no mimes…..

Just A secret that lies beneath,

You, your silence & your mind.

-Shareen Shalz

Jaan Nisaar

Tuhmne yaad kiya humko

Ehsaas heh mujhe

Kuch bin kahe hi

Bahut kuch keh gaye

Yeh kasoor na hoga tumhara

Agar tumne Ikrar na kiya

Yeh kasoor na hoga humaara

Agar humneh tumhen bhula diya

Woh Shyaamein thi rangeen

Sapneh saja gayi

Pur zalim zakhum hai puraana

Hakikut dikha gayi

Ab dur lughta hai un batoein se

Kutrateh hai mulakato se

Ab dur lughta hai un sapno se

Un shyaamo ki yaadoein se

Na juta payenge hum yeh himaat

Na itbaar hai,

na aaisi humaari kismaat,

Na kasoor hoga yeh tumhara

Agar tum woh shyaam bhool gaye

Na kasoor hoga woh humaara

Agar hum tumhara

naam bhool gaye

Kuch atit ka dard,

kuch dur ka alam,

Kuch unkahi bateein,

kuch rangeein yaddein,

kuch mulakatein

Yeh sab thoda thoda batoor kar

Hum ishq meh ho kar bhi

Bina doobeh, Paar ho gaye,

Bina kuch kaheh,

aap ke jaan nisaar ho gaye

~Shereen Shalz

Imtehan

Tarus Na kha hum pe,

Humari khudhi ka

na leh Imtehan

Kuch khuddaari reh neh do baaki

Aaisa Na ho keh meri bebaasi meri inteha bun jayee

Yeh sur jhuka tha sirf tere dur pe

Yeh haath utha tha dua Meh rab se

Aaj kyon ansooein se bharri hai ankhein kab se

Translation-

Don’t feel sorry or sympathetic towards me

Don’t test me as a being

Don’t put me through anymore tests

Atleast let me have my self dignity

Don’t make me feel so helpless that It reaches a limit

This head only bowed in your temple

These hands only raised in prayer

Why today these eyes are filled with tears for so long.

-Shereen Shalz

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