Poems by Amitabh Shahi

The Angel

a poem by Amitabh Shahi

The Angel
Do I love you?
NO
I adore you…
You are the keynote of my life
The core of my existence
An inseparable facet of my soul
Your hues
Have created beautiful paintings in my world
The paintings of ecstasy
Of supreme bliss
I always longed for someone
To fill up the void
To charm me with her joviality
To enthuse me with positivity
To imbibe me with hope
To envisage the script of my life
And I have got you
You
The ineffable damsel
With beauty that soothes
With a heart that exhibits fathomless simplicity
With disposition which is divine
With voice that infuses melody
The ultimate life-partner
Which I always yearned for…
Thank you my Gauri
For mingling myself with you…

Teachings of Nature

a poem by Amitabh Shahi

Nature is the best teacher
With teaching latent in it’s every element
Look at budding flowers
They teach you
How to begin with smile
The singing birds
Teaching you to be merry
In whatever the circumstances be
The tall and sturdy trees
Inspiring to stand rock solid
Amidst the storms and tornadoes of life
The stable soil
Encouraging you to withstand
The tyranny of time
The continual rivers
Inspiring you to keep on moving
Surmounting obstacles
The extensive forest
Motivating you to be large-hearted
Accommodating a motley of emotions
The speedy wind
Teaching you to move swiftly
Extirpating stumbling blocks
On our way to the pinnacle
The rigid mountain
Teaching you to aim at
Nothing less than the zenith of excellence
Let’s look at nature
For it can be our best mentor!