One billion rising

15 Feb

One billion voices rising

Let me add mine

No miracles in the offing

But for now it’s just fine

That the waters are rippling

And along the skyline

More kites are a-flying

With your wishes and mine.



See that little girl skipping

See the way her eyes shine

And that sprightly lad kicking

Pebbles soaked in brine.

Surely there is nothing

That should differently define

The hopes they are inheriting

Their tomorrows to design.



These times that are churning

May be a welcome sign

Society’s belly regurgitating

Before patriarchy’s shrine.

Why see ourselves as standing

On different sides of the line

The world that I dream of

Isn’t that also thine?



Life is for celebrating

And our selves to refine

The chance for unearthing

Gems from our spirit’s mine

So here’s to love and living

A quaff of the heady wine

That is eternally brewing

In the heart of the divine.


Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Poetry


10 responses to “One billion rising

  1. dreamingthruthetwilight

    February 22, 2013 at 8:26

    A great big hug to you too Sue. It’s wonderful to know that there is so much positivity going around , although appearances may scare us with all the ill-will and violence happening around us.

  2. snikhatf

    February 19, 2013 at 8:26

    Very nice Nadia ji. How r u doing? I have come on to wordpress after a long hiatus. Thinking of starting to blog once again here.

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      February 22, 2013 at 8:26

      Hi Nikhat. Such a pleasure to catch up with you again. Yes do start writing. I’ve loved being here. So many wonderful bloggers from whom to learn.

  3. vijaya

    February 18, 2013 at 8:26

    Hi,lovely poem but unable to open the site…

  4. surekh

    February 16, 2013 at 8:26

    Nice …Keep blogging….

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      February 22, 2013 at 8:26

      Thanks Surekh. I intend to, whenever I’m in the mood and have time on my hands. Sharing my thoughts is something that I love doing and reading what others write makes the experience of being here very rich indeed.

  5. P C Jain

    February 15, 2013 at 8:26

    very well articulated. Nadira U r the GIFTED Soul, the moreI I
    read yr writings the more I realize that.

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      February 22, 2013 at 8:26

      You are too kind Jainsaab. But truth be told , I look forward to reading your comments because they are always very encouraging.

  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    February 15, 2013 at 8:26

    What wonderful sentiments you have wrote of here Nadira, I hope that in this Earthly Brewing of Eternity we can see our hearts take shape as we form a hug to embrace each other no matter what side of the Line we stand…
    So many innocents depend on our love.. Let us hope Mankind can see his way forward to seeing that each child on earth should be able to skip in safety and smile at life with joy from their eyes…

    Wonderful Poem and so good to see you publishing 🙂
    Hugs Sue


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