Poetry – Eastern Mirror https://easternmirrornagaland.com The latest and breaking news from Nagaland, northeast India, India and the world. Current affairs and news of politics from around the world, latest updates on business news, sports, arts and entertainment Fri, 08 May 2020 17:29:32 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://easternmirrornagaland.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-FavIcon-32x32.png Poetry – Eastern Mirror https://easternmirrornagaland.com 32 32 God’s Divine Garden : Where the Best Rest https://easternmirrornagaland.com/gods-divine-garden-where-the-best-rest/ Fri, 08 May 2020 17:29:29 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=311528 God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home. Happy Mother’s Day to our Beloved Mom in Heaven. Seiminngam Chongloi

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God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Happy Mother’s Day to our Beloved Mom in Heaven.

Seiminngam Chongloi

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The Corona Lockdown https://easternmirrornagaland.com/the-corona-lockdown/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 03:24:01 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=299894 Silence rules in the empty streets and alleys;Fear raises its ugly head e’en in the valleys;Confusion spreads among the villagers,Deeply affected are the daily wagers. Families isolated in their own homes;Police patrols the street as threat looms;Postponed weddings & cancelled meetings;Friends, sweet lovers kept apart from datings. Barricaded colonies; poor stranded travellers;The world acknowledge Death as the Leveller.No warring factions; no lethal guns; no bombs,Yet the graveyard daily fills up wit’ fresh tombs. Systems shutdown as the world face lockdown.Isolated men realise the worth of w’at they own;Faith is tested; prayers are said more frequently.God watches silently as HIS Wind blows gently. Fear grips the minds & grand cities and towns;Man acknowledges the futility of w’at he owns;Death stealthily creeps into the crevices of life,Snatches away the critically affected wit’ strife. You wonder where HE is in these critical timesW’en the deadly virus spreads fast in all climes,Claiming precious lives as respecter of no one,Invading the body of those it elects to be gone. You realise you have become susceptible to it,Even though you may be healthy and totally fit.You realise t’e worthlessness of al’ your wealth,And take every precaution to protect yo’r health. Up in the Heaven God sees...

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Silence rules in the empty streets and alleys;
Fear raises its ugly head e’en in the valleys;
Confusion spreads among the villagers,
Deeply affected are the daily wagers.

Families isolated in their own homes;
Police patrols the street as threat looms;
Postponed weddings & cancelled meetings;
Friends, sweet lovers kept apart from datings.

Barricaded colonies; poor stranded travellers;
The world acknowledge Death as the Leveller.
No warring factions; no lethal guns; no bombs,
Yet the graveyard daily fills up wit’ fresh tombs.

Systems shutdown as the world face lockdown.
Isolated men realise the worth of w’at they own;
Faith is tested; prayers are said more frequently.
God watches silently as HIS Wind blows gently.

Fear grips the minds & grand cities and towns;
Man acknowledges the futility of w’at he owns;
Death stealthily creeps into the crevices of life,
Snatches away the critically affected wit’ strife.

You wonder where HE is in these critical times
W’en the deadly virus spreads fast in all climes,
Claiming precious lives as respecter of no one,
Invading the body of those it elects to be gone.

You realise you have become susceptible to it,
Even though you may be healthy and totally fit.
You realise t’e worthlessness of al’ your wealth,
And take every precaution to protect yo’r health.

Up in the Heaven God sees everything & waits
For the right time to intervene as man awaits
For deliverence ere his untimely death bell tolls;
His days are jinxed as Corona sends out a call.

He realises and repents for all his iniquities,
And for chasing around fleeting vanities.
He gathers his thoughts and families,
And pray to the Holy of the holies.

But God seems to have gone quiet,
Keeping HIMSELF aloof from his plight,
And from his sufferings and his crucial fight
Which he fights with all his resources & might.

But incline thy ear to His living Word;
Accept Him as the one and only Lord;
HE shall arise from his throne and act
To wipe out Corona in His time perfect.

A  Anato Swu
Satakha Town Zunheboto

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The Ever Caring God https://easternmirrornagaland.com/the-ever-caring-god/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:53:45 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=297088 Watch the birds of air or even sparrowsThey don’t worry about their tomorrowsYet t’e same God who created you & meKeeps good watch o’er t’em & let ‘em be. Every feather is accounted for by the Lord;Just as our hairs are according to His Word.Yet HE made us only a lit’le lower t’an angelsIn His image and offered us Grace and titles. Watch the birds of prey or even sparrowsThey care not about t’eir feed or sorrows.He who created them takes care of them.How much would He care us in His Name? He allows the eagles to soar high above. He takes our spirit higher still in His love.Trust Him to lead you & guide you always;His Hand will stay on you all of your days. Inspiration: Mama Rose Maureen. Anato Swu

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Watch the birds of air or even sparrows
They don’t worry about their tomorrows
Yet t’e same God who created you & me
Keeps good watch o’er t’em & let ‘em be.

Every feather is accounted for by the Lord;
Just as our hairs are according to His Word.
Yet HE made us only a lit’le lower t’an angels
In His image and offered us Grace and titles.

Watch the birds of prey or even sparrows
They care not about t’eir feed or sorrows.
He who created them takes care of them.
How much would He care us in His Name?

He allows the eagles to soar high above.
He takes our spirit higher still in His love.
Trust Him to lead you & guide you always;
His Hand will stay on you all of your days.

Inspiration: Mama Rose Maureen.

Anato Swu

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Celebrate “Her” https://easternmirrornagaland.com/celebrate-her/ Sat, 07 Mar 2020 18:22:28 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=296469 Wonderfully and fearfully created woman, she is….From her I am born; from her he is born. I am a woman; I am she.In her lies the generation’s roots. They say a woman must be submissive.Yes! She understands and does it.Yet, her meekness underestimated purposely.Her voice silenced and freedom snatched!She bears and tolerate the highs and the lows she has been offered.She has her limit! She had it enough in the name of love, respect and honour for the sake of another human. Now it’s time she speaks………No longer she’ll bow down rather she’ll bow out and voice out for she deserve her rights to be exercised.She’ll chose her self-respect over false honour of superiority.Remember she’s a woman later; A human first.Treat her with love, respect and honour not because she is a mother, wife or a daughter but because she is a human, first of everything she is…! Remember men, there’s nothing more in you.‘He and She are at bar.’Remember there is nothing less in a woman.Her never ending sacrifices is her divine beauty.Her femininity and fragility is her strength.Therefore, celebrate; celebrate her for being a woman.She deserves your good thoughts,She deserves your valuable attention.But do it with heart and...

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Wonderfully and fearfully created woman, she is….
From her I am born; from her he is born.
I am a woman; I am she.
In her lies the generation’s roots.

They say a woman must be submissive.
Yes! She understands and does it.
Yet, her meekness underestimated purposely.
Her voice silenced and freedom snatched!
She bears and tolerate the highs and the lows she has been offered.
She has her limit! She had it enough in the name of love, respect
and honour for the sake of another human.

Now it’s time she speaks………
No longer she’ll bow down rather she’ll bow out and voice out
for she deserve her rights to be exercised.
She’ll chose her self-respect over false honour of superiority.
Remember she’s a woman later; A human first.
Treat her with love, respect and honour not because she is a mother, wife
or a daughter but because she is a human, first of everything she is…!

Remember men, there’s nothing more in you.
‘He and She are at bar.’
Remember there is nothing less in a woman.
Her never ending sacrifices is her divine beauty.
Her femininity and fragility is her strength.
Therefore, celebrate; celebrate her for being a woman.
She deserves your good thoughts,
She deserves your valuable attention.
But do it with heart and not with obligation.
Celebrate women and make it count not bounded.                                 

M Lithei Nyam Phom

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The New Years Eve https://easternmirrornagaland.com/the-new-years-eve/ Sun, 29 Dec 2019 17:20:51 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=287183 Where did the year go? No one seems to know, How quickly it passed! What we did, are now past. We should not forget, But also not waste time on regret. Because  now those are the past. This is the time to meet, To be together,celebrate and greet. Learn from the mistakes, Resolve  not to repeat and to correct what it takes. A chance to seriously contemplate To acknowledge and truly appreciate. Our good friends and family. This is the time to  do good  things  in life, To overcome all our trouble and strife. To make friends  out of foes, Not be afraid to forgive. But to be much more positive, Life’s too short, we all knows. Let’s give our good effort as the year close. Those whom we  lost, shed a tear, Cherish those whom we hold dear. Let’s decide about next year, And face the future  without  fear. A great chance to make things right, A brand New Year is in sight. Lets celebrate  the New Years Eve night! Dharma Dhaj Sonowal Dimapur

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Where did the year go?
No one seems to know,
How quickly it passed!
What we did, are now past.
We should not forget,
But also not waste time on regret.
Because  now those are the past.

This is the time to meet,
To be together,celebrate and greet.
Learn from the mistakes,
Resolve  not to repeat and to correct what it takes.
A chance to seriously contemplate
To acknowledge and truly appreciate.
Our good friends and family.

This is the time to  do good  things  in life,
To overcome all our trouble and strife.
To make friends  out of foes,
Not be afraid to forgive.
But to be much more positive,
Life’s too short, we all knows.
Let’s give our good effort as the year close.

Those whom we  lost, shed a tear,
Cherish those whom we hold dear.
Let’s decide about next year,
And face the future  without  fear.
A great chance to make things right,
A brand New Year is in sight.
Lets celebrate  the New Years Eve night!

Dharma Dhaj Sonowal
Dimapur

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Sunrise and Love https://easternmirrornagaland.com/sunrise-and-love/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:42:25 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=280756 The night escapes; comes the dawn. The baby stirs, stretches out a yawn; Opens her eyes and greets the morn. The Sun itself arrives like a new born. Fresh in its rising, majestic in colour Of crimson delight & hues splendour, That spread forth from eastern skies To cast its magical spell on the eyes. Inside, the cute baby gurgles away; Her mother wakes up to a new day, In humility says her grateful prayer, T’en wit’ a kiss greets her baby dear. Humming glad she opens t’e windows; Two tiny eyes follow her like shadows, As fresh air & sunshine rush in to make Their love whole, which none dare take. A AnatoSwu Satakha Town Zunheboto

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The night escapes; comes the dawn.
The baby stirs, stretches out a yawn;
Opens her eyes and greets the morn.
The Sun itself arrives like a new born.

Fresh in its rising, majestic in colour
Of crimson delight & hues splendour,
That spread forth from eastern skies
To cast its magical spell on the eyes.

Inside, the cute baby gurgles away;
Her mother wakes up to a new day,
In humility says her grateful prayer,
T’en wit’ a kiss greets her baby dear.

Humming glad she opens t’e windows;
Two tiny eyes follow her like shadows,
As fresh air & sunshine rush in to make
Their love whole, which none dare take.

A AnatoSwu
Satakha Town Zunheboto

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Alive on Purpose https://easternmirrornagaland.com/alive-on-purpose/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 16:42:10 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=279778 This life’s not over though some may think so. We still have miles to travel; many places to go. The road stretches on past every unkind bend. We have the will to carry on; a cause to defend. Shattered dreams we’ll revive. Broken hearts can still survive. And yes! We’re alive to amend What the world calls “The end” We don’t look down at the broken crayons- They could still light life’s empty pages on By filling them with colours of the rainbow, And reminding us of God’s everlasting vow. This life is not our own; Soul has always known. Broken but kept going, It’s the Master’s doing. We have chance to do best, Till we finally come to rest. So mock not when you find us down. We’re also seeds that God has sown. A Anato Swu

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This life’s not over though some may think so.
We still have miles to travel; many places to go.
The road stretches on past every unkind bend.
We have the will to carry on; a cause to defend.

Shattered dreams we’ll revive.
Broken hearts can still survive.
And yes! We’re alive to amend
What the world calls “The end”

We don’t look down at the broken crayons-
They could still light life’s empty pages on
By filling them with colours of the rainbow,
And reminding us of God’s everlasting vow.

This life is not our own;
Soul has always known.
Broken but kept going,
It’s the Master’s doing.

We have chance to do best,
Till we finally come to rest.
So mock not when you find us down.
We’re also seeds that God has sown.

A Anato Swu

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My Alabaster Jar https://easternmirrornagaland.com/my-alabaster-jar/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:33:55 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=279363 Moulded by the very Hand of God Almighty; Designed to perfection to reflect His beauty With features carved out in ethereal ways; Sparkling clean inside out in its early days.. My alabaster jar, polished & ready to collect The essence of life, love & light sans defect. Hopin’ to gather the pure & best for the Lord… To break and pour out with all it could afford. Poor jar, if only it knew what it was taking in Ever since its master fell into the trap of sin, And began to pour deadly drugs and alcohol Into what was designed to represent his soul! How disgraceful to the Lord it would’ve been! How disgusting to have had its content seen… Had God not intervened and stayed the hand Raised to break the poor jar at His command? The jar that once held its head high with hope Was now filled with shame, defiled with dope. But wow! The wonder working power of grace That flows to cleanse away every drouge trace. And so my Alabaster Jar still remains unbroken; Filling up gently with more than what was taken. A masterpiece of the Creator, kept standing tall In His grace that...

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Moulded by the very Hand of God Almighty;
Designed to perfection to reflect His beauty
With features carved out in ethereal ways;
Sparkling clean inside out in its early days..

My alabaster jar, polished & ready to collect
The essence of life, love & light sans defect.
Hopin’ to gather the pure & best for the Lord…
To break and pour out with all it could afford.

Poor jar, if only it knew what it was taking in
Ever since its master fell into the trap of sin,
And began to pour deadly drugs and alcohol
Into what was designed to represent his soul!

How disgraceful to the Lord it would’ve been!
How disgusting to have had its content seen…
Had God not intervened and stayed the hand
Raised to break the poor jar at His command?

The jar that once held its head high with hope
Was now filled with shame, defiled with dope.
But wow! The wonder working power of grace
That flows to cleanse away every drouge trace.

And so my Alabaster Jar still remains unbroken;
Filling up gently with more than what was taken.
A masterpiece of the Creator, kept standing tall
In His grace that has sustained men after the Fall.

Thus, when grace has filled itself up-to the brim,
And love has washed the Jar itself in its stream
I’d gladly take IT to HIM at Heaven’s Mercy Seat,
And pour the precious content at my Lord’s feet.

A Anato Swu
Satakha Town, Zunheboto

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Where is Your Rainbow? https://easternmirrornagaland.com/where-is-your-rainbow/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:14:22 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=277499 W’en before the glorious Throne I bow And God asks “Where is your rainbow?” Oh, what would I tell to the Holy One, That he may say “My son, well done!” Would I plead ignorance Of the precious Second Chance That He blessed me with Even though I did not deserve it? Would I say “I am sorry” That I have always been in a hurry To lift my brush and paint The colours of love over sin’s taint? Would I say “I was blind” And His rainbows I could not find In the sky of His promise To remind me that my life was His? Or would I say, I did my best With all the colours He gave me to test On the gifted canvas of life And paint hope across the face of strife? Whatever my response and rewards be, It’d be made crystal clear for me to see, That even though I failed to play my part, He was always there to offer a new start. Thus the rainbows in the sky azure I behold; Reminding me of the Covenant of times old T’at God made with a passing mortal In order to fulfill HIS Purpose...

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W’en before the glorious Throne I bow
And God asks “Where is your rainbow?”
Oh, what would I tell to the Holy One,
That he may say “My son, well done!”

Would I plead ignorance
Of the precious Second Chance
That He blessed me with
Even though I did not deserve it?

Would I say “I am sorry”
That I have always been in a hurry
To lift my brush and paint
The colours of love over sin’s taint?

Would I say “I was blind”
And His rainbows I could not find
In the sky of His promise
To remind me that my life was His?

Or would I say, I did my best
With all the colours He gave me to test
On the gifted canvas of life
And paint hope across the face of strife?

Whatever my response and rewards be,
It’d be made crystal clear for me to see,
That even though I failed to
play my part,
He was always there to offer a new start.

Thus the rainbows in the sky
azure I behold;
Reminding me of the Covenant of times old
T’at God made with a passing mortal
In order to fulfill HIS Purpose eternal.

A Anato Swu
Satakha Town, Zunheboto

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A Jinxed Struggle? https://easternmirrornagaland.com/a-jinxed-struggle/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:21:38 +0000 https://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/?p=276377 (Naga Independence) Our life and our destiny, we carve as authors. Scripting our own history; we’ve had no masters. Our Land, we inherently own; So our ancestors had known. Alas! Freedom as our God-given birthright, Now lay bracketed under aggressors’ might. The land ruled over by none save heaven, Remains subjected to the rule of an alien. Hark! How did God’s chosen people go wrong? Why’d the foe play his sinister game for long? What befalleth us to shed endless tears in this fight? How many betrayals before we’re restored our right? Decade after decade of protracted dialogue. The great Delhi Act enacted afresh from prologue. Solution- a mirage in the vast Indian desert, To any progress, an impeding block insert. Chasing after peace so elusive; Signing accords- ne’er inclusive. Like a child running after a blown-away kite, Till the wind carries it out of his narrow sight. The Israelites took forty long years, Caught up in their own sinful snares. Nagas’ Journey seems to take eternity! All because of their greed and disunity? A Anato Swu Satakha Town, Zunheboto

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(Naga Independence)

Our life and our destiny, we carve as authors.
Scripting our own history; we’ve had no masters.
Our Land, we inherently own;
So our ancestors had known.

Alas! Freedom as our God-given birthright,
Now lay bracketed under aggressors’ might.
The land ruled over by none save heaven,
Remains subjected to the rule of an alien.

Hark! How did God’s chosen people go wrong?
Why’d the foe play his sinister game for long?
What befalleth us to shed endless tears in this fight?
How many betrayals before we’re restored our right?

Decade after decade of protracted dialogue.
The great Delhi Act enacted afresh from prologue.
Solution- a mirage in the vast Indian desert,
To any progress, an impeding block insert.

Chasing after peace so elusive;
Signing accords- ne’er inclusive.
Like a child running after a blown-away kite,
Till the wind carries it out of his narrow sight.

The Israelites took forty long years,
Caught up in their own sinful snares.
Nagas’ Journey seems to take eternity!
All because of their greed and disunity?

A Anato Swu
Satakha Town, Zunheboto

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