What can I say about dreams?

“Friends are hard to find. In a lifetime, you get only a few. And when you find them, you always know them by sight and heart alone. You always grow a little bit taller in your soul; and you know you have been blessed just to know them.” — Ashley Rice

I’m lucky enough to have got a few, and from that few, the gal who has kindly agreed to grace my little blog space today is one. 🙂 It’s hardly been a few months since she and I have become friends. But time is not something that affects friendships, right? Even in kindergarten, we just said hello, and the next moment we’re friends. 😛 😀 She and I became friends somewhat like that, which is interesting, since she has a son who’ll be going to kindergarten pretty soon. 😉 Over the last few months, I’ve come to know her as a fierce friend, a strong writer and a wonderful mother. She’s silly, and makes some highly impossible typos sometimes, but she corrects them with patience. She’s always ready to learn things, even if she has to take a dictionary to check but one word. For some of her friends, she’s even a fairy godmother whose cooking is divine. And am glad to have her here today at I Rhyme Without Reason. She is Jaibala Rao, who blogs at My School of Thought.


What can I say about dreams?
I dreamed of hope,
Deep within
I found it

What can I say about dreams?
I dreamed of freedom,
To be as free as free could be,
To find, I was shackling me.

What can I say about dreams?
I dreamed of love,
Amongst my friends I was
Unconditional affection I found.

What can I say about dreams?
I dreamed of trust,
And looking in his little big eyes,
I can see I am his world.

What can I say about dreams?
I dreamed of being known,
In my words, in these lines,
My identity I find

What can I say about dreams?
They keep me going,
They keep me strong,
I would be nothing without my dreams.

It’s not easy to write for someone you think to be your inspiration. So, right now I am wondering if I’m even qualified to do this. But then, when one of the people you look up to and admire asks you to write for him, well it is a huge compliment actually. Among the best ones you can get. So here I am writing a post for Vins, one of my closest friends and my tormentor forever; feeling all special that he asked me to today.

(18th August 2014)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

18 thoughts on “What can I say about dreams?”

  1. Jb, it’s a pleasure to have you over at my little blog 🙂 And am glad you agreed. To look into S’s eyes, and find trust, I think that’s something beautiful. And am sure, one day soon, your words will indeed be your identity; a much bigger one than it is now.

  2. Thank you for that awesome introduction (for a moment, I wondered if its me only). I really can’t tell you how much it means to me to be writing for you, especially today. But then again, you already know what it means to me to be writing for you today. 🙂

  3. Didn’t she send you a box of chocolates as well? 😛
    Happy Birthday Vins.. you are indeed blessed to have someone like Jai on your side of the fence!

    beautiful poem and the perfect birthday gift!
    God Bless you both and may your friendship always remain strong and true. 🙂

    • She did 🙂 It was nice too. I told her how much I loved it.

      Yes, am blessed, Pixie, to have Jai, you, Sid and so many others on my side of the fence. happy 🙂

    • Well like Vins said I am glad we have a beautiful place on our side of the fence filled with wonderful people. (Mostly, I am the lucky one). And glad you liked the poem 😀

  4. Dreams keep us going and you’ve got a priceless gift from her for your special day 🙂 Happy bday once more, Leo! Lovely poem, Jaibala 🙂

  5. What do I bribe you with to give me an intro like that?
    And yes, that is a beautiful poem. I hope that all your dreams come true Jaibala 🙂

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