See the upside in the downside – Poetry and Quotes + Sets For Sundays – Episode #024

Life is a funny proposition, it throws you down suddenly every time you’re up and feeling great. Everyone must, in this life, experience downs but it’s what you make out of it and what you learn out of it that counts.

Be smart and see the good side of it. At least you’re not broke and needing to feed a family of children. Be grateful of your beginnings and family protecting and caring for you. Make peace with them if there are misunderstandings. It’s hard, believe me, I know but thank them everyday and live your life.

See the good side of everything, it’s a lessson and a path to something more, something better. Life is funny, it makes you strong and prepared for the future by making you go through struggles.

Parents, don’t raise your kids by spoiling them with whatever they want, it only makes them dependent on you. Chances are if they’re raised rich they will end up being horrible human beings. They’ll feel entitled and have egos and not think about the people who struggle. I’ve met a lot of such people but I don’t associate with them too much.

People who get drunk and abuse or fight with waiters and the little guys threatening them saying their dads will do harm to them and stuff if they don’t get their way. They’re just doing their jobs trying to feed their family.  So stop being entitled pricks. Nobody is entitled to anything. We just play with the hands that are dealt when we’re born. It could’ve been you in their position, so put yourself in people’s shoes. They are people too, who are doing their jobs and trying to make ends meat. Treat people equally and well.

Keep your kids broke and make them work hard to earn money and make a living for themselves. They’ll understand life better that way.

See the up in the downs. If you’re going through something talk to people about it. You’ll find a way out. Help people and don’t expect anything in return. The ones who will help you out when you need it might be the most unlikely ones. But yes – help people, as much as you can. Live a life of meaning.

I wrote this quote last week and I thought I’ll share it with you. Here are some quotes and poems for you to read.

And music has some great lyrics at times

Here are some poems I wrote last week. They just pop up in my head(I don’t know why) so I put them together and write them down.

Homecoming's Planet. A bit more classical. Meaning – the first line signifies in two words what Aldous Huxley wrote about the eliminative nature of our brain and nervous system giving us just a trickle of consciousness to perceive necessary for our survival as mammals on this planet. The next lines refer to the countless lives our soul has lived in the analogy 'games we have played' and dreams we have dreamt all leading to our battle with life and its good and bad moments and the elements of life itself. Theres is time for everything ups and downs. Using the analogy soldiers of/with mettle it must surely lead to finding ourselves and a home and love on this planet. Yet how insignificant are we in the grand scheme of the cosmos. It ends hinting at my firm belief that we are not alone in the universe. We don't even know if the universe is finite or infinite so surely there is life somewhere we just don't know. There's a meaning for each poem. Just thought ill share this with its meaning. Cheers! Gn #poem #poems #poetry #gauravkrishnan #endlessnight #book #outidunnowhen #poemsporn #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poetsofinsta #poet #poets #poemsoflife

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Requiem for the nightmare . . . Slightly dark but honestly sometimes I look at the world around me and think.. "Is this it? Is this all we're here for? Make money and die? Why? Its a fucking nightmare. " People kill. People change. People do things all for money. don't be like them. Be simple. You don't need 90% of the shit ads tell you. Do more. Find your soul. Grow spiritually. Spirituality is not god its connecting with your soul. Help people. Touch their lives. Do more than address selfish desires. Do more meaningful things. Peace #poem #poems #poetry #gauravkrishnan #endlessnight #book #outidunnowhen #poemsporn #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poet #poets #poemsoflife #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #words #dailywords #wordporn #wordsofinstagram #writer #writersofig #writersofinstagram #spiritualwritings #spiritialpoem #requiem #requiemforthenightmare

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In metanoia Metanoia – *noun* A change in ones way of life resulting from repentance or spiritual conversion . . . . Also a #porcupinetree album name. This is about a monologue in the head of the struggle between letting go of past experiences and mistakes and working towards a changed present and brand new life. Something I think, a lot of people can relate to. #poem #poems #poetry #gauravkrishnan #endlessnight #book #outidunnowhen #poemsporn #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poem #poesy #poet #poets #poemsoflife #poetsofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poemstagram #poemsofinsta #poemsofinstagram #words #dailywords #wordporn #life #lifepoetry #poetryisnotdead #indianpoet #wordsforthemoments

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I hope you like them.

And onto the music for this weekend. Here is what music means to me in this little picture.

Here is a playlist I made on Thursday that’s super calm and a bit melancholic but it’s soothing nonetheless.

And here are a couple of the latest beat-tapes on #BOMBEATS

And Here is the morning playlist

Enjoy the music! Feel it ! 🙂

And enjoy the moments life! ups or downs.

Here are some tweets by the Dalai Lama

Here is how I look just to put a face to things hehe 😛

Cheers!

Take care

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Random Word Poetry – Day 1 & 2

Hey Folks,

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays in your countries. Christmas is 9 days away so I hope all of you are having a good time!

In the build up to my book release, I’ve decided to do this v-log or video series where I make a small poem out of a random word everyday. It’s basically to help improve my creativity, writing skills and thought process apart from just something for when I’m bored 😛

My book should be out in two months, I’m currently working with the publishers, ironing out all the details and stuff.

I’ve got a heavy Jim Morrison influence because I’ve read his poetry the most and The Doors are one of my all time favourite bands.

So here are the first two episodes of – Random Word Poetry.

1. Word – Pastrami

2. Word – Scissor

So that’s the first two days, I will keep posting more everyday, so I hope you like it !

And since it’s going to be Christmas soon,  here is my favourite football team in the world wishing everybody a Merry Christmas!

I’ll be back with Sets For Sundays this Sunday and an end of the year playlist titled Goodbye 2016, so stay tuned for that and these Random Word Poems.

Endless Night should be out in February 2017.

Take Care!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers! 🙂

 

 

The Crowdfunding Campaign For My Book – Endless Night – Is now LIVE !

Hello good folks and followers!

I’m excited to tell you that…
The Crowdfunding campaign for my book Endless Night is now LIVE. It’s been in the works for about 3 months now and it finally launched in the late hours of yesterday evening.

I’ve never crowdfunded anything before, so this is a first, but the people at Wishberry(The Indian crowdfunding website) were very helpful.

I’m trying to reach out to as many people as possible so that they can help me reach this goal of 1,30,000 Rupees or about 2000$ which I’m trying to raise in 30 days.

WHAT DO YOU GUYS GET OUT OF THIS

So firstly the lowest contribution is 500 Rs or about 8.5$ and you would get the E-Book a week before it launches. If you pledge 1000 Rs or around 16$ you get the Paperback copy of the book a week before it launches. These are the minimum two.  There are other awesome stuff which you’ll get from me for higher amounts.

If I don’t raise the target amount then you will get your money back.

So here is your chance to help me out with this dream of mine.

The video sort of explains it all.

CHECK OUT THE CAMPAIGN PAGE HERE

https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/endless-night-a-book-of-poems/

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SOME OF THE POEMS

And if you want to check out some of the poems here is the facebook page

I do hope you guys will help me out with this goal and dream and I will be forever grateful to you all.

Thank you for following my blog and stay tuned for more.

Thanks!

Cheers! 🙂

My Latest Work – Additions To My Book Endless Night and Some Good Feedback

What an awesome Sunday morning it’s been! I’ve just been relaxing all morning, sipping coffee, listening to good music and writing a bit.

The title of my book is based on a poem by none other than William Blake. And this is the first quote appearing in my book.

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Well, my book Endless Night is taking some time to come about. Mainly because I cannot fund the publication and marketing costs myself at the moment, but I’m working on a few deals in Real Estate which should be done in some time. I’m planning on self publishing so I will have to spend my own money. I have also sent sample poems to Penguin Publishing who are not self-publishers but classic ones who offer contracts if they like your work but they haven’t responded as yet. So in the mean time I have added quite a few poems which will be included in my book.

If you follow me on instagram then you’ll get all the latest stuff on your feed. Anyway here are a few of them. Do check them out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a few. But I’m glad that my book has gone from 52 to 65+ poems.
I’m really enjoying writing. It’s just flowing out nicely and is coming naturally to me. I haven’t written so much since my school days, I didn’t write anything for years esp and neglected it completely during my engineering days and I guess I really needed to reconnect with writing. I can’t wait for my book to get published!

I’ll keep you guys posted. Do support it and buy it! #EndlessNight

Also I received this email in the morning from some unknown producer. And it was awesome. It’s really nice that I can share my music taste and selections with people through all the mediums online. It’s really awesome getting feedback about my mixes, especially from the music community and people who like it. It’s great connecting with people through music! By the way, his track was really awesome and I’m going to put it in a mix in the future!

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And just to say goodbye here is the set I was listening to in the morning!
It’s major #bigcalm and just set the tone for the day!

Do not that this one is not by me but simply reposted on my soundcloud account. Hit play!

 

 

Feedback rocks 🙂

Take care everybody!

Cheers! 😀

 

 

Endless Night (Teaser Trailers)

My book of poems “Endless Night” will be out in November or December 2016!!
It’s a collection of 52 poems I have written. Of course they are edited and modified from the ones you have read on my blog.

Here are a couple of teaser trailers of the book. Do check them out!!!

I’ll keep you’ll updated.

Take care.

Cheers!! 😀

 

 

 

A Dream For Today

I had a dream,
They were all there,
The faces among us now,
In the courtyard,
As Kings, Queens,
Ministers and Dancers,
In otherworldly forms,
Gigantic & powerful,
They were celebrating,
Reveling in music & dance,
Not surprisingly,
It was about,
You and me,
You were dressed in gold,
And mezmerised me,
Then the evil ones,
Swooped down,
And took you away,
Much like now,
I fought them,
For you,
In the end,
I rescued you,
And you were back,
In my arms,
What do these dreams mean?
I will never know,
I have a feeling,
We have met before,
That I have loved you,
For centuries,
In lives of past,
Living now,
In the present,
Playing it out again.

– Gaurav Krishnan 19/08/2016