While rummaging around to unlock my cognition

I stumbled upon a picture that eclipsed my vision

I couldn’t persevere but to go back in time

And stand there to witness the destiny’s crime

I could see their bewitching countenance

Smiling at me with credence

Some going for a vacation

While some returning to their nation

Some talking to their mother and saying goodbye

While some with their wives promising to be back soon and enjoy a pie

A young lad I see sitting adjacent to the isle

Very excited he seems to go back home after a long while

A little angelic soul crying due to ear pain

Who would know all will wash away with rain

New wings waiting to flap

And dreams umpteen to unwrap

Just a hit by destiny’s black shadow

Darkening their enlightening rainbow

Hues and cries, prayers and forgiveness

Oh God why this mercilessness

To vaporize their souls in the midst of nowhere

Loved ones left behind receiving merely a phone call to hear

Whatever happens has a reason and a lesson

Our days are numbered, there’s an end to every session

A crash, an illness or just in sleep

We will have to go down deep

Cherish your days, your moments

For there never is a second life enrollment

As this wreckage declares

“Hold on until all disappears”

Β© Samreen Asad 2020

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Dear Son, Happy Birthday

#poetry #limerick

Our little trooper has turned three

A ping pong ball he is I do agree

Oh I so love his bugs bunny beak

May he grow up to be like an oak tree, such unique

Joie de vivre he is to us for free.

Masha Allah you turned three today.. When I try to turn back the pages of the past two years with you, i really get amazed at how you grew up from a teensy weensy soul lying helplessly to the one who never rests… I looked into your glittering eyes when I held you for the first time and felt every bit of calm and peace.

I assumed you had too many questions to ask as your eyes wandered here and there.. And now when I even try to look what’s in your eyes, trust me you don’t even allow me to do that. You are so restless that I truly wonder when will I again get a chance to feel that calm and peace.

It’s just  three years with you but from day one you made me realize the love, care, bond, sacrifice, responsibility a mother does all her life and made me much much more closer to my mother. Not just for these three years, but I wish you health for all your life. I just pray you return your love to all those people who are on their toes all day for you my little prince.

I wish you be strong enough to conquer this world as this world is a dark place and full of mirage. Just play and sail through with compassion in your heart and achieve what’s best for you in this world and hereafter. And may be someday you will be big enough to see through my eyes and I will just smile and get all my answers.

Β© Samreen Asad 2020

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#poetry #haiku

Improvident chase

Dazzled by life’s conundrums

Blindfold vaporize

Life is all about chasing and accomplishing our dreams and desires but often we get so much entangled and bedazzled in the cobwebs of our Supreme thoughts thinking we conquered that we forget we really shall taste death and we are here sailing for a little while.

There will be an end to everything. What all we will take with us and leave behind will be love, blessings, our deeds and memories. We do will have to answer our doings, our sayings and then only we will discern, life was a phantasm.

Life is beautiful indeed, enjoy and live its beauty but don’t surmise it will be eternal because your eternity belongs somewhere else.

Β© Samreen Asad 2020

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Before I sleep


An aurora of a new tomorrow

Far away from betrayal and sorrow

A lightning streak to follow

Voices so euphonious and mellow

Hearts benevolent but not so hollow

Will I be able to sow and reap

Shall I be awake, before I sleep??

Foraging Into the woods

To go lost, if I could

Charismatic fireflies under the hood

Catch them to enlighten my den, I would

Be enchanted as I did in my childhood.

In pursuit of unfulfilled desires assembled in heap

Shall I be awake, before I sleep??

To live in a bewitching meadow,

Where there is no class, creed or its shadow

No race, disgrace or discrimination to endow

Be an illuminating candle by the Window

And opening my eyes to a new rainbow

Would I ever take such a gigantic leap

Shall I be awake, before I sleep??

Β© Samreen Asad 2020

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Time Slithers By


Hold on for a while and catch a little breath

Let your effervescence not restrained

From getting entwined with the moment

Do perceive and reflect

As much as you can

Soak the warmth of the sun

Feel the texture of the sand

Go lost in the colors of the sky

The prized laughter of your beings

Just take a moment to cherish

As the time is slithering and will soon perish

Don’t await for tomorrow to relish

The essence once gone never replenish

Don’t tie up your inner butterflies

Let them flutter

For if you save them for later

Nothing will you ever cater

Man never settles until their doom

With those twinkling eye drops

Smiling and laughing you can only reminisce

You can’t perceive and live them again

Neither will you be the same

Neither will be those who loved you so

You will see a long crowded past behind

But a short lonely journey ahead

Borrow a moment to saunter

In the alley of merriment

To attain felicity, peace and patience

Don’t you please stack up your delights

You shine and chime to the moments rhyme

Just take a little while to cherish

As the time is slithering and will soon perish.

Β©Samreen Asad 2020

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Two Cardinals


Undulating, I flew through the air

Prattling and absorbing the secrets of the breeze

Contented and in compliance with the treaty of life

Until I stumbled and went head over heels

One fine day it was

While Foraging I heard moans of despair

My soft heart started melting

As I saw a survivor of hawk attack hiding and fighting for breath

For as long as I can remember being in delusion

My alter ego swayed and lingered with me

Together we dwelled building our roost

Singing our hearts out until the daylight waned

There was a nip in the air, overcast sky

As the chilly winds started to blow by

I opened my eyes to see you nowhere

My frantic search led me to now here

I sang for hours and waited for an echo

As Countless dawns and dusks swept by

Then, unforeseen, you flashed like a bolt in the blue

Happily singing with other beaks in your demesne

I don’t have any answer to your caprice

Just to forgive you for being a chimera, let you disappear like you never were

And when I see those little heads rising from my den

I find hope, reason and a carpet of life stretched out to live and love.

Β© Samreen Asad 2020

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Mystery Blogger Award 1st and 2nd

Mystery blogger award 1st:

I am very much thankful to Astha for nominating me for this award, my very first nomination. I truly apologize for taking forever to post this, was just engaged with usual stuffs.

Astha is a wonderful writer, her poems are just splendid. Do visit her blog;

The Rules:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best post.

Three things about me:

1. I trust everyone quite easily if they portray themselves to be kind, well, later I often regretπŸ˜‰.

2. I am quite patient, don’t get stressed easily and even if I do, I can hold it back for quite a bit of time.

3. I forgive and forget. 😊

Questions and Answers:

1. What are you completely over and done with?

There are a whole lot of things I wish to get over and done with, few I have already, few are in the process. I have stopped taking myself for granted in the eyes of everyone (well, these everyone are always your very closed ones).

2. What’s most important thing Covid-19 taught you?

It taught me that everything in this world is temporary, no matter what. One fine day, you may wake up to realize all were merely vapors, what remains with you is their scent. So, love and live until all appears a dream.

The Almighty can bring this universe upside down while all our science and technology gazes in amazement.

3. What random stranger has had the biggest impact in your life?

While on a tour to Luzern, Switzerland, we met one elderly couple in their eighties, very well dressed, they were enjoying and touring as they said winters are approaching and we will be packed inside for long. Their children visited them occasionally and they would be spending the winters alone.

It made me realize, in your old age, it’s only your better half who would be with you ( if you are fortunate enough) and I so felt this anguish within me to imagine how my mother feels (She lost my father when we were small).  That hit me hard.

4. If you could put your brain in a robot and live indefinitely, would you?

I never can as my heart always rules my brainβ™₯️>🧠 and without my heart beating, I am dead already. Better to be alive for a while than to be dead forever. πŸ˜€

5. What do you wish you had more time for?

I wish I had more time to spend with my mother, I visit her for a while and in that span also, busy doing my own work and then come back only to realize how little time we spent together.

Mystery blogger award 2nd:

My second nomination for this wonderful award comes from petrel41, I am very much overwhelmed and grateful to her for this. She has an amazing blog, do check it out;   

Three things about me:

Know some moreπŸ˜€

1. I love to sleeeep. (enjoyed it too much until my little bunny was born 😁)

2. I love to travel anywhere, it just have to be travelling. πŸžοΈπŸœοΈπŸ”οΈπŸ–οΈ

3. Though, I love mountains. ⛰️

Questions and Answers:

1. What’s the most important thing Covid-19 taught you?

I answered this already above. 😊

2. Why did you start blogging?

To unlock the hidden me. πŸ˜€πŸ”“

3. What keeps you motivated in dark times?

My faith in The Almighty and this belief that whatever happens is for a reason and the reason is always good, it’s just that you realize it later.

4. What movie/TV shows you are currently watching?

None πŸ˜€ I am busy watching the acts of my son the whole day.

5. What’s your favorite genre in novels?

Fantasy πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

My Best Post:

This post would always be very close to my heart.

The Last Goodbye


Very difficult for me to choose few among you all talented people out there, so I nominate everyone of you who wish to accept this nomination. 😊

My Questions:

1. Who do you love the most and why?

2. What according to you is important, love or money?

3. What’s your lesson learnt about life?

4. Who do you admire the most?

5. If you get a magic wand what would be your three wishes you would fulfill ?

Thank you so much for your love and support. I have gained so much in such a little span of time. Stay Safe and have a wonderful day!!


What is this life??

#poetry #life

What is this life

Full of magic and hidden surprise

Sometimes it gives you reason to smile

And sometimes just to sit back and wonder why?

What is this life

Full of happiness to hold amid momentary gains

Too many roads to travel and opportunities to unravel

But which road to choose is the real game.

What is this life

Full of loved ones around you

Making you feel blessed and sane

Literally giving you a jibe when you start to succeed beyond their domains

What is this life

Testing your temperament at each step

Whether you will survive or go astray

Lucky you are, if you happen to realize

What is this life

Full of nature and beauty to admire

For some to accomplish a thousand desires

And for some to just repent what they lost and couldn’t acquire

What is this life

It’s anything but falsehood

It surely gives you wings to fly and leave a silver lining in the sky

Just take a deep breath, fasten your seatbelts and enjoy this ride THAT IS CALLED LIFE.

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.. And the neurons stream like a fireball

Soaring and captivating my whole mind

A saturated ball of vapours

Notwithstanding the load of unavowed chaos

Rises to explode

Droplets of a thousand emotions

Swaying in the midst of my skull sky

But thoughts warm enough condense

And navigate my insight

To form a cloud of crystals

Cottony but sanguine

Yet still blinded by foams

Dilemma, ambiguity and reverie

Still floating aimlessly in my cerebrospinal fluid

Fidgety they are

Insinuating collisions to further wither

Into a droplet of fire

Though cold but transfigured

Bolting out of my cloudy ambiguity

Showering in the form of rain

Drenching my qualms

Cleansing my atmos

Catering me peace

Letting me just sit

And hail as I conquer

Condensing and precipitating

My rebellious bewildered

And Obscured River of a million words.


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Gulab Jamun

#gulabjamun #indiansweet #foodblog

Gulab Jamun is a very popular Indian sweet, mostly served during festivities, wedding occasions, other celebrations and also when one’s sweet tooth crave for something.

‘Gulab’ and ‘Jamun’ are hindi words translating to ‘Rose’ and ‘berry’ respectively.

These are berry – sized balls made with milk-solid and dipped in sugar – rose water syrup.

Traditionally, these were made with “khoya” or “dry milk solids” but now a days many alternatives are there as “khoya” is not available easily everywhere. Milk powder is an easy option to go by.

Though am not a very big fan of sweets, I tried this for the very first time during a get together at home and to my surprise it turned out to be yummmyy. So, thought to share with you all my version of the recipe and give your taste buds a sweeeeet treat. 😊


Milk powder – 1.5 cup (I have used Nido milk powder)

Clarified butter/Ghee – 4 tablespoons levelled

Milk (at room temperature) – 1/2 cup

All-purpose flour -1/2 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Sugar – 2.5 cups

Water – 4 cups

Cardamom – 3 to 4 pods

Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons

Rose water – 2 teaspoons

Oil for frying


Preparation of sugar syrup

  1. In a wide-mouthed and deep pan, add water, sugar, cardamom pods and lemon juice (to avoid the crystallization of sugar).
  2. Stir in between and let the sugar get completely dissolved.
  3. Keep cooking it for a while for about 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. You can keep the syrup at very low flame so as to keep it warm.
  5. Add rose water.

* Water should be enough so as to submerge all the Gulab Jamun, if you find the water to be less, you can always add more.

Preparation of Gulab Jamuns

  1. In a bowl, add milk powder, Clarified butter, milk and mix them all together.
  2. Take all-purpose flour, add baking powder, cardamom powder in it and with a whisk mix them properly.
  3. Now, add the flour mix to the ingredients in 1.
  4. Mix them all together, you may find it easier now to use your already washed hands. 😊
  5. Now start making balls out of the dough prepared. Size totally depends on how you prefer it to be but smaller the better as it will absorb the syrup and would become almost double in size.
  6. Firstly make one ball, there shouldn’t be any cracks in the ball, it should be smooth.

** If the dough is runny, feel free to add more all-purpose flour little by little.

** If the dough is hardened just sprinkle little milk until the desired texture.

Frying the balls

  1. Now we will deep fry the Gulab Jamun balls. For this, take a frying pan or pot and fill it up with oil. Oil should be enough to dip in the balls properly.
  2. Keep the flame at low, heat the oil but the temperature of the oil should not be high otherwise the balls will turn black from the outside and uncooked from inside. Neither it be too low.
  3. Slowly dip in all the balls, if your pot allows or else divide in batches.
  4. Do not stir or touch the balls when you put it in the oil, for a while, just stir the oil without touching the balls directly.
  5. All the while flame should be at low to medium.
  6. When the color of the balls start changing, remember to stir the oil slowly with the spoon.
  7. When the color becomes dark brown, take out the balls and put them directly into the sugar syrup.

* Sugar syrup should be warm enough, either keep the syrup at very low flame since the sugar got dissolved (remember to switch off the gas as you put the Jamuns in it) or if it cools down, heat it up a bit.

** Temperature of the syrup should be warm not hot.

** All the Gulab Jamuns should be completely submerged in the syrup. If you feel the syrup to be less, add more water initially.

**the utensil must be deep enough. Or you can divide the syrup into two pots.

8. Keep resting the Gulab Jamuns in the syrup for as long as they become soft and double in size.

** Do not let them sit in the syrup for a very long time, keep a check or else they will absorb excess syrup and become too soft.

** You can make an additional sugar syrup with just 4 to 5 tablespoons of sugar and a cup of water. And when you serve, you can add this syrup over the Jamuns.

** I used this way as my first syrup was not sweetened enough so I just let them swell and afterwards I took them out from the syrup and poured the second syrup.

** But the choice is always yours as you like it. πŸ™‚

** You can always adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste buds.

Your Gulab Jamuns are ready to be served and trust me they are worth cooking.

Enjoy!! 😊

Do let me know how it turns out, if you try this recipe!!