SECONDS OF HAPPINESS

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Hi!

Pigeons have made their home at my factory building. While designing and constructing the building I had thought as much that the place would tomorrow be the home for birds. That has been dreams come true.

I do enjoy seeing them during mornings and evenings. Flying and coming back feeding their little ones and at nights sitting in some places in a meditative posture.

This morning one of the Pigeon had entered the administrative block from where it could not go out as the glass windows were closed, it was attempting to go out  hitting the glass panel. As I was entering office I could hear the hitting sound. Seconds past it was in the hands of my worker. My manager told me these guys take it home and eat whenever they get them. I became wild and grabbed the bird from his hand, opened the window and released the Pigeon.

The way it went flying into the air, I could see the happiness in its fly which made me happy too. The episode might have taken about 25 seconds only, but the sight of the bird flying inspired me to write these lines which I would want to share with you all.

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SECONDS OF HAPPINESS

 

Like a Woodpecker hitting at the Glass

Calling for my attention as I Pass 

 

Grabbing it from that wicked Hand

Clasped it tight in my Hand

 

Eyes dwindling in Fear

Accelerated heart beats I couldn’t Bear 

 

Holding it in Rescue

Throwing in air it Flew 

 

Sigh of relief; patting its wings like never Before

Like a Roller Coaster ride, I never had Before

 

Except planet earth a place where can it Find

I Ponder, why can’t we be Kind 

 

The Pigeon enjoyed seconds of Happiness

I too enjoyed seconds of Happiness

 

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47 thoughts on “SECONDS OF HAPPINESS

    davidprosser said:
    February 18, 2016 at 5:07 am

    You did a great kindness that day. I don’t blame your worker as many people are brought up to believe that pigeons are pests and there would be no fault in supplementing your diet if the opportunity arose. Not everyone will share your great respect for life. Why not post some notices around the factory to say that it was designed to encourage the birds to nest and that you respect their right to life. Maybe the practice of eating any caught will cease.
    Hugs

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 18, 2016 at 5:55 am

      Now David! This is just beautiful.
      I love your comment.
      The respect you showed for the life.
      Your suggestion I welcome.
      The inevitability of the supplementary diet I do understand.
      But I would only like to say for the diet, there is plenty in this world to get satisfied.
      Its long since I visited you, I shall come to you may be in a couple of hours.
      Thanks
      love to You.
      Shiva

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    joyindestructible said:
    February 18, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I knew my home town had become much more urbanized when the Quail disappeared and the Pigeons arrived. My husband doesn’t like them because he’s been brainwashed against them but I too think they are very pretty and they only visit because they prefer the buildings down town so, they don’t make too much of a mess of things. Then the Magpies come and chase them all away, they chase all the birds away, and then they fight with each other. Then they go further north for awhile, as the canaries pass through and a variety of woodpeckers descend, filling my Cottons woods with their industry. I love them all so, along with my increasing herd of deer. My home has become a bit of a refuge because I am really a wilderness girl, a tiny bit eccentric, and I allow my acreage to grow wild. My critters love it and give me many happy hours of happy companionship. I love that you rescued a Pigeon.:0)

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 18, 2016 at 8:54 am

      I have now come across a very interesting comment from a very important person.
      Yes I can get a picture about your description . I understand how birds can turn out to be beasts, and animals as wild as not expected of.
      But your handling of things is very interesting and I loved to know about it. You give room to all those who come your way; you can accommodate them all. That is what I loved to read.
      Pam!
      How is the poetic aspect of the whole episode. If you can throw light upon that, it shall add few more seconds of happiness .
      😀😄😮🙌
      Shiva

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Pam!
      I think you not read my this reply to your comment.
      Please put the image of the “Appreciation Award” in your post.
      Thanks once again.
      Shiva

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        joyindestructible said:
        February 28, 2016 at 5:20 pm

        It’s on my Home Page, Shiva. The reader takes people to the second page and the images don’t show there. It’s with the lead in to the article.

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    Erika Kind said:
    February 18, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I can imagine how much panic that creature must have felt! Thanks for saving it.

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    February 18, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Good poem, Shiva. A female pigeon keeps raising brood after brood, usually two at a time, on one of our bathroom window sills. She seems to be intent on populating the neighborhood with pigeons. No sooner than one pair leaves the nest, she lays two more eggs, then two more, etc. 🙂 — Suzanne

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      I had a heart full smile.
      Let it populate, in any case they shall have a place somewhere.
      But here in my building I see the eggs fallen on the ground. I shall do somethings about that.
      Thanks for your encouraging comment.
      Shiva

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    Fourth Generation Farmgirl said:
    February 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Kindness is never wasted. 🙂

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    Hariod Brawn said:
    February 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Good on you Shiva!

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    thelonelyauthorblog said:
    February 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful.

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    Priceless Joy said:
    February 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Awww, sweet post! I love that you saved the little bird. I feed the birds in my yard in the winter. Loved your poem!

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    Hemangini said:
    February 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Such a wonderful and simplistic poem for the beloved pigeons ❤
    I can imagine you sitting and thinking about this poem as you saw the birds fly…
    Awesome as always Shiva 🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      I loved that you loved it.
      What more can I say.
      Hemangini you are wonderful!
      Shiva

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        Hemangini said:
        February 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

        I am wonderful?
        I am amazed but how you know that?
        I wanted to ask, about the painting of pigeon
        Perhaps, you made it?

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          February 18, 2016 at 3:58 pm

          When you can say wonderful at something or when you have the capaatiti of saying it, it means that you are also.
          No, no the painting is from the google images.
          So much thanks to them you see, I get them by searching a lot.
          It takes a helluva lot of time you seeeeeee!
          Love to YOU.
          Shiva

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            Hemangini said:
            February 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm

            Wonderful is what wonderful does eh?
            Isn’t that wonderful now….
            Thanks for seeing me Shiva 🙂
            If you do not mind me asking….
            What do you do by the way?

            Hugz…

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              February 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

              Hema!
              If you could see my about and ABOUT: probably shall come to know.
              I am from India and I am sure you are also.
              Right now its mid night and I am on bed , inviting sleep to capture me.
              Shiva

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    Shivangi said:
    February 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Wonderful
    Post Shiva… You did a great job! I liked the poem too.

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    Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said:
    February 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Oh, the poor thing must have been panicky. So kind of you to save it… Loved the poem, too…

    Wonderful post this is… 🙂

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    Deb said:
    February 19, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Oh Shiva! This is fantastic…your story first and then the poem…the pigeon cannot thank you enough and you will be blessed the rest of your days for your wonderful act of kindness!! I love how you talk about the eyes and heart beat of the pigeon, I could feel it as I read it. And the sound of the bird hitting the glass, the house I grew up in had a big glass window on the front of the house and the birds would fly into it all the time not realizing glass was there…this reminded me of that. I really love this!!!
    Deb!!
    🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 19, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Deb!!!
      I would always be waiting for your comment or the reply. You know even the day and time. Every time I get to read your responses I am overwhelmed .
      You feel the pulse of the bloggers and accordingly put it into your own words. You would have observed minutest details and write in your comments. This is commendable and a marvelous task.
      You make them know that you have sincerely read it and shared.
      You shower those seconds of HAPPINESS. I Love in you about that.
      xo
      Shiva

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        Deb said:
        February 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

        Aw thanks YOU Shiva your words are very kind! You feel the pulse of the Universe and are so in tuned with it and then we’re lucky to share in your insight! Have an insightful day!!
        Deb!
        😊

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          February 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm

          The universe is a living thing.
          Anybody can tune at it.
          You, Me and Everyone.
          Deb!
          Get tuned to it.
          Shiva

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            Deb said:
            February 19, 2016 at 10:44 pm

            I tune to it every day…I listen to positive audiobooks all day long…but the Universe keeps throwing me into such challenging situations work wise and each morning I start off with a positive attitude and by mid-morning it’s beaten right out of me!! Something really GREAT must be headed my way!!!
            I wish it would get here already…
            Deb!
            🙂

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              February 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

              I do not know of the audiobooks that you listen to; not to underestimate them, listening to and reading books or having guidance all are like the chisels of a sculptor who by hitting with the chisel shall shape the stone that are WE.
              Yes something GREAT is standing right at your doorstep, open the door to find that shall want to embrace you.
              Shiva 🙂

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                Deb said:
                February 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

                I go on YouTube and search for books about positivity, enlightenment, success, law of attraction, etc. I like how you describe it, like a sculptor and being chiseled, they definitely have shaped me. If I only knew which door.
                Deb! 😊

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                  Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                  February 23, 2016 at 1:56 pm

                  Deb!
                  You continue to speak to me, one day I shall open the Door for You.
                  Shiva.
                  xo

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                    Deb said:
                    February 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

                    Thank you Shiva! I appreciate that 🙂
                    Deb!

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    joyindestructible said:
    February 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Shiva, I’m stopping by to hopefully, give you another moment of happiness with the prayer that all of your happy moments increase into eternal joy. I have nominated you for “The Blogger Appreciation Award” because I truly, do appreciate you. It comes free of obligation but please read my new post at http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/02/25/spreading-joy-by-the-warmth-of-appreciation/ I truly, do appreciate you and all you do. God bless you, always.

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    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
    February 26, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hello Pam!
    Yes! YOU have definitely given not seconds but days and days of Happiness to ME.
    I have always derived those moments of happiness while interacting with you.
    I love to be near who are nearer to God as I can get some glimpses or showers from those.
    You have recognised my feelings and have shared my thoughts.
    Your blessings shall of course turn all things into eternity.
    You have made me know more about you by this act and what you really have me, as in your mind.
    I shall now start to think about this Appreciation Award, I think you have forgotten to insert the Image of the Award. If you can insert it, that would be fine.
    Thanks again for your appreciation which has increased my appreciation of you.
    Fondest Regards,
    Shiva

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    michnavs said:
    February 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I have out for a little while and its good to be back with your inspiring poem as a grand welcome..

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    michnavs said:
    February 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    *have been out**

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    Isabella said:
    February 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love the story Shiva<3 Have a blessed weekend:-) Hugs, Isabella

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    Rangelz said:
    February 28, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Such a wonderful act from your part. The bird would have been so scared. I am very fond of feeding these birds. There is a temple nearby where many of them flock together when we throw grains.
    Besides, Amma keeps a vessel with water in our kitchen window sill for the birds and also give them grains in the morning. These days, when she forgets, they come and call out for food. 🙂

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    hitandrun1964 said:
    March 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love this so very much. Many blessings to you.

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    Stephanae V. McCoy said:
    March 13, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Beautiful poem and beautiful gesture saving the pigeon.

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    So EMPOWERING said:
    April 1, 2016 at 1:08 am

    What a timely intervention…freedom breeds happiness!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 3, 2016 at 4:26 am

      You are right!
      It is the freedom that is the birth right.
      It is in nature.
      Knowing it is in nature and it is in us is happiness.
      Shiva

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    Kamal Kothari said:
    May 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    beautiful gesture and wonderful words indeed

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You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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