Author Archives: Dr Swati A Gadgil

About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

In Search of Equanimity

In Search of Equanimity
By Dr Swati A Gadgil
Ego, I go, You go, Everything goes!
Everything is a Spiritual Waste
If no comprehension, only haste,
Unless you seriously want to conquest
First put your Equanimity to test,
Else Invariably you will suffer,
a debacle in your quest,
Anger, Hurt, Love and Passion
feel bliss Only in Moderation,
Going overboard certainly is pain,
like a burnt cracker it will rain,
soot and dust and papers burnt
Sunrise and Sunset on the hunt,
ups and downs, north and south,
poles apart but cohesive and couth….
Being Wary of Each Moment, Every Emotion
and spontaneous Thoughtless Reaction,
will guide you through…
no maze no craze,
only amaze at the tranquil fields,
growing peace and delight
flooding light, blanket of rays,
shooting from the Sun, to burn your Sins!
And as it evaporates your ego, remember always,
E-go, I go, You go, Everything goes!
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Mirror Mirror

By Dr Swati A Gadgil

Mirror Mirror on the wall,
Who’s the fairest of them all?
Do I like this question at all
I want to take a call….
Can I imagine my Self
only as a Self?
just a Soul
with powers to dwell…
born with a heart
to feel the pain
born with a brain
to measure the gain,
speech, hearing and vision
touch, taste and locomotion
But No Mirror
face no entity
as looks don’t matter,
I want a world
where I only see others
how ‘I’ look
should not bother,
My hair My eyes My nose
My lips My ears My brows
I don’t care…..
thus eliminating distractions
in my path of Salvation….
Bless me God with selective vision
where I understand multiplication
and never indulge in division
seeing You in Every Body, Every Person,
they being the medium of Your expression….
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Mask – A Boon

By Dr Swati A Gadgil
Mask is a boon
which might disappear soon…
Do we realise,
that one needs to be happy
leaving all thoughts crappy
no frown on forehead
and a grin adorning your beautiful face
that no one can comprehend…..
But there is a big obstacle
and hesitation to overcome
They might call me mad
imbecile and brad,
though my smile is a curved line
they would say I am distorted….
What a dilemma
I want to smile but cannot,
have to put up learned look
and emotions to blot,
I was happy when Masks arrived
I could smile unedited, unaccounted,
endlessly and feel the bliss,
hidden from the world….
lest they would judge me
and quarantine expressions of mine
I am merrily smiling behind my mask
day and night in His glory I bask,
Lords mercy shinning through
though everybody
may not believe it to be true,
I smile and smile
not for a while
but through the brilliant day
and serene nights,
Faith supreme
as my love is extreme,
My unedited version
behind the mask,
as Mask is a boon
which will sadly disappear soon…..
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My Dear Friend

My Dear Friend
You are brave and strong,
believe me
nothing will ever go wrong,
have faith my dear friend,
life is but a beautiful song….
there are notes high and low,
we have to sing as the music flows,
sometimes shrill and sometimes chill
Lords mercy will always shine and glow….
you are kind and you are beautiful,
passion for life is your cup full,
don’t sink ever in gloom or Dale
meditate, pray and be mindful…..
my heart goes out to you,
my prayers always for you,
may you live long
here I share my breaths with you !
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Something worse was averted
some gross pain was diverted
it was just a dash to my car
precious me, harm precluded……
Something worse was averted
I tell myself please feel blessed
shower of love, blessings galore
scale of goodluck tipped, I guessed…..
Scales of Libra and she blindfolded
nevermind ever, as you are crested
His matching grant always fair
believe me and my faith, its time tested…..
Never cry, Oh why me tested?
never whine if time has rested
you will never know and may never see
He makes life beautiful, but you always berated……
On the board of chess painted
black and white invented
can turn the tables for you and me
as sparing the pawns the Queen is presented….
Something worse was averted
is all I blurted!
It was just a dash to my car
but lucky me, I wasn’t catapulted…..
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Unsettled in Mind

Unsettled in Mind
By Dr Swati A Gadgil
Unsettled in mind
suspended thoughts
defying gravity
confusion I fought…..
void undefined
hollow walls encasing
a shapeless space
DNAs escaping…..
bonds so strong
yet fragile are the strings
difficult to hold
sustainability on brink…..
easier to scatter
with a blow of destiny,
than to gather
with scent of harmony…..
naive to follow
cohesive rules of Universe
demonish it feels
to break and disperse…..
definition of space
convincing and cogent
yet happiness trace
volatile and tangent……
unless ostracized
will not feel the pulse,
or when sent to coventry
on some random impulse…..
unsettled in mind
suspended thoughts
defying gravity
confusion I fought…..
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All Rights Reserved.

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold
By Dr Swati A Gadgil

Heart keeps beating
Heart keeps pumping
we take it for granted
until we are dying,
ungrateful we are
selfish we are
abusing our systems
until dying we are,
World celebrates heart
A day meant for heart
364 days of abuse
miserable oh my heart,
cholesterols, good and bad
triglycerides, always bad
oils and sugars discussed
isn’t mental abuse even bad?
talk of stress
stress on peace
peace and smile
smile a mile,
miles of smiles
miles of health
tonnes of gratitude
tonnes of wealth,
heart is my pal
it loves ‘Love All’
care for it really
write on your wall…
“I shun inhibitions
I shoo deterrents
I love my heart
No place for irritants”,
just be strong
and true to yourself
you are not always wrong
don’t you bury yourself,
becoz heart keeps beating
and heart keeps pumping
I won’t take it for granted
and “you don’t take me for granted”,
I am surely not dying
fortunately though
I have a heart of gold
and will always glow…..
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Lust to Dust

Some do not hesitate
to jump on the wagon
murky are their fingers
and heart of dragon…
they exploit women
unassuming and shy
and taint them forever
unabashed, why?…
they protect their own
family and clan
repute and Caplan
she nowhere in their plan…
except for their lust
sex, play and thirst
she has no face
no name no chaste…
they suck dry
guzzle their fry
enslaved to their whims
some women die…
robbed and raped
mangled and misplaced
unfortunate lives
trapped and trashed…
as some do not hesitate
to jump on the wagon
murky are their fingers
and heart of dragon
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Opportunistic Parasites

Written by Dr Swati A Gadgil

When posed with a challenge
that seems enormous
will I be dauntless
or barefaced raucous,
Would I lean back
on a relation snapped
or pamper my ego
and remain capped,
being opportunistic
selfish and double faced
does it come so easy
to some, when drained,
piling on to friends
in hour of need
whom they had discarded
pulling out like weed,
such is the breed
to be wary of
who fleece you unconcealed
trust and faith tearing off,
never be misled
choose your friend
who walks with you
well until the end,
neither manipulative
nor judgemental
but accomodative
and regimental,
God bless me with wisdom
self respect and fear
fear of destiny and capitalism
and epiphytes far and near,
when posed with a challenge
and enormous it seems
let me remain impregnable
Haunted with dreams ….
dauntless with whims……
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Ending His Life…

He wants to end his life
estranged from his wife
he feels lonely
he is melancholy,
Is it okay to have such thoughts?
just because sometimes they fought
like cats and dogs they tore
over issues not so hot,
bad dreams no sleep
only memories to keep
logic vanishing volatile
eyes sunken deep,
clueless as to what next
beating heart has no pretext
engulfing void, short of breath
life is now out of context,
he is depressed
he is obsessed
sore and helpless, surely
he must be possessed,
he is yearning
he is threatening
can someone help quick
as he is sinking…..
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