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

Broken Path, Chosen Path

Broken Path, Chosen Path.
By Dr Swati A Gadgil
I chose a path
to tread on it
lined by trees
and gravel on it…
though muddy it was
and not laid well
but protected I felt
thought, peace will dwell….
distant from settlements
far in the jungle
no one to obstruct
nothing to entangle…..
but then came a turn
a tree decided to burn
its roots and uproot
falling across my run…..
my fate was crossed
my pace was slashed
huge trunk lying
flat and dead……
I won’t budge
I won’t judge
but destiny on my side
I hold no grudge…..
the trunk just split
now two logs huge
no tears any bit
no emotional deluge….
I was destined to walk
fate after all!
rise and fall,
just take it all….
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My Words My Emojis

My Words My Emojis
By Dr Swati A Gadgil
My words my emojis
my smileys and roses
for someone every day,
some for my folks
and some for my pals
some for my gals and
some for my foes….
Am I pretentious
or am I genuine,
Am I the same
outside and within,
Am I the same
in crowd and lone,
Am I the same
in supine and prone?
Do I judge people
or am I judged,
My emojis and words
are they fudged…
do they mask me
do I know for sure
what is pure
and what is impure,
but one thing is certain
infantile smile can cure
white wash the fakes
and bury the flakes
silt or scum
wash off all aches,
Array of emojis
and long winding words
certainly have a tough
from the chirping birds
straight from the heart
my words my emojis
my smileys and roses
for someone every day…..
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Betel (Bitter)Territory

The street dogs running around
marking their territory ground,
from pillar to pillar
and every nook and corner,
they would balance precariously
on three and not four
one hind leg in air
sometimes right
and then left they pour
happily expanding their kingdom
and guarding it ferociously…..
then came a two legged
with super brains and super powers
he could talk and not bark
he could think and comprehend
he could speak a dialect
he was blessed with a spark
best creation of God was he…..
but certainly something was wrong
his brain was wired
and heartless was he
as he too went around
marking his territorial ground
Spitting red slurry of betel leaves
by the pillars and trunks
lining the walkways
and bang in the center
plonk he would spit
on the roads newly laid
insulting higher faculties
his civic sense dead,
worse than animals
flogging he deserves…..
save my country
save my animals,
scared are they
with such competitors
who mark larger territories
Giving disease to others…..
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By Dr Swati A Gadgil
Life is magic
beautiful and enchanting
magical is our breath
scented and scintillating,
there is magic
across length and breadth,
His wand flashes around
swoosh it goes
birds out of bat
and rabbits in my hat,
dancing stick
disappearing through
beautiful girl
cut in to two,
Life is magic
but could be sad and tragic
can He do the trick
and turn the table?
to make my life stable,
and can He turn tears
in to beautiful pearls
can he turn my lips
downside up
to spread a big smile
and fill my cup,
Let Him do the magic
for misery to melt
and freeze some moments
precious and heartfelt,
Can his magic wand
take me in to the past
to set things right
and love to last,
Life is magic
beautiful and enchanting
magical is our breath
scented and scintillating
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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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