Noor Rahim

The Trail of the Ignominious Political Path of Sri Lanka. – By Noor Rahim This article is based purely on my own experiences that I have gone through and that I experienced; since being born in Sri Lanka in the year 1937. My ancestors came to Sri Lanka with the Dutch Army which occupied the low country on the behest of the Sinhala King of Kandy to rid of the Portuguese who were occupied the land prior; in the late 16th century and early 17th century. The King could not bear to see his subjects being mistreated cruelly and heaping them with untold misery. Hence, in the early 17th century invited the Dutch to get rid of the Portuguese invaders. Having done so, they occupied all the territories that were occupied by the Portuguese. Peace prevailed during this period. It was in the late 18th century that the Dutch handed ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day – By Noor Rahim Valiant are those who woo the hand of a fair maid amorous is the way the affairs start Love being the bond that will make it last Entering into holy matrimony being the confirmation of this trust Never having to say sorry should be the foremost thought “Till Eternity” is the moral destiny that is foremost Inculcating all the goodness of love and trust Never ending are the good values of life, without doubt Endless love should then forever last Noor Rahim January 2009 ...

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Merry Christmas & A Bright and Prosperous New Year – By Noor Rahim As the Festive Season reaches its zenith It brings in the very pleasant reminder of the Birth of a Great Faith In addition to ones’ rekindling of love and compassion that garner   It is the time to display our love and compassion to all on Earth With the pent-up goodwill to Kith & Kin and Friends that we did harbour Not to forget those who are no longer; and are physically out of reach   And the very unfortunate and in need for the little bit of “cheer” So in this world of turmoil we feel the wrath of the Supreme who is humanities Giver, Sustainer & Cherisher To remember The Almighty that giveth In addition to merry making during the season & inaugurating a New Year   All our Best Wishes go out to you ...

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It’s that time of the Year – Once again.- By Noor Rahim Onset of the Festive Season. The flowers are all but gone and the trees have shed all their leaves. How one misses the various types of Birds, Bees and Butterflies that foraged for food in the previous days. Only the few bushy-tailed squirrels that scamper hither and thither on the grounds; picking up the nuts and every morsel of food they can gather for their hibernation; are currently visible. The daylight hours keep getting shorter by the day; and along comes the drop in temperature too. The ardent connoisseur of a “White Christmas” will no doubt await the snows; that they pray will complete their Christmas. To offset this change of weather and its’ temporary change of environmental setbacks comes that “Spiritual Change” in atmosphere. You feel the onset of the Festive Season in its immediate wake; although ...

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“As the Days Fade Away…..” – By Noor Rahim As the days fade away; one can only look around for what lies ahead and speculate – be it good or bad. Whatever it be one must keep in mind the age old saying of “Man Proposes; and God Disposes”. Presently the “sitting outside” on the verandah and watching the “World go around” is all but gone and restricted as such; confining one to being indoors within the walls of the home. However, we of the extreme North have to contend with the God given four seasons and savour the good and the bad as we humanly can – for each season has its characteristics and metamorphoses; and it is for us to contend with, enjoy and make best of it all. Easier said – but does everyone agree? For it is said that “One Man’s Meat is another Man’s poison”. ...

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A Man-Created Warming of Mother Earth. –  By Noor Rahim The devastating ecological changes that humans encounter today Are just the result of the humans’ avaricious and ambitious weighs Always throwing caution to the wind and putting it off for another day Comfort foremost being the mindset without thought to what may lay   In his/her greed for material gains there’s nothing withheld in the foray The whole World appears to follow this disastrous concept, so to say In boosting the National Wealth do they indulge and encourage The exploitation of Mother Natures’ assets to fulfil the National usage   It was in “Nature Studies” we were taught The results of the ravages on the ecology of the land Would bring to the humans untold distraught Summing it: “Man will destroy Nature & Nature will destroy Man”   Does one really think for a moment the felling of these mighty ...

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FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS – By Noor Rahim A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even.. The total had to be exactly perfect… No chance here for mistakes.. Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall’s Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door. She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass ...

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ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION – By Noor Rahim Buzz! Buzz!! Buff!!! Went the chainsaw Chop! Chop!! Chop!!! Went the axe-man Gasp! Gasp!!Gasp!!! Went the citizens Watching the killing of Mother Nature, in anger & sorrow   A mighty oak tree is what they saw Felled by a machine and lumber-jack Crash! Crash!! Crash!!! Came the mighty shock All and sundry did watch the dastardly show   The question was under whose authority or law Blah! Blah!! Blah!!! Went the Authority Don’t worry, we will re-plant aplenty With small saplings and any other seed we can sow   What idiocracy do the authorities bestow By their senile permission to fell the mighty Oak That stood sentinel for many years, for mankind’s sake One can only ask oneself how long will it take to restore   Dream! Dream!! Dream!!! And just take a bow For you will not be around when this happens But ...

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Happy Father’s Day – By Noor Rahim My Dad is my tutor and mentor Be it helping me on the computer Or in my math and grammar Regardless of day or time he’ll help me without a murmur   He finds a lot of time to help me in my leisure Takes me out to the movies – which is such a pleasure And plays outside in the garden until the sun is a-goner That’s my Dad; he is such a do-gooder   My Dad is also a preacher Teaching me the good in life & to be a believer In sickness he gives me succour Until I am back on my feet; feeling like a warrior   Today’s a day that you would sit & wonder Am I getting younger or older? But remember Dad that I’m your greatest admirer And shall remain ever-loving now & forever   “Happy ...

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