Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fissures Appear in Friendships

Whenever good things happen to me
Unprompted, spontaneous
And my face shows some kind of spark
With glitter in my otherwise quieter eyes
I find fissures appearing in many a friendship
Each piece with broken edges
Shouting disillusionment and regret
Seeking a promise to be wary & careful
But then, hope is the rope
I would like to keep hanging on.

( Written based on OSI prompt 'Fissures')

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Keep Hopes Alive.....

Keep Hopes Alive..

Wake-up, wake-up
O’ little flower
Smile, smile
O’ little flower

Fill the air
With fragrance rare
Glow, glow,
O’ little flower
Smile, smile
O’ little flower

As the darkness descends
The Sun will go
Moon shall come
Walking soft and slow

Don’t get disheartened
When the owl toots
Just be in touch
With your own roots

For it shall be
Another day tomorrow
Keep hopes alive
We’ll meet to say ‘Hello’
Bloom, bloom
O’ little flower
Smile, smile
O’ little flower

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thoughts As They Came.. iv

Am I liked ..
Oh, what a turmoil!
Do I like...
Aha, life's so beautiful !


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thoughts As They Came…iii

To avoid dust
I shut the window
Light too stays away.


Heart’s cries can be heard
Only by another heart
Will mind ever permit?


Being with you
And keeping you in dark
How will I get the light…


Saturday, April 17, 2010


Early 1990s saw a lot of upheaval in my life and
I embarked on a journey of my own inner space so as to know myself better and develop my own philosophy about living. And that’s when the poem I place here today was born in my heart (somewhere in 1992) and gave me my path and my goal to at least become…


God gifted me one life on this beautiful planet
To breathe fresh air, to laugh, to smile
To love and be loved, to explore mysteries of each day
To give wings to my thoughts,
To hold sunshine each morning in my palm,
And to spread a sheet of moonlight
All over my body, every night …

Yes, God sent me to chitchat with the twinkling stars,
To touch the skies riding a rainbow splashing colours
Of my happiness on the glowing canvas
Of a blushing evening, and to quietly endure the pain
Growing at the frightening sight of the rudderless boat
Of my life, loaded with millions of gleaming dreams,
Getting drowned in the merciless sea of shapeless humanity..

True, I came to feel warmth of tears born out of
Strange touch of a friend’s masked affection
Creating infinite holes in an already wounded heart
But then, also to have some parts of my lovely childhood
Dancing and cuddling around bestowing me with
Pure happiness as innocent as a dew drop
Resting softly on the petals of a just bloomed rose..

Before sending me for my sojourn, God had commanded,
“Hey, to experience life in all its glory and splendor
listen to the voice of your soul, always!”
And today I confess that the thankless I betrayed God
By keeping the door to my soul tightly shut
Letting it suffer in the darkened depths of my inner space
Just like millions of ordinaries walking on this planet..

Enlightened with truth, I dared to take a plunge
To visit those darkened depths of my own inner space
And in the process becoming a lot more Self-Aware
By opening the door to my Soul and quietly
Listening to all the wisdom hidden inside
Gaining strength to face the world rejuvenated
And try to become a little more than ordinary..

Friday, April 16, 2010


Quietly in my mind a doubt arises
Whenever I find myself telling a lie
In that moment when I kill the truth

Do I stay alive or I too die?

Thursday, April 15, 2010


From my book 'A Little More Than Ordinary"
for all my friends and visitors on this blog... This poem

written sometime in 1992 had won first prize in
a local competiton where poems in any language were
permitted. This one was the only entry in English..

When my mother died
I openly cried
Because I was a child
I was spontaneous..

When my father died
Only my heart cried
Eyes couldn't
I had grown-up

Now that humanity is dying
Neither my heart
Nor my eyes are crying
and I wonder
Have I become mature...?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thoughts As They Came...(ii)

Neither enjoys the present
Nor tries to build future
Mind’s happy recreating the past.


Passing judgments on people around
And then wondering
Where have all the friends gone?


Day dreaming with open eyes
And also having sleepless nights
A real time for a wake up call!


Monday, April 12, 2010


What an enormous task
To remove one’s own mask
For, it is difficult to trace
When did it get on the face…

Sunday, April 11, 2010


A puff of fresh breeze teased my hair
Cuckoo cooed saying a happy hello,
A dove dived to shake hands
Bunch of clouds appeared smiling
Fading moon waved at me
Fragrant flowers danced around
Blades of grass shone with dew

That’s when the first ray of Sun
Gently passed God’s message,
“All this morning magnificence
Glory, splendor and grandeur
It’s God’s special gift for you
For HE found you radiant with purity
Having come out with your real face...”

And then with a twinkle she quizzed,
“Where did you leave your mask?”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Natural Truth

Walking through the day
A natural truth reveals itself
Even my shadow changes sides...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Knock on the Door..

A knock on the door ,
And I heard fading sound
of my own footsteps..

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Search for God!

I searched for God everywhere
Couldn't find him anywhere
God really played it very smart
By quietly living in my heart..


Oh, Two roads
Which one to take
With my life at stake
Got confused
Mind refused
To think anything
So I prayed
" God ! Which road?
Someone called back
from the sky
" Please Specify
Which God."