Sunday, March 27, 2016

Soothing Poetry

What would one do
How could one overcome
How would we not
To unrelenting
Storms succumb
Where can one find
Comfort!
To ease the pains
How’d one stop
Unrelenting tears
That forever rain!


Dear poetry.. Thank you
Without your psychic succor
Your soothing
Feather-like shoulders
De-cluttering life's boulders
To welcome slumbers
People will be lost
In the forests
Of their knotted lives
Ceasing to remain sane
Through unending strife

Note: This is written impromptu for my son, who has not been much into Poetry until now. Today, he said "I wonder how it is to lose urself in Poetry". Hence this write, to someday let him know that losing myself in Poetry, has what has helped me over the years of relentless strife, both professionally and personally. The pain, real or imagined, for the person going through it, its of course real, needing a release. Poetry has been that release valve for me, to overcome my pressures. I hope he develops this ability to pour himself out through poetry, so he can face life without fear of being wrong, making mistakes, or avoiding to risk failures, that make a person, become and remain, human!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Of Clouded Realities


Relationships, like priceless diamonds
Sparkle when flawless, or so we assume
Yet such tough structures form
By minor flaws that remain unseen


An atoms’ relentless quest for completeness
Forming bonds that cut through steel trusses
Useless dust turned into sparkling wonders
Constant pressure untamable strength infuses


Within family and friends too, minor flaws
Forge structures of enduring strength
Adding grit with resiliency unmatched
Indestructible by forces inside and out


Yet so often one lets these flaws cascade
Ego-driven forces eroding inner strengths
Objectivity clouded by unscrupulous speech
Clarity of purpose smudged, purity vanishes


Hence relationships, indeed like diamonds
Sparkle when flaws don’t its splendor subsume
As ego does simple common sense triumph
Large ugly inclusions destroy beauty pristine!


Ps. Relationships are like diamonds, flaws help forge strong bonds as it requires people to adjust their interactions. However, when they become large and un-managed, these very same flaws cascade and destroy the very foundations that make relationships ‘beautiful’ and ‘priceless’. Once such inclusions rear their ugliness, the cost is often very high, as such egoistic splurges, render the relationship broken and useless.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Morning Fantasy


Seductively hot, yet defenseless he sits lonely on the chair
As she smothers him with her naughty lustful stare
Eager to let her taste buds his lusciously hidden delights savor
Ah.. with her cup of tea she forgets the world entire!



ps. Just to reiterate, there are simple blissful pleasures which are still plenty in this world. However fast and furious we can say the world changes, these are simple addictions one never grows out of. Read coffee, chocolate, etc. for tea, and she for he, or its different combinations, and we pretty much have most of the people in the world accounted for.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ephemeral Mirages of Life


Synecdoches abound
Yet the gullible heart stubbornly refuses
Lulled by rainbow thoughts of purity
Hanging on… to memories bygone!


Travesty in plain sight.. yet willingly succumb
Locked within social structures of deceit
Lured into traps that always repeat
Emotional fools.. Yes indeed!


ps. I figured this needs an explanation - after some inbox'ed notes / comments. Well it is to highlight a reflection of how people - albeit learned, tend to stay in a cocoon of sorts, wishing things away, dreaming of brighter futures, etc. even when the realities are stark naked in front of them.. ex. abuse - physical, verbal and emotional, in relationships, while hanging on to some utopian sense of 'it will all get better' feeling - even after repeated evidences to the contrary.

The Abyss


Mesmerized I stared
Eyes forgetting to blink
At the spiral wishing well
coin funnels’ enduring spins
Conniving centrifugal forces
Only path forward is down
Alluring mystic dance… enchanting
Pulling every coin, without fail
Black-hole like, into depths unknown


Baffled I watch
Mind filling unseen gaps
Winding through familiar scripts
Stunning pinpoint accuracy
Ravaging emotional forces
Weaving constrictive spirals
Raw emotive tango... enthralling
As humans falter, without fail
Into the abyss, without self-control

ps. A write to reflect on how we as individuals grow up to fall into predictable patters of interpersonal relationships in life.. Oftentimes the same script plays out over and over and I am amazed to see how people hardly learn from such experiences.. Intelligent beings' are we? I guess the jury is still out there for a vast majority of humans, including myself!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ode to Mars


Stone cold russet brown glare
Melting memories and fears into future dreams
Smitten, seducing human-kind


entered for Shrey - MAVEN Project

Oh! My Limerent Heart :)


Oh my limerent heart, what can’t I do with you?
Oh my limerent heart, what can I do without you?

The boon of my energies, the bane of my worries
The verve of my drives, the cradle of my silent cries

The source of infinite inspirations, and that of myriad perspiration
The reason behind my mystic smile, and my life’s detoured miles

The object of my desires, the subject of phoenix-like satires
The window to my pining heart, the door to some experiences tart

The spark for my wishful memories, escape from daily drudgeries
The twinkle in my ever-lost eyes, my hearts’ delectable spice

Oh my limerent heart, what can’t I do with you?
Oh my limerent heart, what can I do without you?