One Day

One day, A patch of cloud Broke free and set out. Riding the wings Of the friendly breeze. Curly and dark, Like your beautiful locks, It came and curled around the sun; Just like your locks lay Spread out over my face One day. One day, A chance encounter At the riverfront. You and I, … Continue reading One Day

Height

Higher and higher Is what every human desire; Wonder what is it That entices them to climb Above the level ground? Probably it is the view- Everything looks smaller as one climbs higher; Giving a false sense of pride, In considering self bigger Than the world around. Perhaps one feels a thrill in heights. Probably … Continue reading Height

Point of View

The story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant by touching a part of the elephant’s body is ubiquitous. Life, in my opinion, has so many facets that it is difficult for the human mind to grasp it’s full implication. Probably the reason why we have so many philosophers, religious preachers and also … Continue reading Point of View

The Sphinx…

Amidst the most desolate landscape; Where the weather is harsh, unfriendly. You have chosen to place me- For what purpose? What intent? In which hour of day did you conceive me? Did I intrude into your sleep As a nightmare, most grotesque? For centuries, have I sat outside the pyramids. Did you conceive me as … Continue reading The Sphinx…

The Lighthouse

Look at my hues earthlings, says the sky, decked in mesmerizing hues of orange. The sky however is moody; changing colours on it’s own whim and fancy. Sometimes it is sombre and grey, sometimes dark and menacing and at times bedecked in hues that can give even the most beautiful maiden, an inferiority complex. Through … Continue reading The Lighthouse

In Nature’s Lap

Is this what can be a home? A rocky bed In the midst of a sea? Beneath the open sky Exposed to nature’s elements Can humans truly survive? Why have we humans For centuries strived To shield us From this openness? Why have we tried to cover us From nature’s elements? Building stronger barricades Erecting … Continue reading In Nature’s Lap

No Rainbows

An endless night. Kept awake by screams Inside the head And hunger In their bellies. Endless streams of tears, Like torrential rain, Creating a haze around the eyes. A country, Now no longer theirs. Uprooted from their land Forced into a life of vagabonds! A dream shattered. Struggles threaten to break resolve. Ends never seeming … Continue reading No Rainbows

Voice Of Freedom

Walls everywhere! From my mother’s womb When I was born I cried out; in delight! Ahh! Freedom, I thought! No more constrictions! It’s a wide-open world now. Yet, the walls Always managed to come, Loom out of nowhere And encircle me, Creating a boundary Mute yet deafeningly vocal. Oh bindings! So stifling! “Where the mind … Continue reading Voice Of Freedom

Encroachment

At the crossroads I sit Wondering-a la Robert Frost? Who knows what the future has in store; With the humans Inhabiting every inch of space. Threatened we feel every moment; Which tree is felled next? Which river or lake waters turn toxic And the fishes that we hunt Are all dead; Leaving nothing to feed. … Continue reading Encroachment