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

Extraordinary?

Extraordinary? That’s certainly not me! In simple things I find my glee. Extraordinary? That’s not me! Content on an existence Simple and worry-free. Extraordinary? The celestial bodies may be so! I am dull as lead Not blue blooded, only red. Extraordinary? No questions can arise about this. No tricks up my sleeve Strive hard to … Continue reading Extraordinary?

The Champion Eleven

A band of men;  They were actually eleven. Dreamt a dream Yet unthought of, unseen.    India, the country; Not yet free. The British were then Superior in every domain.    The year was 1911 When this band of barmy men, Decided to take on the rulers Soccer grounds, their test of character.    Studs … Continue reading The Champion Eleven

Memories of Paris

“Hi! Is that the Eiffel tower that can be seen from the balcony of my hotel room”? “Oui c’est le cas!” The lady at the reception probably sensed my bewilderment and realised her mistake. “Yes, It is! Is this your first time to Paris?” “Yes! I am on a short official visit to one of … Continue reading Memories of Paris

Water Lilies

To be heard, Seen, acknowledged, Rise above the multitude; Like the water lily- Its head raised to the sky and Petals stretched out In salutations, Like a twirling dervish- His arms raised in “sajdaa” To the almighty. Copyright @ Goutam Dutta Continue reading Water Lilies