Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Do I know you?
I ask myself
With breathless candor.
Did my heart
Ever synchronize
With you in yonder days?
Did our beliefs
Fall in tandem?
Did we create
Soulful symphony together
With the wind chiming  in the background?
It seems like
Aeons ago
We walked in the lover’s lane
Our minds
Thrown away to wander.
It was  just two heartbeats
Waltzing together
Ripped apart
By our inane grudges
And thrown into far galaxies
By the cruel hands of destiny.
I ponder now
Are we strangers?

Monday, July 27, 2015


Abiding happiness
In the phenomenon of nature.
The molten sunrises
And sunsets in haunting tones
The bee drunk on nectar
The butterfly
Proud in its ethereal beauty
The birds diligently
Building nests for the mating season.
All these warm
The cockles of my heart
But my heart still pines for you.
An enchanting dream
That would spin my world into unbelievable glory.
You are my succor
Invading ambrosia in my veins.
Thanking the lord is a pressing desire
For the spurt of emotions
Lining the recesses of my heart.
Life is good
For you taught me so
But I await
To succor  my heart.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Celestial songs
Echoed through
The moonlit night
Searing pain ripped the lovers
Anticipation mounting for the tryst.
The velvety night
Hung heavy
With the fragrance of a scented garden.
A crescent moon
Nestled among twinkling  stars.
The nymph
Glided into the garden
Each step
Hurrying for her beloved.
They stood in shocked silence
As the anguish of the
Muffled  cries
Finally halted.
Aah!  what a colossal relief
Watching their love sculpting
The night into a silvery tryst.
The embrace shook the garden
As the bodies settled into each other
Defying yesterdays
And tomorrows.
Unspoken words
Filled the breath
Unsung songs hovered on lips.
Tonight her tresses
Wore the silver sheen.
Their eyes stuck in the alleys of adoration.
The liquid warmth
Of brazen desire
A malleable union.

Thursday, July 16, 2015



Uneasy footsteps
Rickety and fidgeting
 Cloaked in hushes  of guilt.
Lust dripping from glazed eyes
The notorious youth
Lurched towards the red light.
Women draped
In garish shades of red and pink
Their lips loud neon lights
Stand limply at the doorway
 And  her eyes
Like dimly lit dungeons.
The pimp haggles
And currency exchanges palms
The deal is fixed
 Of yet another willful rape.
Bodies steaming of hollow gratification
The red light business
Is brisk and booming
At the heart of treachery.
How many hours of sell out
How many months of a stony battle?
Years of treason
Like fading lingerie
Thrusting fingers of the Judas kiss.
Willful rape
Nonchalantly by the male libido
Even as the woman
Cleans herself
For the next avalanche.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


 O Critic!
Have you ever
In the alleys of a human heart?
Have you ever
Hummed a lullaby
And rocked a child?
Have you ever
Seen a coal turn into a diamond?
Have you ever felt
 The wild wind
Billowing  long silken tresses?
Have you ever gone in a trance
Listening to the Koel’s song?
O critic!
Unzip the scales from your eyes
Down the dreary curtain
Of rejection.
Pour your heart out
Into the tender soul.
Critics be damned!
I am as happy as
 A dancing Peacock.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


She night walked through life
When the demons seized her soul
Ripping her peace of mind
Shaking her confidence
Bulldozing her faith.
Angrier she grew by the minute
Bitter day by day
A hollow
Persona of her lively soul.
The milestones passed by
The seasons melted into each other.
Dusk and Dawn gave no respite
And her dark odyssey lingered on.
A doomed tunnel
Bereft of sanity.
 A light shown for a short lived pang
She gasped for breath
Running towards freedom
From her steely cage
Engulfing mouthfuls of oxygen.
Gradually the mirror eased
 The reflection in the mirror
A ghost no more
With broken ribs.
Happier she grew
Content she became
Bathed in glorious raptures
A thundering blessing
She captured the halo in her heart
Sealed with a promise of gaiety
She was angry no more.

Friday, July 10, 2015


I came into existence
More than 4 billion years ago.
After a billion years
Was born the earliest life.
The towering Redwood trees
The Grand Canyon
The mighty Amazon  
The pre historic Plankton
Have been a witness to my beauty and wonder.
The chlorophyll in vegetation
Assured photosynthesis
And release of oxygen
To nurture life.
The oxygen further accumulated
 As a protective Ozone layer
 To filter sun’s  harmful UV radiation.
From time to time
 I manifest my power
In form of
Thunder and storm
Snow and rain
Earth quakes  and land slides
Tsunami and volcanic eruptions
Blizzards and floods
Droughts and wild fires
But man, you never stop
Never stop to sabotage 
My natural bounty.
Holes in Ozone layer
 Pollution and acid rains
Loss of vegetation
Erosion of soil
And species extinction.
Behold I warn you
Do not tamper with me
Check your greed
Your insane materialistic pursuits
Like the dinosaurs
You too will be wiped out one day.
Mend your ways
 Create harmony with nature
And enjoy the precious  boon bestowed on you
The gift of LIFE.