Sunday, December 14, 2014

Harmony





When the world was created
All was quiet
Perpetual peace
Timeless harmony

As man evolved
Began the quest
To conquer
Both land and sea

And so came
Rapid urbanisation
Outraging the 
Far sighted

Where is harmony?
It is in the blooming lotus
White, Pink and Purple
Standing serenely in muddy waters

It is in the cackling 
Of the hen
As she gently
Guides her brood

It is in the
Common sparrow
As she gathers twigs
For her nest

It is in the
Mother kangaroo
As he guards her young
In her pouch

It is in the 
Birds circling the  horizon
Free
From deplorable cages

It is in the 
Laughing dolphins
Diving
In synchronization

It is in the 
Dancing peacock
Resplendent in its glory
Celebrating rains

It is in the 
Cooing of the koel
As she
Delights in Summers

It is in the 
peasant farmer
As he 
Gently tills the land

It is in the 
Sound of bangles
As women
Plant paddy

It is in the
Morning riyaaz
As the musician
Sings the raagas

It is in
The Grand piano
As the child prodigy
Plays the symphony

It is in 
petrichor
As the first rain drops
Fall on earth

It is in
The cool shade
Of a mighty
Banyan tree

It is in the
Hymms
As children
Say their morning prayers

But endless
Mindless research
Has tainted
Man's thinking

Artificial Intelligence
May I ask?
Let no man put asunder
What God has created

Artificial Intelligence
May help a select few
But unmindful use
Will disrupt harmony and  eliminate the human race for you.

The Empowered Woman



Burnt like Joan of Arc
And countless Satis
My soul has been singed 
For too long

For too long
My joy has been fettered
For too long 
My thoughts have been throttled

Molested, Raped
Mocked, ridiculed
Exhausted
I have gone along too long

My need for recognition
For addressing my equality
Has been in shambles 
For too long

My sisters have proclaimed
Equality and dignity
For every woman
For too long

Today is the day
This very moment i seize
I stand firm
Right in your face

Do not take away 
My right to think
Do not take away 
My right to walk with freedom

For shadows
Of yesterday
Have given way
To beacons of today

I seek no master
I seek no approval
All i desire
Is my voice to be heard

Capable, confident
Aware, ablaze
I want
To charter my own destiny

Equality and Recognition
 Is what i seek
Acceptance and commemoration
I shall find

My struggles
May not be over
My tasks
I shall complete

Doubt not
My determination
Doubt not
My ambition

Like Kalpana and Sunita
I can scale heights
Stand by you
Neck to neck

A just and free world
Is my goal
And i shall march forward
In all my capacity

The movement of Equality
Is here and now
The movement of Self realization
Is the new fashion statement

Empowered I feel
Empowered I am
Together we shall strive
For total Empowerment