Saturday, January 10, 2015

PREJUDICE





Agreed 
 You never had to beg for food
But  still why did you not understand 
The helplessness of the beggar?

Agreed
 You have always been successful
But  still why did you not understand
The dreams of the worker?

Agreed 
You have never faced abuse
But still  why did you not understand
The turmoil of the abused?

Agreed 
You never fell in love
But still why did you not understand
The  longing of the estranged lover?

Agreed
You never had faith in God
But still  why did you mock
The devotion of the devotee?

Agreed
You are one of the mob
But still why did you 
Not curb your Prejudice?

Monday, January 5, 2015

The BURDEN




Behind the Veil
Of voluminous Black
Covering  her body
From crown to toe
Two eyes pierced hungrily
At the world

Behind the Purdah
Of gossamer curtains
The women stood still
Their heartbeats erratic
Trying to peer through
The haze of blurred folds

Beneath the gigantic scarf
Wrapped firmly
From forehead to nape
Sliding down to the shoulders
The woman
Pondered

Will the scarf  ever 
Fly way
Unhindering  the silken locks?
Would the wind ever
Plant kisses on her tresses?
Would the silken strands
Ever caress her cheeks?

Would the Purdah
Ever be wiped out?
Would she ever
Would her vision be ever complete
Devoid of fragmented light?

Would the black robes
Ever dream of Crimson hues?
Would the long robes
Ever revealed tanned legs?
Would  her hennaed hands 
Ever soak in the sunlight?
Would the kohl in her eyes
Ever entice a lover?
Would her sensuous lips
Ever smile in ecstasy?
Would the wind
Ever tickle her mid riff?
would her muffled ears
Ever recall the melody?
Would her concealed heart 
Ever dance with joy?
Would her nostrils
Ever inhale the fragrance of Juhi?

Would she ever get freedom
Like her enviable counterparts?
The Purdah
The Veil
The Scarf
Heaved a sigh of wanting
Would the burden ever be released?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Go Within





Inspiration may come
In many forms
Every now and then
But to be Inspired consistently
Go within

Explore the depth of your heart
Trust that inner voice
That knows you
Better than any friend.

Listen to the voice of your soul
Cos it never lies
Truth is her form
So, Go Within

When all desert
Or fail to deliver 
Meditate
Go within

The fountain of wisdom
Resides in your heart
Permanently
Let  the fountain spout.

It will bathe your 
Soul
With illuminating light
So, Go within

Friday, January 2, 2015

Awake, Arise!


Awake, arise
The tide has turned
The new day sparkles
Offering a balmy overture

Come, feel the sunshine
Feel the nip in the air
Yesterday is but a dream
a fading memory.

Grasp today unflinchingly in your hand
Embrace it profoundly
let it runeth over
Fill your soul
With nourishment of love
Beating with positive vibrations

It is no time to vacillate
But time to hold the hammer firmly
And hit the nail on the head.

Time tobid adieu to slumber
Time to seize time
Steer it in your coveted direction.

The winds are in your favor
They have been waiting for today
So set sail for uncharted voyages of discovery
A whole new life awaits you

Awake, arise
The tide has turned
The new day sparkles
Offering a balmy overture


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Love



The first time 
I felt you Love
Was when I
Came out of the womb

As i entered
The world
A  mother's touch and care
Acquainted me with thee

I found it in many avenues
As i grew up
And it buried deep
In the vistas of my heart

I searched endlessly 
For that magical moment
When my soul would dance
In sync with my dreams

I found you Love
Unbelievably Unexpectedly
Like a trailing meteor
Capricious by habit

I bathed in your glory
Diving deep to its profundity
Unabashedly I drank
Thy magical potion

But like the ephemeral meteor
You disappeared without notice
Leaving me alone
Having stamped my heart till infinity

I wandered aimlessly
Wanting you back in my arms
My heartbeats soared and dipped
A tragic symphony

One fine  day
The approaching New Year
Showed me the mirror
And i made my peace

You were sweet indeed
Throwing me to the
Brinks of
Fervor

But there was 
A life to be lived in fecundity
A precious gift
From Eternity

As the sun shone high and bright
I vowed
To be a better man
Than i was yesterday

Wish for 2015




तच चक्षुर देवहितं 
पुरस्ताच छुक्रम उच्च चरत 
पश्येम  शरदः   शतम 
जीवेम  शरदः  शतम 
श्रीणु  यामा शरदः  शतम 
भूयश  चा  शरदः  शतम 

That Ever-wakeful Eye, Eternal, Pure


That watches close the deeds of right and wrong


Whose Holy Grace the learned souls secure


May bless in life my prayer’s sacred song.

And may we live and see a hundred years,

A hundred autumns hear His Holy Name,

And sing His Glory free from human fears

That close attend the heels of earthly fame.

And if we live for more than a hundred years,

The same delight attend us all the days

We live, and bring us all the sacred cheers

For which the heart to gracious heaven prays.

                                                                  Yajur Veda 36 : 24


This 2015 I pray that I may live to see a Hundred Autumns with my mind, body and spirit in perfect synchronization, and with no earthly Malaise.

May 2015 be the best year so far for you.

Wishing all readers of DAFFODILS a wonderful and prosperous 2015.

Cheers!!!