Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Teacher's Day

We learn
Every.moment of our life
a new lesson
There is always 
a new beginning
A new guide crosses
our path each day
some are easy to follow
some are tough
some we follow unconditionally
because we love them so..
Patience
gratitute
tolerance
we built each day.
Teacher
Mother
Guru
A friend
A foe
A stranger
all are the stepping stones
to a greater knowledge
that we gain each day
Happy Teachers Day.l

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Feelings

Loyalty
a responsibilty
you show to one
who taught you to stand on your own feet
or else
you would have been crippled for life....
Gratitude
a respect you show
for acknowledging the one
who never expected anything
in return but was happy at
your success
Selfish you were
to take all the credit
for yourself
knowing
that you could do nothing alone without any help
Even the tree 
that bears fruits and flowers
 needs sunshine and rain 
to bloom....

Monday, August 20, 2018

A hug and a Wink

Just your hug and your wink
can put you
in stupidest happiest mood
You fold your arms around 
the soft flesh of your child 
and hear a chuckle
of delight
a hug and a wink
is the most attractive things to do
when you are with your love
you slip your slender fingers
into his trouser pockets and
 extract the plastic cards for 
entertainment and fun..
a hug and wink
a magic gesture
can't share with your maid
nor the watchman
nor the fruit seller
who you see everyday
nor the errand boy
nor the kinara man
nor the policeman
they might hiss and cause you pain
a hug and a wink
between man and man
between woman and woman
takes the weight to a different plane
private or in public
don't care a damn
few eyebrows are raised
to break the spell
of same sex friend
to give it a special name
A hug and a wink
in a corporate world
a candid selfish motive
an insult to the chair
only a silly would dare
such an outragious betrayal game
by fate, by fortune
a shallow convergence
collects eyelashes on paper planes

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Hunger Pangs at Midnight

In the middle of the night, 
hunger pangs set in

Dinner was six hours ago
It was light and crispy
It was quite filling
But that was six hours ago
Its dark night out there
No vendors on the street
Dinner plates washed and dried on the shelf
Where do I go
Who will cook for me
All friends asleep
In wrinkled pajamas or nightie
Empty tummy simply roars
Food, give food, it groans
Bare foot I slowly walk
To the kitchen
To scan for mid night snack
Behind the door
Roasted peanuts with salt and pepper
A stale garlic bread in the fridge
Oh, and there is kurkure, onion chips
And also there is cold Jalebi
There is cheese
There are chocolates
Some hazel nuts
Oh there is cake
with cream and walnut
There are eggs
There is bread
There are left over shreds
There are apricots
There are dried berries
There is tomato juice
Also ole wine
Its middle of night
Soon there will be twilight
Should I eat
Should I drink
Should I cook
Should I feast
Or simply
go back to sleep

Trapped Outside The Door

Its a crazy feeling
when you get shut out
from your own house
Ten seconds after you bang 
your main door 
You realise you don't have the door key

You repent 
why you never trusted 
your neighbour with an  extra pair
Now you sit 
outside your home 
with your face 
buried under your hands

What to do
What to do
Should I break the door
Spoil the facade
Of my perfect door
There will be stains
There will be cracks
The damage will ruin my door


Oh why did I forget
The main keys of my door

Brave Chef

I will cook today
says he 
rolling up his sleeve
Oh no I scream
under my breath
Soft prayer pass
Gently through my chest
Are you serious
Are you free
Have you finish reading
The paper
That arrived this morning
Move woman
Says he
Need no sermons from you
Kitchen is my forte
I will churn out tasty lunch
He puts on the sports channel
Cricket come alive
Sharpens all the knives
Apron by his side
Happy I am
To be free
to attend to other chores
Wardrobe needs
rearrangement
Book shelf needs a shine
Should I
Check my e mail
Tweet or blog
Update my profile picture
Or maybe just relax
Where is bottle of chili sauce
The walls vibrate with his whine
Will you help with peeling
Rest of work I will do it fine
I hear the loud thud of fridge door
Something dropped on the floor
Oh man
He has no talent
Such simple task
Wont perform
Chopping peeling washing
None done with free twirl of hand
I enter strange kitchen
Napkins spread on the floor
Onion peels everywhere
Slippery greasy door
Oh god
He just added
Tooth paste
into the pot
Floride
Mint flavor
he chirps
His eyes begin to roll
He is bold
He is brave
Cooks like adventurer
Into the taste unknown
Exploring new flavors
Of sweet , sour, bitter
Uses strangest ingredients
Cooking on his own
Toothpaste, orange squash
Coffee powder
Lemon leaves or gourd
Used spoons dipped into pot
Back in his mouth, he holds
Stew may turn out
good or bad
But recipe
he must tell
Willingly he set the table
Maybe invite a friend
Plates neatly arranged
We seat to share
Ears plugged to
Food stories
Of his travel that be stored
He will rant about his skill
Of how he learnt to fry
He watches my first bite
Traces my act with his eyes
smile glows brightly on his face
Deepens his forehead lines
Hows that
You like it?
This is the best dish you must have ever had

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Birthday Wishes For My Friend

No party to attend
No cake to cut
Yet birthday
it is beautiful
when you spend with a friend
Just click a picture
Just eat to your heart's content
Small things matter
Being togather
On a special day of a friend
This is love
This is how we care
Just flowers and chocolates
Built up memories
For another day...
I just wanted
to wish my friend
Happiness and bliss
On her birthday....

Monday, October 30, 2017

Friendship


Lazy


Lazy
After the fornight of activity
Cleaning, washing, repairing the broken things at house
Clearing up the clutter of confused minds
Days just sweep by
Celebrating the festival of lights
Much too much activity
For tender bones to align
Friends family togatherness
Joy and delight
Festival drained off my energy
Nothing interests me now
Sitting point blank for hours
Staring at nothingness
I am lazy tonite

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Silent Diwali Night

Silent night
Diwali lights
Wishes on watsapp
No neighbors call
Sugar scare
Chocolates rare
Of nuts and raisins
Dates if you dare
Colorful mithai
Nobody shares
Where is the rangoli
Laterns, oil lamp
Where are the children
Their thrill, their claps
Running from loud bang
Playing with sparklers
Throwing hand bombs
Or noisy toy guns
Its just shopping
Travelling
Walking
Crowded lanes
Traffic jams
People on the streets
Going nowhere
Eating junk food
Pizza, hambuggers
No festive spirit
No spending quest
Just silent nights
With blinking lights
Grandparents lonely
No festival to share.

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