The year is almost complete. In a matter of hours, we will step into a new decade and I will look back at the past ten years with a mix of emotions.(more…)
Hell’s gate opened up
Swallowing me in whole
Crazy as it may seem
’twas not too bad at all.
I followed the path hazy
Leading to nowhere sure.
The way was not that scenic
At least I wasn’t there alone.
I was born in someone’s womb,
Cherished, nourished and nurtured.
I have been in the shop of candy
Built a castle on the sea shore.
I loved the rocking horse,
Also the carousel at fun fair.
I’ve founded many realms, in play;
Lost countless hours in peekaboo.
I stood by the ancient fire
One that the souls endure
Neither quelled, nor quenched
With a pang, my heart wrenched.
Started with a benign fondle
Sparked by a Love so pure
Oh ye mother, who stayed strong
How could your ember go so wrong?
I woke up one Sunday morning
Eager for mom’s special treat
It came without any warning
My life, now, had a whole new beat.
I walked out of my little home
Wanting to enjoy a quiet walk.
It was completely out of tone,
The chaos & the boisterous talk.
“What is it mommy?“ Ivan came running from his hiding place after hearing his mother shouting his name for the seventh time. He had toyed with her enough. Now he badly needed a cuddle.
“Look over there Ivan“ Darya pointed to a small crowd that had gathered in the market square as she gathered him in her arms and lifted him to show something beyond the serpentine queue.(more…)
Several decades ago when we were waking ourselves from a nightmare that the world war was, all eyes turned East to salvage some pride. It needed a Gandhi for the world to come to the realization that what we really needed was a war without weapons, a fight without words.(more…)
It was a beautiful journey
Down the green mountain valley.
Cheerful and gay
I looked forward to every day.
The noise of the engine
Never spoiled our chatter;
The sounds of others around
Was lost in our laughter.
Here’s something that’s never going to make practical sense. The chink in our “survival armour”. The impractical solution that just exacerbated our every day problems. Thanks God!