The Perfect Dream

  When you sleep Huddled in bed What is it That you dream of?   The small smile That plays on your lips That one Right there What does that mean?   Is it a friend? Playing a favorite game A song, some birds Do you know their names? Or is it me? Something funny…

The ‘Parent ‘ Train

The parent-train We feed them and we burp them We love them to death We scold them and scare them Watch their every step We coddle them and discipline them And teach them all we know We help them scale heights And hold them when they’re low From the moment they are born Till the…

Careful

Careful! What you do With that. Lay it Someplace high Don’t let it be stomped upon Its precious secrets squashed Spread all over the road For all to see Yet don’t hold it too high Or it may topple over Scattering Millions of dearly held dreams All over the pavement Where he walks Crushing its…

The Lonely God

Here I sit upon the hill Where I was placed so long ago With rituals, ceremonies And immense pomp and show Much feared and celebrated Everything  that happened  attributed to my ‘divine’ will Bathed, anointed, glorified, so revered That I lost sight of my own flaws, my innate failings Each day I was inundated With…

My skin

Finally caught up! the last from the pending assignments of week one. Prompt: skin         Form: prose      Device: internal rhyme It tells me all I need to know – My skin. That person there, sitting on the back seat pretending he is fast asleep. He is a creep it screams with goosebumps . And…

Shame

Still playing catch up. Day Two: Prompt: Gift  Form: Acrostic   Device: Simile     Silently her solemn eyes convey Her inner strife At six she has already seen the Macabreness of life Ending her innocence with a gift she didn’t ask for     Not been able to weave in a simile.      …

The Veil

I am trying to catch up. Day 1 of Writing 201: Poetry – Prompt : Screen ; Form: Haiku; Device : Alliteration     Vilely, I call her name Her valiant eyes defy me Through the vigilant veil   or   Vilely, I call her name Her virtuous eyes deny me Through the vigilant veil…

The Search

Seeking a way out of this hurt, pain and doubt Searching for a path that lets me start afresh feeling lost in this maze of lies, deceit and hate Looking for a ‘Map’ Day 5  –  Prompt : Map

Trying my hands at ‘Limericks’ – Writing 201

I have signed up for Writing 201: Poetry and though I am starting out four days late I intend to catch up! Here is assignment for day Four.  Prompt: Imperfect  ; Form: Limerick ;  Device: Enjambment. I have always enjoyed limericks but never ever attempted to write one. Have written four for this assignment. Though…

Ding-a-ling-a-ling

There’s a part in my heart that sings ding-a-ling-a-ling it says it misses everything the joy, laughter & friendly baits hushed conversations, impatient waits. There’s a part of my heart that’s forever an optimist it draws suns, rainbows and endless bridges this part goes rap-a-tap-tapa-a-tap-a-tap how bad can it be? another chance another dance this…