awakenings

Night murmurs Breaking the dream I hang By a thread Slumber turns her head Like a scorned lover Dawn tantalizingly beckons Revealing only glimpses Between two worlds Wakefulness and stupor Light and shadow Future and past Coveted yet unclaimed In a limbo I lie

Dragon For Tea : A haiku challenge

Came across this interesting Haiku Challenge based on a poem by Miss E – An Eight year old little girl. The two prompt words are ‘Dragon’ and ‘Invite’. Who could possibly pass up a challenge like that? Hope you like these Miss Eūüôā

The Word Eating Mongoose

He peeped at me , from behind the stone As if asking, what I was doing in his home I offered him a Chocolate treat Sort of like a ‘Thank-you for having me over’ gift The chocolate he scorned at “Even mongoose ‘ave got to maintain their weight Besides the give¬† and take must be…

Window 

  Through the window    She watches   The long tarred road    That winds down    To the big city , dazzling  with lights   The place where dreams are spun   Longingly she looks  At the woman  Driving purposefully by    How fulfilling her life!   How meaningful!   She sighs      …

Envy

Hi! I’ve been gone so long that I wonder if any of you remember me any longer? Was home for the weekend . Wrote this one in response to ‘Envy’ at the Daily Post. Just my way of saying hello to all of youūüôā

Perhaps

You hurt me. Perhaps you didn’t mean to¬† But you did. It’s not your fault That I hurt so easy. Or maybe it is… I had a hide. The hide I use for strangers. Strangers?¬† Because they hurt. Over the years I have learned to wear one. But you peeled it off. Tricked me into…

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‚Äôre 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.      …