Living in a fool’s world?

  Today, I wish to speak about the experience of being a girl. What does being a woman mean in our part of the world? It means Always walking with one’s head bent low. If you are a modern woman like I am it means you no longer bend your head but you do keep…

Weekly photo challenge : “Wrong” – Am I chasing, the ‘wrong’ dreams?

‘Wrong’ its one of the first concept we are taught! Almost our entire childhood is spent learning ‘Right’ from ‘Wrong’. And yet as we step into adulthood. We realize, we may never really know the difference completely. There are no fixed boundaries. And what’s ‘Right’ to one, seems ‘wrong’ to another. Its all a matter…

Weekly photo challenge : “Two subjects”

Nature and the Wheel For Endless eons and centuries Mother Earth lived naturally Though she didn’t give equally But balanced what she gave The wheel when it came Took from here and there it gave Blind to balance, prone to greed It caused inequality Creating masters and slaves My choice for this weeks challenge “Two…

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Journey)

Where have I come from Where am I headed to Am I nearer to the  end or the  beginning I really don’t have a clue… Have I  learned my lessons Is it now my time to teach Is my journey just beginning or is the destination just  within ma’ reach… Have I seen the sights…

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Arrange)

Arrange that cupboard says my mother Foaming at the mouth Sheepishly I scuttle to put it in order My twin brother plays Arrange the lunch, calls out my mom As she leaves for the field I drag myself out of my nap, my lovely dream My brother plays Cricket Arrange the bed says my mom…

A Leaf’s prayer…

Brown and broken I lie At the bottom of the heap Tired, aching, forlorn Under the Peepal tree Where I had once grown… Proud and contented in my Green-ness In its ability to nurture life Unknowing of my vulnerability, The fragility of my being. A little storm came calling No stronger than a wind Like…

I am the sea ….

I am the sea Everyday millions of people come to me Some to laze Some  to gaze into my seamless  horizon To admire my varied shades of Blue Or to soak their tired feet in my refreshing saltiness Others come to drown away their overbearing sadness Or to forget a bad memory Or  relive good ones….

Seeking “It”…

What  is it that I long for? What is it  I seek? Name and Fame I am shy of Money and power  I don’t need Yet there is something just outside my grasp Something that I want for But just cant seem to clasp I know when I have “it” I will be more complete…

Mr “Black” Tie.. I “see” you..

What is it that you’ve come to do Where do you intend to go You! in a blue suit, black tie Where are you heading to? Does someone wait for you fervently at home? Someone who cares for you? Does someone hold you tight at night? Does someone love you? Or is your life as…

Ever lost someone you loved?

There was a point in time, when I believed I was jinxed. My grand-dad died 13 days before I was born, my mom when I was 6, my dad had to leave and settle abroad when I was 8. I thought why do I always lose the people I love? By the time  I turned…

“Time” – the healer

Is there a way? to fix broken hearts repair  trust relive dreams renew hope reaffirm faith replenish love retake decisions renew ties revive the passion reassess  choices remake the rules re-believe in promises review demands rediscover the joy forget  accusations regain innocence re-keep secrets wipe the slate rewrite the story resolve differences rescue relationships recover…

sometimes

Sometimes concern is misunderstood Sometimes friendship is dishonored Sometimes words are not kept Sometimes feelings are not respected Sometimes favors are forgotten Sometimes truth is misconstrued Facts broken and bent to create an image a story that never was… Sometimes trust is broken Names maligned Reputations killed Because someone was not the person they promised…