Heartache

I felt numb Helpless and dumb. Seeing the immense pain and turmoil In your eyes, which you silently endured with a smile. But I couldn’t cry For my tears had run dry. Unspoken pain, unheard sorrow, Unfulfilled dreams, with no tomorrow. Everyday was taken for granted until, One day it all came to a standstill….

Patches

I want to be free With no boundaries Stopping me, Except for those That separate The land and sea. I want to see The horizon Close around me And watch The earth and sky Embrace. I want to find My place Within that hemisphere Made purely Of heavenly glory And earthly grace. Right now, I’m…

Lockdown?

I see no fear On their faces, I see them Going places. Chewing paan, Spitting on streets, Doing all they can To spread the disease. Greeting friends, Making merry. Saying, It’s not the end So, let’s not worry. I see rebels More dangerous Than disease, Being chased By the police. I see memes, puns, Jokes…

A Prayer for Protection

Based on Psalm 91 God says, “I will save those who love meAnd will protect those who acknowledge me as LORD.When they call to me, I will answer them;When they are in trouble, I will be with them.I will rescue them and honour them.I will reward them with long life;I will save them.” Ps 91:…

Blind

What is love, When you can’t see it? Presence, I replied. The assurance That you’d always Be there by my side. Dancing to his heartbeat I felt his every breath As he swept me off my feet Love is strength, I said. Leaning in He whispered, Go on, go on I felt his skin Begin…

Vile or Divine?

The rhythm in his poetry Blew out the illusionary light That confined my perspective To ordinary sight. One by one they went out With every phrase, While the magic in his words Carried me in mysterious ways To unimaginable heights of insight. Revealing what the darkness holds And light hides. His imagery uncovered Pretty lies…

Wildflowers

How beautiful and fragile He exclaimed Masking his lustful desire Behind a deceptive smile And ran his fingers Up her slender stem. He peeled off her sepals And plucked her petals. One by one They fell like silent tears Painfully screaming Upon deaf ears. He held her back Against the leaves And viciously slurped On…

Amigo

Your stories have Taken me to places I’ve never been. And your vivid descriptions Have made me meet people I’ve never seen. In your words I’ve heard a hundred Different voices, Distinct perceptions And varied choices. You’ve taught me more than What life has taught me so far. You are a window without bars Through…

S.A.A.R.A.N.G

I splattered different colours On the canvas boardAnd watched them blend.Making gradients, patternsAnd dripping ends.Transcending limitsCovering spacesAnd connecting ends.Then I drew countless linesOf black and red.And saw my motherlandEmerge from this ugly mess.Though rich in cultureShe’s divided by differencesOf language, traditionRegion and religion.I saw a bitter-sweet raceDrawing dark linesOn a nationSoaked in the bloodOf those…

Tear Bowl

Standing on the seashore With an ocean in her eyes And despite her blurry vision She smiled seeing the high tide rise. Flashlights, sirens And distant cries. Fell on deaf ears Of a desolate being With feeble eyes. Rising and falling, The little waves leapt with joy. As she waded through the waters Under the…

Sweet Tart

Caramelized pear With popsicle eyes And candy floss hair. Cute ‘n’ cuddly little Gummy bear. Sweet as a toffee Filled with cheer. A party bomb In my jubilation. And a helium balloon On my dull days. The sprinkles on my doughnut And the cherry to my cake. If it weren’t for you, I’d have been…

Sharing

I woke up early one morning Sleepily yawning Rubbing the sleep from my eyes. Instead of brushing, bathing or dressing, I began to visualize, If I was impecunious, helpless & burdened With no smiles, no love, no care Oh! How terrible – but now that I’ve learnt I realized the need to share. I walked…

Fire and Ice

Resplendent and alluring, Rich in manifold Beauty and power. Gentle but terrifying, Ardent lover Forever cold. Chiming, roaring, glistening Icicles, avalanche and snow. An ugly truth or a pretty lie? I never will know- Unless I’m in your arms, Gliding across the frozen floor. Surrounded by sparks of fire And flakes of snow. ‘Tis a…

Invisible

You eyes remain blind to cruelty, And you turn a deaf ear to helpless cries. You keep your legs from stepping forward And your hands don’t stretch to help. You don’t speak up for the voiceless. You shun amity from your heart. You hold back words of appreciation And blow out contentment from your mind….

Darkness

Dread the darkness that dwells within you; not that which lurkes around you. #oneliner

March 1

A braveheart, Serene And bold. A selfless soul, A fighter And hero. The wait is over, Our dear WC Abhinandan Is home. Tis a proud moment For India to celebrate And cheer! ~Sonia #respect #WCAbhinandan #india

Reasons

“There were more reasons to hate him than to love him. But still I chose to love, for hatered flees when touched with love.” ~Sonia Stalance

Ride or Riddle?

I put my luggage behind the seat And rolled up the side shutters. Colourful tassels hung from the canvas roof I watched them sway, as we made our way Through the highways and byways of the city, Driving over potholes, bumps and pits. It’s a pity! I know. But why complain? When the gods themselves…

It Ain’t Pretty

Even the trees and stones were entranced By his music, he said reading over my shoulder. I chuckled saying, This ain’t research material, Fred. Turn around you silly woman, he said Taking the book from my hands. Orpheus fell for the fair Eurydice Endowed with unique beauty and grace. I watched him closely, as he…

Blessed

Waking up to see the light, each morning is a blessing. May you be filled with a renewed spirit and be grateful for the marvellous works of God, for the many deeds He’s done in your life. Let not the worries of this world wear you down. For you’re strengthened to rise above all hurdles…