Beings Unimaginable

What would become of us, If angels left the heavens And demons fled from hell? Would we set out on a quest To wake up those at rest And break out of this mortal spell? Would we heal from the sting of sin, Rekindle our virtues, win the world With love and let peace dwell?…

Invincible

Let alone in the void of thought, In its emptiness echoed a voice saying, ‘You won’t make it’, I was distraught. I saw myself, staring at the inevitable, Questioning the impossible And reaching out to the unreachable. I didn’t know if ‘twas a dream or vision But I lacked strength and felt weak Hanging there,…

Pride

I’ve seen you smile When you couldn’t. I’ve heard you say, It’s fine! When it wasn’t. I’ve seen you cry, And have asked why? But you’d reply saying, There’s something in my eye. I know you’ve taken that extra mile And worked like there was no tomorrow To make ends meet and see me smile,…

Halves

The children lined up In a queue, and so did I All except one boy Didn’t he want a copy? I wondered, watching him sigh After repeatedly searching His bag, he began to cry. I walked up to him, And asked him why Was he sobbing. I’ve lost my money, Was his reply Mummy’s gonna…

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