Henna

Time trumpeting a war written in blood the days, nights. Comrades falling, lost meant they to charity, life. The terror rider it who be the invader cried death, sacrifice. Of blood to please monster the tale of old and ancient, sacrifice. The bride stares at the door still moving back and fro, in sight. keepContinue reading “Henna”

Thorny

Some people are just negative. They have a negative psyche, negative perception, and negative vibes like those thorns on a Lemon plant. You grab the plant and they hurt you. There are two types of negative personalities. The first category belongs to those who hate everyone. Sometimes, hating everyone is a hobby or a protectiveContinue reading “Thorny”

Blackhole

Cannot decide on the tragedy Which is the biggest It is when people leave Or I desert myself The persistence that drove killed Or the gaps not filled It is a dreary space, the black hole The stop time made me put Determination that drove I kept lurking in the dark Or when the lightContinue reading “Blackhole”

Resilience

Rejection stands aface resilience comes afore Defies the surrender It is okay I keep moving and always find my way I am running water I break stones I seep through floors and still keep flowing It is merely your loss. Running water is an apt word that combines it all, survival, resistance and, resilience. IsContinue reading “Resilience”

Homage to Nature

I wonder if you have heard what I hear, what it says to me. That call of the same old wrinkly nature- the whispers and sighs, buzzing and echoes, ‘o homo sapiens! Learn from me, learn from me’. The whisper of the breeze and perfume of jasmine wandering under the moon and stars in theContinue reading “Homage to Nature”

Silver Jubilee

(My father’s favourite) This is all courtesy of my lips and all the copyrightsAll the beguiling mystery and wonder some mightThe curve and stretch, the lines and groovesAnd hidden white shells, secret of twitch-in the lips. The day I married you, my luck was having a breakTissues in the pockets and snowflakes in the washerSocksContinue reading “Silver Jubilee”

Tea or Coffee

A vote can decide the victor! What would you like to have in the beautiful evening of a magical mountain valley; Tea or Coffee? Drowning, not in the shame or sea, just in the morning peace and enjoying my beloved tea, an inspiration drove me to get up and grab my mobile. To my dismay,Continue reading “Tea or Coffee”

Sequel

I am a lucky one. Now people curious as to why I am calling myself the lucky one may need to read “First Rain” to comprehend the matter. The one who has created me and these clouds – them even carrying so much water, do not come falling down with the weight – made meContinue reading “Sequel”

First Rain

So, monsoon with “mitti ki soondhi khushbu” and accompanying relief from the blazing summer sun is here. At last! Masha’Allah. Today, our day started with rainy clouds and the blessed sound of rain. What a morning! Who else knows, how does it feel to sit under the vast blue sky turned dark with the impendingContinue reading “First Rain”

Tough talk

You know, time is precious. In terms of business people talking, time is money. For me, time is learning. We all have heard the phrase, “sands of time”. There are two most precious things in this world, in my humble but confident opinion; time and Innocence. Of course there are others. Well, innocence is theContinue reading “Tough talk”