Friday, 29 December 2017

One last goodbye

Our bags were packed and ready
Movers van loaded the furniture
The rented house we are leaving
Is now so empty except with dust

One last check, the empty cupboard
Only some old bills and tags remain
And the leaking tap weeps the same
Last time I lock door and return keys

The last goodbye to the neighborhood 
Never to return, but maybe pass it by
Just like meeting a loved one long lost
Indifference masking befuddled heart

Exactly how I feel now at the year-end
Another year coming to timely farewell
Not knowing what time will bring forth
And we trudge along with fervent hope

Monday, 18 December 2017


Looking back the rear view mirror
Road left behind is desolate dispair

But we still survived all this way
The vehicle is still running well

So it's high time to rejoice and
Embrace the challenges ahead

Friday, 8 December 2017

Receding memory

Vanished, now no more
The night passes silently
Shadows have receded

No more faint whispers
Thoughts submerged to
Depths of subconscious

Lost in a wild dream
I can sense presence
Diffusing to the air

Vanished, yes no more
Somethings survives
In the negative space

Monday, 16 October 2017


Birthdays are the time
To celebrate for most
But it always makes me
Question about myself

Where has my journey
Taken me so far as now
Is there really any gain
Other than my weight

I nevertheless consumed
Copius bit of resources
How much have I so far
Contributed back around

Such thoughts make me
Feel awry and so haywire
Was there a point for me
To ever to be even born

There's not a relationship
That I have fully fulfilled
Be it my parents, friends
Teachers, boss or spouse

In spite the poor record
I have built bit stability
Where I can sit ponder
Not bothered with needs

That is what is positive
Gives hope to overcome
Ruthless grip of my ego
Once rediscover my soul


As our lives pass through
The fabric of space-time
Many a time we intersect
To meet and disperse soon

On such an intersection
It led me to just ponder
What became different
And what was same still

From a distance as I looked
It felt like another person
Is standing in front of me
It's rude to be trespassing

But it's more a sacrilege
To pass by without a 'hi'
Thus I gathered courage
As if to meet a new being

After few fumbled words
And a nervous half-smile
Our intersection got over
We partake a long adieu

But beyond intersections
Momentary passing by
Remains the impressions
Nurturing deep our souls

Saturday, 7 October 2017


These brief moments
Of sweet togetherness 
Are ever so precious

When even our breath
Merges and the lines
Between are blurred

Love brings divinity
And unfound grace
To our lives on earth

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Thought I'd write you a letter
But I know not your address
And I'm lost for words to write
This wasn't how it always was

Maybe I could give you a call
But I'm really not quite sure
If I'll be able to answer you
When you reply with 'Hello!'

Your number might've changed
Someone else might pick up call
And I'd be just so dumbfounded
Like when we met the first time

Should I rather write a novel
But our story lacks substance
And the ending so incomplete
It'd not do justice to emotions

So I'm stuck with my silence
It's definitely a better stance
And like abandoned lost ruins
Nature slowly enclaves within

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Thirty years

More than thirty years have passed
I passed my childhood and my youth
But where have I reached so far now?

I passed the competition in education
I survived my youthful desires and trials
I built a home and means of livelihood

But what is it that I have really achieved?
I can stand on my feet in a hostile world
Yet that's what anybody with wits can do

In the struggle to survive, I lost my dreams
My ethics are no longer clean and as pure
And in my dreams, I try to find my essence

I'm a boat which survived turbulent waters
Now I'm confused when I reached a calm sea
I see my reflection on water as I drift within

Saturday, 22 April 2017


There's nothing I have to say
Nothing to add to the moment
Busy I ever was trying to hold
What I mistook to be just mine

That all there ever was true
Slipped away and I became
A ghost of what I really am
Empty vessel sounds much

Now there's nothing to say
As I slowly let the silence fill
What I so missed and craved
Everything now falls in place

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A drop

A drop dripped down me
Was it a tear, was it sweat?

Barely I knew what it was
But it lead me to the ocean

After all every tiny drip seeks 
To reach its ultimate source

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Something else

It's not you, not me
It is something else
What is it I know not

It's here, it's all now
I guess that's what
May be that's just it

It's not you, not me
Not circumstances
It's all there ever is

It can't be touched
Immutable it's ever
I'm trying to feel it

It's not you, not me
It is something else
What is it I know not

It's here, it's all now
All I must strive to be
Before time turns out

Friday, 17 February 2017


Love is quite akin to water
Pure, eternal and elemental
Can't live a moment without

It's plain and simple to taste
Hence people flock for wine
Lust drips with intoxication

Else people add sugar to it
Formulating flavored drink
It attracts but doesn't fulfill

We forget it's water we need
It's evil not the pristine pure
Which needs hooks to entice

We have everyone falling ill
For substituting pure water
With its sleek counterparts

But when we do get thirsty
Only water can ever suffice
Bring health and well-being

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The Moon and the Cloud

There was a solitary cloud
Adrift in the vast open sky
Who was aloof and bit lost
Drifting on it glanced above

And saw the majestic Moon
Shimmering pure radiance
Cloud got enamoured and
Tried to embrace the Moon

The Moon smiled and said
"Try to hold me if you can"
The cloud tried hard to jump
But couldn't reach the Moon

Finally frustrated the cloud
Drifted far away from there
And tried to forget the Moon
Time passed and it moved on

The cloud slowly gathered
Vapour to expand volume
And one day it was ready
To burst down as rainfall

It fell on parched brown soil
And water gathered to a pool
Cloud was now transformed
To a sparkling clear reservoir

The night came with the Moon
"Look I'm all in your arms now"
Said the Moon as it was reflected
Upon the surface of the reservoir

Wednesday, 25 January 2017


You then whispered
Something to my ear
A message so unclear
Just couldn't decipher

Send me searching
To find the answer
Map the uncharted
Within and beyond

Saturday, 14 January 2017


The wind touched me
Bit unwarranted then
The cool gentle touch
Got me craving more

But where to find you
I couldn't find footsteps
Then I glanced up above
And the sky was the clue

The mellow wind revived
Reassuring me that I was
Following the right way
Footsteps leading ahead