Thursday, April 6, 2017

Escape #AtoZBloggingChallenge letter #E

That slanting rooftop in the sun
Where slipping out from the rails
I leaned basking in the sun
And escaped from the world

From things that mattered to most
The gossiping aunts and uncles
From cacophony of cousins shouting
 The mundane and the routine

The  young green slopes in waves
The cascading sparkle of water
A slim road winding down the hill
And  tall pines branches beckoning

Those memories of years gone by
Oftentimes fondle my weary heart
When there's no escaping now
From the gray jungles of concrete

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Damned #AtoZBloogingChallenge letter #D

Every scar tells a damned story
A story which supposed her guilty
Guilty  she was only of loving
Loving unconditionally, giving

Giving each particle of her being
Her being systemically shattered
Shattered with  deeds and words
Words that bore deeper wounds

Wounds, bloodied red ugly stamps
Stamps marring her body and soul
Soul that loved was raked by terror
Terror blindsiding love left scarred

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Courage #AtoZBloggingChannel

Following a  loose theme of things that have had an impact on my life

They say you have been brave
Yet I have also failed at times
I too have cried alone,  scared
To face the world on my own

A loving whisper, a stirring word
A warm smile, a touching caress
A stern rebuke or a bear hug
Sometimes brings courage to you

All you need is a belief in self and
Love and peace to see you through
And people who have faith in you
Who care enough to be with you

Monday, April 3, 2017

Brownish Blackish #AtoZBloggingChallenge #B

My take on the prejudice faced by majority of Indian girls as the beauty standards in our country are still governed by colonial mindset

Brownish or blackish
Or maybe wheatish
My skin is honey golden
Or maybe a dusky gold

Whatever it's tone
It is just  not enough
Because beauty is white
Brown only ugly and dark

Pristine cold plastic
The white is idolised
Coloured real warm
The brown stands ignored

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ambition #AtoZBloggingChallenge

In setting the course of our life we forget to live life like it was meant to be. In following the fish eye we forget the beauty that's scattered around us.

He said,, let's go
We are set on course
Let's achieve that pinnacle
I will guide your path
My dreams, yours, ours
Let's  focus on that fish eye

I said, please stop
Let's take in the scene
Resist the relentless push
I want to make some art
My dreams are mine, not ours
I wish to enjoy the journey too