A Love Story Gone Awry
An envelope arrives unannounced from oversees.
Where are the letters?
The words? I peer closer
Trying to read between the lines... more »
And It Rained
Will it, won't it, will it rain?
The spirited peacock does not complain
But lifts its wings majestically
And in sync with the koel's sanguine refrain... more »
And The Waiter Waits
The talk was desultory and trite
In that squalid eatery.
The oil splattered wall paper hung down in greasy strips
And smoke billowed forth from purple lips.... more »
Autumn In My Heart
Spongy, white clouds covered the sky
And I throttled a sigh.
A gusty wind raced towards me in helter- skelter haste
Flirting with the yellow, dried stubble... more »
[I dreamt, that I had died, but thankfully, got up breathing.
And in the morning, these words just wrote themselves. ]... more »
On dark nights, I still hear
A sputtering and stammering of love notes
Huskily whispered on that first date.
But wait!... more »
A CRIMSON WELCOME
Autumn came, attired in gold, yellow and red
Blinding me by his fiery brilliance
Matching the spectacular trees festooned in gold.... more »
The sunrays, brighten the debris
Lying scattered helter - skelter
Like dead glowworms.
Slowly those memories rise, resurrected.... more »
Do Not Cry Mommy [ Dedicated To World Autism Month ]
DEDICATED TO AUTISM
Mommy, were you weeping today?
I wanted to say something
Wanted to hurl myself at you... more »
Skulking deep within the recesses of my heart
Many a dreamlet sleeps.
Tiny pleasures in ample measures
Having a blast around that streamlet still gurgling... more »
For Saffie Rose Roussos
For Saffie Rose Roussos
[The eight year old killed
in the terror attack in the Ariana Grande Concert
in Manchester on 22 May 2017 ]... more »
Rhyming words always ready for a frontal assault
I was only looking for plain salt, what is my fault?... more »
She sat in her porch, talking to the tiny birds
As memories slowly encroached... more »
His Favourite Nook
A NIGHTMARE, WAS IT?
A hideous grin
Grotesque scars... more »
With a hungry beak the vulture pecks at a blob
Of coagulated blood
No longer red.... more »
I Come From The Land Of Flowers
I COME FROM THE LAND OF FLOWERS
I come from the land of flowers
And a love that overpowers... more »
Into The Unknown
The monsters of the night talked and talked
My reticence mocked
Frowning ominously, I baulked
At their chatter intrusive.... more »
Is It Time?
as the birds chirped up a storm, trying to wake up
a comatose sun, I heard some rustling.
"Get up, it is time." There was a sibilant hiss.... more »
Lament Of A Scarecrow
A frisky squirrel slithered up his terracotta head
Merrily flirting with his turban dark red
A naughty egret chased a buffalo and pecked
Two birds who joyously chirped and necked.... more »
Let Me Be
There is a constant sound of footsteps following me
Is someone flirting with the shadows?
Am I in a surreal time vault
In the deserts of vast eternity... more »
Life Cartwheels Through Time
An amazing conjunction multi -hued
Long years back Dickens said,
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times".... more »
Marks Of Woe
Marks of Woe
[A poem triggered by the London Bridge Terror Attack of June 3,201 7]
On a warm Saturday night, London Bridge reveled... more »
Masked \ Unmasked
Countless are the masks that we wear, the roles that we play
Every second, every moment of our lives.
Now rising, now diving, now traipsing through life with fake smiles.... more »
Night Watched Cock-Eyed
Night watched cock-eyed
Frowning at the street, tangled with busy people
Busy dragging overstuffed suitcases, cartons of knick- knacks
Slivers of memories escaped from wall -cracks... more »
That sunny breakfast nook
Where the bibliophile me, sat reading a book.
The small warmth of a fire... more »