Tag: life

The Afternoons of My Childhood

The warmth, the belonging of the afternoons of my childhood keep me cozy on cold nights still. The whirring fan that toiled during those afternoon siestas, in my childhood home did cool me, always, but failed, to shoo away the warmth of family, of…

Clouds

The clouds fascinate, hold me in their spell The stories they tell, the shapes they take Folding my dreams in their tresses The worlds they have travelled The things they have seen So many stories they hold, So fragile, yet so strong.

N for Nervous

Your first day in school, I stood beside the little you, And you brushed me away, Oh! how I loved you then! When you looked into her eyes, Weaving words dripped with love, I was within you, goading you to ignore me. When you…

Rest

This a summer afternoon, under the whirring fan I sit, with a query for the sun rays that slice through the blinds. Aren’t you tired of shining as I am of trying, I ask. The rays dim, introspecting, oh, lighting up all else is…

A Common Friend

The lone cloud whispers is loneliness your friend, asks he. Yes, I mutter, a friend she is in dark nights, in solemn days when my heart cries, when the soul screams, she holds me tight. Smiles and sighs the cloud, she is my friend…

The Butterfly

Today I saw a butterfly Flower to flower it hopped surely singing a tune with not a care in the world. Simple are its needs the sunny skies and flowers are all it desires. Closer it came to me, and the tune I heard…

The Big City

The skyscrapers creep in as I walk the alleys, Are the friends or foes? Is the big city about to swallow, devour me? Like it got to my dreams? With a bag full of hopes I had arrived, wow, said I This is where…