Category Archives: Poem

Squishy squashy castles

What fluffy dreams

destinations ethereal

are housed in thee

heavenly travelers

beings so bright

what castles squishy squashy

what worlds

what denizens move about in thy abode

what fragrant flora

adorns thy land

what birds of paradise

what winged creatures

ride thy mysterious paths

what mischief sets thee rolling

floating firmaments

what gods, what souls

what deep thoughts

paint thy moorings

harbingers of mighty

mutant mortality

what munitions microscopic

will thou now unleash

what menace mean

shall now descend?

Thus they spoke:

‘what goes around, comes around’

Love

Love

your presence

gentle

kind

soothing

energizing

a waft of hopefulness

waif like in the breeze

reed grown stronger

with age and tender care

holds a soul in lifted spirits

step in and stay on.

For growing old

in your company

watching the stars

gazing at the sky

watching coffee mugs

mingling aromas

looking for shards

of broken imagery

pulsing poetry

means so much

to me

defining who I am

and who I would be

together in your company.

When branches sway

sweet mornings awake

smiles catch on

to each other

to spread songs

sun rays dancing

words would dance

stories come alive

in silence

we could speak.

Sweet love

step in

stay on

shy be your gentle smile

brooding charisma

be thou who you are

just be

years apart

has just made

a longing deep

deeper

confounding logic

sense and reasoning

sweet love

step in stay on

PS: of dreams in corona

The mind, the heart

‘No, I am not a party to this

free flow of emotions

the gush of uninhibited affections

the steadfast of love

(fasting, fasting!!!!)

seriously this output sans input’

the mind said sarcastically

ticking off boxes

rolling eyes

curling sly lips

‘gets to me totally

its sinful, wasteful to say the least!’

but the heart, ah, the heart

shameless in love puerile affirmed again

that which should die of want of succor

doth here flourish in dreams and make beliefs

blushing unseen and nodding to self

building castles in the air.

Finding such conversation

remarkably stupid

a classic waste of time

she cried, ‘hush, you fools

let me get this report on the table!’

you heard her right

You heard her right

when she told you straight

she walks with courage

dreams with passion

needs none but a friend

hear her out

hold her tight

walk beside

read a bit

think together

laugh out loud

no savior with a bleeding heart

no warrior with violent words

no sympathy seeping in deeds

no knight in shining armor

just a kind human heart

now, said she, ‘is that too much to ask?’

Have we met before?

How often have I stopped

startled in my dreams

to see you yonder

friend and lover

to feel a fantasy so real

is yet a tragedy for sure

for tears have welled

and heart swelled in pain

yet knowing how

way leads to way

and living one day to another

to hold. to tell. to breathe

care and love as I know

is what floats life

transient in this world

when I feel deep and real

a presence I cannot hold

yet near every time

words I have none

but hold make real a dream

and this be life

such be living

Mithi reclaims her path

Mithi reclaimed a path as hers

and flowed fiercely

cries confounding damned her

and

she said

‘it’s my nature to be fierce

despite my name

there is nothing sweet in me

choked to my core

I come alive mercy to the monsoons

tell me when else have you seen me

when have you bothered about me

what happened to my longing love

what stifled my meeting him,my lover

leave my course

go travel your homes afar

nourish me and rejoice

we shall grow together

those richer reap a life of good fortune

in the land of glitz and glamor

compassion comes in columns

the penniless suffer the most

but sweet vengeance is now my name

so move or be moved!

maybe I can still be your life

if only you go, just go

coz there are lives beyond you,

ye humans!

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/how-the-mithi-was-destroyed/article26298525.ece

Freedom from fear

When the wind blows change

the heart grows stiff with fear

the mind cautions

the new path might yet be dangerous

the terrain daunting, unforgiving

in life’s lonely journey so far

who stood by, who gave up

knowing that the trembling heart

grows steady and sings boldly

‘bring it on

new experiences

new landscape

a few new faces

perhaps a new friend good’

in the transience of living

nothing yet is carved in stone

times tide has yet

not allowed a life to settle well

so, friend kiss your dear heart

explore a new territory

stay enamored

embrace the nomad in you

be thou the cheerleader of change.

Ps:what new tides, what new learning?

Love blooms

Open

push the sliding door

enter

through the narrow path

encounter

a warm hearth and heart

times are unsteady

hopes waver

faith is fragile

a flickering flame

calls out

dreams are yet daring

thoughts transcend

gloom

smiles bridge

dreams dazzle

shoulder to shoulder

souls hang out

eyes await

passion meets destiny

love blooms

Ps:dreams,smiles, hopes

Drama Queen

She

Sat down

spread her legs

leaned against the evening wall

looked ahead at the sky

reddening in anguish

held the coffee mug

close to her chest

for warmth

a twitter here

a rustle there

the feet cold

rub against each other

eyes steady in hope

and a trace of arrogance

locked at the gate

she held her smile

her teeth cackling

in the small tub

she said

raising her voice

” if death be you

hurry up

time is right for a new adventure

she winked”

a head looked up

nodded and

looked down

at the scrolling screen

rolling eyes

said

‘drama queen’


മതിൽ കെട്ടുകൾ

നിങ്ങൾ ഒരു നിലാപാടെടുക്കുന്നു
അത് നിങ്ങലുന്ടെ വ്യക്തിത്വത്തിന്റെ
ചൂണ്ടുപലക്കയാകുന്നു

നിങ്ങളുടെ ഗംബീരമായ
അഭിപ്രായത്തിന്റെ
ശാസ്ത്രിയത നിങ്ങള്ക്ക്
സന്തോഷം പകരുന്നു

(ഇച്ചിരി അഹങ്കാരവും!)

ആ നിലപാടിന്റെ വെളിച്ചത്തിൽ
ഒരു പാട് ചിന്തിച്ചും തല പുകച്ചും
വീണ്ടും നിങ്ങൾ ഒരു അഭിപ്രായം
രൂപപ്പെടുത്തുന്നു

നിങ്ങളുടെ ചിന്തകളും
നിങ്ങളുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങളും
നിങ്ങളുടെ തടവറയാക്കുന്നു

കടന്നു പോകുന്ന കാലം
നിങ്ങള്ക്ക് ചുറ്റും
വന്മതിൽ കോട്ട കെട്ടുന്നു

ആരൊക്കെയോ അകലുന്നു
വേറെ ചിലർ അടുക്കുന്നു
നിങ്ങൾ അഭിപ്രായത്തിന്റെ
തലയനയ്‍യിൽ മുഖം പൂഴ്ത്തുന്നു

പടി കേറി വന്ന കാലം
നിങ്ങളോടു സത്യം പറയുന്നത്
വളരെ വൈക്കിയിട്ടാണ്

കാലടികൾ മാത്രം അകലെ
നിൽക്കുന്ന കാലൻ പരിഹസിക്കുന്നത്
നിങ്ങളെയാന്നെന്നു പോലും
മനസ്സില്ലാക്കാൻ കഴിയാതെ വരുന്നു

അപ്പോൾ പല പക്ഷങ്ങൾ
കേൾക്കുക ആയിരിന്നുല്ലേ
നല്ലതു എന്നോർക്കുമ്പോഴും

തിരിച്ചു പിടിക്കാൻ കഴിയാത്ത
എന്തൊക്കെയോ നഷ്ടപാടുകൾ
നിങ്ങളെ അലട്ടുന്നു

പുക മറകളും
വീഞ്ഞും
സുഹ്രദ ബന്ധങ്ങളും
അശ്വാസമേകുന്നു

PS:ആ ആർക്കറിയാം!