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Come, Said the Sky

‘Come’ said Sky for a change

and I followed dazed

we walked the clouds

jumped the rainbows

touched the stars

caressed the moon

showered earth

with our palms

holding it close

careful of each drop

‘Nurture with care

Give love and life springs’

he murmured as he

looked down at earth

and I saw her smile

curl and stretch

to catch his gaze

I stood silent

watching in awe

of a love affair

I had never noticed

and sighed

at my folly!

Truth box

Truth comes in bits and pieces

in little boxes waiting to be unpacked

scattered around corners of living

and the child of life

has to search, fall and rise

again and again

and get lost often

before the little bubble gums

are open for tasting

much mastication

of thought foxes

hiding behind intelligence

logical reasoning and customary wisdom

reveal snippets of truth pearls

blooming now

wear them

or

ingest them

do as you please!

The long hallways of life

stand quiet watching, watching, watching!

Sugar and spice

‘Come to me in my dreams’

I implored the sky

who was hesitant

‘It must be long

It must be hard

It must be far

It must be uneasy

You and I are sugar and spice!’

He hid beneath hollow words

Then coz he could not ignore

his own calling

he looked for answers.

He reached out to the clouds

who fluffed a loud yes

He looked at the moon

who turned a sharper sheen

He searched for the stars

who twinkled on brighter smiles

He landed light in the corner

of the eye and travelled to the lips

where a smile greeted him

and he decided to stay.

‘I kinda lost the way’, he added meekly.

Be thou spirit fierce

Be thou spirit fierce

be thou free like the wild wind

cruising by

Be thou the rage of the skies

the height of the waves

be thou fierce and free

kind and compassionate

all at once

be thy thirst for life

ever so insatiable

be thy love for living

ever thy guiding spirit

chase the dreams

hold the world in thy palms

igniting wild dreams on the way

paving path for all creatures of imagination

may thy wishes come true

and may the heavens sing paeans to thee

Amen!

रास्ता

कई बार सोचा है
रास्ता नया खोजना है
कुछ नया सा गीत गाना है
अब चलो पकड़ ही लेते है
नए लोग नयी दुनिया नया दास्ता
पर सच तो यह है की
हर बार जब दो कदम आगे
चलती हूँ तो कुछ ऐसा होता है
जो मजबूर करता है वापस चलने पर

फिर वही राह वही सोच वही बातें
प्यार तो इधर ही है ,मोह और दुःख भी
यही आस है यही है दर्द
तो क्यों बदलें हम
दो टोकर खाने पर
क्यों बदले हम
अँधेरा जब छायें तब
मन की रौशनी में भी दिखता है रास्ता
चलो विश्वास इसी पर कर लेते है अब

और बस चलते रहेंगे हम
दूर न सही
खास न सही
राह वही सही
अकेले ही सही
आस न छोड़ेंगे
दम जब तक हैं
यूँही चलते रहेंगे हम
चलो देखते है
अब खुद पर विश्वास
कर ही लेते हैं

ആകാശകൂട്ടു

പച്ച പുതപ്പിനിടയിലൂടെ ആകാശ് ഒളിഞ്ഞു നോക്കിക്കൊണ്ടിരുന്നു
തന്ടെ നീല ചീളുകൾ അവൻ അവൾക്കു എറിഞ്ഞു കൊടുത്തു
കാരാഗ്രഹം പോലെ കടുത്ത ഹൃദയത്തിന്റെ വഴികളിൽ അവൻ
അവൾക്കു വേണ്ടി തങ്ക പകിട്ടാർന്ന പരവതാനി വിരിച്ചു

എഴുന്നേൽക്കു നടക്കു തന്ടെ സ്വപ്നങ്ങൾ സാക്ഷാത്ക്കരിക്കു
ഒന്നന്നായി അവൻ അവൾക്കു നിർദ്ദേശങ്ങൾ കൊടുത്തു കൊണ്ടിരുന്നു
മുൻപേ നടന്ന വഴികളിലെ ചതി കുഴികൾ അവൾ മറന്നിട്ടില്ലായിരുന്നു
പേടിച്ചും നാണിച്ചും സങ്കോചം കൊണ്ട് ആകെ ചുഉളിയും
അവൾ പരവശ ആയി എങ്കിലും അനുഭവങ്ങൾ മോഹമായതു കൊണ്ടാവാം
അവൾ മുന്നോട്ടു തന്നെ നടന്നു ,അനുഭവിക്കാതെ എന്തെഴുതാൻ
വീഴാത്തവർ എഴുന്നേൽക്കുന്നതെങ്ങനെ
മോഹിക്കാത്തവർക്കു എന്ത് മോഹഭംഗം

Always High

Coz a woman like her

is always on a high

from the deep breaths daily

spoonfuls of honey

a song in her heart

and head so light

a lilt in her steps

a dance in her sound

a swing to her moods

doldrums in her hips

feet so bright

eyes so sharp

a jiggly wiggly bum

and laughter so loud

tantrums in her smiles

unafraid in her stance

proud of her paths

sure of her ways

a woman like her

is always on a high

no weed no spirit

can get her higher

coz her soul is minted

fresh each day

and her days awash

with hopes so bright

her nights colorful

with dreams so light

tears that stream unshy

screams and sniffles

all venture forth

out on trips often

she must be dreamy

or a dream already

she must be a fool

or foolish you must be

to take her seriously

or maybe not

really, for a woman

like her is on a high

literally no weed

no spirit flowing free

just her faith and her ways

and courage she gathered by

It must be a pleasure

to have her by

with laughter and smiles

flowing free.

you heard me right and heard me true

You heard me right

you heard me true

when I said my friend

my life is mine

the pains are mine

and the gains are too

I hold no grudge

nor no rancor

I love your anger and your hate

I embrace your love

growing steadier

I bow in gratitude

for every pain

that made me grow

taught me strength

for this alone

has taught me truth

of the soul’s might

and its singular flight

on planet earth

I make a few friends

I lose many more

staying by

or walking away

you still are dear

coz we meet

and part

yet we stay on

together ever

and the learning goes on

so does life

then to write

to dream

to say a kind word

to help and be helped

this be the vision

of every life

here in the now

let me live

so should you

so should you

Coz you heard me right

and heard me true

Voyage inside

What sights, what scenes

dost thou voyager seek

what merriment, what company

what adventures unknown

dost thou mean to meet

the journey to the self

is by far the toughest

the most painful and treacherous of all

the most long drawn

fraught with battles unheard, unseen

filled with fears, tears

bleeding of wounds

slow to heal even

with the time’s unction

yet the soul shall triumph

shining through

raring to surge

daring to fly

against tides unknown

fearless of traps, trips

hidden fissures which suck

the spirit within

coz, my love

now is life

now is love

reach out to the stars

the universe roots for you!