If my ribcage were a wishbone…

If my ribcage were a wishbone,To give a second chance,To my battle scarred heart,Or I had some magic potion,To heal all my bleeding wounds,I would be tempted to use them all,To once again, feel new and whole. But I would fight past my temptations,And wear my battle scars with pride,As blood drips down my battered…

Hello October!

Oh, my beloved, October,You’re a little too late this year.You see, I’m already in December,Withered, fallen, and icy cold.A tiny spark ignited in me,When you were about to begin,But well, that gave me a wildfire,Incinerating, my soul and my spirit.Now I lay in my icy coffin,With no sign of life within,As I observe you from…

Strangers vs Friends

When you have something to celebrate,Or face something that you hate,When you are bored out of your mind,Or there are tasks and you’re lagging behind,You know you never have to do it alone,Just blast your friends’ phone. They are the ones who cheer you up,Stand by you when times get rough.They are the ones you…

The men who feel

To all the supercool badass men,Who don’t believe the masculinity crap,And choose to be who you truly are,Brave, is what you are! When society told you not to feel,And anger is the only way to heal,I salute the men who chose to express,You stole my heart, I’m impressed. You didn’t confine yourself to a box,And…

Deleted

If I close my eyes tomorrow,Will you wallow in sorrow?Or will you just forget me,My absence unnoticed?Sometimes I wish you cared,Sometimes I wish you were near,But you were never mine,I have no right to pine.And as I wonder,Will you even shed a tear,If I close my eyes?I realize…I’m already deleted,Your life perfected. Featured image by:…

Dada

An embodiment of perfection,With a heart of gold,Responsible, righteous, unflawed,You’re the one I’ve looked up to,From the very first breath I took,You’re my role model, my superhero,And I thought I knew you but…I failed to see,That you’re a human too.So, now that I know,I love you even more,You’ll forever be, my superhero. Featured image by:…

Just one sad poem

In this world of heartbreaks and pain,I find solace in your poems,Filled with love, so pure,Devotion, that seems unreal,It’s in your words, I lay my hook,Tell myself, “Life can be a beautiful book.”Oh man, your words shake my core,Heal my heart, when it’s sore,While the world is filled with brutality,Your words protect me from insanity.As…

The Mirror of my Memories

Her eyes, wide and gleaming,Filled with love, hope, and curiosity,Such a sharp awakening,From a deary loop of mundanity. Such high expectations from life,So many dreams to be fulfilled,In such a hurry to grow up,To be independent, move out. Little does she know,What’s yet to come,Life kills hopes and dreams,And sucks one into a routine. In…

The Waves

I was skinny dipping by the beach,Building sandcastles, collecting shells,Making crowns out of seaweed,Watching the paper boats sail. The deep blue called me in,The serenity, tempting me,Step by step, I walked in,Until the waves swallowed me. I woke up in the middle of an ocean,Gasping for breath, rapidly sinking,Cursing my stupid decision,Wracking my mind for…

Tears in my eyes

Tears in my eyes,Those exquisite drops,Each with its own story,Like shiny white pearls,From the deep blue sea. As a menace attacks my soul,Or breaks my heart in two,Grief and sorrows all piled up,Creates one glimmering drop,Just ready to fall. Laced with emotions so intense,A harrowing burden in my chest,And pain that’s almost physical,Encapsulated in a…

Transphobic Me

When I see a person,With stubble on her face,Caked in make-up,Wearing Kurti or Saree,I whisper to myself,“Be brave.” I put my brave face on,Clutch my bag,And scurry past her,As fast as I can,I don’t even wait,To spare a second glance. And if she approaches me,I’ll swallow my fear,Be respectful and polite,Even given her a smile,And…

The Waning Moon

Even the moon needs a day off,Away from the stars,To start afresh, To start anew.So what are we, darling, Always trying to be seen,Putting our masks on,Being our best selves?Let’s wane a little,Take a tiny break,Away from everything,That demands our presence.Where we love,No one, but ourselves,‘Cause believe it or not,We too need time to reset.  Featured image…

Kid-life Crisis

Homeworks to do,Puzzles to solve,Toys to be put back,Drawings to colour… Then comes the ugly green veggies,That mommy insists I must eat.Oh, please, mommy, for just one day,Can I have ice cream instead? Tell me my favourite story,As you tuck me to bed,Please make sure to check,There’re no monsters underneath. These seem like little things,But…

The Tale of a Pawn

Life is like a game of chess,We’re all born with a different fate,Some born a mighty knightWhile some- merely pawns. But don’t you worry little pawn,Keep steady & move on.For only you can rise up,From a life of squalor and impoverishment,To a position of power and prestige,Of a ruler;Your own knight in shining armour. The enemies…

A Tribute To The COVID Heroes

Work from home has become the new normal,Many businesses have started to open up.A lot of us are going to offices,Pandemic doesn’t seem like a big deal. We’ve food on our tables, rooves over our heads,With masks and sanitizers, we’re moving ahead.But that’s us, we the fortunate ones,For many around us, the terror dwells. Small…

Trapped in terror

My heart beats at million beats per minute.Maybe it’s a total exaggeration,But this is how I feel,My heart racing out of control,And I’m choking on the very air we breath.I gasp, and try to catch a breath,But all air does is suffocate.I hold myself tight and rock myself,“Everything will be fine,” I lie.As tears run…

Into fall’s hands

We were young and we were wild,Didn’t really care for slow or mild,Dove into love without a second thought,Fairy tale romance was what we sought,Our first kiss, pure bliss, like magic;Slow-deep, then passionate-frantic,“Better than Romeo and Juliet”, we’d say,We made promises, didn’t delay,We were rainbows and springtime roses,We ran unbound like wild horses. Until we…

How Are You?

To be honest, I’m not fine.I wish I could get some wine,Forget everything that’s going wrong,As I listen to some sad songs. Is this the answer you can digest?A little time, can you invest?Tell me that it will all be okay,Listen to all that I have to say. Hug me tight and warm,Make me forget…

Loving me

When you tell me that you love me,I know, darling, you mean it.The adoration in your eyes,Tells more than words could ever convey.When I catch you smiling at me,As if I’m an angel from another land,My heart sinks and dread creeps in,‘Cause you don’t know who I really am.I’ve done more wrongs than you can…

The Silence

I never had to tell you,That I was feeling low;You always knew how,To make me glow. I never had to ask you,“How was your day?”I always just knew,Even before you say.  We never really needed words,To understand our hearts.We could read the silence,Like it’s our secret art.  But now there’s a distance,And I can’t see…

I’m Happy

Fake it until you make it,Does it work with happiness too?Cause I put on a smile all day long,As my heart bleeds the saddest songs.I’m happier than I’ve ever been;This is the most beautiful day I’ve seen.I keep telling these lies to myself,In hope that they come true someday.I cry myself to sleep at night,I…

The Girl From The Darkside

Thunder gurgled and the rain splattered;People, animals, birds, all cowered,Even the moon, was nowhere to be seen.And there, in the darkness, she gleamed.Unafraid she trotted through the darkest night,Thunderstorm welcomed her with all his might.“Oh you little frail girl, come back home and hide,”Wise words were passed by the wizards of light.“Darkness is not something…

Mad Love

“I’m done,” I say,Over and over again.I try making a clean-cut,But… There’s always a but. My friends give me a hundred reasons,Counting all your treasons.And if, they knew it all,They’d kidnap me by nightfall. I have a list longer than theirs,Laced with insecurities and fears,Each one telling me to run away,But my heart is here…

Tech & Me

Techy is tricky.I really hate it!But we have this weird bond,That has me stunned. My first magazine article,By some weird miracle,Was Cannon camera comparison,My editor’s decision. Then I quit the magazine,And did something surprising.I became a tech journalist,And I’m just starting the list. I found tech super perplexing,So, I dived into digital marketing.iFFALCON, TCL, Alcatel,Were…

Push-ups with bro

“Hundred,” he boasts,As he puffs his chest.Proudly he stands,As he dusts his hands.“Your turn,” he says, As his eyes gleam.I take one deep breath,Myself, I motivate.My lazy brain, I ignore,As I kneel on the floor.My palms meet the cold,Plank position, I hold.“Go,” he says, full of encouragement,His eyes sparkling with excitement.I lower my chest to meet…

A Suicide Bomber

A man walks into a crowded spot,He knows he’s about to explode.With a bomb strapped to his chest,He believes he’s doing the best. He’s ready to sacrifice his life,For a cause that seems so vile,But he believes he’s doing the right,He knows that it is his fight. His action isn’t justifiable,It’s unforgivable!Yet many follow his…

A Happy Trance

I smile a bright dazzling smile,“I’m so happy”, I lie.I coat myself in the happy vibes,And I am on cloud nine. I do my jolly happy dance,Dive deeper into my happy trance.“Oh, I’m so happy,” I scream,Happiness bubbling to the brim. I sing cute nursery rhymes,And I pretend to be a child.As the pretty windchime…

Slapping Your Kids

Do you think it’s alright,To slap your child, once while?To teach them wrong and right,And bring them back in line. While it’s crucial to correct them,Beware, you’re harming them.Destroying the bond you could have,Creating situations very grave. The fear you instill in your kids,Keep them from approaching you.It’s like a slow corrosive acid,Your relationship, it will screw. You…

The Star Kids

Born with a silver spoon in their mouth,Doesn’t life seem amazing?Everything comes to them easy,But do you know their side of the story? Even before they take their first breath,There’s a benchmark to be met.Even before they learn to wave,By paparazzi, they are chased. Constantly living in the scrutiny of trolls,All their mistakes in camera…

Not fine…

I haven’t been reading your blogs,Nor have I been writing my daily logs.I’m sorry for not replying,Doesn’t mean, I’m not appreciating. Before you start to worry,I’m perfectly fit and healthy.Yet, I haven’t been feeling fine,Unknown emotions wrecking my mind. I can’t sleep well at night,Days I sleep, I can count on my hand.Unable to embrace the…

Bleeding at my typewriter…

Ernest Hemingway once said, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” But what happens, when you can’t bleed? You cut yourself a million times, you see the scars, you feel the pain, yet not a drop of blood flows. What happens when all your blood is gone,…

Do Your Make-up, Girl

You don’t know how to put a lipstick?I can’t even believe it!I put a lipstick when I was six,And eye shadow is an easy trick. Put some make-up, girl,Conceal your marks and your scars.You look prettier, cladded like a doll,Red lips, rosy cheeks kinda stuff. “But why?”, is what I wanna ask,I feel comfortable without it.And, why…

I Miss You

I wish I were your orange blanket,I’d embrace you all night long,Keep you warm and safe. I wish I were your tea cup,I’d feel your lips on me,Start my day with your kiss. I wish I were your RedMi phone,I’d go everywhere you go,Never be out of your sight. I wish I were your earphones,I’d sing all your…

Oh dear, my darling

Oh dear, my darling,Where are we heading?Cause I feel so lost,Like the leaves of Autumn. Oh dear, my darling,I miss us talking,All day and all night long,But those days are now gone. Oh dear, my darling,Am I just overthinking?Or we really drifting away?Now life seems so grey. Oh dear, my darling,I remember me fighting…Being your clingy girlfriend,All your…

Almost Twins

You cried your first cry,Two months later I followed.You started crawling,Seeing you, I started trying. You started walking,Slowly, I followed you.I was always better at talking,I totally overtook you. You were a friend I was stuck with,Even when you stole my toys.And your stupid biting habit,I just had to deal with it. All your dresses were mine,Mine hardly…

The Time Has Come

Eyes flutter to the morning rays,And you realize today’s the day.The unexpected vacay is now over,And it’s time to slog again. The same old boring nine to five,Small chats and faking smiles.The situation isn’t even under control,And you don’t feel safe at all. Those judging eyes, the targets to meet,The virus lingering, un-sanitized,Nothing about today is good,Damn!…

The Like Scam

Oh dear, you wonderful being,The beautiful person reading this,I’m glad for your time,Please remember to smile.This is just a little experiment,To test a weird predicament,Where people like all our posts,Without even reading them. Oh yes, likes make me happy.But I want to know something,Do people really read,My posts till the end?If you are really reading,For this…

Vile Mother Nature

Oh dear, mother nature,Your parenting is fucked up.They say, “You’re beautiful.”And I don’t deny it.They say you’re vulnerable,That’s true to some extent.But don’t you dare act all saintly,You can be very ghastly. You’re the reason we’re alive,You give everything to sustain life.For that I’m eternally grateful,I don’t know how do I ever thank you.But you…

Sleepless Nights

100, 99, 98, 97,Takes me back to when I was seven.Daddy giving me a goodnight kiss,Counting back, was a task he’d give. Such a strenuous task, for my little brain,I’d drowse off in just a few seconds.96, 95, 94, 93,Can I go back to when I was three?While memories are blurry, all so hazy,But I know…

Too Busy

“Too busy, too busy, too busy.”How many times have we used this,As our life turned hazy,And the race took us in? How many friends have we lost,Not due to a fight, just lost touch?Faded bonds, irreplaceable memories,No time for talks or well-meant pleasantries. How many dreams have we crushed,As to some other day, we pushed?Cause life is…

A World Without Soldiers

I dream of a world,Where soldiers didn’t exist.I really do admire them,All that they do, to keep us safe,But imagine a world,Where they weren’t needed. Imagine a world,Where every person would return,Safe and sound to their families.No lingering danger,No gun shots, no wars,No attacks, no defense. Imagine a world,Where there was nothing but love,Every human eager to…

Hold on to the light

All the things, you have seen,All the things, you had to endure,Has all together mold you,Into an abyss of pessimism.And you cling to the darkness,As if it’s your only safe-house,But I want you to open your eyes,To the light that’s all around you.I know it is not at all easy,When light has only betrayed you.Every…

A Promise of Forever

Don’t you see it,How you slice me?Your words sting,And your actions kill.On my heart,You’re playing dart.Or is it archery,That you practice?Now each scar hurt,A little less every day.While it’s exploding inside,With all the dreams we’d seen.Our happily ever after,Our promises of forever,Oh, how beautiful they were!Now, I silently take all your brunt,As you prove it’s…

Smile…

Smile…Well, I try to.I twist my lips to an upward curve,And I pray to lord that it serves.But one look at the mirror,I see a diabolical horror,That thing isn’t a smile.Isn’t near, even by a mile!I look at the mirror and try again,Many attempts, all gone in vain.My face reflects the wreck I am,As my…

Rain

As a drop of rain hit me,Right on my lip,I was numb.Right there I froze.It was like a drop of acid,Corrosive, burning my lips.Oh, how it reminded me,Of our very first kiss.How the rain approved,As we sealed the deal. The downpour began,Drenching me from head to toe.Every drop was caustic,Burning me to the very core,I was…

The New Confidant

You know how fragile bonds are these days,I get a new confidant every few days.It’s gut-wrenching and heart-breaking,In blink of an eye, people are changing. But will you please stay,And promise to not go away?But do words even matter,You’ll be gone few days later. I’ll be spilling my secrets all over again,Talking about joys and all my…

Renewal

“I shouldn’t have hit you,” you say.,As you pass me my green tee.“I threw a pan at you,” I say,As I put it in my suitcase.“How did we come to this,” you ask,Holding our favorite photo frame.“I won’t be taking that,” I tell you,Reminiscing how happy we were.“What about this?,” you ask,Holding the scrap-book we…

When words run dry

Do you ever fear the day,When all your words run dry,There’re no emotions to write about,Or beauty to be praised? When everything seems so vain,And you lose your desire to express,And when you hold your beloved pen,It’s just the empty white staring back. And you try and try, with all your might,But all your words have run…

Perceptions…

Every breath I take,Every bone I break,I’ve a story to tell. A story of passion,A story of compassion,Deep, dark confessions. I could scare away the devil,Or I could be the sweetest angel, I’m the best of both worlds. I’m the fiery hot fire,I’m the stark cold ice,I’m the opposite poles. But don’t you dare try and define me,I’m much more…

Wistful musing

Some days I wish I were a unicorn,With a graceful tail and a magical horn.I’d run with all my might, wild and free,Or maybe I’d fly, travel the world in glee. Some days I wish for magical powers,To controls time and hours.I’d travel to the past and the future,Meet people from all generations. While I drown in…

Pills

One pill, two pill, three pill, four pill,For broken hearts, there are no pillsYet I keep popping them in,Hoping that they somehow heal,Painkiller for broken hearts,There should be something like that,But as it hasn’t been invented,I take the stuff that has been marketed,Ibruprofen, morphine, codeine,Do some magic, please heal me.Five pill, six pill, seven pill,…