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…

The Human Diary

We talk all day long,And I find it beautiful.How I can tell you anything,And rant about life. I pour out my insecurities,Tell you my deepest secrets.Damn! How did we get so close?Why do I trust you so much? From fights with my boyfriend,To issues with my family,I tell you literally everything,You’re my human personal diary. Yet some days…

Our Kind Of Sundays

Unwashed face, smelly breath,Lazy us, on the bed,Messy hair, forgotten clothes,You play your favorite 80s tunes.I climb onto your back,With a ball point pen in my hand.Slowly, I start marking all over,Some poems, and a lot of doodles.As I keep busy with my work,As you sing me a beautiful song,Immersed in your enchanting voice,I trail…

The Pit Of Solitude

An eerie silence has trapped me,All I can hear is my own echo.Into a pit of darkness,I feel the gravity pull me.“Can anyone hear me?” I scream.“Can anyone hear me ?” It reverberates.“Heyy,” I scream once again.It again echoes, my futile attempt.I feel so lonely and cold in here.Does anyone know, I’m not there?But in…

Uncle’s Little Princess…

Come sit with me, my princess,I have brought you some chocolates.Then we can go to my study,When I’ll tell you amazing stories. Don’t shy away little girl,This is your favorite uncle,The one who brings you chocolates,And tells you stories of fairies. Oh, such an endearing uncle!Applauded the entire world.While the little girl shivered,The poor girl was in…

After the retreat

Covid-19 has taken a lot from many,Killed people, destroyed families,But here’s to them who needed this,To them, this was a blissful retreat.  I know life has been harsh on you,The hustle and bustle wearing you,Stuck on a job that you hate,For you, lock down was a gift.  Maybe you picked your guitar,Or made some beautiful…

Her

You tell me that you love me,But it’s when you look at her,You eyes glistens beautifully.  It’s my hands that you hold,And I can feel your grip tighten,Every time she passes us.  I’m on your phone’s wallpaper,But it’s her photo that stays hidden,In a quiet corner of your purse.  And when you place your lips…

The Never-sleep Guy

You say Good Night at 10 pm,And like my posts at 2 am.You say you’re taking a nap,Multiple times during the day.And I think you lie,You’re a never-sleep guy. All night long, you stay awake,Maybe counting the stars,Or talking to the moon.About all the thingsLife has taken from you,How totally destroyed are you! And during the day,When…

Harmony…

Harmony…I don’t even know,What it means anymore.After our sordid mess,Life is a dissonance.Your smiles, your laughter,I replay it over and over.My mind is on a loop,Of memories of me and you.I talk to you all day long,In my head, like a song.Sometimes I cut myself,Red reminds me of you;Our beautiful passionate love,One that is no…

Loving you, unconditionally

Falling in love with you,It wasn’t a choice,More like an instinct,I had no control.  I gave you my heart,Slow and steady,Gave you my soul too,Bewitched by you.  Being loved back by you,Would be a dream come true.But just seeing you smile,Brings me utmost joy.  I shall continue loving you ,If you ever fall for me,If you…

My Favorite Fragrances

Perfectly bottled in little glass jars,Lies the world’s most expensive fragrances.Tagged Channel, Dior and Versace,Perfect for your posh parties.Oh, how delightful they are!Oh, how fancy they smell!People spends millions on them.But do you know my favorite fragrances?The ones that roam free, unbottled. The earthy smell of the soil,When the first drop of rain hits it.It transports…

Maths and Love

Two plus two is always four,Get it right for the perfect score.Complicated are the formulas,Scarier than the tarantulas.But once you get the hang of it.Believe me, it shall do the trick.Maths is comparatively simple dearIt’s love that you should fear. Rose isn’t always the perfect flower,And things can easily turn sour.There’s no formula to it,You gotta…

Explosion of Pain

Heart exploded, not out of joy,But out of pain, it couldn’t hide.It was bright bloody red,Pieces of flesh flying high. Like little rubies they glistened,As they flew in different direction,Each piece bore a different story,Would you like to give it a listen? Can you hear their guttural cries,Each piece wishing that it dies.Listen, but don’t go too…

The Right Way to Mourn

Is there the right way to mourn,The death of someone you love?We’ve all seen it in movies,Tears flooding down the eyes.Sad music, rain and all things grey,But real life doesn’t sway that way.  Some people do cry their hearts out,Heart-wrenching guttural cries,While some just let out  a few sobs,In the memory of the ones that…

Isolation

Faking smiles, forcing laughter,This crowded world is such a torture,All the stupid, “Hi!”s and “Hello!”s,The unmeant, “How are you?”s,Nobody ever really cares,Isolation, everybody fears.So, the cold hugs and dead handshakesWorld is so full of fakes. In places that are the crowdiest,Are where I feel the loneliest.It’s so tiring and heart wrenching,So, strenuous is all the faking.I…

The Uncelebrated Mothers

The giver of life, a forever friend,Cheers to mothers, all over the world. But this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate bigger,Happy Mother’s Day to the uncelebrated mothers. The mothers who killed their own babies,The mothers who gave up their children. They have been called evil, monsters and what not,Their own guilt kills them every single day. Let go of your…

Shhh… Don’t utter a word

Oh, dear little girl, it is dead unfair,You were touched against your will,Stripped off your self-esteem,You are feeling dirty, vulnerable, weak,And all you want to do is scream,It’s justice that you need.But shh… Don’t utter a word,It’s you who will be questioned. Oh, dear innocent one, it is dead unfairYou were raped by your dearest,Someone you…

Sunshine & Me

Birds sing their happy tunes,And flowers do their happy dance,Everyone is so happy,The world is filled with jolly vibes.Do you know the reason why?It’s the beautiful sunshine. Glorified by poets of every eon,Sign of happiness, symbol of hope,Loved by children who loves to play,Oh, how happy are the surfers too!While everyone switches to outdoor mode,As I…

Never Falling In Love Again

You made a vow to yourself,To fall in love, never again.Tending to your broken heart,You believed love is a myth. But then a miracle happened,Sky was pink once again.You broke the vow you made.There were red roses everywhere. It was all so perfectly perfect,You dreamed of forever and always.Only to be shattered once again,Broken and battered once…

The Lost Friend

Oh, dear boy, you had such a beautiful smile,One that shone bright through your eyes.Oh, dear boy, you were such a kind soul,Wild, free and out of control.You were so carefree, I envied youAlways surrounded by jolly hues. But then, tragedy stuck you like lightening,Stole that smile, so bright and heart-warming.Rivers and rivers of tears were…

Don’t Fade My Friend, Just Go

“I’ll fade slow,” you promised,And that sliced my heart in two.It felt like you pulled a bow,And the sharpest arrow pierced my core. While lies are sour and truth bitter,This honesty of yours has me shaken.Don’t take me wrong dear friend,I truly appreciate the upfront truth. Dear friend, I don’t need your mercy,Don’t fade slow, just go.I…

Shhh… You might be next.

Life isn’t a horror movie,It’s so much more worse.A cross can’t protect you,Neither can the holy thread.They might be the very thing that kills,And we have no idea what heals. We are all safe and sound,Until we open our eyes,To horrors this world hold.Then, there’s no going back.Either you zip you mouth, kill your soul,Or you…

Deflecting Appreciation

I told her she’s amazing,She told me she’s not,I told it to her again,“Not as amazing as you,” she replied. And I wondered,Why does she notAccept she truly really isSuch an amazing person? “When it comes to writing about love,You’re the king,”That’s what I told him.“You’re way better,” he replied.  And I wondered,Why does he notAccept the…

“Be Practical”, they say.

Up in the clouds I live,Along with the birds I fly,I wink at the twinkling stars,As I twirl on the moon.In my dreams I live,Towards my goal I run. “Be practical”, they say. You’re destined to fail,You’re on the dooms way.Are you foolish or are you crazy?Why don’t you understand?Dreams don’t fill your tummy,You’ll end up…

The Stolen Smile

She wore the most beautiful smile,The kind that warms your heart,She’s a real treasure,In a world of all things fake. He went down on his knees,Even long before,She knew…The sparks were brewing. But things changed drastically,Her smile was wiped off,He had walked away,To steal a different heart. She felt worthless,For one man didn’t love her,She…

My Screensaver

We said our good byes,We broke all ties.Our memories, I buriedFar from you, I hurried. I moved on, I saidNo place for you, I madeThe busiest bee, I becameMy erratic mind, I tamed. Hitting the gym everyday,Sticking to a routine,Not leaving a minute empty,I’m always so very busy. With a coffee, I always grab a book,While driving, I…

The Tiny Room

My eyes are teary,And my heart is heavy,As I think of that tiny room,The tiniest in the house. I heard most stories there,Stories of fairies, tigers and bears.Holds my sweetest memories,It’s the place I grew up in. I remember climbing on my uncle’s back,And pretending he was a bridge,Him make me a plane,Both of us gurgling with…

Reviewing The Haters

I’d wouldn’t pay a penny,Nor I’d wish them upon any.Oh! How I loathe the haters!Would you ever buy one?  But, just give it a thought,How important they are? They are priceless giftsUse them to your benefit.  Their constant vile words,Can be your motivation.Make it your missionTo prove them wrong.  Appreciate all the effort,They forget their own…

Far From Real

She lives in a land far, far away,In a Queendom of her own,The land visited by nobody,Built by her imagination. It’s always icy cold there,The reflection of her chilly heart.But a blue rose rises from the snow,A beautiful sign of hope. Customs, rites and rituals,All burnt in fiery fire,Only thing she follows,Is her broken, yet fierce heart. She…

Iron-willed Dreamer

A beautiful dream she chased,Hindrance she faced. With the world against her passion,Raging tension. Even with the blood-trickling punch,She didn’t budge. Towards her dreams, she took a lunge.Determined, she never gave up,Strong against every hiccup,Hindrance she faced, raging tension, she didn’t budge. My attempt at Ovillejo Poem. Inspiration? Brad, as always. Featured image by: Ichad Windhiagiri from Pexels

Nature’s Journey

Oh, how awesome is the spring,Ah yes, spring is indeed prettiest!Fresh green leaves peeking out,From a tiny twig that seemed almost lifeless,And frail little buds seeking to bloom,And every life that seemed dead and goneOpen their eyes to live! To live!Embracing the warm- not so harsh sun,Oh, how each of them springs to life?!And embrace…

Fruit from the Fantasy World

Oh dear you!Such a beautiful fruit,As if you came,From a fantasy world. You belong to a place,Where dragons are real,Everything is surreal,Your beauty is ethereal. Your bright pink cover,With spikes yellow,Lets my imagination soar,Into a world so mellow. And oh yes, your spiky layers,Just like amber flames,Reminds me of spikes,That run down a dragon’s spine. Oh you, such beautiful…

The Legend of the Brontes

When you think of legends,What comes to your mind? Sword and battlefield,Strong men in their armors,Surge of their power,Their courage and righteousness. Oh! How awesome they were!There are very few I say,Women who are considered legends.But those legendary women,Were either born or married a queen,Else she was an ideal patriarchal girl, Deemed pure and virtuous. But what…

The Letter ‘S’

The letter S, I believe,Is the prettiest of letters.Makes the perfect swirl,Like a ballet dancer’s twirl.Have you seen it in cursive?Oh, so elegant S!It has a style of its own,Oh, such a suave!It seems as if it has a message,Embedded within a single letter.Stories of life & time,Stories of soul & eternal love;Like each curve…

Trapped by Gloom

I just woke up one day,Feeling not so great.The sun was shining brightly,And people around me lovely.Yet I felt a piercing pain,Deep in my heart,Clouds of gloom took me in,And trapped me in its maze.My heart suddenly felt heavy,Icy chills gripped me. “What’s wrong?,” mommy asked me.I’m said, “I’m sad, hug me.”She had a worried look…

The Mermaid from the Mountains

One moonlit nightFrom lofty mountainSilvery heightsA mystic maidOn a mossy bankLeaned forward slowlyStaring solemnly at a moonlit pool below.Innocent she wasAs reflected thereHer amber eyes ablazeAnd ebony hairDanced in the windWhich at that very midnight momentDid suddenly gustAnd like a kiteHer gold trimmed robeWas suddenly aloft.And high above the mountain ridgeShe sailed until her village…

Handmade Gifts

Handmade gifts it said,And I so wanted to fake,An imaginary sweater,Or a non-existent dessert. My heart sank as I realized,Nobody has ever put in that effort.Handmade gifts? I never received,Maybe I was never worth it. Ever since I was a little kid,I sat in the corner all alone,Never really interacted,Just observed the world around. I’ve seen the efforts…

Chasing Joy

Are you waiting for Saturday,For a beautiful lazy morning sleep?Or saving up a long trip,To share some laughter with your peeps? Ah! And there is this promotion,You’ve pining for so long.And if you get that raise,You’ll be the happiest person in earth.  But oh well, this is a shocking news!When did happiness become a competition?When…

The Camera Roll

Click, click, click,Delete, delete, delete,Phone memory fullWith countless selfies. Every fleeting moment,Every person we meet,We make it a pointTo take a click. But oh, how I miss,Those bygone days,When every click was precious,The camera rolls, treasured. Every photo was accounted for,Deleting was out of option,They were saved in the albums,Some framed and showcased. And, oh! Those negatives!And how I…

To the courageous ones

Injustice here, injustice there,Injustice everywhere!But do I stand up against it?No, I turn the other way. I cower in fear,Hide behind the norms,I let injustice happen,Just like everyone else. Even when it tears me apart,I swallow my guilt,Kill my morality,And run the other way. I superglue my eyes shut,Unhear the heart wrenching cries.But all this for what?To live…

Love?

Thousands and millions, of excuse I make,Just to steal some moments with you. I look into your eyes, your beautiful browns,And pour my heart out to you. I spend my days writing poems and letters,All glorifying how amazing you are. Your deep hoarse voice, so sweet to my ears.And when I hold your hands, I feel a fire…

The Pedophiles

Eww, ugh, disgusting,Damn! They are monsters. That’s what I’ve been saying,For as long as I remember. Well, who wouldn’t?They make my blood curl.They have sexual fantasies,About tiny little babies. But a teeny bit of research,Put me in state of shock.It’s a mental disorder,They are sick for real. Damn you, pedophiles!As disgusting as you are,I could never imagine,You are…

Somewhere

I know you from somewhereYou are someone I used to careWe both were a great pairI always knew you were thereWhat we had was rare !! Then I realized you have an affairYou thought I was okay to shareI couldn’t believe you could dareNow all my eyes could do is tear!! *** Thank you so…

The Food Award

Food and I, might not always have the best relationship; but Eshal and I definitely do. And this super sweet person with a heart of gold nominated me for The Food Award. I’d definitely not be getting this award if it was given on the basis of my cooking and eating skills. But, now that…

A Journey For Forever

A guest post by Anurika. While I adore her book reviews, her poems are equally awesome. Check them out! Come let’s go on a journey together,Where you and me can stay forever; A place we don’t have to hide in the dark corner,And can kiss you under the sunny weather; Alone just the two of…

10 of My Favorite Feelings

Favorite feelings? you ask.Oh, that’s a difficult task.But, well lets play along,The game of tag is on! I shall start with cherished,That feeling is such a bliss.Like when Anurika tagged me,Or when you guys nominate me.It’s such a beautiful feeling,Thank you for acknowledging me. Then, I shall move on to anger,For real, this is not a humor.Pumps…