When Nothing Is Going Right

I have a million and one complaints,About every single thing in my life,Education and career both on halt,Covid really ruined my plans,Family life in full-blown chaos,Clamorous fights with my dad,Never-ending sibling rivalry,Stupid quarrels with my mom,So, all I want to do is scream,Scream my lungs out loud,Until it calms me down,Ah! I’m hating it,Every single…

Un-crushing on You

I think I’ve mastered the art,Of taming my wild heart, Now my heart doesn’t flutter, Thinking about you, And my mind doesn’t revolve in circles, Making up stories about me & you, Ah! It feels so good to be free, From this day-dreaming spree, Where you’re on my head,Every second of my day. Phew! I…

Being accountable: LGBTQ+

To the flamboyant boy from my school,I realize now, you’ve always been cool,From the way that you dressed up,To your expressions, always over the top.  I remember how we shunned you,All the hush-hush behind you,‘Cause somebody told you’re gay,And you kinda behaved that way. But now I’m questioning everything,That I’ve learned in my childhood days,For…

Mother Dearest

A business woman fierce and bold,Her eyes as shrewd as an eagle,On her affairs, she’s a tight hold,Don’t mess with her, or you’ll shrivel. That rad woman is no other,Than my super duper cool mother,She’s awesome, my role model,Raised me bold and strong, didn’t coddle. Inspired by: Whittled Words – Rispetto Poem by Brad Osborne…

Sanu

We weren’t best friends, not even close,Maybe that’s why we didn’t stay in touch,Occasional conversations once in a while,Months and months went by without a word,So, I write to you words I never said,Oh, how I took you for granted,Knew you’d always be there,Just a call or a text away.I remember our jokes & your…

When the phone rings

My phone rings and I’m rattled,To pick or not, I battle,For I fear the news,Shall give me bruise,I don’t want to hear,How I lost someone dear,Every ring gives me terror,Bad news they deliver,Almost one person each day,Is taken far far away,Friends, family, relatives,All wiped away by diseases,With no pause in between,Deaths after deaths I see,Yet…

A Battle Within

“Strained eyes, cramped neck,Don’t make excuses,You’ve got deadlines to meet,You’ve goals to reach,Push a little harder,You gotta be stronger,There’s no time to rest,You gotta give your best.” “Take a long deep breath,Don’t be hard on yourself,You do what you can,With a smile on your face,It’s okay to take a break,Relax, refresh, and hit reset,Never give…

Junk Field Heart

I don’t have a junk box,Just a junk field in my heart,Where I store the memories,The good, the bad, & the ugly,Chambers are decorated with grudges,Carved by pins, knives, and bullets,Some fresh, some rusted,All gifted in the name of love,You can’t ignore the thick stench,Of bad blood and dead hopes,The cacophonic murmurs,Voices that just don’t…

A Unicorn’s Chores

Magical, beautiful, calm, & pure,Strong legs & horn that cure,That’s how unicorns are meant to be,But I’m kinda different and very very lazy. It’s an innate behavior they say,For unicorns to keep poisons at bay,But this century is a lot harder,Than those seen by my ancestors. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds,All are polluted beyond bounds,How…

Lost

I don’t know.Don’t know anymore,My purpose,Destiny,Do I even have any?Don’t know anymore. NaPoWriMo Day 7 My frail attempt at creating a shadorma stanza. Featured image by: Maria Orlova from Pexels

I’d hate me, If I were you

Forgive, forget, and move on,I don’t know, how you do it.‘Cause 4 years and 5 months later,I still can’t look myself in the mirror.After what I did to you,I don’t know me anymore.Who am I? I have no clue,And my heart is still sore.But you forgave me in an instant,Didn’t even ask for an explanation.And…

Invictus

Out in the world, ruthless as hell,Beaten and battered on and on,I thank my parents the most,For teaching me how to thrive. In a bloody soup of all problems,I’ve learned to stay afloat,Under all sorts of crisis,I’ve cried, yet never gave up. Besides this world filled with hate,Love, in the purest form, exists,And I shall…

Warm Winters & Cold Summers

It’s the same roads we’ve driven,More times than I can count,The icy trails just add on,To the warmth, I feel within,I felt so safe sipping my coffee,With you right by my side,Always smiling, yet so cautious,Ah! I felt the warmest…On winter drives with you. But fate played such a twist,For on the same roads that…

Dubiety of a Chaotic Mind

I’ve got this way with words,Is it a blessing or is it a curse?To feel everything so deeply,To be shattered so gravely,Ah, a curse it must be, I say. But then I fly so high,Feel euphoric in the smallest joy,Hope never leaves my side,Even when despair takes over my life,Ah, it’s a blessing, I admit….

A Fulfilling Choice

A dilemma I faced in the days of yore,Between a path laid out for me,And chasing my heart,I took a step with my trembling feet,As I crushed, what set me apart. Long I walked, with my head held high,As my soul withered like the autumn leaves,Soon there was nothing left,I survived on pills,Marching towards my…

A Trippy Trip

You huff and puff,Then, gulp, gulp, gulp,Cigarettes and whiskey,Taking you up, up, up,You trip and you fall,Then, you slur, slur, slur,Tripping high, falling low,Everything’s slow, slow, slow,You think you rule,But world’s cruel, cruel, cruel,So, you huff and puff,Then, gulp, gulp, gulp,Cigarettes and whiskey,Taking you up, up, up. For NaPoWriMo Day 1. Featured image by: Anni Roenkae from Pexels

Batteling loneliness to finding life long romance

When nobody held my hand, poetry held my heart. Amid the depth of pain and hoping for a change, words became my forever friend. I don’t even remember the exact year but what I know is that I wrote every time I felt a strong emotion and had nobody to express it to. I used…

Get well soon, kiddo!

I hear his scream,And I rush to his room,And I see him,Trying to move.  I offer him a hand,He shakes his head,As he tries to stand,And get out of the bed.  He winces at every step,And my heart just breaks,He lets out a yelp,And my insides crack.  I wish I could help,Take away all his…

Not worth loving

Free-spirited soul, happy & glee,What a beautiful lie she weaves!Ambitions she has, that she chases,But that’s just one of her phases.Every moment, her colour changes,She pretends to be perfect,But in reality, she’s deranged,Her insecurities run deep within,She trusts no one, not even herself,Her mind is a pool of negativity,She’s filled with toxic insecurities,So, she cuts…

Lost.

I’ve had my heartbroken,And I’ve shattered a few,I don’t know what life has for me,I’m lost without a clue,As fickle-minded as I am,I change my direction every time,Going round and round in circles,I’m dizzy, life seems like a circus,I have no idea what I am doing,Nor do I know where I am going,But I want…

The rollercoaster of… Love?

I saw your eyes, so filled with grief,I took you in my arms, forgot my pain,Poured onto you all of my love,Gave you my heart, body, and soul,I knew I would never be put first,But madly in love, I settled being second. You told me how much she meant to you,Oh, how she broke you,…

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…

Rest In Peace?

That wretched doctor who took my life,I curse him from beneath the grave,Oh, how he said cancer is to blame,After operating me for tumor, what a shame!Oh, how my daughter cried,As she saw me rapidly fade,And my sons gave up their dreams,Too soon, they had responsibilities to take,Then, there’s this magical little girl,Whom I never…