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…

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…

Hellos and byes – collab post.

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“Your forgot to turn the lights off,” you’d scream, making it a big deal. But checking it twice, isn’t a big deal either. So, I made sure all the switches are off, grabbed my keys and locked the door. I played your favourite song in the car. I love…

Lost Veracity

How does it feel to live in a country,That proclaims itself to be a democracy,But is lined with a series of laws,That prevent you from putting forth your words? There’s article something for sedation,Secularism is removed from education,Then, there’s contempt of court.Journey to the truth? Mission abort.  I’m not talking about just one nation,This issue…