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…

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…