Category: Poems

Wallflower

This piece is the closest to my heart. I had written this with a soggy face, in a noisy crowd, in a classroom, as far as my memory goes. I was evolving and I still am. But I will not hesitate to say that I was a beautiful wallflower. Did I mention, that I can […]

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Questions

I always found love a topic too cliche to write on and lust, something that was overly interpreted, so I tried mixing both in hopes of creating something new and something that I would go back and read to my future lovers.You call me at 3 amAnd I succumb you to you, when you’re high.Are […]

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Just Like That

It starts,As a simple indulgence,And before you know it,We are drinking the night away. In such moments of ecstasy,Time has no meaning,It passes without registering,A single tick. Blurred yet vivid,Awake yet amongst dreams,Inhibitions only for those,Left bored with empty glasses. In such nights as I drink,To lose sense of time,Dream with my eyes open,And lose […]

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If pleasure could speak

Pleasure, erotica and fantasies are often associated with sex and lust. I simply wanted to bring out the different acts of pleasures apart from making love and this is the result!If pleasure could speak it would talk About the unimaginable joy,Of biting into that juicy mango in the summer heat.It would describe the hands soaked in […]

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Untitled

Ripped apart,Downstairs she stares.Basket,Rocking chair.Old electrics ring asEnough kitchen contentSwoonsThe devalue of bloodshed.Dish cloth impale.Hands wrung,Dirty juts and cigarette butts.Yellow fronts. BowedDirtying hair.Tablecloth canvasFlash rinse.Liar’s twist.Fun loving blagsIn centres and ends.MirrorsGolden the kitchen sink.Washing up dryWhere quick hits hit.A bass line. BouncingOff it’s silver manuscript.Laughs grin and grindLike flutters,The mopped floorA camera lens.Double-edged.Tomorrow cuts from […]

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The Gardener

Summer heat,Pathway, brickwork,Cry –Touch warm brownOn fingers weightlessStroking through.Green feather frillsOffering endless love. Lain hollow blursLevels. Fast griefEmbeds remains.Dirty rubble Across grainy palms,Drought submerged.CirculationRunning still. Dancing windsStabilise.Dizzy energetic flip around.Each striven flower Scent cuts out.Bare negatives rootDown to drink. Aside the petals Pressed in partsOn that paving stone.Beats the owner,Boot black in blocks,Redder than sweetheartOr […]

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Boon of life

Life is a myth – a confluence of reality and fiction. They are inseparable. One can not really comprehend where exactly the reality ends and the fiction sets in. This poem puts forth a ‘dystopic’ dilemma that an exuberant life can only overcome. Is life a poison that slowly pushes us to death,Or an elixir […]

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Homeless

Bypass fly away.Hand-me-downsShown and shaken.Potent loveFree as the moment.Leant phone swipe,Blocking the road sign.A corner stopMoney exchange. Street light shelterBitter and open.Elements angry at the existence Of leading home.A stray attach,Park lifeDistant as smiles.The undercoat,Blades.Wintry August jawsAt restUpon raincoatsAnd fingertips,Magicheld on the inside. Dread of fillingEmpty.Crushed can sofaImpressed,Click of the gateDeadEither way.Paper gloss carryingA bodyTo […]

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Karna: My Generation

Karna, one of the unsung heroes of Mahabharata was arrowed down to death unarmed illegitimately while he was busy lifting the wheel of his chariot from the ground. The poem revolves around Karna’s imaginary reincarnation in today’s world where the swords don’t rattle any more but the battle is still on in many other ways. […]

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शिक्षा का व्यापार

गाँव-गाँव तक फैल गया है शिक्षा का प्रसार लेकिन शिक्षा  बन बैठी है अब एक कारोबार बच्चों के स्कूलों से ही तय होता है अब  परिवार का सामाजिक आधार। पाँच सितारा होटेलों के जैसे स्कूल की इमारतें की जाती हैं तैयार, सरकारी सहायता के एवज में लाभ कमाने के अवसर होते साकार । इंटरनेशनल स्कूल […]

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गुरुत्वाकर्षण

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Rendezvous II

Remember yesterday? …when I forgot to meet you – I didn’t forget! I just waited behind the gulmohar tree To see how long you would wait for me! You don’t know how much it pleased me To see you count the clouds To wind the hour forward. In the end – I just stood there;My […]

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खुद को भी तो वक्त दो

खुद को भी थोड़ा वक्त दो :- आज की तेज़ रफ़्तार ज़िंदगी में इंसान इतना व्यस्त हो गया है कि वह अपने घर -परिवार, स्वास्थ्य और स्वयं के लिए भी समय नहीं निकाल पाता है और पैसे की होड़ में जीवन की सच्ची खुशियों को भूलता जा रहा है । हम सभी को अपने लिए […]

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मैं और मेरी शून्यता

जागने की हसरत थी रोशिनओं मेंमुझे जगाए रखा अंधेरों की ठोकरों ने। जो नहीं समझ पाते अंधेरों की जागृित वो कैसे समझेंगे मेरा जागरणवो कैसे समझेंगे मेरे अंधेरों के उजाले वो सो रहे हैं आँखें खोल करअंधेरों से अंधेरा पैदा हो यह ज़रूरी नहीं पर ये वो नहीं समझतेजो बौद्धिक अंधकार के शिकार हैं। जो […]

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Another Day

Blood lines thin,Blue veins twistingUp and underAround and around.Flesh fresh thinAnd ripe.Through fingers and lipsOval and submissive. Soft creep out,Pressure premeditated.Hairline figureSliced perfect. Awake directionless.Red bentJumping in and outOf black.Spectrum of sound. Metal ringing on bones,ConcreteFree as shapes.Identities bolder than geneticsTagged.Ego owned.Underneath lives a bowedHalf – light,Where scattered stones, stagger,Through their life.An estate charger. The […]

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Fairytale

Angel silverCaged in yellow.Lover detail,A shadow on everything.Arched rainbow,Leaves of Summer Rattle absentAnd fall. Hand in palmCupped.Water with raptureAnd under-currentTwisting the aweIn femininity.Dry creased vesselSinging the beat of a storm.Mimicking tidal throws,Breaching vapour.Two, to and thro. Bodies entwined,Celtic loops,Antler and Moon.Feeling through burnt moss,And grassy dells.Close as drumming,Or breath Hush as legends.Laden pages openOr held […]

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Alive

I could feel the wind,Caressing each strand of hair,Gingerly attached to a scalp,That was raining down beads of sweat,That made their way,Through my facial grooves,Only just missing wide open eyes,And only just glancing the edges,Of a broad smile. I was riding.Green and pristine,On my left,And undisturbed waters,To my right. A night,Luminated by street lights,Had welcomed […]

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Dimensions

Dimensions stick toThis room,Walls pulling in.Static live as the bare lightbulbColour of her song.Words mouthA spell,Waves spreading in parallelsSwift, in flight.Collecting closerWhite arrows,Hitting every edge.Haunts bouncing backTo the body like a Dream of night-time ticking by. Spread of chillWinter dawn,Eyes closing – Softness opensLike the midnight breezeBleeding through,Warming breath,Catching her sculptedIce like.Moments watching sideBy side, […]

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Speak?!

“Speak!”And nothing was said in return. The streets, cars, and bikes;Little Children and the adults,That came with them;Birds and stray dogs;No honks, no chatter;Not even a solitary bark. All happened and not a sound. “Speak!”The first time,Spoken with anger.Now with fear. A few taps on the head,Then bent down,And an ear made contact with the […]

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Karna

Karna, one of the unsung heroes of Mahabharata was arrowed down to death unarmed illegitimately while he was busy lifting the wheel of his chariot from the ground. The poem revolves around Karna’s imaginary reincarnation in today’s world where the swords don’t rattle any more but the battle is still on in many other ways. […]

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