Thursday, December 31, 2015

An ode to the new world!

There is a new beginning 
Right beyond that turn
All you have to do is reach there
See its just at your doorstep
And there is a new world there
It doesn't see you the way
You see yourself
It has eyes wider and brighter
A more accepting heart
A bigger  mind
That doesn't only reason
But is reasonable too
All you have to do
Is reach that turn
Its not too far
But it won't walk towards you
You can't see it unless you make the choice
It doesn't come on new year's
Or any other day you may consider auspicious 
It doesn't come at all
Unless you decide to go
And go you must
Coz its right across the corner
The corner where people looked at you oddly 
The corner which asked you to bend and tilt
The corner which cornered you
It's the turn beyond which you can't see
But feel the breeze carrying the fragrance
Of the freedom to be you...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When I close my eyes...

have seen your tears
Sometimes at the back of the bathroom
In the red films on the whites of your eyes
At the washbasins 
Being washed off with the makeup
At dining tables
Being blown out with the cold through the nose
I have heard your sighs
Big and small
Soft and loud
Choked midway in the throat
Muffled in hmmms and ummms
Released with the fog to let the warmth in
In the whirls of your cigarette smoke
I have seen your curling and trembling
With fists clenching
Spine arching 
Shoulder shrugging 
Neck jerking 
to ward off the shudder
I have laughed with it
In the angle of your mouth
While you grin it off
Floating in between your dirty jokes
Peeping through moments of sudden quite in the bustling discourse
I have tasted it
With your never ending hunger
Goaded with forks 
Scooped with spoons
Swallowed with unheard spasms
I have known
The pain
The strife
The denial
The acceptance
The ridicule
The faith
I have seen
And closed my eyes....