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Night keeps vigil On my bruised soul That weathers bitterness, scathing criticism and torment And hurls me into an inchoate Barren world The eerie darkness of the night Reigns over the troubled  so…

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Appearances matter to you

It bothers you, if my hair is cut too short

Or too long

If my kurta doesn’t gel with my stoll

If my footwear is not

In accordance with what is in vogue…

Perhaps I am not the friend you would like to have

And so you want me to change…


But did you know, friend

That by asking me to change my external appearance

You affected an enormous change in my interior

Stirred my conscience

And caused turbulence, making me wonder

If my presence was a cause of disgrace to you..not of pride

Whether I had to be a part of your life….??!!


How I wish you had seen my bare soul

That weaves the pattern of your friendship in a way no one else can!!

You lost me friend, to banalities!

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I suffered an abortion this evening

No…Not of the baby in the womb

But of the one in the mind

Bizarre mind, mine that makes inroads to the heart and intersects it

The rupture and the bleeding spurted from the heart


Twas hurting and

Brought tears to the corners of the eyes

For some time now, 24×7

I had nurtured a tiny dream

In the silence of my heart

Of bringing a smile to someone!


I gave the dream everything in my power

Passion, perseverance, Time, Energy, Concern and caring

I lived and relived in my imagination

Of watching the dream take shape…


The time came after much waiting

To see it happen right before me

The birth of the selfsame baby

The heart went aquiver with excitement and expectation

And came down with a thump

With only me left to pick up the dead remains of my baby

My broken dream.

Someone taught me once, never to have expectations

It spares heartbreak!


I didn’t learn.

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Banalities bootless

Breeding bitterness

An interminably prolonged


No — not for anything new

(For, the new will consume

Both mind and body yet again

And repeat a discomforting pattern)

But for a hiatus-a chasm

That drifts me away

to an impenetrable seclusion

sacrosanct- mine alone!

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The Holocaust

[Link to pdf]

This was composed right after the visit to the Holocaust Museum in the United States.It was a very intense experience.

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Just a Thought

In this hectic custom ridden, fragmented world
of daily lacklustre chores,
The poet in me often craves expression
As I gaze at little violets blossoming,
The multihued rainbow in the blue above,
The warmth and splendour of the early morning sun
And the myriad other riches
That nature has in its cache.
I bask in the tiny drops of rain,
As the dew scatters basketsful of pearls
In the lap of green velvet dales…
I yearn to express myself
Alas! Hushed lies the voice
As I rush in the gyrating circles of life.

I wish I were a river,
I would find expression
In wandering to distant goals
In bubbles, commotion and tumult
And in my own wavy turbulence.

So many of us pass through this routine life
Chasing dreams and commitments
With yearning poetic souls that travel to the grave
And die an abortive death.

I wish we could all pause occasionally
To cherish the marvels of this beautiful life…
Like the sun dropped behind the hill
The crimson glow of the evening…
The fragrance of the musk anointed breeze
And many more…I really wish we could!

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The Smile

A million dollar smile

‘You light up the room with it’ –

They’d say.

She always has

A composed silent face

A seamless beauteous smile


People—men women around her

Ebullient, eloquent

indulging in incessant repartee

as she recedes into an ineffable quiescence


leaving no bridges in between


The only constant –a halcyon expression

a turbulent mind – a little above.


No one can fathom the frenzy

of unrequited questions

of apprehensions and fears

That plague her mind

Behind the façade

of a smile–her sole defence

They didn’t know—did they?

when she smiles for real

she has a Duchenne smile!


 *Duchenne smile—a genuine smile wherein your eyes smile with you

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Mornings are beautiful, promising

Nights-dark and challenging

Sleep plays truant and eludes

The corners of my eyes

That lie in waiting…interminably

Mornings bring people

The milkman, the safaiwala and the maid

The bright expectant and joyous faces of children

Sprinting in and out of the house

There’s no time to pause and think

Like in the nocturnal solitude.

The leisure of the night is not welcome

for I am alone then with myself and

with gusty thoughts raging

and I-

Struggling against my angsts

The silence is frightening.

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It’s pain they say
That generates beautiful words
It’s hurt they say that begets poetry
But who’s here to compose beautiful words or inscribe verses?
That is just incidental.
When I pick up the pen and bare my heart
Rendered numb and comatose
by emotionless cold walls of people
Poetry just happens!

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Countless Buddhas

I –one amongst the multitude

No–I don’t need a renunciation

to awaken.

Death –

The leveller that marks perimeters to

ambition and revelry,

egotistical thought.

the illusion of control,

and to the self.

Any dismal loss augurs–

all that we see or feel

in the ceaseless demesne of continuous change

shall dwindle like an unreal enigma

and we be wiped  to obscurity.

Yet for the fear of losing life

I clutch its fabric as if to never let it go

While it pulls itself away sardonic in the eye.

The discernment is absolute!

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